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Joe Burris

Writer

Joe Burris was named to the higher education beat in September, having previously covered Howard and Anne Arundel county education and weekday morning traffic. He joined The Sun as a features writer in 2004, after an 18-year career covering sports for the Nashville Tennessean and Boston Globe.

Recent Articles

  • Middle River church garden seeks to offer produce for locals

    Middle River church garden seeks to offer produce for locals

    After a long winter, the 7,000-square-foot garden plot behind Middle River Baptist Church will soon become a source of pride, and produce, for the community once again. The church's Seeds of Grace Community Garden is part of the Baltimore County waterfront community's low-income area, and on Saturday...

  • More than 200 volunteers take part in Fort McHenry cleanup

    More than 200 volunteers take part in Fort McHenry cleanup

    Who knows where items we discard each day may show up? More than 200 volunteers who turned out Saturday morning at Fort McHenry know — some of the plastic foam, plastic ware, bottles and other floating debris nestles in wetlands at the national monument. In a cleanup hosted by the National Parks...

  • FOP criticizes Commissioner Batts on comments regarding Freddie Gray's death

    FOP criticizes Commissioner Batts on comments regarding Freddie Gray's death

    The president of Baltimore's Fraternal Order of Police on Saturday criticized Commissioner Anthony Batts and other officials for statements made on Friday acknowledging errors in the arrest of Freddie Gray, a Baltimore man whose death in police custody has sparked local protests and national outcry....

  • Woman shot multiple times on Church Street

    Baltimore Police said Saturday afternoon a woman was shot multiple times on the 1000 block of Church Street. Authorities said officers were called at about 1:19 p.m. for a report of a shooting and discovered a 25-year-old woman with multiple gunshot wounds. She was transported to an area hospital...

  • Ministerial alliance says Batts should resign in wake of Freddie Gray case

    Ministerial alliance says Batts should resign in wake of Freddie Gray case

    The president of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Baltimore on Friday called for the resignation of Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray, saying the city's police department is "in disarray." Rev. Alvin Gwynn Sr., head of the coalition...

  • Five-vehicle collision on I-695 inner loop

    Five-vehicle collision on I-695 inner loop

    All traffic lanes and the right shoulder have been reopened on the inner loop of Interstate 695 in Towson, where a Friday morning collision involving five vehicles had shut down all inner loop traffic, state transportation officials said. The collision, first reported by the state Department of...

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