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Digital license plates could be coming to Maryland

Digital license plates could be coming to Maryland

Digital license plates could be coming to Maryland. Twenty Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration vehicles and two Maryland Transportation Authority vehicles will be outfitted with license plate-sized, LTE-connected, electronic displays from the Silicon Valley-based tech firm Reviver under a two-year...

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Pat Ruby, retired professional duckpin bowler and constable, dies

Pat Ruby, retired professional duckpin bowler and constable, dies

Pat Ruby, a retired professional duckpin bowler and constable, died Saturday of heart failure at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson. The longtime Parkville resident was 81. D.P. Ruby, the son of Sherman Ruby, a grocer, and his wife, Margaret J. Ruby, was born in Baltimore...

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  • Wells Fargo stepping up again in Baltimore with $6 million toward homeownership

    Wells Fargo stepping up again in Baltimore with $6 million toward homeownership

    When I got to the part about Wells Fargo in “Broken Bargain,” Kathleen Day’s excellent book on American financial institutions and the disasters they have wrought, I had to ask: “How is this company still in business?” The country’s fourth-largest bank and its various entities engaged in a series...

  • Reverse Baltimore's population slide: Green more city neighborhoods

    Reverse Baltimore's population slide: Green more city neighborhoods

    Demolition seems to be Larry Hogan’s top priority when it comes to Baltimore; he gets a real kick out of it, too. The Maryland governor put on a hard hat the other day and got behind the controls of a CASE excavator to knock down an abandoned rowhouse. Not that there’s anything wrong with that....

  • Followup: A correction about Nancy Pelosi and that white dress

    Followup: A correction about Nancy Pelosi and that white dress

    In the interest of setting straight the record of Nancy Pelosi’s time in Baltimore, allow me to provide a brief follow-up to Sunday’s column about her family portrait and that white dress she wore for it. The speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives grew up in a Baltimore political family....

  • A deeper look at Baltimore's population loss: smaller households

    A deeper look at Baltimore's population loss: smaller households

    So, last Thursday morning I’m driving back into Baltimore on O’Donnell Street, having just attended the annual business showcase of the Dundalk Chamber of Commerce at the Best Western Plus. I’m westbound on O’Donnell. I pass Ponca Street, then Newkirk. I look to the left and suddenly I have a Shocking...

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  • The best discontinued snack foods from the decade you were born

    The best discontinued snack foods from the decade you were born

    It’s easy to look back on the past and feel a pang of nostalgia. We all long to revisit the places of our youth, but, unfortunately, many of those sites are long gone. Just like that old drive-in or favorite store at the mall, there’s another major source of nostalgia: packaged snacks that are...

  • Olszewski says plans for sold-out Independence Day concert are 'full steam ahead' despite BSO lockout

    Olszewski says plans for sold-out Independence Day concert are 'full steam ahead' despite BSO lockout

    Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. said Monday he was unconcerned about the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra lockout affecting the Independence Day concert at Oregon Ridge Park on July 3. The county announced Monday that the 5,000 tickets for the event have already sold out and Olszewski...

  • How the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra found itself in trouble

    How the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra found itself in trouble

    Baltimore Symphony Orchestra made headlines this month after musicians, donors and members of the public learned the organization is in dire financial straits. Here’s what you need to know: Financial trouble The BSO was established in 1916 as a branch of the Baltimore municipal government. The...

  • HoCo Brew Hive buzzes into former T-Bonz site in Ellicott City this July

    HoCo Brew Hive buzzes into former T-Bonz site in Ellicott City this July

    Howard County beer fans who mourned the closing of T-Bonz Grille & Pub last November can now celebrate the planned arrival of HoCo Brew Hive in the same building this summer. Operating owner Joshua Butts told The Baltimore Sun that he came aboard after being approached by Scott Sciandra, his partner...

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  • Gloria Vanderbilt, heiress, jeans queen, dies at 95

    Gloria Vanderbilt, heiress, jeans queen, dies at 95

    Gloria Vanderbilt, the intrepid heiress, artist and romantic who began her extraordinary life as the "poor little rich girl" of the Great Depression, survived family tragedy and multiple marriages and reigned during the 1970s and '80s as a designer jeans pioneer, died Monday at the age of 95. Vanderbilt...

  • Retro Baltimore Trivia: Where did Lombard Street get its name?

    Retro Baltimore Trivia: Where did Lombard Street get its name?

    Readers: Think you know your Baltimore? Try answering our weekly trivia question. Some weeks will be ridiculously easy, some weeks a bit more challenging. Put your best guess in the “answer” field and hit “submit.” Or comment on Instagram: @retrobaltimore. If you’d like to be recognized for a correct...

  • Baltimore woman relives her days aboard the giant ocean liner SS United States

    Baltimore woman relives her days aboard the giant ocean liner SS United States

    Laura Embrey enjoyed something of a family reunion in Philadelphia last week, involving her brother and her son, the spirit of her father and a 990-foot steamship that was once the pride of the Atlantic but has been out of service for half-a-century. The 54-year-old Baltimore native, now living...

  • How women are shaping Baltimore's 2019 Pride Festival

    How women are shaping Baltimore's 2019 Pride Festival

    When Mimi Demissew joined the then-named GLCCB in 2017 and saw a fractured organization with lagging attendance at its marquee Baltimore Pride Festival and a lack of ethnic and gender diversity, she knew that increasing representation was key. Two years later, the organization has a surplus, more...

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