Johns Hopkins Gazette: August 7, 1995

Hopkins Securing Charles Village Benefits District

     The Hopkins commitment to the recently created Charles
Village Community Benefits District continues to grow.

     The university, which alrea-dy has contributed $55,000 to
the community effort, began, on July 31, the deployment of a new
mobile/foot security patrol force within the 100 square block
district. The 24 square block Hopkins post is bordered by 33rd
Street to the north, 27th Street to the south, Guilford Avenue to
the east and Charles Street to the west. Anthony S. Ingoglia, an
eight-year veteran of the Homewood Security Department, will
spearhead the Hopkins effort.

     The university's designated patrol of the district will
complement the existing off-campus patrols as well as
neighborhood security provided by The Union Memorial Hospital and
the Baltimore City police. In June, the board of the benefits
district hired the Wackenhut Security Corp., a national security
firm, as its official private security force.

     The officers of the combined security team are assigned
specific posts, so they become a familiar and highly visible
presence in their respective neighborhoods.  Hopkins also has
added a new four-wheel-drive vehicle to ensure even greater

     The Charles Village Community Benefits District was
established last year by a referendum of voters in five adjoining
neighborhoods: Abell, Better Greenmount Alliance, Charles
Village, Harwood/26'ers and South Charles Village. Property
owners in the CVCBD pay a tax surcharge of 30 cents per $100
assessed value to pay for security and sanitation services beyond
those which are provided by the city. 

     CVCBD has a staff of six full-time salaried employees
responsible to a 25-member management authority, which includes
dean of Homewood student affairs Larry Benedict.

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