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Fund helps kids win Chincoteague ponies

Fund helps kids win Chincoteague ponies

Alyssa Jastram can’t remember a time she didn’t love the Chincoteague ponies, the small, spirited horses that live in the wild on the coastal islands of Virginia. She learned to ride on an elderly Chincoteague pony her parents adopted as a rescue. She has read the landmark children’s book “Misty...

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  • Baltimore's shot in the dark to reduce violence

    Baltimore's shot in the dark to reduce violence

    Our view: Tougher sentences for gun offenders are not likely to solve Baltimore’s violence problem, but the legislation is worth trying, with some amendments Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young kicked off today’s hearing on proposed mandatory minimum sentences for illegally...

  • Wrongs aren't addressed until they happen to whites

    Wrongs aren't addressed until they happen to whites

    If you live long enough, you become aware of this inconvenient truth: Bad things have to happen to white people before there is a groundswell of support for righting wrongs that people of color have suffered for years without sufficient redress. Roland Martin, the host of a daily news show on the...

  • Trump's erratic behavior not just a 'message' problem

    Trump's erratic behavior not just a 'message' problem

    Our view: Allowing President Trump to be himself isn’t playing so well with the ‘beleaguered’ attorney general — or with the American electorate Diehard supporters of Donald J. Trump like to use the phrase, “Let Trump be Trump,” as if the president’s biggest hangup was staff, family or colleagues...

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  • Direct Energy to lay off 108 Maryland employees

    Direct Energy to lay off 108 Maryland employees

    Direct Energy, a Houston-based natural gas and electricity retailer, will lay off 108 of its employees in Columbia, according to a notice it provided to the state on Tuesday. The layoffs come as the company “is changing its business model to move away from being a residential solar installer,”...

  • Anthem House holds grand opening

    Anthem House holds grand opening

    Anthem House, the 292-unit luxury apartment building in Locust Point, will hold its grand opening Tuesday. Tenants began moving into the $100 million project by the Bozzuto Group, Scott Plank's War Horse Cities and Solstice Partners in June. Located at 900 E. Fort Ave., Anthem House boasts a 360-degree...

  • ELTA North America opens Cyber Innovation Center

    ELTA North America opens Cyber Innovation Center

    ELTA North America, an Israeli-owned defense manufacturer, is opening a Cyber Innovation Center at its Annapolis Junction headquarters. Modeled after innovation centers at ELTA’s facilities in Israel and other countries, the innovation center will focus on adapting technology and international...

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  • 'The Bachelorette' recap: Perfect Peter is in trouble

    'The Bachelorette' recap: Perfect Peter is in trouble

    This week on “The Bachelorette,” Rachel takes the final three men to Dallas to meet her family. I’m curious if her dad will be included this season as he, understandably, opted out of meeting Nick last season. Rachel greets Eric, a personal trainer from Baltimore who definitely chugs protein shakes...

  • Olney Theatre delivers vibrant revival of 'Thurgood'

    Olney Theatre delivers vibrant revival of 'Thurgood'

    The term “hero” gets tossed around so liberally these days that it feels good to be reminded of someone who fits the bill thoroughly — Thurgood Marshall, the subject of a one-man play enjoying a welcome revival at Olney Theatre Center. Written about a decade ago by George Stevens Jr., “Thurgood”...

  • Best bets for Baltimore Restaurant Week: summer 2017 edition

    Best bets for Baltimore Restaurant Week: summer 2017 edition

    Baltimore Restaurant Week returns July 28-Aug. 6, with more than 100 restaurants offering prix-fixe brunches, lunches and dinners up to $35. Conceived in New York, the promotion has become a way for restaurants across the country to drum up business during slow periods. It’s now offered biannually...

  • 'Step' documentary gets the red-carpet treatment in Baltimore

    'Step' documentary gets the red-carpet treatment in Baltimore

    The Lethal Ladies of Baltimore will be getting the red carpet treatment tonight. “Step,” director Amanda Lipitz’s by turns heartbreaking and exhilarating visit with the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women’s “Lethal Ladies” step team, is getting its local premiere at an invitation-only screening...

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  • Ray Lewis drops price of Reisterstown estate to $2.5 million

    Ray Lewis drops price of Reisterstown estate to $2.5 million

    Former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis has decreased the original asking price of his 28-acre gated Reisterstown estate by 15 percent, dropping the listed price from $2.95 million to $2.5 million. The roughly 6,600-square-foot Tufton Avenue abode, which was originally listed in late April, has seven...

  • A history of the community of Emory Grove

    A history of the community of Emory Grove

    For Ann Weller Dahl, memories of Emory Grove stretch way back like the sun dappled shadows on a summer’s day that fall from ancient stands of maples, poplars, oaks and pines across 55 acres of what was originally established as a Methodist summer camp meeting in the 19th century. “We would come...

  • Sagamore Pendry hotel now offering daily pool passes — for $50

    Sagamore Pendry hotel now offering daily pool passes — for $50

    Cool off in luxury this summer. The Sagamore Pendry Baltimore, the new Fells Point luxury hotel from Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank, is selling daily pool passes for $50. The pool was previously only accessible to guests of the hotel, which opened in March. The passes are good for the day and gain...

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  • On and off the field, Ravens are under construction as training camp begins

    On and off the field, Ravens are under construction as training camp begins

    When Ravens veterans report to the Under Armour Performance Center on Wednesday, the training facility will be much like the team’s roster over the past six months: under construction. A multiyear $45 million renovation process of the team’s 13-year-old headquarters in Owings Mills remains ongoing....

  • Brain disease seen in most football players in large report

    Brain disease seen in most football players in large report

    Research on 202 former football players found evidence of brain disease in nearly all of them, from athletes in the NFL, college and even high school. It's the largest update on chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a brain disease linked with repeated head blows. But the report doesn't confirm...

  • Contract details for new Maryland baseball coach Rob Vaughn released

    Contract details for new Maryland baseball coach Rob Vaughn released

    New Maryland baseball coach Rob Vaughn will make a base annual salary of $180,000, according to a copy of his contract obtained by The Baltimore Sun through a Maryland Public Information Act request. Vaughn’s deal, signed June 15, is for five years. The former Terps associate head coach succeeded...

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  • Baltimore gun offenders vary, Sun review shows

    Baltimore gun offenders vary, Sun review shows

    A young woman who says she carried a gun for her own protection. A truck driver passing through Baltimore with a gun in his cab. The manager of an optometrist’s office who, after a car accident, was found to have a gun in his vehicle. As Baltimore’s City Council considers a proposed one-year mandatory...

  • Neighborhood tensions arise as residents learn of plans for medical marijuana dispensaries

    Neighborhood tensions arise as residents learn of plans for medical marijuana dispensaries

    John Seifert was having trouble renting out his shuttered flower shop in Baltimore County. Finally, a real estate agent found a potential tenant: a medical marijuana dispensary. Seifert signed a five-year lease with the firm, which wants to sell cannabis tinctures, oils and other products to patients...

  • New York City establishes tenants' right to lawyer in eviction cases

    New York City establishes tenants' right to lawyer in eviction cases

    The New York City Council passed legislation Thursday that will guarantee free legal representation to all low-income tenants facing eviction, the first measure in the nation to establish a civil right to counsel in housing court. Advocates for tenants in Maryland and across the nation hailed the...

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