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  • Charles Village finds its 'Mojo' in quest to fill vacant storefronts

    In an effort to fill vacant storefronts with businesses that residents want, community associations in Charles Village and Old Goucher are partnering with Spotmojo, a California-based 'crowd-sourcing' company that does neighborhood-based market research,...
  • Baltimore through student eyes [Commentary]

    Baltimore through student eyes [Commentary]
    When my family and I moved to this region in the late 1970s, we were struck by how many people made a sharp distinction between "the City" and surrounding counties. In today's global society, the boundaries blur. I hear UMBC students from Moscow to...
  • Starring Lizzie Skurnick as herself: Hopkins grad revives young-adult fiction

    Starring Lizzie Skurnick as herself: Hopkins grad revives young-adult fiction
    They were novels discussed in whispers during class, passed around among groups of friends and read by flashlight late into the night. They explored serious topics — race and class, body image, sex, addiction, divorce. And, says author and...
  • Color Me Funny hopes to color Baltimore … well, funny

    Color Me Funny hopes to color Baltimore … well, funny
    The six guys who make up the Baltimore-based comedy troupe Color Me Funny have a pretty simple goal in life. They never want to hear the following crack ever again: "The best and worst compliment you can get is that you're the funniest person In...
  • City councilman leans toward further review of shopping center

    City councilman leans toward further review of shopping center
    City Councilman Carl Stokes sounded all but certain Monday that he would ask the Planning Commission on Nov. 21 to return the planned 25th Street Station shopping center project back to the council for further review. The Planning Commission would...
  • After 18 seasons, a final 'Star Spangled Banner'

    After 18 seasons, a final 'Star Spangled Banner'
    At the start of the very first Ravens game, back in Memorial Stadium, a recent graduate of Morgan State University stepped forward to sing the national anthem, burnishing the words with his velvety baritone. Since then, through good seasons and bad,...
  • Synagogue looks to create eruv downtown

    Synagogue looks to create eruv downtown
    Isaac Hametz doesn't identify as an Orthodox Jew, and neither do many of the Jewish people living in downtown. But the 30-year-old was enlisted by the leader of Lloyd Street's B'nai Israel congregation for a singularly Orthodox quest: Determine how to...
  • Pains of Being Pure at Heart owes Baltimore for return to form

    Pains of Being Pure at Heart owes Baltimore for return to form
    Last April, Kip Berman was in Baltimore, playing his first-ever set without his indie-pop band The Pains of Being Pure at Heart behind him. It had been two years since the release of “Belong,” Pains' scope-widening second album, and a...
  • Bruce S. McCurnin, phys ed teacher and coach

    Bruce S. McCurnin, phys ed teacher and coach
    Bruce S. McCurnin, a retired physical education teacher and coach, died Tuesday of complications from kidney and liver disease at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 66. The son of Charles J. McCurnin, a career Army officer, and Marie "Mickey"...
  • Fluid Movement offers insights into community-building at Neighborhood Institute

    Fluid Movement offers insights into community-building at Neighborhood Institute
    Fluid Movement, a Baltimore performance troupe known for its offbeat water ballets, roller skating musicals and disco workouts, led a serious workshop Saturday on how to increase community involvement. What could a comic troupe, cheerfully described...
  • Dorothea Rawlings, teacher

    Dorothea Rawlings, teacher
    Dorothea Arvin Rawlings, a former teacher at Barclay Elementary/Middle School, died of cancer March 9 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The West Baltimore resident was 73. Born Dorothea Arvin Simmons in Baltimore, she was raised on Calhoun Street at...
  • Lawmakers target grain alcohol

    Lawmakers target grain alcohol
    Grain alcohol, the cheap, potent booze that has been a staple at college parties for generations, could be outlawed in Maryland as university presidents press lawmakers to ban it. Maryland senators voted Wednesday to forbid the sale of grain alcohol...