| May 1, 2012
| 11:47 AM
If you were to paint the collective mood of those in the checkout line Saturday at the Laurel Art Center, the brush could have been dipped in the deepest of blues.
The Main Street landmark, which closed in February but reopened April 28 and 29 for a two-...
| May 11, 2012
| 5:55 AM
Harvard University has a research forest. So does Duke. Yale has multiple forests. The University of Maryland has “the wooded hillock." a 24-acre patch of trees at the northern tip of the state's flagship public campus.
Though tiny, largely...
| May 18, 2012
| 5:07 PM
The Rev. Marion C. Bascom, a leading Baltimore civil rights activist remembered for his lifetime quest for social justice, died of a heart attack Thursday at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He was 87 and lived in Reservoir Hill.
"A giant has...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 2:58 PM
Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett repudiated fellow Republican Rep. Todd Akin’s comments on rape Tuesday, while his campaign manager called an attempt by Maryland Democrats to tie Bartlett to the controversy “disgusting.”
Akin, the GOP nominee...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 1:32 PM
Doris J. Spriggs, a former Social Security Administration specialist who later became an aide to six Baltimore mayors, died Tuesday of heart failure at Mercy Medical Center.
The longtime Edmondson Village resident was 79.
"Doris was really one of the...
| May 10, 2012
| 7:37 AM
During my time in office, members of the downtown business community and other citizens urged me to take action against the area known as The Block. Since the end of World War II, The Block has been a concentration of strip clubs and X-rated bookstores....
| May 3, 2012
| 7:41 AM
Rep. Elijah Cummings wants folks to know that he's keeping it real.
Like really, really, really real.
Starting with where he lives.
He told a crowd at Howard University Wednesday just how down-and-dirty real his Baltimore neighborhood is.
| Jul 24, 2012
| 2:53 PM
Lloyd Campbell "Mitch" Mitchner, who had been director of Baltimore's Urban Services Agency during the mayoral administration of Kurt L. Schmoke and later headed AFRAM, the African-American cultural festival, died July 16 of lung cancer at Northwest...
| Aug 2, 2012
Do you know what hoarding looks like?
You have probably seen articles in newspapers about hoarding of possessions and/or animals in a living space. There are also television shows about hoarding, showing rooms piled high with everything from newspapers...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 4:43 PM
Ann McAllister Hughes, an artist who taught art in Baltimore's public schools and had chaired the art department at Forest Park High School, died July 27 of pulmonary failure at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson.
The longtime Randallstown resident was 83.
| May 7, 2012
| 10:49 AM
For Kelly Sykes,a career in physical therapycan be traced back to a football injury during his days at Oakland Mills High School.
That injury served as the catalyst that eventually led him to open Touchstone Physical Therapy and Wellness in his hometown...
| May 22, 2012
| 3:09 PM
Fifteen special education students at Hillcrest Elementary School, many dressed in button-down shirts and ties or dresses, sat in a classroom Tuesday, listening to the emotional tale of someone who faced similar challenges to theirs decades ago.