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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President: Adam Feuerstein
Vice President: Gary Figurelle
Secretary: Genny Dill
Treasurer: Erin Nueslein
George L Peters Jr
HCC CONTACT INFO
Adam Feuerstein, President
HCC, PO Box 19957
Hampden, Maryland 21211
The next HCC meeting is on
May 21, 2012.
Plan to join us at 7 p.m. at the Roosevelt
Park Recreation Center on West 36th Street.
The agenda will include committee updates
and discussions of the most important
issues of the day for business owners and
residents of Hampden.
7:00-7:05 pm: Welcome
7:05-7:30 pm: Committee updates
7:30-7:45 pm: New business
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Learning Inc. students engage in a
wide variety of learning activities
that focus on applying what they’re
learning in school in their daily lives.
Skatepark of Baltimore
By Adam Feuerstein
On Thursday April 19th, I, along with George
Peters and Jay Lazar, board members, had
the pleasure of attending the Skatepark
of Baltimore 7th year anniversary benefit
party at Golden West Café. For those of you
that don’t know, Skatepark of Baltimore, a
501(C)(3), has been working for a number
of years to obtain fundraising to build a state
of the art skatepark at Roosevelt Recreation
Center. Throughout the entire process,
Stephanie Murdock, president, has attended
countless HCC meetings to make sure that
the community was thoroughly involved in
the process. We appreciate her efforts as it
led to honest and open discussions about
the Skatepark and Roosevelt Park. They have
made tremendous progress.
To date, they have secured the Roosevelt
Recreation Center site per an agreement
with the City, completed the park designs
after community discussions, and have
begun securing fundraising for the cost
of construction. They obtained a $25,000
grant through the Tony Hawk Foundation
and have raised a total of $50,000 towards
construction costs. They are currently in
the midst of a matching campaign with the
Department of Recreation and Parks where
they will match up to $75,000 in fundraising.
They have until May 31, 2012 to raise the
additional $25,000 to receive the full benefit
of the match from Parks and Rec.
Read the results of meetings, a
survey, email exchanges and many
hours of research for the proposed
“3400 Roland” development.
You may recall that during 2011, the
HCC entered into a Community Benefits
Agreement with Seawall Development,
the Concerned Citizens of Woodberry and
the Medfield Community Association.
Depending on certain criteria, the
endowment will pay $5,000 per year for
projects and or programs that improve
the livability of and or contribute to the
betterment of the Communities. We have
received this year’s $5,000 endowment
and I am pleased to announce that the
Endowment Board, as defined in the
agreement, has pledged the entire $5,000
to Skatepark of Baltimore. We feel that
these funds are a perfect fit for the goals of
the Community Benefits Agreement and
are especially well timed with the matching
campaign. This endowment has pushed
Skatepark of Baltimore that much closer to
their goal and will add another great feature
to our neighborhood.
Needless to say, the crowd was thrilled
when we handed out the oversized novelty
check to Stephanie on Thursday night. It
was great to see so much excitement for
this project. I wish the Skatepark much
success as they move forward in this
endeavor. For more information and to
make a personal donation, visit them at
It will be a busy and exciting May for
students and staff at Hampden Elementary-
Middle School, according to Principal Judith
Thomas. But first, here’s a report on some
recently-concluded events at the school.
From September 2011 through most of
March 2011, four middle-schoolers and
their teacher from Hamilton Middle
School on Old Harford Road in northeast
Baltimore came to Hampden Elementary-
Middle School each Thursday evening to
offer free math tutoring to Hampden’s third
graders (plus one 5th grader who asked to
be included.) The goal of this collaboration
was to get School #55’s third grade in tiptop
competitive form to take the recent
MSA test. The participants concluded this
year’s series of after-school work sessions
with a fun pizza party held March 29 in the
ultra-exclusive Café 55 at the school. The
schools are planning to do this again next
term. (By the way, a big round of applause
Busy Month at Hampden Elementary-Middle School
By Dr. Judith Thomas and Various Contributors / Photo by Whitney Cecil
for the Hamilton teacher, who transported
the students and led the tutorials without
The school’s PTO held its 8th annual
fundraising “Read-A-Thon” in mid-April.
