Bringing together the neighborhoods of the South Baltimore peninsula.
The South Baltimore Peninsula Post started in the spring of 2020 as a way for the communities between Fort McHenry and Camden Yards to interact during the enforced isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic. In March 2021, the Peninsula Post blog and social media accounts created by local resident Steve Cole were joined by a free community newspaper edition that will begin regular publication in August 2021. The Peninsula Post has also sponsored several socially distanced community events including a sidewalk chalk festival and scavenger hunt.
In April 2021, all of this community activity was formally organized into South Baltimore United, Inc., a tax-exempt nonstock corporation established under the laws of the State of Maryland. (An application for 501(c)(3) nonprofit status is currently pending with the Internal Revenue Service.) South Baltimore United, Inc. is devoted to promoting community awareness and engagement among the residents of the many neighborhoods of South Baltimore by distributing news and information about this diverse community and sponsoring public events that bring the community together.
Steve continues to devote much of his post-career time to the Peninsula Post. After a 30-plus-year career in one form of publishing or another – from promoting climate and space science for NASA to magazine editing, curating local Facebook groups (Cross Street Market Community, Federal Hill United), and wrestling with the Baltimore Museum of Industry’s 1936 Linotype typecasting machine – he apparently doesn’t know how to stop.