WOW!!! WHAT AN INCREDIBLE EVENT!!!
Loch Raven's 2022 Lovin' Loch Raven Community Celebration on Saturday, September 24th, 2022,
was a huge success, with one of the largest crowds ever.
Those in attendance enjoyed a great afternoon of music, free food and refreshments,
and various activities for the entire family.
The LRIA thanks the following organizations for their product donations to our event:
H&S Bakery, Utz Brands, Lowes
The LRIA thanks the following organizations for their support and participation in our event:
Medstar Health, Fulton Bank, Charm City Chess Club, Mervo Robotics, DJ Alaire,
Baltimore Beauty & Barber School, Baltimore City League of Women Voters,
Baltimore City Fire Department, NWT Home Security, Immanuel Compassion Center,
Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Facepainting by Tess, Arts & Crafts with Emily,
Real WINGS & G-Boys Youth Groups, Mike's Funhouse, Yorkwood Elementary School,
Northeast Community Organization (NECO)
Special shout-outs to our elected officials who attended the event:
Delegate Regina Boyce, Delegate-Elect Elizabeth Embry, Delegate-Elect Jackie Addison
Councilman Mark Conway
Democratic State Central Committee members:
Angie Winder, Scherod Barnes, Karenthia Barber, Sabrina Wiggins, Diana Emerson
A super-special, shout-out to the event organizing committee, and to all volunteers who assisted in this event. Your continuing efforts to support this community is commendable. THANK YOU!!!
And lastly, but certainly not least, Thank You to the Immanuel Lutheran Church for hosting our event, and without whom this event would not have been possible.
The Loch Raven Improvement Association is a dynamic community that is well-positioned for the future. As we continue our mission in keeping our neighborhood safe, clean and strong, the LRIA Executive Board and membership body are fully committed to providing residents and future generations an outstanding quality of life.
The LRIA encourages membership that is actively involved in the community by joining at least one of several committees that exists to improve our lifestyle. Active participation by members of our neighborhood will continue a long tradition of community service and socially responsible practices.
As we progress through the New Year, it is hopeful that residents become engaged in community participation by making an annual dues contribution, attending meetings, and doing your part in maintaining a viable neighborhood by addressing substandard housing and sanitation conditions, unlawful behavior, and other unacceptable quality-of-life issues.
THE STRENGTH AND STABILILTY OF OUR NEIGHBORHOOD DEPENDS ON YOU!!!
Get involved and enjoy what is the Loch Raven Improvement Association.
Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), in conjunction with the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA), announces preliminary rapid transit and rail transit alternative studies for a North-South Transit link, which may affect the Loch Raven neighborhood.
CLICK HERE for more information.
Ready to find that special treasure? Then come on out to the Immanuel Flea Market, where you can find an array of unique items for sale at specially-marked prices.
Come early for best selection.
Saturday, October 15th, 2022, 9am-1pm
Immanuel Lutheran Church, UPPER lot area
5701 Loch Raven Boulevard
Call Ms. Teresa Dutton at 410-435-6861 for more information.
Come on out and join your neighbors, as we participate in the Mayor's annual Fall Clean-up event, Loch Raven-style. With emphasis on keeping the gateways to our community looking their best, we look to remove debris and spruce-up our community sign landscaping for one final time before the change of seasons.
Saturday, October 22nd, 2022, 7:30am-9:30am
Event begins at Loch Raven @ E. Belvedere Ave
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED... Come on out and support your Loch Raven neighborhood!
In-person meetings have resumed!
PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR LRIA COMMUNITY MEETING!!!
NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, October 18th, 2022
Immanuel Lutheran Church
5701 Loch Raven Boulevard (lower parking lot entrance)
Zoom attendance will also be available for those wishing to join virtually.
Simply send US your email address, and we'll send YOU the link to the meeting.
ALL RESIDENTS ARE INVITED!
The Loch Raven Improvement Association Housing and Sanitation Committee conducted our annual, community-wide inspection of all 1200 homes within the LRIA catchment area on June 25th, 2022. Results of that inspection were then forwarded to Code Enforcement officials for follow-up.
Not only does 108 violations indicate that many residents need to be more mindful of property upkeep,
but it also indicates that continual monitoring of our community is a warranted
course of action toward ensuring that our neighborhood remains safe, clean, and strong.
