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  • As Horseshoe casino rises, officials work behind the scenes for smooth launch

    As Horseshoe casino rises, officials work behind the scenes for smooth launch
    The thud of nail guns and screech of drills echoed inside the cavernous shell of exposed cement, silver ventilation shafts and metal framing of the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore rising on Russell Street. As cement trucks rumbled over stubborn patches of...
  • City churches recruited to raise awareness about heart disease

    City churches recruited to raise awareness about heart disease
    When Dr. Frank M. Reid III, senior pastor at Bethel AME Church, said "bless your heart" to his congregation this Sunday, he meant it literally. It was Red Dress Sunday at the church off Druid Hill Avenue, an annual event launched in Baltimore by St....
  • Esther R. Levin, women's rights advocate

    Esther R. Levin, women's rights advocate
    Esther R. Levin, who spent her life fighting for women's rights, died Jan. 26 of Alzheimer's disease at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was 88. The daughter of Frank J. Rubenstein, an insurance consultant, and Mary Rubenstein, a homemaker, Esther Gertrude...
  • Jennifer Hudson makes Baltimore appearance to aid city's weight loss program

    Jennifer Hudson makes Baltimore appearance to aid city's weight loss program
    Jennifer Hudson urged women to chart their own path to better health as she spoke to a gathering of Weight Watchers participants at a West Baltimore senior center Tuesday morning. "You cannot achieve somebody else's goals," the singer and Oscar-...
  • Reclaim Baltimore's parks to help battle childhood obesity [Commentary]

    Reclaim Baltimore's parks to help battle childhood obesity [Commentary]
    Childhood obesity is an epidemic in Baltimore, with the first signs seen in many children before they even reach traditional school age. Sixteen percent of the pre-kindergartners, ages 4 and 5, at one Northwest Baltimore public school were overweight,...
  • New grant expands Baltimore's 'B'more Fit' program [Commentary]

    New grant expands Baltimore's 'B'more Fit' program [Commentary]
    It is certainly not news that obesity is a growing health problem in this country and in the city of Baltimore. What is alarming, however, is that obesity has a disproportionately higher rate and impact on low-income, non-white populations in America. The...
  • $2 million Jones Falls Trail extension planned

    $2 million Jones Falls Trail extension planned
    Baltimore will spend more than $2 million to extend the Jones Falls Trail by another 3.1 miles from the Cylburn Arboretum to the Mount Washington Light Rail stop under an agreement approved Wednesday by the city's spending panel. The Board of...
  • Dirt bike riders injured in collision

    Dirt bike riders injured in collision
    Two riders on a dirt bike were injured Monday when thrown off the bike and one was hit by a car just south of Druid Hill Park, Baltimore police said. The dirt bike had been eastbound on Auchentoroly Terrace around 12:15 p.m., went through the stop sign...
  • Baltimore is just fine, thank you [Letter]

    Baltimore is just fine, thank you [Letter]
    My elation quickly soured as I read commentator Eileen Pollock's assessment of life in Baltimore following her return to the city after years of living in Manhattan ("Baltimore is no New York," Jan. 13). I agree that we desperately need more public...
  • Mother looks to God after daughter, son die in Baltimore violence

    Mother looks to God after daughter, son die in Baltimore violence
    Margaret Pearson doesn't ask the Almighty why violence stole two of her children. "I never ask God that," she said. "Never." She relied on her faith to endure the murder of her daughter, who was strangled in a hospital room in 1982 while she was being...
  • Jeffrey A. Paige, lawmaker

    Jeffrey A. Paige, lawmaker
    Jeffrey A. Paige, who served West Baltimore neighborhoods in the House of Delegates, died of complications of open-heart surgery Tuesday at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Irvington resident was 57. He was a member of the House of...
  • Baltimore killings are most in four years after violent stretch

    Baltimore killings are most in four years after violent stretch
    The fatal shooting Monday morning of a 48-year-old man in Northwest Baltimore was the sixth killing in as many days, pushing the city's homicide count to its highest level in four years. Police said the unidentified man was shot in the chest at about...