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  • Eagle Scout cleans up city cemetery in disrepair

    Eagle Scout cleans up city cemetery in disrepair
    Not quite four years ago, I began some trips to St. Vincent Cemetery, an old and abandoned burying ground largely surrounded by the Clifton Park Golf Course in Northeast Baltimore. In that summer of 2010, a small group of descendants of those buried there initiated a campaign to get the weeds and invasive trees cut down — and to win respect for the spot where nearly 3,700 people rest.
  • Violence -- sexual, psychological, verbal or physical -- is never OK [Commentary]

    Violence -- sexual, psychological, verbal or physical -- is never OK [Commentary]
    Domestic violence is an issue that has been on the minds of many people in recent days, prompted by the horrifying abuse committed by Ray Rice against his now-wife. His status as a professional football player, coupled with the fact that the attack was...

    Join in prayer to end violence in Iraq [Commentary]

    Join in prayer to end violence in Iraq [Commentary]
    Sectarian violence in Iraq has worsened dramatically in recent days, especially for Christians in the war-torn nation, prompting Pope Francis to appoint an envoy to meet with religious and government leaders in Iraq as well as with those Christians who...

    The Civil Rights Act at 50 [Commentary]

    The Civil Rights Act at 50 [Commentary]
    Fifty years ago this summer, the Civil Rights Act was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson, marking a watershed moment in our nation's history and in the ongoing struggle of African-Americans for fair and equal treatment. The passage of the law,...

    Val Jean Slowinski, professor

    Val Jean Slowinski, professor
    Val Jean Slowinski, a retired Towson University professor who was active for more than two decades with the Cockpit in Court Theater in Essex, died Wednesday at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin of a stroke. She was 78. The former Val Jean Sytko was...