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  • Rauner calls for spending billions on public works projects

    Rauner calls for spending billions on public works projects
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner on Wednesday called for spending billions of dollars a year on public works projects while Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn warned that if he loses re-election it will be “Siberia when it comes to investment in...
  • Port suffers a setback [Editorial]

    Port suffers a setback  [Editorial]
    While this week's decision to abandon the proposed $95 million intermodal rail facility at the Mount Clare yard in Southwest Baltimore may be regarded as a big victory for neighbors in Morrell Park and elsewhere who strongly opposed it, the decision is...
  • New hope for historic road showing its age

    New hope for historic road showing its age
    The rise of this city in Harford County and its decline owed much to U.S. 40 and the car-centric culture of 20th century America. From World War II to the 1960s, motels and gas stations sprouted along the main road from Baltimore to Philadelphia to...
  • Carvey G. Davis Jr., streetcar operator

    Carvey G. Davis Jr., streetcar operator
    Carvey G. Davis Jr., a former Baltimore Transit Co. motorman who never lost his affection for streetcars and was a longtime supporter and benefactor of the Baltimore Streetcar Museum, died of bone cancer Saturday at his Glen Burnie home. He was 90. "Some...
  • The Shoreline Lure Of Guilford's West River Preserves

    The Shoreline Lure Of Guilford's West River Preserves
    My feet crunched through the marsh grass as I approached the banks of Spencer Creek. In the mud below, hundreds of fiddler crabs scrambled sideways in different directions looking to hide in their holes. Nearby, a great blue heron flew off, startled by my...
  • Downtown Orlando Amtrak station to get $2.1 million face-lift

    Downtown Orlando Amtrak station to get $2.1 million face-lift
    The Amtrak train station near Orlando Health in downtown Orlando was built in 1926, and its whitewashed stucco walls, parapets and twin domed towers create one of the area's prime examples of Spanish Mission architecture. But time has beaten down the...
  • Seniors on the Go: Fall travel: Where, when, and how

    Seniors on the Go: Fall travel: Where, when, and how
    If it's Labor Day, it's time to think about fall foliage travel. Although New England grabs a lot of the publicity, you actually find good fall foliage throughout much of the U.S. and Canada. Peak times for viewing depend on where you go; they move from...
  • Seniors on the Go: Traveling by bus a viable option ... yes, really!

    Take a Bus. Really? Yes, Really A month or so back, I was in Vancouver BC for a press showing, and on my return home I wanted to visit some cousins who live on Whidbey Island, north of Seattle. My plan was to rent a car, but a one-way car from Canada...
  • Santa Barbara: Budget hostel (you heard right) opens in the Funk Zone

    Santa Barbara: Budget hostel (you heard right) opens in the Funk Zone
    Santa Barbara really doesn't do cheap when it comes to hotel rooms, but a newly built hostel in the city's Funk Zone is out to change that. The Wayfarer at 12 E. Montecito St. is a new building with 31 rooms, some dorm-style with four or five beds. It's...
  • Mayor's effort to beautify the rail lines is appalling [Letter]

    Mayor's effort to beautify the rail lines is appalling [Letter]
    I am saddened and appalled by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's priorities, as expressed on the front page of The Baltimore Sun Wednesday morning ("Next stop: A more attractive ride," Aug. 6). Perhaps she cares about the citizens of her city, but one would...
  • Family: Woman may have gone to help brother when both hit by train

    Family: Woman may have gone to help brother when both hit by train
    Even as children growing up in their Lawndale neighborhood, Berry and Margaret Huddleston were inseparable siblings, their family members and close friends said. Although she was younger, whenever Margaret Huddleston ventured out from the West Side home...