| Apr 25, 2013
| 9:00 AM
I was happy to see that National Aquarium CEO John Racanelli wrote about the important activities that we, as individuals and as a society, can do to protect the environment, without once mentioning the impossible goal of "stopping climate change" ("...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 3:33 PM
More than 100 gloved volunteers, some in boots and others in waist-high waders, streamed along narrow paths and historic sea walls Saturday in a secluded nook of wetlands just south of Fort McHenry, their eyes scanning for trash or the perfect spot to...
| May 5, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Isaiah Dixon Jr., a jazz fan, world traveler and four-term state delegate from Baltimore City whose accomplishments included introducing a bill that made cross burnings a felony in Maryland, died of heart failure April 26 at Stella Maris Hospice in...
| May 9, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Baltimore used to be a town of colorful public characters.
One of them, my father, passed away 40 years ago today. Sam Shapiro was often described as a "perennial" candidate — for mayor in 1967 and 1971 and House of Representatives in 1968 and...
| May 11, 2013
| 9:30 AM
The obituary for Richard E. Hug (May 7) fell far short of honoring the legacy of a man who dedicated so many years to helping make Baltimore's non-profits better able to fulfill their missions.
While the obit focused on Dick's political fundraising,...
| May 9, 2013
| 2:31 PM
The National Aquarium in Washington will close this fall as a nearby building is renovated, and some of the 1,500 animals will be sent to Baltimore, aquarium officials said Thursday.
In an email to aquarium members, John Racanelli, CEO of the National...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 6:12 PM
Rafael Mation came to the United States four years ago from Brazil with a degree in accounting and an interest in pursuing a career in English.
But somewhere along the way, the 27-year-old Anne Arundel Community College student and Roland Park...
| May 18, 2013
| 4:20 PM
A pair of racing aficionados from Saratoga Springs, N.Y., spent Saturday watching the early races at Pimlico, then they put their observations to use to score a massive payday in the Preakness.
Joe Cavallo, 26, and Stephanie Rafferty, 21, hit the Pick 4...
| May 22, 2013
| 8:35 AM
Eric Schwaab, a native Baltimorean who's spent the last three years in the federal government overseeing fisheries and coastal conservation efforts, is returning home to take a new post at the National Aquarium.
Schwaab, 52, currently an acting...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Baltimore is on the cusp of making once unimaginable progress in modernizing its obsolete public school facilities with more than $1 billion in investment over the next 10 years. Broad coalitions of supporters, feasible financing plans and the adoption of...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 8:17 PM
The new giant Pacific octopus at the National Aquarium in Baltimore had a rough Monday morning commute.
Before he even got on the road, he turned from pink to dark red as he was placed into a plastic bag full of water, then into a white plastic foam...