Students solicited $3.00 donations from
family members and neighbors. Recruiting
multiple sponsors made the student eligible
to compete for increasingly valuable prizes.
Once sponsored, the student kept a log of the
books she or he read during the two-week
Read-A-Thon and turned in those lists on
April 24 to enter a Read-A-Thon contest. All
of the entrants, regardless of the money they
had managed to raise, received certificates,
a bookmark and a book of their choice.
Students who had recruited more sponsors
were eligible for additional prizes, with the
names of those whose sponsors had donated
totals of $31.00 or more placed in a drawing
to receive eight Fun Day Tickets.
Looking to the future, Dr. Thomas proudly
announces that Baltimore’s Mariposa Child
Success Programs (formerly the Institute
for Family Education) is offering a series of
workshops at the school titled “Promoting
Social-Emotional Competence: Managing
Behaviors and Improving Performance”.
The series began on Wednesday, April 18
and will continue every Wednesday for six
weeks from 3-5 p.m. On Mariposa’s website
(http://www.mariposa.org), the purpose
of these workshops is to jointly train
parents and childrearing adults in bringing
consistency and teamwork to children’s
development in schools, at centers, and
at home. As more and more adults learn
the “best practices” in child development,
Mariposa believes there will be fewer school
suspensions, less child abuse and neglect,
better school readiness, less bullying, more
cooperative learning, less delinquency,
more confident and healthier children. Not
only staff and parents but any interested
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Cover photo by Gordon Ednie
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Spring Happenings at St. Thomas Aquinas School
By Bonnie Russo, Director
community member is welcome to attend
these valuable workshops, which are free
of charge to all. Free textbooks are also
provided. Call the school at 410-396-6004
for information, or just come to the next
workshop and start taking part.
Another exciting activity that’s underway
at School #55 is preparing for a live
performance of the play “Bottom’s Dream,”
based on William Shakespeare’s fanciful
“Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Middle
school students (Grades 5-8) and school staff
members will have acting and supporting
roles in the production. Auditions for roles
began March 29, and rehearsals are now
underway. Ms. Joan Weber, Director of
the Education Division for Westminster,
MD-based Creativity & Associates (http://
herself an accomplished actor, is organizing
and directing this project to use theater
to increase critical thinking and creativity
among the players’ and supporting staff.
Bottom’s Dream will be performed at
Baltimore’s CenterStage sometime in May.
Keep an eye out for the date, which the
school will publicize as soon as it is definite.
The WHAM! parent volunteer organization
organizing a Career Day for middle school
students, to be held on May 11. WHAM has
recruited numerous volunteers in traditional
as well as non-traditional careers to participate
and help our kids get a better idea of the choices
available for them when they finish their
education. There’s still time to register to tell
your career story by visiting http://editbarry.
registering. And don’t forget the gala Map It!
map painting party on the school playground
(blacktop) on May 5th!
WHAM invites everyone to put on your old
clothes and come prepared to cover most of
the blacktop with a huge map of the United
States! For more information contact WHAM
at email@example.com or call the school
at 410-396-6004. See you all there!
We have much to celebrate this spring
at St. Thomas Aquinas School! Our 8th
grade students have received high school
acceptance letters to the following schools:
Archbishop Curley High School, The
Catholic High School of Baltimore, Mercy
High School, Calvert Hall College High
School, Seton Keough High School, Dulaney
High School, and Mt. St. Joseph High
School. We congratulate our students in the
Class of 2012 for their achievements and we
wish them continued academic success.
We are also very proud of 4th grader, Tainia
Cunion, whose poem about her dog, Toby,
won first place in the national American Pet
Products Association Contest! Taina’s poem
was judged to be the best on her grade level.
She received $250 worth of pet supplies and
her class will receive $1,000 to spend on petrelated
education. We also congratulate Sr.
