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Arbutus Town Crier

For all of Arbutus in order to be united not divided, representation incompassing 21227 and 21229 true Arbutus boundary, building communications improving relationship of fellow neighbors.

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Arbutus Town Crier August 11, 2012 at 02:20 AM
Now there is a new problem with Elm ridge. Our alley is a private alley and private property parking area and the tenets of the Apartment complex are always trespassing. So we need to put signs up so it can be enforced properly and hopefully prosecute them for trespassing. You would think the landlord would inform them to use sidewalks then our properties.we have to find someone will make them at cost of materials and we can take a day to install them the so called pathway alley where most drug deals happen all the time supplying the tenets, so if we call 911 that gives the police more actions to take adding leverage and trespassing is Illegal !.its not safe
amdactivist August 13, 2012 at 04:16 PM
i'm always out and doing something but media and online forums do help. i send the links to my politicians. Trying to assume arbutus not doing that is presumptuous to say the least. Hope i spelled that right or i'm sure you'll tell me to do spell check.. I apprecialte people like arbutus. She/he is making a difference. Now what have you done lately Al?
Arbutus Town Crier September 22, 2012 at 01:09 AM
I haven't posted in awhile lettering everyone attack each other instead of looking forward and resolving issues in there neighborhood. Kudos To Nikki on taking some of our 21 century concept of today's neighborhoods. Nikki my best wishes to you and embracing the root cause instead of direct cause. The environment today is an awaking to our issues. We work hard up here we are a buffer for Arbutus(east drive) that we love. keep the direct cause in focus but we have to work harder on root cause that our govt officials HAS TO ADDRESS to district 1 and above to resolve and rebuild a new Arbutus. But Northern Arbutus had a big hit The apartment ratings up here went from 14% to 7% IF THAT'S not a flag for our of district ONE http://www.apartmentratings.com/rate/MD-Baltimore-Meadow-Lane-Apartments-1367367.html and as you can see that the person of meager means to get by and while the owner has millions and don't contribute to Arbutus as a whole.May god bless your endeavors and one day unight as a complete town with a focuses of a wonderful neighborhood Nikki Keep the faith one day we will be united as a community
Arbutus Town Crier October 05, 2012 at 11:26 PM
Who wuda thought? http://www.ojjpac.org/sanctuary.asp? Baltimore, MD (Congressional Research Service) Gaithersburg, MD Mt. Rainier, MD (Added 1-20-08, Source: The Washington D.C. Examiner, 1-19-08) Montgomery County, MD (Added 11-3-09, Source: Frederick County sheriff worried about MontCo gangs, The Washington D.C. Examiner, 11-2-09) Takoma Park, MD (Reported that City ordinance passed some 20 years ago; Congressional Research Service) then I saw this Your One Stop For The Latest News On Illegal Immigration http://www.usillegalimmigrants.com/immigration/us/maryland/ Now who is paying for this? were broke? Common sense anyone?
Arbutus Town Crier November 20, 2012 at 04:36 PM
Crime Continued Long-Term Downward Trend? What will 2013 stats bring? The Baltimore county Police do a fantastic job, but what is the reason from the down trend? There has been several issues that has been called in on 911 are u one? What you should know is that in case of a car accident (non injury) or a bike seat stolen off your child’s bike out of your yard? There are a few officers that have used your ignorance of the law in the past. What is the reason an officer not to write one? Laziness of the officer, politically motivations, department pushed, I raise this question because this been an issue in 21229 Arbutus years ago. A recent incident was not written when requested. Wilkins Department officers has been on the job and doing an above and beyond and becoming part of the neighborhood. My hope is this is a one time issue that one officer actions dose not reflect on the pride of officers we have worked with in ARBUTUS 21229. But 21229 falls into The Baltimore City Federal crime list (FBI) instead Baltimore County!
Arbutus Town Crier November 20, 2012 at 04:37 PM
We still have no answers on the apartment complex has multiple issues that the Elm Ridge Association has not seen any changes other then the Wilkins Police support. No cooperation with the management some units have been flooded and contain mold and now one has retained a lawyer for heath issues. Contacting the office but response of there Maintenance is null. The Complex has evicted tenants only to see them go from one building complex to another. Utility Basement Windows @ 4423 painted black, suspicious activity? Doors busted down @ 4419 the office has notified stated it would be fixed the next day weeks has past and no action, Teens loitering late night in this dangerous place Buildings have no visible building numbers facing the alley causing issue for law enforcement and any suspicious activity. The urinating out of a window, excrement, urination, excessive trash in the Patapsco watershed between the apt and Elm ridge Ave alley they do not address these issues . The local journalist this spring viewed and promised a huge Article on our complex issues in Arbutus 21229, but I assume that the potato got so hot it was dropped. I want to thank Elm Ridge participants’ that arranged clean up and worked together and the new participants in our watch the neighbor hood.
