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  • Stanley's Confederate past ignites Laurel library naming rift

    Stanley's Confederate past ignites Laurel library naming rift
    The controversy surrounding the renaming of the Laurel library has taken a turn as the purported Confederate past of Charles H. Stanley, for whom the library is named, has put some city residents in conflict with a campaign to keep Stanley's name on the...
  • Firefighters group, NAACP raise concerns about all-white recruit class at BWI

    Firefighters group, NAACP raise concerns about all-white recruit class at BWI
    A national black firefighters association and African-American leaders in Anne Arundel County are criticizing state officials for allowing an all-white class of firefighter recruits at BWI Marshall Airport. The new class of firefighters, which started...
  • Baltimore, merchants seek relief for a beleaguered Lexington Market

    Baltimore, merchants seek relief for a beleaguered Lexington Market
    The pill peddlers were busy on Eutaw Street. Up and down the sidewalk they shuffled, hawking a variety of goods — methadone, the anxiety drug Xanax and other prescription medications — in a street code repeated over and over. "Bukes and...
  • Preserving library name reflects Laurel's history [Letter]

    Preserving library name reflects Laurel's history [Letter]
    I do not believe keeping the Stanley name on the new library is a problem, unless I'm missing something. The deed that accompanied the land transfer did stipulate that it be named for the Stanley family but it did not indicate that it should be Charles'...
  • Louis G. Hecht, sign company owner

    Louis G. Hecht, sign company owner
    Louis G. Hecht, an owner of the Triangle Sign Co. and an antiques appraiser who immersed himself in Baltimore's classic jazz scene, died of congestive heart failure Saturday, his 92nd birthday, at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center & Hospital. He lived...
  • Sun's Lexington Market coverage is one-sided [Letter]

    Sun's Lexington Market coverage is one-sided [Letter]
    The Sun's coverage of Lexington Market has been one-sided and, in my opinion, borders on being racist ("Baltimore, merchants seek relief for a beleaguered Lexington Market," March 8). I am a teacher at Polytechnic Institute. Every year for more than...
  • Annapolis acting city manager resigns

    Annapolis acting city manager resigns
    The acting Annapolis city manager submitted her resignation to Mayor Mike Pantelides this week, the latest of several staff departures for a new administration that has seen a tumultuous start. Virginia Burke, who had been assistant city manager under...
  • Iowa Poll on 2016 presidential race an occasion for fantasy politics [Commentary]

    Iowa Poll on 2016 presidential race an occasion for fantasy politics [Commentary]
    Three years before the next presidential election, Republican also-rans are making noises about trying again. The most conspicuous is former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who won the Iowa caucuses in 2008 but quickly faded and pivoted to his own television...
  • TV's Hill Harper talks crime, punishment and books in Baltimore

    TV's Hill Harper talks crime, punishment and books in Baltimore
    Hill Harper is perhaps best known for his characters on television shows such as “CSI: NY” and the cable series “Covert Affairs.” Yet the actor came to Baltimore to tackle a different role: working to help incarcerated...
  • Columbia celebrates new sister city in Ghana

    Columbia celebrates new sister city in Ghana
    When Mary Aboah moved from Tema, Ghana, to the United States in 1999, she wanted to live in a community that reminded her of home. Aboah settled in Columbia, which like Tema was a planned community created in the 1960s, a move she said "changed her...
  • Morgan looks beyond Baltimore

    Morgan looks beyond Baltimore
    Nearly 820,000 international students — a national record — studied at universities in the United States during the 2012-2013 academic year, according to a report released this month by the Institute for International Education. At Morgan...
  • African Art Museum shines light on the continent [Column]

    Doris Ligon may be Baltimore born and bred, but she can't seem to get her mind off Africa. "I was in my 30s before I heard anything positive about Africa," recalls Ligon, 77, who, along with her late husband, Claude, opened the African Art Museum of...