Editorial: Renewing our commitment to East Baltimore

Written by on August 29, 2012 in Blogs, Guide Point - No comments

When we pick up the phone, the caller often says, “I’m looking for the editor of the East Baltimore Guide,” or “I would like to get something into the East Baltimore Guide calendar.”

Every once in awhile, a lady who needs reading material for a trip to Phyllis Hair Design, our next-door neighbor on S. Conkling St., will stop in and ask for a “Shoppers Guide.”

The Baltimore Guide (today’s official name) was established in 1927. A review of an issue from our early days—Dec. 7, 1933, to be exact—reveals a story about a chance for children to win a prize at the Patterson Theater, in connection to the Tarzan serial that was playing at the time. There is a story about an Exchange Club of Highlandtown Ball and a planned Christmas Party.

About three decades later, on Feb. 10, 1966, the Baltimore Guide had a story about Officer Stanley Dziewulski, the Policeman of the Year who made 392 arrests in 1965. The August 27, 1987, issue remembers three-term mayor Thomas D’Alesandro, Jr.

The point is, the Baltimore Guide has always been—and will always be—a community newspaper spotlighting local news and features.

Another point is that we have always been—and will always be—strongly associated with East Baltimore. As of now, we are renewing our commitment to the communities east of Inner Harbor—from Little Italy to Eastwood.

The Baltimore Guide extends a sincere thank you for your invaluable support over 85 years, and we hope to continue to serve you for many, many more.

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