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  • Martha Roach, South Baltimore activist

    Martha Roach, South Baltimore activist
    Martha E. Roach, a retired seamstress and teacher's assistant who was a Sharp Leadenhall community activist, died of pneumonia Saturday at Howard County General Hospital. She was 90 and had lived in South Baltimore. Born Martha Eleanor Tilghman in...
  • Dr. Torrey C. Brown, state natural resources secretary, dies at 77

    Dr. Torrey C. Brown, state natural resources secretary, dies at 77
    Dr. Torrey C. Brown, the former secretary of Maryland's Department of Natural Resources who banned fishing for rockfish for a time in the 1980s, died of heart disease Sunday at Anne Arundel Medical Center. The Severna Park resident was 77. Born in...
  • Baltimore ain't (yet) got that swing [Commentary]

    Baltimore ain't (yet) got that swing [Commentary]
    "Hey, it felt like a real city there for a minute," commented a waiter from Tapas Teatro, one block up North Charles Street from Penn Station. "All right, we have a touch of New Orleans," said an enthusiastic MTA employee coming out of the William...
  • George B. Brosan, state police superintendent

    George B. Brosan, state police superintendent
    George B. Brosan, a career law enforcement officer who had served as Maryland State Police superintendent, died Thursday of cancer at his Annapolis home. He was 78. "He was a titan in both attitude and influence, and had a splendid career in law...
  • Aaron A. Johnson, basketball coach

    Aaron A. Johnson, basketball coach
    Aaron Acquilla Johnson Sr., a longtime educator and basketball coach, died Feb. 14 of lung cancer. Mr. Johnson, of Baltimore, was 79. The son of Daniel and Harriett Johnson was born in Baltimore and raised in the city's Sandtown Winchester neighborhood....
  • One week and counting

    One week and counting
    Between Egypt and disgraced politicians, August has proven itself a more robust month for news than usual this year, yet there's always room in the summer doldrums for the wacky and off-beat. And for generations, few individuals have proven themselves...
  • Renee McGuirk-Spence seeks to walk in her dad's 'Soft Shoes'

    Renee McGuirk-Spence seeks to walk in her dad's 'Soft Shoes'
    The newest candidate for the House of Delegates in a district that includes parts of Baltimore and Howard counties has some big -- and soft -- shoes to fill. Renee McGuirk-Spence announced Tuesday that she has filed to run as a Democrat for one of three...
  • Long-awaited renovation brings new life to Old St. Paul's

    Long-awaited renovation brings new life to Old St. Paul's
    The Rev. Mark Stanley loves his work as rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church on North Charles Street, but during his first eight years on the job, he had a problem. The lighting in the historic building was so poor, the color of the walls and ceiling...
  • Richard P. Hughes

    Richard P. Hughes
    Richard P. Hughes Jr., a port labor leader recalled as a "feared negotiator" who rose to become president of the International Longshoremen's Association, died of heart and lung disease Sept. 11 at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. The Locust Point...
  • Catonsville resident becomes sixth candidate in race for District 12 delegate

    Catonsville resident becomes sixth candidate in race for District 12 delegate
    As the weather begins to cool down, the race to fill the three open seats in the Maryland House of Delegates in District 12 is heating up. Renee McGuirk-Spence joined the field Monday, Sept. 9, as the sixth candidate to file in Annapolis. The 60-year-...
  • Enterprise zone tax breaks flow to Baltimore waterfront, other prosperous neighborhoods

    Enterprise zone tax breaks flow to Baltimore waterfront, other prosperous neighborhoods
    In 1982, Mayor William Donald Schaefer persuaded state lawmakers to try a different approach to urban revitalization. To lure companies to poorer parts of Baltimore and elsewhere in Maryland, the government would dangle a 10-year property tax discount and...
  • Baltimore's next challenge: Vacant properties

    Baltimore's next challenge: Vacant properties
    Baltimore is on the cusp of making once unimaginable progress in modernizing its obsolete public school facilities with more than $1 billion in investment over the next 10 years. Broad coalitions of supporters, feasible financing plans and the adoption of...