Buzz Beeler November 20, 2012 at 05:09 PM
Hey al, where did you go to pre-K? Must have slept through English class. Maybe ATC could help you learn how to write? More productive than cutting grass. Is that what you do? By the way are you a resident there. It looks like (from photos) it's about your speed.
Arbutus Town Crier November 20, 2012 at 06:45 PM
It’s working well! my comments and suggestions have been adopted by other associations. Progress may be slow but it still progress, cell phones, Neighbors exchanging and notifying each other in real time as a group. Embracing technology no one meets in any meetings. When suspicious activity we call the neighbor that the direction of the activity and decide if 911 is needed. When a “ night-walker observer” goes out, a neighbor is notified. If the observer sees any activity contact your back up discuss the actions your back up calls police and returns call or dual call cell & land line constant communication even the officer sent out has chatted with the backup and gives additional information. The prescient knows us and works with us. Cool heads slow progress prevails!
Arbutus Town Crier November 24, 2012 at 03:19 AM
Pictures will soon be available
Arbutus Town Crier December 14, 2012 at 07:03 PM
No words can be found for today for the loss of the innocent, only the comfort of prayer can transcend hope for victims and the faith in the All Mighty to guide humanity.
Arbutus Town Crier January 06, 2013 at 09:51 PM
latest on our neighbors....welcome to Arbutus 21229 Baltimore county Whalen, Quirk 'Dance' the forgotten http://www.apartmentratings.com/rate/MD-Baltimore-Meadow-Lane-Apartments-1515338.html Beware of sponsors Trust the neighbors that live with them!
Arbutus Town Crier May 01, 2013 at 03:36 AM
To bring attention to issues of Arbutus I posted 2 that everyone should be informed about
Arbutus Town Crier September 05, 2013 at 12:11 PM
Looks like Elm Ridge Ave in Arbutus is the bypass of Arbutus Shopping Center, Yea thats right ARBUTUS cars travel 40-60 mph everyday. Always a spot-a-pot Camera on 695 But when you have More renters then homeowners what do you expect trying to get speed bumps? The Area need to have its own zip that is not shared by the City 21229, or just eliminate the Arbutus Name and put us in 21228 Catonsville.
Buzz Beeler September 23, 2013 at 11:56 PM
ATC, you can delete these comments off your blog. Hit the delete Button and then Confirm. WC is violating the terms of use.
Arbutus Town Crier September 24, 2013 at 09:40 AM
In process
Buzz Beeler September 24, 2013 at 12:55 PM
Do not allow people to bully you. Public discourse is good and people can legitimately take issue with you with you in a mature manner by following the terms of use. Simply making slurs or attacks on the messenger is not part of public discourse and should not be tolerated under any circumstances.
amdactivist September 24, 2013 at 01:57 PM
I'd like to comment regarding slumlords. I was a very small time investor who tried so hard to keep properties up to parr and went over and above what was expected. Most of the tenants could not care less how they used and abused our homes and in Baltimore city they got away with it. I had a tenant on month to month lease and she went to court to tell judge the home was a disaster. Only a gimmick to stall. The judge ordered housing to see the home and to my despair this tenant literally destroyed all she could and claimed home was like that when she moved in. I had to go to court. I had pictures of home signed on back by tenant to verify the condition when she moved in which was extremely nice. The judge refused to look at them. I paid dearly .. I don't know if these judges are appointed or voted on but most truly suck. The landlords do not have a shot in Baltimore city. Also I want to stress that Code enforcement isn't up to parr. I know they cater to slumlords and for what I can only imagine.
who cares September 24, 2013 at 07:59 PM
Just wondering , what is the point of the picture of the Asian People sitting under a tree ? is that an illegal activity in Arbutus ? or is that just a dislike of people different than yourself ?
who cares September 24, 2013 at 08:15 PM
Been reading alot about Elmridge ave in arbutus. There are alot of really low class people on that street that attract the undesirables .
Buzz Beeler September 24, 2013 at 11:37 PM
Isn't that Councilman's Quirk's area?
Buzz Beeler September 24, 2013 at 11:45 PM
who cares, with our multicultural society why are you playing the race card? If I take a picture of a white person, are they Russian, Jewish, Catholic, etc.? Who are the low class people your are referring to? It may be a situation of - it is what it is.
who cares September 25, 2013 at 10:35 AM
my exact point !
