A self-described "tough old broad" with a commanding presence exceeding her 5-foot-1 frame, Carolyn Jacobi has traveled the country in response to reports of neglected burial grounds and fraudulent business practices.
State regulators are now deep into the details of Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.'s request for higher rates, a case expected to wrap up by the end of the year — 10 months after the last increase went into effect.
Richard P. Hughes Jr., a port labor leader recalled as a "feared negotiator" who rose to become president of the International Longshoremen's Association, died of heart and lung disease Sept. 11 at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
The Rev. Mark Stanley loves his work as rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church on North Charles Street, but during his first eight years on the job, he had a problem. The lighting in the historic building was so poor, the color of the walls and ceiling so drab that he could barely make out his congregants from the pulpit.
Renee McGuirk-Spence announced Tuesday that she has filed to run as a Democrat for one of three open House seats in the 12th District. She is the daughter of the late state Sen. Harry J. McGuirk, known in Maryland politics as "Soft Shoes" for the deftness of his legislative maneuvering.
Herman Katkow, a retired clothing store owner who became the voice of Baltimore's small retail entrepreneur in City Hall, Annapolis and Congress, died of kidney failure Thursday at Vantage House in Columbia. The Mount Washington resident was 95.
Lary Lewman, an actor who delighted Baby Boomers as television's Pete the Pirate and later became the recorded voice of national Democratic presidential campaign advertisements, died of Parkinson's disease complications Thursday at his Clarksville home. He was 76.
The "big aggressive bumble bees" that were swarming in Fallston and Jarrettsville were identified 25 years ago this week. Reg Traband, the county's extension agent, said they probably weren't bees at all, rather they were "June beetles" or large Cicada-Killer Wasps."
Throughout its history, Laurel's location between two major metropolitan cities has made the town a target for eager developers. Two super-sized projects were proposed, one in the 1970s and one in the 1990s, and both were ultimately defeated after resounding public opposition. Either of these projects would have had a major impact on Laurel's economy and community, had the projects come to fruition.
With plans to demolish 1,500 vacant houses in the next three years, Baltimore officials and the few remaining residents in largely vacant blocks are beginning the early stages of the most delicate of relationships.
The City Council's finance committee will hear testimony Thursday on the mayor's bill to require the city's civilian employees to contribute to their pension fund. Councilman Carl Stokes, who chairs the finance committee, said he expects the plan to pass.
Charles Villager Tom Gamper leads the annual City Catch event Saturday, as a group of 90-120 kids from rec centers around the city learn to fish at Winans Meadow stream in Leakin Park. It's co-sponsred by the Maryland chapter of Trout Unlimited.