| Jan 8, 2015
| 6:28 PM
New State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby comes into office with a major decision looming: how to handle the death of Thomas Palermo, the prominent local cyclist who died in a collision with a car driven by an Episcopal bishop two days after Christmas....
| 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...
| 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 20, 2014
| 11:45 AM
When Alice Oaks' older son was shot to death in Baltimore in 2008, she said her goodbye at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center. He lay there, a tube still in his mouth, and it seemed to her that his body was glowing. She felt numb. She bent over and kissed...
| 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 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
| 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 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 17, 2015
| 11:25 AM
Dr. Michael A. Ellis, a Baltimore orthopedic surgeon whose career spanned more than four decades, died Jan. 10 at Copper Ridge, a Sykesville assisted-living facility, of a brain tumor. He was 78.
"Mike was as good a doctor as you can get. He was kind,...