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Run by three county commissioners instead of a county executive, Howard County was a different place in the early 1960s. As required of all counties by the Maryland General Assembly in 1953, Howard had finally approved its General Plan in 1960, a much-...
About 50 business, civic and religious leaders attended a streetcar symposium Wednesday, Dec. 5 but the one person they needed most — anyone officially representing the city — was not there. There was one city official there, but only because...
In 1987, The Sun's editorial board decided to bestow upon the Johns Hopkins University's then-president, Steven Muller, a newly created award: Marylander of the Year. The distinction was meant to honor the person who "contributed the most to Baltimore and...
Tags: Sports Illustrated, John Waters, Lou Gehrig, NAACP, Super Bowl
The longtime home of James and Patricia Rouse on the banks of Wilde Lake in Columbia, where the world-known affordable housing advocates danced together to tunes from a stereo next to their living room fireplace, is up for sale. It is the home's first...
At the recent Governor's Housing Conference in Baltimore, the blue logo of a house with rays of light emanating from behind the roof was ubiquitous. It's the emblem of one of the conference's main sponsors, Enterprise, and to the roughly 800 people in...
Tags: Lobbying, Interior Policy, Taxation, Mortgages, Credit Ratings
Steve Carter argued Oct. 11 that low-income housing in Columbia makes little sense ("Low-income housing does not belong in high-cost Columbia," letter). Perhaps Mr. Carter does not realize that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is...
The Baltimore waterfront's iconic Harborplace is being sold to a New York real estate investment firm that has a reputation for purchasing distinctive retail centers, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Tuesday. Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp., which is...
Seven months after starting a petition to rename their Columbia street, Coon Hunt Court, residents officially have their new street — April Wind Court. "For more than 175 years, the word "coon" represented racism and bigotry against African-...
Tags: Civil Rights
Did You Know? Howard County is known nationwide for its schools, parks, sports programs, libraries and affluence. But tucked away in faded, aging documents and longtime residents’ minds, there are plenty of little-known facts that might just...
Forty years after Frank Gehry completed a series of buildings in the then-fledgling "new town" of Columbia, the current master developer wants him to come back and design more. The Dallas-based Howard Hughes Corp., which in 2010 took over as lead...
Lifelong Columbia resident Mary Weeks can sum up in one simple two-word phrase what her hometown means to her. Columbia Matters. Heard that before? It's also the name of the Columbia Association's award-winning public access television program that...
In an interview with Salon Magazine, Columbia native and author Michael Chabon discusses how his new, racially charged novel was, in part, shaped by his upbringing in Columbia. In the interview, the Pulitzer-prize winning author said the racial themes in...
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