Sanitation Yards Closed – Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 23
Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) reminds residents that DPW offices and sanitation yards will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 23, 2023, in observance of Thanksgiving. The holiday closure WILL impact trash and recycling collections. The make-up days for Thursday’s collection will be Saturday, November 25, 2023. The following DPW facilities are closed to residents and haulers:

  • Northwest Transfer Station, 5030 Reisterstown Road
  • Quarantine Road Landfill, 6100 Quarantine Road
  • Northwest Residential Drop-off Center, 2840 Sisson Street
  • Southwestern Residential Drop-off Center, 701 Reedbird Avenue
  • Eastern Residential Drop-off Center, 6101 Bowleys Lane

Mechanical street sweeping WILL NOT be in effect.

Crime Updates in LP from Captain Adam Lattanzi, Southern District
There was no carjacking on Hull St. over the weekend, that incident was investigated on scene and determined to be a stolen auto. The victim and their associates were intoxicated and lost their keys, which were later found by unknown suspects who took the car. The victims did not want to cooperate with police and did not have suspect information.

The robbery at 1400 Andre St. (Prive Hair Salon) occurred on Wednesday, November 15th at 12:20 AM.  A male victim was sitting in his car waiting for his girlfriend when an unknown suspect wearing a ski mask knocked on the car window with a handgun demanding his phone and wallet. No assault occurred, and at this time there is no additional suspect information.  Due to the incident happening around midnight, it is not believed that this incident involved a female leaving the salon and being robbed. At this time there were no other robberies or incidents on Andre St. for a robbery throughout the weekend. If the community is aware of another incident that was not reported, please let the Southern District know so they can document and investigate it appropriately.

Note: The Southern District will have a new Community Sergeant in place by the end of December, and we will introduce him to all the community representatives.

Holiday Wreath Fundraiser! Order Yours Today!
Hard to believe it’s that time of year again! Choose from fresh wreaths, swags, roping and decorative bows. Place your orders today through Nov. 25. All orders can be picked up on Sat., Dec. 2 between 11am-3pm at Francis Scott Key Elementary (1425 E. Fort Ave, Baltimore). Options include:

  • Roping 25′ white pine heavy wrap
  • Decorated 24″ Wreath
  • Undecorated 16″ Wreath
  • Decorated 26″ Swag
  • Bows in red, plaid, red truck and gold


Immigrant House on Beason St. Proposes Permanent Housing for Men
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 (1400 E. Lombard) (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. Read Beason Street Apartments Statement of Need

New Crosswalk in Place on E. Fort Ave.
The city has completed a new crosswalk at E. Fort Ave. across the street from Pfefferkorn’s Coffee. City engineers have indicated they plan to resurface E. Fort Ave. from Woodall to Decatur St. Later this fall, the city plans to fix the other sidewalk ramps and crosswalks to make them ADA compliant and repave E. Fort Ave. from Decatur St. to Andre St.

Fort McHenry Returns to Off-Season Hours
Due to changes in seasonal staffing, Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine concluded its extended summer hours on September 30, 2023 and returned to its off-season hours. The park is now open to visitors from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. Should you have any questions please contact Assistant Superintendent Robert Stewart at robert_stewart@nps.gov.

Compost Program
The LPCA has partnered with the Baltimore Compost Collective (BCC) 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! BCC collects food scraps from residences 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 already 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! Once a bucket is delivered to your house, 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. Question? Please contact Dave Arndt at locustpointcg@gmail.com or Marvin Hayes at baltimorecompostcollective@gmail.com.

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.

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 contacts@mylocustpoint.org.

Locust Point Civic Association
841 E. Fort Avenue, Unit 210
Baltimore, MD  21230