Neighbors at work: PJ, Mimmo, Kay, Matt, Joe, Nancy
Little Italy Neighborhood Association Board:
LIPOA changes name
[MARCH 2019] Little Italy Property Owners Association (LIPOA) has been recognized by Baltimore City as Little Italy, Baltimore’s representative neighborhood association for over a decade. The LIPOA Board has announced as of its March 19th meeting, the organization will operate under the name Little Italy Neighborhood Association (LINA). LINA is in the process of obtaining 501(c)(3) nonprofit status.
While it has established goodwill operating under the LIPOA name and bylaws, the board has decided to expand its organization to include all residents and business owners, including the residents of Scarlett Place, an apartment building on President Street. LINA thinks this change will help better position the organization to represent the stakeholders in Little Italy in the ever-changing landscape of Baltimore City.
LINA will be dedicated to the preservation, protection, growth and general well-being of the Little Italy community by collaborating with community members and others who share its objectives to celebrate urban living through communal, cultural, educational, literary and charitable endeavors and to effectively address and solve area problems.
While the name and bylaws of an organization help to provide the format and structure, it is each Little Italy community member’s participation that helps to ensure Little Italy maintains its reputation as the best neighborhood in Baltimore. Please help us build community by attending monthly meetings or email LINA to see how you can contribute.
LINA meets on the third
Original Little Italy Restaurant Association
The Original Little Italy Restaurant Association members have dedicated their efforts to promoting and preserving the image of Little Italy since the 1970‘s when three restauranteurs saw a need for unity among the neighborhood’s restaurants. In the spirit of its founders, it was the power behind several events in Little Italy, most notably, the summer Open Air Film Festival. Between 1999-2017 the Film Fest had drawn thousands of visitors to The Neighborhood as attendees congregated with lawn chairs, blankets and food on the corner of High & Stiles Streets to enjoy a free movie under the stars. The association also hosts the annual Little Italy Tree Lighting on the first Friday in December.
Little Italy Community Organization is for homeowners, residents, business owners, property owners, and/or those whose interests are represented by LICO's motto ... "Always working to improve our community in all ways!"