Residents are highly encouraged to maintain your property in a sanitary manner, and to be fully aware that non-compliance for issues such as tall grass and weeds exceeding 8 inches, trash & litter, bulk trash, unkempt yards, structural deficiencies, and derelict vehicles could result in violation notices or citations being issued, or liens being placed against your property.
Incidents of aggressive driving, street racing, and spinning wheels have noticeably increased in Baltimore City, and have now been observed in our Loch Raven neighborhood. These so-called "sideshows" are defined as illegal gatherings in which drivers take over intersections and city streets to do stunts with their cars, including burnouts and doughnuts. The activity is both reckless and dangerous to both participants and spectators, and is an ever-present threat to significant property damage.
If you observe this illegal practice in the Loch Raven community, please retain as much information as possible (make, model of car, color, tag number, participant info, etc.) and CALL 911. You may also forward this information, including photos and videos, to the LRIA for follow-up. This careless activity will not be tolerated in the Loch Raven neighborhood.
CLICK HERE to forward information.
As per the 2020 census, population loss in Baltimore City was detrimental in the redrawing of congressional and legislative districts. This redistricting redraw directly affects the Loch Raven community by now separating our neighborhood into two districts - district 43A to the WEST of Hillen Road, and district 45 (new to us) to the EAST of Hillen Road.
Please be advised that this separation of districts does NOT separate the structure of the Loch Raven Improvement Association. We are still one united neighborhood, but simply effective January 2023, will be represented by multiple State senators and delegates. Loch Raven looks forward to working with our elected representatives from both districts.
For more information on the new redistricting legislation, please CLICK HERE.
The Loch Raven Improvement Association, Inc. is awarded a Special Recognition Citation from the Honorable Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby,
in celebration of our steadfast commitment
to improving the quality of lives of Northeast Baltimore residents.
The LRIA is honored to be recognized for such an outstanding commendation.
After much anticipation, BGE has announced plans for the newly PROPOSED Loch Raven Substation, a long-awaited electric infrastructure upgrade that will address increased demand, and continue to reliably distribute electric power to homes and businesses in the area. Note: this is a proposal only, NOT a final draft
CALLING ALL GARDENING ENTHUSIASTS!
The LRIA Memorial Community Garden Committee is seeking volunteers to join us for our 2nd growing season, right here in our own Loch Raven neighborhood. With the addition of five raised bed boxes, we now have ten garden spaces to plant, weed, water, and harvest the fruits of our labor.
The gardening team meets on location, every Saturday morning from 8am - 10am. Join us at Immanuel Lutheran Church, lower parking lot, 5701 Loch Raven Boulevard, and be ready to "dig in".
Whether you are a master gardener, or just beginning the gardening experience, come on out... we'd love to have you on the team. FREE and open to all community residents.
For more information, please contact the LRIA, or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Center, located at 5701 Loch Raven Boulevard, lower parking lot entrance, serves families seeking material help throughout the City of Baltimore, and is open every second Saturday of the month, from 10am - 12pm.
The Compassion Center continues to accept non-perishable food donations, gently used clothing, and usable household donations during business office hours and by appointment.
Please call the office at 410-435-6861 to arrange a drop-off donation.
Yorkwood Elementary School's ongoing food drive is a continuing effort to benefit students, families, and the community.
Residents are encouraged to donate canned goods, dry goods, and non-perishable items directly to the drop-off site at the school's main lobby, during regular business hours.
For more information, please contact the Pantry Coordinator at:
Yorkwood Elementary School
5931 Yorkwood Road
Baltimore, MD 21239
The WholeHome Program can help you make valuable repairs and enhancements to your home that can lower your family’s monthly utility bills and improve your quality of life.
Maryland Homeowner Assistance Fund WholeHome Grant will be available to help homeowners impacted by Covid-19, with repairs and energy efficiency improvements to their primary residence.
This "Voter Lookup" system will enable you to check your voter status. It will also assist you in updating your information if you recently changed your address or name. You can easily change your party affiliation, get information on polling locations, candidates, becoming an election judge, and more!
General Election - November 8, 2022, 7am until 8pm
Early Voting for the General Election - Thursday, October 27 - Thursday, November 3, 2022, 7am - 8pm.
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