| Dec 29, 2014
| 7:46 AM
I wrote last month in my column and blog posts about fifth graders from Western Salisbury Elementary School who wrote to a Johns Hopkins Hospital trauma surgeon to ask him to give one of their teachers a prosthetic hand.
It began when children...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 4:03 PM
It's shaping up to be a nasty flu season, with an earlier start and more severe cases, according to hospitals that have begun limiting visitors in an attempt to stem infections.
On Monday, Anne Arundel Medical Center became the latest to bar children and...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Thomas Palermo, a senior Johns Hopkins Hospital software engineer recalled as a master bike frame builder, died Saturday after he was struck by a vehicle while cycling in the 5700 block of Roland Ave. He was 41 and lived in the Baltimore County...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 5:42 PM
In the late 1990s, Antoine Jerome Pettiford became a symbol for a broken justice system in Baltimore. Convicted of murder, his sentence was thrown out after a judge determined authorities had deliberately withheld key information.
He would be charged...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 6:33 PM
Tom Palermo hadn't had as much opportunity as he would have liked recently to ride his bicycle. With a wife and two young children, and a full-time job and a business on the side, there just wasn't time.
"Last Saturday was a beautiful day," Palermo's...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 2:05 PM
A fundraising effort to benefit the children of Tom Palermo, a bicyclist killed last weekend in Baltimore, has now passed its $50,000 goal.
The Palermo Children's Educational Trust was established and promoted on youcaring.com, with the original goal of...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 5:14 PM
The Episcopal bishop of Maryland has summoned all the clergy of the Diocese of Maryland to a Tuesday morning meeting in Frederick County after a high-ranking church official was involved in a crash in Baltimore that killed bicyclist Thomas Palermo, a...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 6:25 PM
The Episcopal bishop who left the scene of the crash that killed a well-known local bicyclist in Baltimore last month told a colleague a short time after the incident that she was "in shock," the church said Tuesday.
Bishop Suffragan Heather Elizabeth...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 1:44 PM
The altar at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Towson was decked out in its holiday finest, and so were Thomas Palermo's children.
Four-year-old Sam wore a bright red sweater vest, and 6-year-old Sadie was dressed in two shades of party pink....
| Dec 16, 2014
| 2:04 PM
Paul M. Long Sr., who had been middle school head at St. Paul's School and later became headmaster and savior of the Eastern Shore's Gunston School, died Dec. 10 at the Johns Hopkins Hospital of pneumonia.
He was 91.
"He very much cared about...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 2:44 PM
A task force set up by the General Assembly earlier this year has recommended that the state create a fund to help care for babies with suffering neurological injuries during birth, according to a report sent to lawmakers.
A no-fault fund, modeled...