Ridgely’s Record

Ridgely’s Delight Association (RDA) community meeting canceled

The monthly meetings for August have been canceled. Follow Ridgely’s Delight on Facebook for updates.

August Street Sweeping Dates

Automatic street sweeping has been canceled until further notice. If you’re able to help, please take a moment and clean in front of your house.

Trash is picked up every Wednesday.
Recycling is picked up every Friday.

Private Security Camera System Rebate and Voucher Program

The city is providing a $150 rebate to residents and businesses who, after June 1, buy a doorbell security camera like the Amazon Ring or Google Nest and register it with the CitiWatch Community Partnership, a program run by the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice in conjunction with Baltimore Police. The Private Security Camera System Rebate and Voucher Program website is now live. You may request a rebate, request a voucher, or register your new camera all in one place.

Voter Registration or Requesting a Mail-in Ballot

You can use the Maryland State Board of Elections site to:

  • Register to vote in federal, state, county, and city elections in Maryland.
  • Request a mail-in ballot (before October 27).
  • Update your registration if your name has changed or your address has changed. You can also update your registration if you want to change political parties. 

Babe Ruth Museum’s “Ready, Not Ready” Private Tours

Have the museum to yourself with a private, reservation only, tour of the Birthplace led by a knowledgeable docent. One-hour tours are offered at a pre-paid rate of $100 for up to 6 people. Additional guests $10 ea. Time slots available Wednesday—Sunday at 8am, 9am, 4pm, 5pm, and 6pm. Reserve your date.

Join the Board of the South Baltimore Gateway Partnership 

The South Baltimore Gateway Partnership is looking for community members to serve on their Board of Directors. Applications must be submitted through the online portal by August 14th at 5pm. 

Pratt Street Apartment Construction Updates

A page has been added to our neighborhood website with pertinent construction updates from the developer of the apartment building being built on Pratt Street.

Parking Pass Renewal

The Baltimore City Parking Authority (PABC) offices are still closed due to COVID-19. You do not need to renew your Area 5 parking permit until they reopen. You will be notified by email. If you are new to the neighborhood, keep on eye on PABC’s website for updates as to when you can apply for and receive your Area 5 permit.

At this time there is no parking enforcement for Area 5 but you will be ticketed for expired parking meters, blocking crosswalks, loading zones, fire hydrants, etc. Please park smart. 

The PABC has begun to test the software related to Virtual Permit Parking (VPP). You will be provided more details on that program before it goes into effect. 

Neighborhood Herb Garden

There is a new community herb garden in the playground (Penn and Melvin). Neighbors are invited to clip a few sprigs for their favorite recipes.

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