| May 19, 2012
Gifted with a mother's second sight, Catherine Johnson knew her daughter Jacqueline Green better than the child knew herself.
In 2004, the eighth-grader insisted she had absolutely zero desire to study dance. "Oh, Mom," she said, rolling her eyes. "Why...
| May 30, 2012
I suggest that my fellow Baltimore residents take off their gloves and defend our beloved city against the onslaught of unjust criticism by smug suburbanites. My family enjoys a lifestyle that could never be duplicated in the suburbs. While you enjoy your...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 4:24 PM
As the Baltimore school system prepares to implement a more stringent curriculum next year, sample evaluations of more than two dozen schools show that many are struggling with how to effectively teach children.
In an evaluation of teachers' instruction,...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 5:00 AM
A recently released independent evaluation of two dozen Baltimore City schools conducted in 2011 suggests that even though the system has introduced important reforms in recent years, too many schools are still struggling to find effective ways to educate...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 4:17 PM
As Anne Arundel school officials outlined the system's planned Performing Visual Arts program for high schools, they stressed to parents the kind of students they're looking to enroll: those with an unbridled energy and passion for their art.
| Nov 17, 2011
| 8:49 PM
Westminster High School student Madeline White, 16, was fairly far from home Nov. 11, attending an event in Baltimore on Veterans Day.
But she was there, among some 300 attendees, sharing a view of "home" that could help homeless veterans across the...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 6:05 AM
Jack and Zach Food has opened in the lower-level Woman's Industrial Exchange where Sofi's Crepes was until recently.
Jack is Jack Neill, 22, and Zachary is Zachary Schoettler, 21. They are alarmingly young. Baltimore natives, Neill and Schoettler met...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 12:18 PM
Wallace "Wally" Henry Coberg, a theatrical designer and filmmaker who was at work on a new Edgar Allan Poe documentary, died of an apparent heart attack Nov. 18 at his Bolton Hill home. He was 63.
Born in New York City, he lived in Edison, N.J., and...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 4:44 PM
Baltimore police officers serving a warrant on a man wanted in a minor crime said they stumbled on a stash house in Mount Vernon where more than 8 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $25,000 on the street were being stored.
Detective Jeremy Silbert...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 9:00 AM
In response to your report on Baltimore City's population decline, since most of the people leaving are parents with school-age children, the city must consider ways to compete with the county schools ("Grow the city's population, but don't stop there,"...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 4:57 PM
In her inaugural address Tuesday, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake exhorted Baltimoreans to "pitch in and do their part" to improve the city and draw new residents despite economic challenges.
Speaking in a light rain outside City Hall, Rawlings-Blake, 41,...
| Jan 2, 2012
| 6:43 PM
Business entrepreneur and philanthropist William Polk Carey, who donated more than $100 million to Maryland schools and universities, spent most of his life outside the state, but he never stopped thinking of himself as a Baltimorean.
Mr. Carey, 81, died...