The Baltimore Sun

Jean Marbella

Writer

Jean Marbella is a reporter on The Sun’s investigative and enterprise team. She joined The Sun in 1987 and has been a health reporter, a feature writer, a national correspondent, an editor and a metro columnist. She has covered a broad range of stories from 9/11 in New York to Michael Phelps in the Olympics.

Recent Articles

  • One year after unrest, Baltimore takes stock

    One year after unrest, Baltimore takes stock

    One year ago, the voices of Frederick Douglass High School students were barely heard as they were depicted as the spark that ignited the riot after the funeral of Freddie Gray. One year ago and across town, the Mary Harvin Senior Center under construction was burned, the blaze becoming a symbol...

  • After Freddie Gray, politics, policing and communities feel the difference

    After Freddie Gray, politics, policing and communities feel the difference

    If firebrand minister Jamal Bryant has his way, the march he plans to lead across West Baltimore on Sunday will bring the city "to a standstill." Prominent in the protests after the death of Freddie Gray, Bryant is one of many in Baltimore, including politicians, activists and philanthropists,...

  • A young patient instructs caregivers on treating the terminally ill

    A young patient instructs caregivers on treating the terminally ill

    Greg Bennett was a smart, athletic kid — straight As, a pitcher on his baseball team, popular. Then adolescence happened. He started disrupting classes and failing to pick up on social cues when he was being annoying. His onetime friends began bullying him at school. His parents yelled at him for...

  • Man arrested in fatal barbershop shooting in East Baltimore

    Man arrested in fatal barbershop shooting in East Baltimore

    On Friday night, as his co-workers continued to cut customers' hair inside, Kenneth Collins' family and friends remembered him with candles, balloons and tears outside the barbershop in which the 45-year-old was shot and killed this week. Meanwhile, a 31-year-old Baltimore man has been arrested...

  • Parkville man says he shot intruder

    Parkville man says he shot intruder

    Baltimore County Police said a Parkville man told them he shot a man who broke into his home early Friday morning. Police responding to the 2300 block of Harford Hills Road shortly before 2:30 a.m. about a report of shots being fired were met by a man who said he had just shot an intruder. The...

  • Police identify victim of Lochearn hit-and-run

    Police identify victim of Lochearn hit-and-run

    A pedestrian who was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Lochearn on Tuesday night has been identified by Baltimore County police as Matthew Dennis Robinson, 29, of the 6000 block of Liberty Road, just over a mile away from where he was struck. Police said the driver of a 2001 Mercedes E450 was traveling...

  • Maryland clinics receive $1.8 million to treat heroin, opioid addicts

    Maryland clinics receive $1.8 million to treat heroin, opioid addicts

    An audience that included the U.S. surgeon general, a U.S. senator and top health officials from the city and state listened Friday as Charles Jones illustrated the reason they had gathered Friday at Chase Brexton Health Services in Baltimore. Jones told them about coming to the center and each...

  • Baltimore's newest police officers start work

    Baltimore's newest police officers start work

    They became Baltimore's newest police officers Friday evening, and were immediately challenged by their boss. "You're a special class already," Police Commissioner Kevin Davis told the officers. "Your class ... will set the tone for the rest of the classes that come behind you." The class began...

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