Patricia Hogan, S.S.N.D., who celebrates her
Jubilee Year this spring! Sister Pat has been a
School Sister of Notre Dame for 50 years and
was a member of our faculty for many years.
Sister left STA in 2011 to work with novitiates
at the S.S.N.D. Mother House in Missouri.
A special Mass was offered in her honor on
April 14 at St. Thomas Aquinas Church.
Spring has been a busy time for us with our
education partners from Notre Dame of
Maryland University and Loyola University
Maryland. College interns from these two
institutions have been working with STA
elementary students in the areas of reading,
writing, math and science. The Reading Club,
sponsored by Loyola University Maryland, is
held after school, once a week for an hour,
for interested students in Grades 1-4.
Many of our students are involved in special
projects. Our students in the 4th grade held
a “Maryland Day” on April 4 to celebrate
everything “Maryland” with great food and
music! Our 4th and 5th graders have been
invited to visit Notre Dame of Maryland
University’s planetarium on May 9. On May
16, our art teacher, Mrs. Kristina Anderson,
will be taking students in grades 4 and 5 to
the Museum of Art.
We are all working hard on our major spring
events. Students in Grade 2 will make their
First Holy Communion on Saturday, May
5, at 11 a.m. in our church. We congratulate
these students who have worked so hard to
prepare for the Sacrament of the Eucharist.
Our monthly Family Night at Mamma’s
Cucina Restaurant will be held on Thursday,
May 10, from 3-9 p.m. Join us for a good
meal and family fun. We thank Mamma’s
Cucina for supporting our school. Our
Spring Show will take place on Thursday,
May 17, and Friday, May 18. Middle school
students will be performing and singing.
One of our biggest events of the year takes
place on Friday, May 11—our 7th Annual
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Computer Games, “March Madness,” and “Babying” Eggs at Learning Inc.
By Mike Mason, Director of Extended Day Program and Community Outreach / Photo by Paige Ackerman
(continued from previous page)
St. Thomas Aquinas School
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Learning Inc. students engage in a wide
variety of learning activities that focus on
applying what they’re learning in school
outside the classroom, in their daily lives and
careers. Three recent projects illustrate this
emphasis on linking academics to living.
Computer Games: One group of LI students
used their analytical math skills to design
and build basic computer games based on
imaginary rooms the students created on a
geometric coordinate plane. For example, in
the first video game students outlined a simple
room with a border. They then wrote a program
that caused several different fruit shapes to
move and allowed players to earn points by
clicking successfully on these moving shapes.
Students then added background music that
contained a timing program that would insert
moving images of bombs into the game. If a
user accidently clicked on a bomb instead of a
fruit: game over!
The students then designed a more complex
game based on the geometric diagram of a
“house” with 3-5 different “rooms.” Like
many games, these rooms enabled players to
progress from one level to another. Students
created a program that allowed players
to “move” from room to room through a
maze. Levels were introduced by adding
various obstacles to make the maze harder
to follow, and “enemies” capable of blocking
progress were introduced. To beat each level
the players had to safely find a way to get to
the “exit” of each room. Students needed
math and geometry knowledge to think of
ways to create more complex games and
make sure the game worked properly. When
they found a flaw in the game by testing
it, the class engaged in “lateral thinking”
problem-solving in order to come up with
a creative solution to the problem. (See how
lateral thinking works by solving the puzzles at
March Madness: Students learned about
problem solving and statistics by researching
teams in the “Sweet 16” round of the 2012
NCAA college basketball tournament. Their
research required them find fractions, set
up and solve equations, and making graphs
of the results. They looked at “the numbers”
for all 16 of the teams in the final rounds
of the tournament, and brought the world
of math to life by calculating fractions,
decimals, and percents, computing the
probability of winning based on past
performance, looking for patterns in the
results and making predictions about who
would survive in the competition. All this
work paid off by showing the students
how to relate a wide variety of math facts
to the NCAA tournament outcomes and
understand the importance of math to a
deeper understanding of basketball or
any competitive sport. Learning Inc.’s
staff enjoyed watching students go from
being puzzled about how math had any
relationship to basketball, to seeing a clear
connection between them. They went from
making comments such as “There is no
math in this stuff!” or “Math is not used
to determine standings,” to statements
like “Hey, these teams are divided!” or “I
like Kentucky because if you look at the
statistics and average them in, they may
have a good chance to win,” as the project
continued. (And we hope they also learned
that probability and chance really do work—
so don’t bet your allowance on your favorite,
there could be an upset!)
