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  • Downtown neighborhoods might get names

    Downtown neighborhoods might get names
    I sat in the Downtown Partnership's office this week and heard the new urban geographic labels being considered for Baltimore's emerging neighborhoods. With more than 1,000 new apartments being created this year in what we traditionally call downtown Baltimore, there is a momentum to define and give these residential enclaves an identity.
  • Criticism of archdiocese strikes nerve with readers

    There has been so much response to my Sunday column on the Archdiocese of Baltimore's decision to close 13 schools, including Cardinal Gibbons School, I thought I would share some of the more interesting and thoughtful comments with all my other readers...

    Vacation Bible school starts Sunday

    “Take Me To the Water” begins Sunday evening. That’s the theme for this year’s vacation Bible school at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church.  The school starts at 7 p.m. and will include music, Bible stories, crafts and games. The...

    Park superintendent home getting a face-lift

    Park superintendent home getting a face-lift
    For nearly 20 years, I watched a landmark stone house deteriorate. Once one of the proudest addresses in the city, the home of the Druid Hill Park superintendent and later the Maryland Zoo director became vacant. Trees began growing through its windows...

    Church bell tower repairs signify change in Oliver neighborhood

    Church bell tower repairs signify change in Oliver neighborhood
    A few weeks ago, I spent a few quiet minutes in Green Mount Cemetery, where its higher ground offers unexpected views of Baltimore. As I looked to the southeast, something curious caught my eye. What was going on in the nearby Oliver neighborhood? What...