Reginald F. Lewis’ Descendants Honor Legacy of Late Business Mogul

When J. Russell Fugett founded his Maryland-based business consulting company, TLC JR, he had his uncle, the late business icon Reginald F. Lewis, in mind. “As a small business owner, my work is inspired by...

City Retailers: Repeal Beverage Tax

City grocers urged Baltimore officials to repeal the two-cent bottle tax last week, saying the charge drive cash-strapped shoppers to county businesses. At a press conference Dec. 2, retailers said city stores had seen...

Local Church Protests Liquor Store Opening

Congregants of a local church held a protest for the second time Dec. 6, for what they call their landlord’s deliberate violation of state law. Pastor Mario Ogans and others from God’s Kingdom Builders Church...

Young, Rawlings-Blake Introduce School Restoration Plans

A charter amendment to create a city account designated for the restoration of deteriorating schools cleared the City Council Dec.6. The non-lapsing account redirects city council funds to renovation projects for existing schools as...

Cummings Promotes New Foreclosure Scam Protections

When Hattie Peartree of Pikesville received a call from the law office of Mark H. Klein last July, she thought she had found relief for her high mortgage payments. The representative told Peartree he...

Conaway, Health Department Call for Seizure of Caffeinated Alcohol

In the wake of recent backlash against Four Loko and other caffeinated alcoholic drinks, Councilwoman Belinda Conaway, D-7, is demanding action from the Baltimore City Liquor Board. She plans to introduce a resolution at a...

Investigation of Mysterious Death of Baltimore Teen Continues

The beginning of the holiday season has been filled with sadness for the family of 16-year-old Delvonte Tisdale, a teen with Baltimore roots whose mutilated body was discovered in an affluent suburb of Boston...

Teen Allegedly Attacked by Jewish Patrol Group

Police are investigating an attack on a 15-year-old African-American youth by a group of men associated with a Jewish community patrol group, which occurred on Nov. 19 in the Upper Park Heights Community of...

Baltimore Gives Back for Thanksgiving

Bea Gaddy Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Although Baltimore civic icon Bea Gaddy died in 2001 of breast cancer, her mission has not been lost with time. On Thanksgiving Day, thousands gathered at the Patterson Park Recreation Center...

Baltimore Museum of Art Celebrates Kwanzaa Family Day Dec. 12

The Baltimore Museum of Art presents its 20th Annual Kwanzaa Family Day on Dec. 12 from 1-5 p.m. The free event celebrates the African traditions of family, community, and culture. Learn about the seven...

Tessa Hill-Aston, NAACP’s New President

The Baltimore Branch of the NAACP has a new face, city housing official Tessa Hill-Aston. The Northwest Baltimore native was elected president Nov. 16, defeating longtime former head, G.I. Johnson, by 142 votes. While...

Baltimore Teachers Union Approves New Contract

After a month of town hall meetings, routine school visits and contract modifications, members of the Baltimore City Teachers Union voted in favor of what the city schools’ system calls a landmark contract negotiation. “Teachers...
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