Buzz Beeler September 25, 2013 at 11:51 AM
He will have to answer that. My question concerns your presumption as to the allegations. If I take a picture of any person of ethnicity other than mine in a situation does the mean I'm a racists. I f I take a picture of a person using an Independence Card, does that mean I'm a racists. What about the news medias photos of those applying for unemployment? I am suggesting that I would have to see a comment form ATC that would be racists. Watch Bill O'Reilly comments on the homicide rates in black communities. Those are facts, not racists remarks.
who cares September 26, 2013 at 09:58 AM
Buzz, good point . But why would ATC take pictures of trash behind their house and post a picture of Asians. Just not right!
Buzz Beeler September 26, 2013 at 12:11 PM
I don't know. I would ask ATC. When I do a blog or article I just look at the facts. Race has nothing to do with it. For example Hitler, a white man was the most evil person in the world with Stalin, also white, right up there with him. In Chicago the raging homicide rate is attributed to black gangs. Many acts of terrorism are attributed to Muslim jihadist groups. As I said I just focus on the facts. Maybe these people were part of an issue. Dean Man Inc. is one of the worst gangs in the state and they are white. I would have to ask some questions or see first hand how these people may or may not be any part of an issue. I would not directly assume the trash behind the house is attributed to the Asian's unless I witnessed a pattern but then a lot of people of all races are part of the problem. A complicated issue without specific and concise documentation.
Arbutus Town Crier September 26, 2013 at 07:02 PM
Thank you Buzz,...... I must say the only color is red that run thru everyone's I'm am one that was raised color blind. My dedication to truth is firmly fixed in my being and I will defend innocence and virtue at whatever cost, even though my personal comfort and even my safety may be threatened. I has set a high standard for myself, but I am not rigid or demanding and I will be tolerant within limits if others fail to measure up to it. I will endeavor to correct aberrations or deviations in the behavior of others but I will not be stubborn in the upholding of my beliefs. I am motivated to do the good act for its own sake and do not expect praise. people need to be responsible for their actions But WC Injecting Race baitng to to cover the facts? If you have any knowledge of Root cause analysis you will come to the conclusion of "human actions" and not the color of one's outer beauty as the final analysis
Arbutus Town Crier September 26, 2013 at 08:53 PM
WC, I would recommend reading the past posts, you will see it is not pictures behind the Homes of individuals, But of an apartment complex that fails to take responsibility of their property and their tenants. Our responsible citizens that own the homes have cleaned there trash, but we are tired. The Landlord is required to take responsibility of keeping the watershed clean. The front of the complex with fresh flowers manicured lawn, but failed to take the responsibility and safety of HIS property behind the complex. Liqueur bottles litter the area, food for rats, the children breaking the liquor bottles into our ally that "WE PAYED FOR" and is private property, the concrete pad leading to the complex via the alley to the path is owned by the two homes. The safety of the children possibly Police officers with hidden areas in the wooded area. The children playing in a dangerous near hide outs in the wooded and the back doors appear closed but are just leaning on the frame; Lord only knows what goes on the unsecured area. Enough is enough and as Buzz has stated it that Councilman's Quirk's area which the councilman has seen for himself the speeding on the street, School Bus stop! No speed bumps? Baltimore county land locked area were Landlords and tenants out number homeowners and locked in a small Baltimore city zip code 21229 that housing prices are low by FBI Crime stats due to a having city zip code. Enough Thank you WC for using your 1st intendments right in a civil tongue this time.
Buzz Beeler September 26, 2013 at 10:08 PM
The leadership of Quirk on that side leaves a lot to be desired. Judging by your photos he fails to get out an about. This blog is about his lack of leadership: http://dundalk.patch.com/groups/buzz-beelers-blog/p/tough-questions-go-unanswered-by-council-chairman-tom-quirk
who cares September 26, 2013 at 10:41 PM
ATC I thought you were talking about the homes on that street, the apartment complex looks well maintained for its age. when you posted the pictures of Asians under the trees, I thought you were being racist. I have many Asian friends. The influx of Illegals in Maryland are due to the democrats looking for votes. Omalley has destroyed this state which trickles down the our neighborhoods.
Arbutus Town Crier October 05, 2013 at 10:19 AM
Your right Buzz! there is always suspicious activity that goes on BEHIND the complex, The doors are to be sealed shut, and the traffic that goes on behind the buildings. 80% of the doors appear to be closed and sealed shut but you see people come and go avoiding the the use of the front entry way. Another point you made is correct no one has got out of there cars to look and inspect the wooded area. I saw that with my own eyes. just a drive by. The cover of the book looks appealing but once the book is open you can see it dangerous to the neighborhood, children and the men in blue.

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