The Egg Project: During the third academic
quarter, many students participated in an Egg
Project that was designed to educate them on
teen pregnancy and make them more aware
of the duties and responsibilities that come
with being a parent. Each student was given
an ordinary egg that represented their baby
to care for, for an extended period of time.
The students named their eggs, made safe
beds for them, found blankets and other
necessities, decorated the “cradles/cribs,”
and practiced other aspects of child care
for their eggs. During the project, students
were encouraged to have open discussions
about what they were learning about being
a single parent, based on being completely
responsible for caring for their eggs.
Students participated in several discussions
with single parents from the community and
collaborated to develop a list of reasons why
it might be beneficial to think twice before
engaging in risky behavior that might lead to
becoming a single parent “for real.”
Race for Education! Our entire school
will walk one mile through our Hampden
neighborhood, raising money for our school
with their pledges. After walking, students
are treated to lunch and ice cream, and can
play on a climbing wall and in a Moon Bounce.
In the past, we’ve had “celebrity walkers”
including members of the Baltimore Blast
team and Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke.
Our goal is to raise over $30,000 which
will help to fund tuition assistance, defray
the cost of high utility bills, and purchase
essential educational materials. If you would
like to sponsor a student or faculty member,
please contact the school at 410-889-3710.
We thank all our sponsors and participants!
If you or someone you know is interested
in enrolling a child in our school (Pre-K
through Grade 8), please contact Sr. Marie
Rose at 410-889-3710. We are currently
accepting applications for the 2012-13
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What Is SquashWise?
By Clinton Cook, Maleik Grier and Colleen Haggerty / Photo by Benoit Mouren
Hampden Family Center: Upcoming Programs and Events
By Lisa Ghinger, Executive Director
SquashWise is a program at Meadow Mill
Athletic Club where students come to
play the sport squash and do academics,
their homework, and class-work. We go to
have fun, but also to do school-work and
things like vocabulary and book club. It is a
program that molds us into great studentathletes.
SquashWise has students in 6th
grade to 10th grade, and moving up. We all go
to school at ACCE, the Academy for College
and Career Exploration.
Squash is a sport that is all over Baltimore
and is very different. A sport that it could
relate to is tennis, or racquetball. It is played
indoors on a closed-in court with a racquet
and a ball. You hit the ball against the wall.
You go back and forth trying to get people
to miss and lose the point. Note that if you
have been to Meadow Mill Athletic Club, you
might have seen some of the courts.
SquashWise is not all about playing squash.
The “Wise” part is really for the academics.
They have great volunteers that help us
with our homework. We go three days a
week, possibly four. We are divided into two
groups. One group does academics first and
the other half plays squash. After an hour
or so, we switch. At the end we give “shoutouts”
to each other. We also get nutritious
snacks to stay healthy.
SquashWise is one team in the National
Urban Squash and Education Association
(NUSEA). Kids compete in squash and
participate in essay contests. NUSEA is in
several different cities in the U.S.A. such as
New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, Boston,
Chicago, and our very own Baltimore.
Some of the opportunities we’ve had
with SquashWise are going to compete in
tournaments in New Jersey, Philadelphia,
New York, and Massachusetts. We also get to
go to sleep-away camps over the summer to
play squash and see new cities.
For more information about SquashWise,
visit www.baltimoresquashwise.org or call
the Meadow Mill office at 443.682.7126.
