Welcome to Federal Hill South Neighborhood Association!

The Federal Hill South Neighborhood Association (FHSNA) was created to promote and protect the common interests of the residents and property owners in the Federal Hill South community. FHSNA serves the neighborhood bounded by Light Street, Cross Street, Covington Street and Fort Avenue.

Upcoming Events                                                                                                    

Monthly Meeting


7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

St. Ignatius Loyola Academy, 300 Gittings St.

(See below for details)

Federal Hill 4th of July Parade


10:00 am

800 block of William Street

Riverside Concert Series -

School of Rock


5:00 pm

Riverside Park


Volunteer Opportunities


Contact Person

E-mail Address


Dave Hirst


Newsletter Delivery

Dave Hirst


Clean-Up Committee

Melissa Evans


Crime/Safety Committee

Sarah Humphreys


Garden Club

Jim Peterson


Tree Steward Committee

Joanna Pi-Sunyer



News from Southern District

Message to Community Leaders from Police Commissioner Batts

Dear Community Leader:

As you know, the City of Baltimore and the Baltimore Police Department are in the midst of a challenging time. Following a period of civil unrest, we have been experiencing an increase of the pace of violent crime, most notably homicides and shootings. Please be assured that the Baltimore Police Department is moving aggressively to both address the increase in violence, as well to modernize and better equip ourselves for the future.

The increased pace of crime has been particularly prevalent in neighborhoods historically impacted by violent crime. In response, BPD has re-allocated several veteran leaders to the Western District that have experience and relationships in that District, including a new District Commander and Captain. Throughout the City, officers are being deployed in both mobile and foot capacities in neighborhoods. The Department is also placing a high emphasis on key commercial corridors. Officers are being asked to maintain a visible and consistent presence, as well as to engage in positive interactions with community members. Increased visibility will serve as a deterrent to criminals, and quality and positive communication with the community will help us to prevent and solve crimes. Additionally, the Police Commissioner has tasked Lieutenant Colonel Melvin Russell, currently in command of the Community Partnership Division, to temporarily work out of the Western District full-time to re-establish a productive relationship with members of the community.

The Department has announced the creation of a new Community Engagement Division that will encompass the Department's current Community Partnerships Division, the Media Relations Section, and the Office of Government Affairs. This Division will be solely focused on implementing a strategic approach to strengthening and growing the bond between our Department and members of the community. As a first step, the Police Commissioner is engaging the Community Relations Councils and talking to community members in each of the 9 police districts to better educate the Department on the concerns and needs of the community. The Division will also be working to find ways for the police and the community to work together to solve crime. For example, BPD will be seeking to enhance the awards offered through Metro Crime Stoppers to individuals that provide tips that help the Department solve crimes. 

BPD has also taken steps to ensure that the Department is well-prepared for any potential unrest or violence in the future. Since the civil unrest ended, there has been extensive training for both officers and commanders in mobile field force tactics and crowd control.  We are also better equipping our officers so they can handle large crowds safely. We are also pro-actively working with our local law enforcement partners on mutual aid communication and planning. Our mutual aid agreements are being updated to ensure rapid response. These actions will ensure that the Department will be faster and better equipped to safely address any future unrest.


Please also be assured that the Department is aggressively working to hold individuals that committed crimes during the unrest accountable for their actions. BPD detectives and our partners at the ATF and DEA have launched an investigation task force to bring state and federal charges against individuals that committed crimes that harmed officers, businesses, and people in our community. Some people have already been arrested as a result of their crimes. More charges are coming in the near future.


The BPD remains laser-focused on protecting communities from violence. However, that goal cannot be accomplished without help from the community, from each citizen to community and business leaders. Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. Together, we can ensure that Baltimore remains a safe place to live, work, and visit.




Anthony W. Batts

Police Commissioner

Recent Announcements

  • Nominations and Board Elections Next month at our June 30th meeting we will hold the annual election of officers and Board members for the Federal Hill South Neighborhood Association. Nominations for the Board will ...
    Posted May 26, 2015, 6:20 AM by Fina Santa-Maria
  • Federal Hill International Guitar Series - Sunday, June 14th Max Zuckerman will be performing a program of beautiful guitar music on Sunday, June 14th at 5:30PM. Max is currently based in New York, but he studied music at ...
    Posted May 26, 2015, 6:18 AM by Fina Santa-Maria
  • Thomas Johnson Elementary/Middle School Bull and Shrimp Roast - Friday, June 5 Thomas Johnson Elementary/Middle School (TJEMS) is having its annual Bull and Shrimp Roast on Friday, June 5 from 7 pm to 11 pm at the Locust Point Knights of ...
    Posted May 8, 2015, 6:55 AM by Fina Santa-Maria
  • FHSNA Spring Planting - Saturday, May 2 The Federal Hill South Garden Club will be doing spring planting of the neighborhood containers on Saturday, May 2 from 10 am to 12 noon.Now more than ever, we ...
    Posted Apr 29, 2015, 8:01 AM by Fina Santa-Maria
  • Federal Hill Preparatory School Spring Fling and Silent Auction - Saturday, May 9 Federal Hill Prep's Spring Fling & Silent Auction, Saturday, May 9, 2015, noon until 5 pm.  Silent auction bidding ends at 4 pm. The day includes a large silent auction ...
    Posted Apr 24, 2015, 6:27 AM by Fina Santa-Maria
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Hear Ye! Hear Ye!


Please be aware that Area 9 residents have lost the privilege of evening and weekend parking at Federal Hill Prep. New signage will be posted to reflect this change.  Violators will be towed.

It is sad that the actions of those who consistently disregarded the parking signs cost the neighborhood this much needed parking.

Please keep this in mind if you take advantage of the evening and weekend parking in the Digital Harbor High School lot.  Use of the lot is a courtesy extended to the neighborhood by the school administration.  We have already had reminders and gentle warnings from DHHS because there are those that abuse the privilege and do not follow the posted restrictions.

If we lose the opportunity to park in the DHHS lot we have no one to blame but ourselves.  Please be considerate.

FHSNA Monthly Meetings

FHSNA Meeting Tuesday, June 30

 Nominations and Vote for the FHSNA Board
Parking Changes
Newsletter Proposed Changes

Location: St. Ignatius Loyola Academy, 300 Gittings St.
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 pm 
Come early (6:30 pm) for food and drink with your neighbors!

BYO refreshments for social.