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  • Thomas D. McKewen, environmental service director

    Thomas D. McKewen, environmental service director
    Thomas D. McKewen, a materials recovery and waste management expert who was the founding director of Maryland Environmental Service, died June 13 of congestive heart failure at his home in Ashburn, Va. The former Towson resident was 86. "I had been...
  • Interview: ADL Head Says Gary Oldman's Apology Reinforces Anti-Semitism

    Anti-Defamation League head Abraham Foxman said he doesn't buy Gary Oldman's apology, claiming his statement Wednesday reinforces anti-Semitic stereotypes. "I think he feels bad about what he said, but the way he explains it underlines why he said what...
  • Walter Stankowski, tavern owner

    Walter Stankowski, tavern owner
    Walter T. "Lucky" Stankowski, the retired owner of a Fells Point tavern and package-goods store known for its Saturday afternoon music-making sessions, died of cancer June 17 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Highlandtown resident was 89. Born in...
  • Former rivals are happy to come together and play in the McDonald's Classic

    Randy Custodio and Cameron Casciole were on the opposite sides last Thanksgiving morning in what is typically the biggest nonplayoff game of the area's high school football season. They both consider themselves lucky to have played in the Easton-...
  • In Mexico, Tamaulipas state residents rise up against cartel violence

    Arsonists torched four restaurants, bars and an auto dealership. A bomb threat evacuated a hospital. Bodies turned up, including a headless one at someone's door and a man snatched from the Wal-Mart store and dumped in a field. Gun battles raged within...
  • Pope's takes bold step by condemning Mafia

    PITTSBURGH When Pope Francis declared last week that organized crime figures are "excommunicated" from the Catholic Church, he wasn't making a formal legal declaration against any individuals by name. But by venturing into southern Italy with its...
  • Whose freedom are the bishops protecting? [Commentary]

    Whose freedom are the bishops protecting? [Commentary]
    The rallying cry "freedom to serve" will soon be heard in Baltimore as the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and its Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty launches its annual "Fortnight for Freedom" campaign tomorrow. If you think this...
  • Priest abuse case headed for trial

    ST. LOUIS When the Rev. Joseph D. Ross was assigned to minister at St. Cronan Church, the other priest there already knew his secret. He heard the pastor coming to help him in 1991 had just returned from the St. Luke Institute in Silver Spring, Md., a...
  • 19th-Century Irish Catholic Immigrants Faced Unabashed Hostility

     19th-Century Irish Catholic Immigrants Faced Unabashed Hostility
    Tensions between Irish immigrants and anti-immigrant nativists nearly exploded into violence during newly elected Connecticut Gov. William T. Minor's May 1855 inaugural parade. A month earlier, Minor and his fellow Know-Nothing Party candidates had...
  • Central American migrants are on a word-of-mouth exodus to the U.S.

    Central American migrants are on a word-of-mouth exodus to the U.S.
    Claudia Sanchez crouched on a grassy slope alongside the railroad tracks, breast-feeding her 10-month-old daughter, Heather. It had already been a long journey from Honduras to central Mexico, clinging with her baby to the top of a rickety train. They...
  • Lois O'Brien-Cronin

    Lois O'Brien-Cronin
    Lois O'Brien-Cronin, the former dean of students at Villa Julie College who later worked with an academic and career counseling program for women at the Community College of Baltimore County's Essex campus, died of a stroke Thursday at Gilchrist Hospice...