We are always looking for great tutors (no
squash experience necessary to tutor). You
can also get more information by calling
ACCE at 410-396-7607 or 410-962-1908.
The authors are in the 6th and 7th grades at ACCE,
the Academy for College and Career Exploration.
The Family Center extends a heartfelt
thank you to all merchants, businesses and
individuals who generously donated to our
fundraiser Hats Off To Hampden Family
Center. The event was a huge success and
would have been impossible without your
Join us Friday, May 18th from 4:30 pm –
6:00 pm for refreshments as we say good bye
and thank you to expectant Mother Brianne
Phillips for all her hard work and celebrate
her contribution to the community!
Blood Drive: Wednesday, May 2nd 3:45 pm
– 6:30 pm. Donate blood and give back to
your community! The goal is to collect 11
units that day – help us to reach the goal.
The Family Center works in partnership
with MedStar Union Memorial Hospital –
all blood donated that day will stay in the
Blood Pressure Screening: Offered the 1st
& 3rd Fridays of the month from 11:00 am –
Senior Luncheon: Friday, May 18th from
11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Join us for a hot lunch
and fun activity. Space is limited; please call
the center to reserve your place.
Benefit Assistance: If you need help with
your gas or electric bill, call or stop by the
Family Center to make an appointment to
speak with Walter Jackson who can help you
apply for energy assistance. Walter is on site
Wednesday 9 am – 11 am.
Seedco Earn Benefits: Need assistance
in attaining such benefits as: food stamps,
healthcare, utilities support and tax credits?
Call or stop by and speak with Brianne Phillips.
Summer is fast approaching with it a roster
of activities at the Family Center.
Summer Enrichment Program: Children
ages 6 through 12 will enjoy a fun filled summer
with art and crafts, recreational activities
and fieldtrips to local landmarks throughout
Baltimore. This eight week program begins
June 18th and ends August 10th.
Hours of operation are 9 am – 5 pm. Space
is limited. Stop by the center to register or
call 410-467-8710 and speak with Meghan
Collins for more information.
Hampden Family Center
1104 West 36th Street
Baltimore, MD 21211-2409
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Hampden Library Book Discussion Group
By Devon Ellis / Photo by Whitney Cecil
The Hampden Library has started a new
book discussion group that meets monthly
Tuesday evenings from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm.
The books can be reserved by calling the
Hampden Library at 410.396.6043, 3641
Falls Road, and are available in print and
Some titles may also be available in the new
e-formats and can be downloaded from the
Pratt Library’s catalog, to read on a Kindle,
a Nook, or other device, or to listen to on an
iPod, an MP3 player or other device.
Everyone is welcome to attend any of the
book discussions. The list of dates and titles
is as follows:
Tuesday, April 3, 2012: The Hunger Games by
Suzanne Collins, c2008 (fiction)
Tuesday, May 8, 2012: The Devil in the White
City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair
that Changed America by Erik Larson, c2003
Tuesday, June 12, 2012: Galileo’s Daughter: A
Historical Memoir of Science, Faith and Love by
Dava Sobel, c1999 (non-fiction)
Tuesday, July 10, 2012: Emma by Jane
Austen, first published in 1815 (fiction)
Tuesday, August 7, 2012: In the Garden of
Beasts: Love, Terror and an American family
in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson, c2011
Thursday, September 20, 2012: The
Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway,
c2008 (fiction): selected by the Maryland
Humanities Council for their One Maryland
One Book reading program. Dinner will
be served at the book discussion, and
reservations are requested.
3641 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD 21211
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Results Regarding Development at 3400 Roland Avenue
By Gary Figurelle / Rendering by Guerrilla Architecture and Jeremy Kargon
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Below, please find the results of three formal
meetings, a neighborhood survey, hundreds
of email exchanges and many hours of
research by more than 40 individuals from
the immediate area of the proposed “3400
Roland” development. This effort has been
organized with the assistance and guidance
of Councilman Nick Mosby (the project lies
within his district) and Councilwoman Mary
Pat Clarke (the project adjoins her district).
