Fort McHenry Concludes Extended Summer Hours
Due to changes in seasonal staffing, Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine will conclude its extended summer hours on September 30, 2023 and return to its off-season hours. The park will be open to visitation from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. Should you have any questions please contact Assistant Superintendent Robert Stewart at email@example.com.
Immigrant House on Beason St. Proposes Transitional Housing
The Community Church on Beason St. has proposed renovating the Immigrant House next door and turning it into nine studio apartments for men needing transitional housing. Cornerstone Community Housing, which runs Earl’s Place (transitional housing) and Prospect Place (permanent housing), is involved in this project. Their mission with this initiative is to provide assistance to men experiencing homelessness.
The 2nd and 3rd floors are in severe disrepair. The first floor would remain the Immigrant Museum and the pastor’s office. The pastor of the church has requested a letter of support from the LPCA. Members of the LPCA will vote on whether or not to write the letter of support at the October meeting.
P.S. The Community Church is collecting school supplies. Drop off items on Sunday from 10-11:30am at Hull Street Blues.
The LPCA has partnered with the Baltimore Compost Collective on a program to increase composting in LP. Approximately 40% of what is incinerated at the BRESCO incinerator — less than 2 miles from LP — is compostable materials. Studies show the incinerator increases the chance of asthma, causes lung disease and other ailments. We want to do our part in reducing health issues. The Baltimore Compost Collective is a local service that collects food scraps from residences in Baltimore neighborhoods and composts the material at the Filbert Street Community Garden in Curtis Bay, where it is used to grow fresh produce and build urban food security. They have been supporting LP for 7 years and service ~ 60 of our neighbors. They are also a youth entrepreneurship program that employs local teenagers and trains them in workforce skills, food access programming and community-scale composting.
The program is for LPCA members. Simply sign up for the composting service and the first three months will be on the LPCA. We will send your details to BCC and they will deliver a composting bucket to your house. Once your bucket is delivered, complete the sign-up process by registering for service on the BCC website. You will receive a reminder email from BCC to do this. The service is just $25 per month after your third month.
Baltimore Climate Action Plan – Public Comment Now Open
Baltimore is updating its Climate Action Plan and needs your input! Public comments will be collected starting October 1 and continue throughout October 2023. Visit https://www.bmorecap.org/get-involved to RSVP for the virtual public meeting on October 4th or sign up for updates about when the plan will be made available online for comment.
BGE’s Proposed Gas & Electric Bill Increase
BGE has proposed increasing customers’ annual gas and electric bills by an average of $810 more by 2026. A key driver in the rate increase is the company’s proposal to increase spending on new gas infrastructure by $1.8 billion. This spending goes beyond ensuring safety and reliability and customers will be paying for the investment for decades to come.
Maryland’s Climate Solutions Now Act of 2022 directs the state to reduce global-warming emissions by shifting away from the use of fossil fuels to power our homes and towards cleaner, more efficient electric heating and appliances. While this shift won’t happen overnight, it calls into question massive investments in new gas infrastructure and equipment.
According to the Office of the People’s Counsel, BGE is already spending more than $6,000 per home on their gas equipment replacement program and plans to recover that investment – with profit for investors – at an average per-house cost of at least $19,000.
The Maryland Public Service Commission is asking for feedback on the proposal and will make a decision on the rate increase by the end of the year.
Free Tree Giveaway
Saturday, Oct. 21, noon-2pm @ 5110 Frederick Ave.
Blue Water Baltimore is hosting a free tree giveaway with Stillmeadow Community Fellowship. These are native trees in 2-3-gallon pots easy to transport home in a car. They will have over 10 tree types available to choose from. You may pre-order your tree or select from the trees available the day of the event. There will be at least 150 trees available at noon.
Free trees are available to residents of Baltimore City and Baltimore County only, please do not sign up for a tree if you live outside of these places.
- Trees must be planted in residents’ yards this fall, not as street trees, at churches, schools or other public property
- 5 trees maximum of which no more than 3 can be flowering or understory trees
- Pre-ordered trees must be picked up between 10-noon, those not picked up by noon are available for walk ups.
If you have any issues to report or discuss with the Baltimore Police, contact our area representative,
Officer Torres. Text or call him at 443-681-0757.
Founded in 1972, the Locust Point Civic Association (LPCA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization incorporated in the State of Maryland created to promote and protect the common interests of the residents of Locust Point. Those eligible to be members of the LPCA are defined as follows: All people 18 years or older residing in the area bounded by Lawrence Street on the west and the Patapsco River to the north, south and east.
The purpose of the Association is to promote and encourage cooperative spirit, neighborhood relations and participation in community affairs; actively inform, serve and represent residents’ interests in regard to civic and City events, laws, regulations and safety; foster neighborhood pride, safety, beautification and monitor development activity; and honor and preserve the historic nature and serve as a repository for local information.
BECOME AN LPCA MEMBER
If you would like to join the Locust Point Civic Association, just pay $5 annually per person using PayPal (@PayLPCA)! Please simply fill out the registration form. General meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm at Francis Scott Key Elementary/Middle School Cafeteria. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Locust Point Civic Association
841 E. Fort Avenue, Unit 210
Baltimore, MD 21230