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  • Fluid Movement water ballet gives new meaning to phrase different strokes

    Fluid Movement water ballet gives new meaning to phrase different strokes
    "To get out of work at 5 o'clock, I will do anything." That's what Karen Stokes, executive director of the Greater Homewood Community Corp., was thinking in 2009, when she got involved in Fluid Movement. Her initial exposure to the performance art...
  • SHA presents proposals for I-695 projects at Arbutus Middle School

    The Maryland State Highway Administration presented proposals for an Interstate 695 ramp and bridge replacement projects in Arbutus during a public informational meeting Wednesday evening. Dozens of area residents and business owners reviewed about a...
  • SHA to hold input meeting for four projects in Arbutus

    SHA to hold input meeting for four projects in Arbutus
    Starting in the fall, the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) will begin the construction of four different projects in Arbutus. Projects include: • the mile-long replacement of two Interstate 695 (Baltimore Beltway) inner loop bridges...
  • Pedestrian struck, killed by train in Aberdeen

    Pedestrian struck, killed by train in Aberdeen
    A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Norfolk Southern freight train late Saturday in Aberdeen. A man was on the Amtrak tracks in the 300 block of South Phildelphia Boulevard just before midnight Saturday when he was hit by a freight train heading...
  • Man injured in Joppa train incident

    Man injured in Joppa train incident
    An 18-year-old man was hospitalized Sunday evening after he fell from a train on the CSX rail line in Joppa. After being found along the section of track for freight trains between Clayton Road and Raspe Lane, the man was taken by a Joppa-Magnolia...
  • Robert J. "Chief" Hunter, railroader

    Robert J. "Chief" Hunter, railroader
    Robert J. "Chief" Hunter, a career railroader who retired from Amtrak, died of heart failure Wednesday at Little Flower Manor nursing home in Darby, Pa. The former Lutherville resident was 91. The son of Robert Hunter, a shipyard worker, and Delia...
  • More Marylanders expected to travel for July Fourth, despite high gas prices

    More Marylanders expected to travel for July Fourth, despite high gas prices
    The days surrounding the Fourth of July holiday are perennially among the busiest of the summer when it comes to travel on Maryland roadways and across its skies — and this year will be no exception. About 858,400 Marylanders are expected to...
  • Amtrak's vulnerability [Editorial]

    Amtrak's vulnerability  [Editorial]
    No doubt there were some lumps in throats at Amtrak headquarters last month when they heard the words "collapse" and "rail line" in Baltimore. As it happens, it was a CSX freight line that was affected by the loss of a 120-year-old retaining wall in...
  • Amtrak needs help [Letter]

    Amtrak needs help [Letter]
    Your editorial "Amtrak's vulnerability" (May 13) was much needed. Those of us who regularly ride the rails between Baltimore and New York depend on rail service. Even Joe Biden, as a Senator, depended on the Northeast trains to Wilmington and voted to...
  • Amtrak, MARC service suspended after man killed by train in Prince George's

    Amtrak, MARC service suspended after man killed by train in Prince George's
    A man was struck and killed by a train in Prince George's County on Friday afternoon, disrupting Amtrak and MARC service along the busy Baltimore-Washington corridor, officials said. MARC service was halted from about 2:30 p.m. until shortly after 5 p.m....
  • Amtrak suspends service at BWI for 'police activity'

    Amtrak suspends service at BWI for 'police activity'
    Amtrak trains to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport were halted for more than an hour Sunday night after police found a suspicious package at the station. Maryland Transportation Authority police spokesman Sgt. Jonathan Green...
  • Trains delayed after tug boat strikes bridge

    Trains delayed after tug boat strikes bridge
    A tug boat struck the Susquehanna River Bridge Wednesday night, delaying trains from crossing between Cecil and Harford counties for about an hour. The U.S. Coast Guard notified Amtrak around 10 p.m. Wednesday that a tug boat struck the bridge, and...