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John Ostrowski, sausage maker

John Ostrowski, sausage maker who owned Fells Point shop, dies

John Ostrowski, a renowned Southeast Baltimore sausage maker who refused to sell his product to supermarkets for a wider distribution, died of Alzheimer's disease complications Wednesday at Somerford Place Assisted Living in Columbia. The Lutherville resident was 72.

Hopkins code cracks baseball scheduling

Just as the statistics-heavy "Moneyball" approach changed how teams build rosters, the scheduling solution can lie in math.

Tour hours expanding for historic Phoenix Shot Tower

Preservationists and city hope to restore, draw visitors to structure built in 1828.

Jacques Kelly: Theater company transforms old bank building into its new home

Jacques Kelly: Theater company transforms bank building into new home

The old Mercantile-Safe Deposit & Trust Co.'s Redwood Street banking temple has amazing rebirth as the new home of the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company.

Baltimore Artists Guild to hold outdoor art festival in Catonsville

Baltimore Artists Guild to hold outdoor art festival in Catonsville

Catonsville residents Edward Williams and Lorraine Imwold have been busy since December planning an outdoor art festival for the spring.

Hundreds of trees planted at Harford's Arbor Day observance

Hundreds of trees planted at Harford's Arbor Day observance

Harford County celebrated Arbor Day 2014 on Good Friday, as volunteers of all ages gathered at the Chapel Road Sports Complex in Havre de Grace to plant hundreds of seedlings and young trees.

Batts says 'culture change' needed to improve interactions with LGBT community

Batts says 'culture change' needed to improve interactions with community

Members of gay community said they still feel targeted, disrespected or left to fend for themselves.

Reports raise concerns over security at federal field offices

Reports raise concerns over security at federal field offices

From metal detectors to ID checks, visitors entering agency headquarters and large federal facilities in and around the nation's capital are subjected to intense security — so much so that they're often warned to leave extra time to get through the screening.

Archaeologists hosting open house at Patterson Park dig

Archaeologists conducting a dig in Patterson Park are holding an open house Saturday to share...

Ellicott City man sentenced for terrorism offenses

Lawyers argued for almost two hours Thursday whether the skinny, hollow-cheeked young man from...

Harford airport gets OK to expand despite residents' objections

Harford County's zoning hearing examiner has recommended a special exception be granted to Harford...

Dan Rodricks: Questioning wage law built on the kindness of strangers

I want to thank Mr. Sean Malone, the Annapolis lobbyist, for getting me to look a little deeper into...

Fresh-egg enthusiasts crow about Baltimore County backyard chickens

When Brooks Paternotte bought his 10-acre property in Owings Mills three years ago, it came with a...

Democratic candidates woo NAACP crowd in Baltimore

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown attacked his chief rival in the Democratic primary contest for governor...

Unlock a historic stay with C&O Canal Quarters program

For anyone who enjoys bike riding or hiking, the path along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal is...

Maryland native Duane Adler's first film as writer-director is multicultural

UM graduate shepherded film "Make Your Move" from beginning to end.

Baltimore police sergeant gets probation for misconduct

A veteran Baltimore police sergeant received probation Friday after being convicted for failing to...

Baltimore arts groups receive more than $2.5 million in NEA grants

Nine Baltimore arts groups, including the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Baltimore Symphony...

Plane from BWI makes 'expedited' landing for security issue

A flight out of BWI was forced to make a hasty landing in Indianapolis Wednesday due to a security...

Horseshoe Baltimore to hold hiring event, offer free dealer courses

Horseshoe Baltimore Casino will host a hiring event at M&T Bank Stadium on Monday and Tuesday...

Odenton volunteer firefighter returns to work after amputation

Firefighter William Fisher returned to work at Odenton this month, eight months after having his...

New MVA license renewal rule frustrates 21-year-olds, Harford liquor inspector says

A new MVA rule forbidding younger people from renewing their driver's license in person is getting...

3D Maryland unveils Innovation + Prototyping lab in Columbia

Howard County's Economic Development Authority on Thursday unveiled its newest workspace, a...

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Mark D. Metzger, worked with young offenders

Mark D. Metzger, worked with young offenders

Mark D. Metzger, who was director of youth initiatives for the Baltimore County Police Department for more than 30 years and was...

Lisa M. Wehr, homemaker

Lisa M. Wehr, homemaker

Lisa M. Wehr, a homemaker who enjoyed visiting beaches, died March 19 of heart failure at her East Baltimore home. She was 48.

Oliver L. Hoffman Jr., steel executive

Oliver L. Hoffman Jr., steel executive

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Dan Rodricks

Dan Rodricks

Questioning wage law built on the kindness of strangers - April 18, 2014 - I want to thank Mr. Sean Malone, the Annapolis lobbyist, for getting me to look a little deeper into something we generally regard as...

Jacques Kelly

Jacques Kelly

Center for at-risk youths housed in Brooklyn landmark - March 7, 2014 - I crossed the Patapsco River and arrived in Brooklyn in search of the Chesapeake Center for Youth Development. It was not hard to spot...