| Apr 14, 2011
| 2:14 PM
This Saturday, the upcoming 150th Anniversary of the Pratt Street Riot will be remembered with what the city of Baltimore is calling "a grand procession." Union re-enactors, fife and drum corps, contemporary military units and representative color...
| Apr 19, 2011
| 8:38 AM
William Donald Schaefer, the dominant political figure of the last half-century of Maryland history, died Monday after a "do-it-now" career that changed the face of Baltimore while bringing a new burst of energy to the city he loved.
Mr. Schaefer was 89....
| Apr 18, 2011
| 8:17 PM
Harry R. Hughes, governor of Maryland, 1979-1987
"Our interactions were not always friendly; that is putting it mildly. … I still call him the mayor. I think most people do. … He really loved Baltimore. I don't think he ever got over that....
| Jun 27, 2011
| 12:45 PM
Charles L. Schelberg, a retired Eastern Shore banker and a World War II veteran who served with the Navy in the Pacific, died June 19 of pneumonia at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson.
The Queenstown resident was 86.
Mr. Schelberg was born in Wilmington,...
| Apr 19, 2011
| 8:22 PM
On a steeply sloped block in West Baltimore, William Donald Schaefer is remembered not only as one of the city and state's great leaders, but as a neighbor who meticulously trimmed his rose bushes, received offerings of mud pies from small children and...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 10:56 AM
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article on this page about the Bel Air High School Track Team of 1945. The genesis of the article was a team photograph our friend Chuck Robbins had found and thought we would be interested to see it.
In talking with...
| Apr 22, 2011
| 1:25 PM
At a time when much of the English-speaking world is fixated on the royal wedding, it's worth pointing out that if it weren't for the original Baltimore bad girl, Wallis Warfield Simpson, Friday's nuptials might not be taking place.
Without her, there...
| Apr 25, 2011
| 10:32 AM
How are Americans to reconcile the Barack Obama who says Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi must go with the one who drags his heels on providing the military means to achieve his departure?
The president's schizophrenia on the Libya crisis has been...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 2:34 PM
Stanley A. "Jimmy" Makowski, founder of National Press of Baltimore and a decorated World War II veteran, died June 21 of heart failure at his Perry Hall home.
He was 93.
Mr. Makowski, one of eight children, was born and raised in Canton. He was a...
| Apr 25, 2011
| 3:50 PM
William Donald Schaefer — the former mayor, governor and comptroller who left an indelible mark on Baltimore — is back in the city for one last tour Monday afternoon.
His body was being driven by motorcade past old haunts and spots...
| Jun 26, 2011
Baltimore attorney Aaron Greenfield's work representing Holocaust survivors and their families earned him an invitation last month to join a special committee of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Greenfield, special counsel in the corporate practice...
| Apr 27, 2011
| 8:56 AM
It shimmers and glistens by day, reflecting the sun's brilliant rays. When night falls, beams of moonlight illuminate its crystal-like walls.
The landmark 'Glass House' overlooking the Magothy River in Anne Arundel County is an architectural gem that...