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Ezra Hill chats about his 100-plus years in Baltimore

Ezra Hill chats about his 100-plus years in Baltimore

Ezra E. Hill Sr. steps into the room wearing a dark suit and tie and soon casually remarks that he’s a 1931 graduate of Frederick Douglass High School. His Maryland driver’s license indicates that he was born in 1910. There’s no reason to argue if he’s 105 or 108. Ezra Hill does not look it. His...

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  • Let the sun shine in Baltimore County

    Let the sun shine in Baltimore County

    Community solar projects — often referred to as solar gardens — are a promising way to broaden the use of renewable energy. They are a shared resource, a solar plant that serves more than one household. Four years ago, the Maryland General Assembly authorized them as a way to help wean more residents...

  • On race, forcing ourselves to confront the obvious

    On race, forcing ourselves to confront the obvious

    About a week ago, a story on page 4 of The Sun about the decision by the Texas State Preservation Board to remove a plaque titled “Children of the Confederacy Creed” caught my attention. It was, of course, just one in a multitude of stories from the last few years about city and state governments...

  • Cal Thomas: Now playing in Puerto Rico

    Cal Thomas: Now playing in Puerto Rico

    "He who excuses himself, accuses himself." -- Puerto Rican proverb More than 109 lobbyists and 39 Democrat Members of Congress attended a "winter retreat" last weekend in Puerto Rico, ostensibly to help raise funds for damage caused by hurricane Maria in 2017, reports Fox News. The fun in the sun...

  • The Baltimore Police Department has a long history of corruption and corrosive community relations

    The Baltimore Police Department has a long history of corruption and corrosive community relations

    The Justice Department’s scathing 2016 report found that “Through all levels of the Baltimore Police Department, from members of command staff down to officers on the street, the Department has not implemented fundamental principles of community policing.” This “us versus them” culture between...

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  • McCormick's annual flavor forecast evolves into podcasts, video series

    McCormick's annual flavor forecast evolves into podcasts, video series

    McCormick & Co. is changing its format for predicting flavor trends, announcing this week that it’s discontinuing its annual Flavor Forecast report in favor of an online series of podcasts and videos to be updated quarterly. The Hunt Valley spice maker has been publishing a report on flavor trends...

  • Weis Markets launches aggressive price cuts to compete in market

    Weis Markets launches aggressive price cuts to compete in market

    Saying it’s facing increasing competition, Weis Markets launched an aggressive price-cutting initiative and lowered prices on more than 7,000 products in every department. The Mid-Atlantic grocer, which operates 203 stores in Maryland and six other states, said its new “Low, Low Price” program...

  • Tribune Publishing, parent of The Baltimore Sun, names new CEO as three executives depart

    Tribune Publishing, parent of The Baltimore Sun, names new CEO as three executives depart

    Tribune Publishing CEO Justin Dearborn has stepped down after nearly three years at the helm of the Chicago-based newspaper company that owns The Baltimore Sun, the company announced Thursday. Longtime Chicago newspaper executive Tim Knight was named CEO, effective immediately. Knight, who had...

  • Ollie's Bargain Outlet plans to open new Towson location this spring

    Ollie's Bargain Outlet plans to open new Towson location this spring

    Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, a discount chain based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, has leased a Towson location and plans to open this spring, a company official said. The store will open in the former Toys “R” Us in the Towson Place shopping center at 1238 Putty Hill Ave., where Ollie’s has leased a...

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