Residents have been navigating a range of emotions around the coming end to Perkins Homes, a World War II-era housing complex that the Housing Authority of Baltimore City recently received $30 million in federal funding to demolish.
Over five days, theMaryland Film Festival (MdFF) hosted over 100 screenings and brought 200 filmmakers to town. The event has gained a reputation in film circles for being one of the best places to see independent cinema and the 21st annual festival delivered 29 premieres and films from dozens of countries around the world. The diverse range of films was mirrored by the creatives presenting their work and the eclectic crowds visiting the Parkway theater and the three MICA satellite theaters.
The United States once had worries of nuclear radiation much like the people of Japan since its March 11 disaster. On March 28, 1979 a nuclear power plant near Harrisburg, Penn. suffered a partial meltdown. A voluntary evacuation was advised after an explosion in the reactor became difficult to control. After an investigation ordered by then-President Jimmy Carter, the accident was blamed on mechanical failure and inadequate employee training. In the end, studies declared that non-harmful amounts of radiation seeped into the local community, but cleanup on the tower lasted until 1993.