Violent Weekend Leads to More Police on Streets

A violent weekend in Baltimore came to a close with a heightened police presence across the city. According to the Baltimore City Police Department, 13 shootings – three ending with deaths and two involving...

NAACP Headquarters Staying Put in Baltimore

The NAACP has decided to keep its national headquarters in Baltimore. The civil rights organization passed on opportunities to move to Washington, D.C., Montgomery County, Md. and downtown Baltimore and instead will stay in northwest...

Boxing Legend Joe Gans Gets Some Deserved Recognition

On the 100th anniversary of his death, a committed group of fans gathered in the heat at Mount Auburn Cemetery to celebrate the legacy of Joseph Gans. He is a little known Baltimore legend,...

Generous Benefactors Help City Keep Some Pools Open

Most Baltimore City swimming pools were closed for the summer season on Aug. 8, at least four weeks too early for city residents looking for a fun way to beat the heat. But the...

Dispatches from the Trail: Sign of the Times

Thousands of lawns across Baltimore City are anointed with campaign signs representing the aspirations of political novices and wily veterans. However, no one sign has caused more of a stir than the red and...

‘The Avenue’ To Be Revisited

Eastsiders call Broadway “The Avenue.” Hampdenites give that designation to 36th Street, known nationally for its Christmas lights extravaganza. But for the African-American community of Baltimore, especially those who live on the west side,...

Baltimore Congressman Continues Fight Against Foreclosures

U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings recently issued a letter to more than a dozen lenders throughout the metropolitan area currently engaged in mortgage modification procedures, especially those participating in the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP.)...

UMBC Breaks Ground on New Performing Arts Center

The University of Maryland Baltimore County has broken ground on a $170 million performing arts and humanities building that will be the Catonsville school's largest building to date, the school recently announced. "We have...

Y of Central Maryland Announces Employee Promotions

The Y of Central Maryland recently announced the promotions of five staff members in various roles, including Michelle Becote-Jackson, who has been named senior vice president of Y Journeys for Children & Youth. Becote-Jackson will...

City Pools Face Budget Cuts

Budget cuts will force Baltimore City pools to close early this year due to an unprecedented fiscal crisis caused by declining revenue and increased costs. During the record- breaking heat wave that hit the...

Volunteers Needed for VA Maryland Home Respite Care Program

(BALTIMORE, Md) – The VA Maryland Health Care System needs volunteers for its Volunteer Home Respite Care Program. The program is designed to provide the veteran’s caregiver temporary relief from their care giving duties...

Baltimore Filmmaker Scores Big with “Takers”

Veteran filmmaker Peter Allen is living the life many screenwriters dream about: his movie, “Takers” seems destined to be a bona fide 2010 summer blockbuster. The movie stars red-hot actors Idris Elba and Zoe Saldana,...

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