All posts in Baltimore Voices

Folks from the Baltimore Guide’s community speak out on the issues most important to them.

  • "The scariest part of this weekend was how many people were drinking and driving.  Where were the inspectors? We were also told there were no police in Fell's Point on overtime, it was just a normal deployment. Where were they?"
    St. Patrick’s Day 2012 – Out of Control
    March 21, 2012, No comments

    A letter to the Editor: St. Patrick’s Day was totally out of control this year. Fell’s Point was a mess–lack of police, over-serving of customers, trash, public urination, public intoxication, […]

  • parkingarea43
    Area 43 not fair to residents
    March 8, 2012, 8 Comments

    Editor, The Guide: I’m sure you’ve had your fill of responses to the article regarding Area 43 parking debacle but I owe Councilman Kraft a long over-due letter on the […]

  • readersspeakthumb
    Letter to Editor: MOUs = Quality of Life
    February 15, 2012, No comments

    Editor, The Guide: The Fells Prospect Community Association is in full support of HB 392. This bill would require the liquor board to take the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) into […]

  • parking
    Parking: The new, old problem
    February 15, 2012, 1 Comment

    There was an unusually contentious community meeting Tuesday night, and the issue, as usual, was parking. In the last few years in the overly crowded First District, parking has been […]

  • Midterms and higher taxes
    January 18, 2012, 2 Comments

    I hate midterms. Not the exam kind, the legislative kind. I hated the other kind too, but that was a long time ago. Here we are in the second legislative […]

  • maryhelenthumb
    Protect this house from hunger
    January 12, 2012, No comments

    Hungry Marylanders miss 78 million meals a year. The Maryland Food Bank tries to reduce that number, and now that the holidays are over, and we’re into the next tax […]

  • Mary Helen Sprecher
    2012: The year to volunteer
    December 21, 2011, No comments

    Approaching the end of 2011, we get a strong sense of the calendar turning. It’s a great time for optimism, hope and the establishment of new beginnings. And accordingly, it’s […]

  • On dogs and delivering the mail
    December 7, 2011, 1 Comment

    Dogs are sweet and loving creatures, devoted to their families and mainly friendly. But they–or the subject of them–can divide a community pretty darned quickly. Dogs on leash, dogs off […]

  • The season for some ideas…
    November 30, 2011, No comments

    Some odds and ends for consideration: Holiday shoppers, cast off your chains! Do yourselves, your friends and your community a favor and shop local. Take a stroll along Eastern Avenue […]