Winners of Paul Preziosi Scholarship Announced

Preziosi Scholars 2015

Pictured left to right are: Matthew Brill-Carlat, Thomas Preziosi, Aaron Gehring and Catherine Preziosi.

The winners of the Arcadia Improvement Association Paul Preziosi Scholarship are Matthew Brill-Carlat and Aaron Gehring.

Matthew and Aaron described their future plans.

Matthew: “I’m attending Vassar College, in Poughkeepsie, NY. I don’t know what I’ll major in, but I will continue my studies in History and Spanish and hope to explore Psychology for the first time. I’m planning to study abroad in a Spanish speaking country, play Ultimate Frisbee, do theater, and discover lots of new interests. My heartfelt thanks to the AIA for the scholarship!”

Aaron: “I am honored to be selected for the Preziosi scholarship to help me pursue my goals in college. I will be attending Salisbury University on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. I believe that Salisbury University is a school that I will help me thrive in my major and will be a great experience that I will remember long after my time there. I am going in to study Social Work and Political Science so that I will be able to help people in the world and in finding ways to make the world a better place. At Salisbury University, I will be learning to advocate for people that are in need and to work with the community to help others. I want to explore policy making for changes that can impact large groups of marginalized people. Thank you for the chance that you have given me with this scholarship. I will use it well.”

Congratulations to our neighborhood scholars!

July/August edition of The Arcadian newsletter

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The Arcadian July/August 2015

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DPW to Begin Installing New Water Meters in East and Northeast Baltimore

The Baltimore City Department of Public Works announced that installation of its new water meters, known as BaltiMeter, will expand this Wednesday, June 17, into East Baltimore and portions of Northeast Baltimore.

The installation area is approximately bounded by the City Line on the east, Harford Road/Avenue-Ensor Street-Gay Street on the west, Northern Parkway on the north, and the Baltimore Harbor on the south. A map of the new installation area is available on; it is the portion of Sector 6 located within City limits.

During these installations, water should typically need to be turned off for less than an hour. Customers will be notified by letter about two weeks in advance of the installations. Door hang tags and street signs will be posted to notify customers that installations are pending. In addition, customers will be notified by a knock on the door just before the water is turned off. Meter installers will not need to enter customers’ homes.

See complete press release

Final call for applications for AIA Paul Preziosi Scholarship

The Paul Preziosi Scholarship is worth $200 toward tuition, books, or supplies.

Eligibility requirements:

  1. Must be a resident of Arcadia
  2. Must be a high school senior
  3. Must reside in a household with a current membership in the Arcadia Improvement Association
  4. Must complete and submit application by May 31.

For application materials contact Sarah Sette, 3500 Parkside Drive, 410-444-9393,