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M.J. Brodie
Ice rink opening near Inner Harbor
Ice rink opening near Inner Harbor

When M.J. "Jay" Brodie was city housing commissioner from 1977 to 1984, he took his wintertime lunch breaks at the Charles Center ice rink in the Inner Harbor. "It was just fun," said Brodie, 78. "I do remember teaching a couple of young ladies how to Dutch Waltz once." He and his wife, who passed away in 2002, skated and ice danced at the ice rinks at Northwest (now closed), Mount Pleasant and Patterson Park. Baltimoreans will have a new place to hit the ice with the opening of a public rink at McKeldin Square on Nov. 21. The ice rink will be the centerpiece of the Waterfront Partnership's "It's a Waterfront Life" annual holiday...