Note that the HCC has NOT taken a formal
position on this project.
The results of this effort accurately reflect
who we are as neighbors. We are economically
diverse and socially welcoming but most of
all easily called to action when a neighbor
needs a warm blanket, a couple bucks (plus
generous tip) to “cut the front”, or instant
assistance if someone has an emergency.
Above all, we expect any development to
respect and reflect this sense of place and
pride. We are a historic village that lacks
most of the amenities that are the hallmark
of any successful high-density urban area.
The Hampden Community Council, through
its Zoning and Land Use Committee, and
our City Council Representatives strongly
recommended that we identify our concerns
and expectations and present the following
expectations to the developer of 3400
1. CORRECT AND REVERSE “inside out”
design to promote contextual typology
and blending with neighborhood design
i. Most homes have a front porch. This
element defines who we are as neighbors
and encourages personal interaction.
ii. The development, as planned, has its
focus to the interior courtyard, the exact
opposite of the nature and feel of the
iii. The development, as planned, would put
a “break” in the continuity of the porchfront
iv. A parking control device (gate or roll-up
door) further isolates the development
from the rest of the community.
2. REDUCE overall density and parking
congestion. Developing to the maximum
allowed by code would further overburden
existing parking availability.
i. The community will lose a minimum of 2
curb parking spaces due to a new curb cut.
ii. Existing home density is greater than
and does not comply with modern R7
regulations resulting in traffic and acute
iii. The development needs to create a
realistic parking plan, 1.8 parking spaces
per 1,000 sq.ft. living space. Additional
overnight parking is not available.
iv. Move proposed Roland Ave. entrance to
34th St. to reduce congestion on Roland
and provide better sight lines with
minimal curb cut width.
v. Crosswalks at 34th and Roland with 4-way stop.
vi. The developer is attempting to attract
residents that will rely on public
transportation that fails to meet smart
growth standards for: convenience, easeof-use
vii. We will be additionally impacted by the
traffic from the Mill No.1 (Mt. Vernon
Mill) redevelopment; this project is
3. REDESIGN site in response to
neighborhood concerns about public
safety requiring efficient and clear access
by fire and police to site and neighboring
i. Access to alley from southern end for EMT/
police/fire/water from Roland Avenue fire
hydrant, as resident experience has shown
is necessary for safety of the 3400/3500
blocks of Roland/Hickory.
ii. Storm water mitigation
4. AGREE to construction phase requests.
i. Tree Preservation - Take all reasonable
measures to save the mature street tree
on Hickory near the north end of the
ii. Rat Eradication - Have an exterminator
certify the area is rat free prior to and
iii. Construction Parking - All contractors
and materials are to stay on site and not
reduce existing curb parking.
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technical assistance and funding for community greening projects.
We have planted many street trees in Hampden since 2005 and
want to plant more!
We still need to hear from as many residents as possible who
would like to have a tree so that we can organize future plantings.
Fill out the form below if you would like to be on the list for a tree,
and ask your neighbors to sign up, too! Trees
are not guaranteed to everyone who applies...
your site must first be inspected by Miss Utility
to ensure you have a safe and proper space
for a tree.
Note: If you are a renter, your landlord
must sign the tree request form.
street tree request form
I, the undersigned, agree to help create a tree pit (if needed), plant,
water, mulch, and maintain my neighborhood Street Tree. I understand
that some locations may not be suitable for Street Trees due to utilities,
signs, handicap ramps, or width of sidewalk. The Forestry Division of the
Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks shall make final
determinations of suitable Street Tree locations and species. The Street
Trees, once planted, will be the property of the City of Baltimore in
accordance with City Code 1879, Article 47.
Do you have an existing Tree Pit? Yes No
Street Address _________________________________________
Phone ____________________ Email ______________________
Signature _________________________ Date ____ / ____ / ____
Mail to: Street Trees for Hampden, PO Box 19957, Baltimore, MD 21211
or email to SustainableHampden@gmail.com