Residents of Federal Hill and Locust Point say they've grown used to the gridlocked traffic, elusive parking and other effects that come with the big weekend events in their neighborhood. Many say it's a small price to pay for their front-row seats to the festivities.
MLB and ESPN keep talking and writing about Derek Jeter's legacy and final visits to this stadium and that. There's even talk of a ceremony at Fenway Park during Jeter's final game. Our turn, so to speak, comes this week. The Yankees visit Baltimore for four games from Friday through Sunday, and the series will mark Jeter's last visit to Camden Yards. And you know how I feel about that? Good riddance. I have no problem with the Yankees doing special things to recognize their superstar at their
Rodgers Forge native Lauren Engel is staying in Mount Washington with her sister after returning from the Peace Corps in Armenia, where she braved frigid winters and running water three hours a day to teach poor families there how to take care of children with disabilities. Last week, she was on vacation with her family in Bethany, feeling "surreal."
Here in Maryland we are at the epicenter of the debate to fully fund the fight against HIV/AIDS. That is because Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski chairs the Senate Appropriations Committee, which largely controls the federal government's AIDS budget.
By By Eric Filemyr and Melanie Reese and Stephanie Sparrow
A confluence of factors including baby boomer longevity, divorce, childless couples, fewer children in families (many scattered geographically), and economics has created a crisis in the number of caregivers versus the number of those needing care.
Fort Tilden, the debut picture from writer-directors Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers (with co-writer Brian Lannin), is an irreverent comedy about 20-something women struggling to get their lives started in Brooklyn. But this new film suffers from uninteresting, unlikable characters, from half-hearted, predictable jokes, and from dull, unimaginative visuals.
Dr. Robert E. Cooke, a retired Johns Hopkins pediatrician-in-chief who was a founder of the Head Start children's program and a presidential medical adviser, died of heart disease Feb. 2 at his Oak Bluffs home on Martha's Vineyard, Mass. The former North Roland Park resident was 93.
Doris Ligon may be Baltimore born and bred, but she can't seem to get her mind off Africa. "I was in my 30s before I heard anything positive about Africa," recalls Ligon, 77, who, along with her late husband, Claude, opened the African Art Museum of Maryland in Columbia in 1980. Since 2011, the museum has held forth closer to Laurel, in cozy space in Maple Lawn, just off the lobby of the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church
Imagine a Baltimore where key figures such as Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake and Secretary of the Department of Juvenile Services Sam Abed made it their resolution in this new year to think more creatively about community peace-building initiatives, starting with a significant increase in funding for youth development programs. Such a resolution would be a proactive investment in the social capital of our city's youth, an untapped asset that would bring boundless returns.
Our students feel connected to a large, vibrant Baltimore region with strong cultural institutions, exciting career opportunities, thriving night life and residents passionate about solving social problems. They are also excited about increasingly strong connections across the Baltimore-Washington corridor.
Over the weekend, Aboah was one of over 400 local residents to attend a celebration event hosted by the Columbia Association that formally introduced Columbia's sister-city relationship with Tema to the community.
Andrew Boston (Loyola High) has been named head coach of the Uganda men's team as the nation works toward its international debut in next summer's Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship.
The lives of the Baltimore teens are among the thousands influenced by George Soros, a billionaire philanthropist who decided 15 years ago that the city, with severe crime and poverty and just enough potential, was ripe for an experiment unlike any other. The Open Society Institute field office in Baltimore was designed as a social justice laboratory to keep students engaged in school, confront drug addiction, reduce incarceration and grow an army of advocates.
Some public rule-bending Wednesday allowed veterans from across the country to visit memorials in their honor that were officially closed. Still, the coincidence of the veterans' excursion with the federal government shutdown brought a celebration of service face to face with government dysfunction.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's cousin locked up a one-year contract for $65,400 to work as project manager in Baltimore's Department of General Services last week. The city's spending panel – controlled by the mayor – approved the contract for Babila Lima on Wednesday without discussion. Rawlings-Blake abstained, but city ethics policy doesn't recognize a cousin in its nepotism rules.
Dr. Richard Harold Morrow Jr., a physician and Johns Hopkins public health official and who had worked in Ghana and Uganda, died of pancreatic cancer Aug. 17 at his home in the Bare Hills section of Baltimore County. He was 81.
Despite the economy, the Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) program is going strong nationally and in Baltimore as it nears its 49th birthday on Aug. 20. Last week, the national director was in Charles Village to welcome 16 VISTAs, who will work in Baltimore for at least a year.