Ridgely’s Record

Ridgely’s Delight Association (RDA) February community meeting

There will be an online community meeting on Wednesday, February 2, at 7pm. The agenda will include a presentation from “Reimagine Middle Branch Initiative”. That is a community-driven initiative to reconnect South Baltimore neighborhoods, like ours, to 11+ miles of shoreline along the Patapsco River.

Anyone who lives, works, or owns property in Ridgely’s Delight is welcome. Use this zoom link to join: https://tinyurl.com/rdafeb22

Community safety walks

On a weekly basis, neighborhood volunteers walk “citizens on patrol”. During the walk, they will report safety concerns like streetlights that are out, and sometimes pick up litter. Everyone is welcome to join! You’re not required to walk every time. It’s a great way to meet neighbors.

Safety walks currently take place Monday nights. Contact safety@ridgelysdelight.org if you’d like to be added to the email list.

The benefits of these walks include:

  • Visibility in the community is one of the best deterrents to crime.
  • Sends a strong message that residents care about their community and are united.

Neighborhood clean up and dumpster

The neighborhood association has scheduled a clean up on Saturday morning, February 19. Winter and debris from the inconsistent recycling collections have left a mess. Let’s try and pick some of that up.

Meet at the community shed in the Burgundy parking lot at 9am. We’ll break up into groups to clean some of the problem areas in the neighborhood. Tools will be provided. Bring work gloves if you have them.

There will be a dumpster on Conway Street for community use that morning. Please do not use it for commercial waste or building materials.

Recycling is now every other week

DPW has reduced our recycling pickups to every other week. This change is intended to bring predictability to recycling collections, as COVID-related staffing shortages have resulted in delays and cancelations in recent weeks. This month, our pickups will be on the 11th and the 25th.

On the weeks that we do not have collections, there will be a drop off site available, Tuesday through Saturday, from 8am to 2pm at Digital Harbor High School, 1100 Covington Street (Parking lot next to the school, accessible via Covington Street).

In addition, recycling materials can always be taken to a Residential Drop-off Center, at either 701 Reedbird Avenue or 2840 Sisson Street.

Brand new little library

The Little Free Library in Conway Park was recently vandalized and destroyed. Neighborhood volunteers, have replaced it with a larger, watertight and more secure structure. Why not help restock the library by donating a book or two?

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