| Nov 19, 2013
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Nov 16, 2013
At the federal courthouse, a judge was swearing in 102 new citizens. In a downtown hotel, the Santa Claus Anonymous charity was having a luncheon. Races were underway at Pimlico, and a shift of Bethlehem Steel workers would soon clock out at Sparrows...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 12:59 PM
William A. Miller Jr., a seasoned newsman and public relations executive who was the first managing editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education, died Wednesday of heart disease at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 88.
"He was a very special...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 8:23 AM
There's not much left to be said about John Kennedy. I can't say I really knew him. But I did meet him a few times, and on the last occasion, he actually called me by name (good staff work, I'm sure).
There weren't many Maryland politicians who backed...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 10:30 AM
I support of letter writer Claudia Diamond's idea that new lawyer applicants in Maryland should be required to perform a set number of pro bono volunteer hours before being awarded a license to practice ("Bar exam does not a lawyer make," Nov. 7)
| Nov 6, 2013
| 3:01 PM
Andrew Boston (Loyola High) has been named head coach of the Uganda men's team as the nation works toward its international debut in next summer's Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship.
Boston, who played at the University of...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 3:53 PM
Alexz McDowell had recently turned 20 when she was killed, along with two friends, in a grisly car accident in Street on Nov. 17, 2012.
Almost a year later, Ms. McDowell's family is joining the families and friends of the other victims in a memorial...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 12:52 PM
On the field next to Northeast Middle School, young refugees Abhishek Yonghang and Ahmed Osman kicked a soccer ball around, each grateful for the common connection as they adjust to a new life far from their former homes in Nepal and Somalia.
| Oct 8, 2013
| 8:19 AM
While our nation enters week two of the government shutdown and Congress' approval rating reaches an anemic 10 percent, the lowest number in recent history, I grow more and more concerned about the future. We witness politicians on both sides of the aisle...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 4:53 PM
WASHINGTON — Nothing was going to stop Jack Poitras from playing taps at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Wednesday, not even the National Park Police.
"I said, 'I am willing to be arrested,'" the Vietnam veteran from Missouri recalled. He had...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 1:46 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's cousin locked up a one-year contract for $65,400 to work as a project manager in Baltimore's Department of General Services last week.
The city's spending panel — controlled by the mayor — approved the...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 2:59 PM
Dr. Richard Harold Morrow Jr., a physician and Johns Hopkins public health official and who had worked in Ghana and Uganda, died of pancreatic cancer Aug. 17 at his home in the Bare Hills section of Baltimore County. He was 81.