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  • Friends, neighbors remember Lawrence Peterson, 'Mayor of Mount Vernon'

    Friends, neighbors remember Lawrence Peterson, 'Mayor of Mount Vernon'
    For Lawrence Peterson, the redevelopment of his Mount Vernon neighborhood was every bit as much of a calling as his 20 years in the U.S. Navy. As friends and neighbors paid tribute to the "Mayor of Mount Vernon" on Sunday evening, they recalled a man so...
  • Washington Monument reopens, but getting a ticket? Good luck

    Washington Monument reopens, but getting a ticket? Good luck
    The good news is that the Washington Monument emerged from its post-earthquake face-lift with a splashy reopening ceremony Monday. The not-so-good news: Reserve tickets for the Washington, D.C., icon are sold out through late June and around Fourth of...
  • Tour hours expanding for historic Phoenix Shot Tower

    Tour hours expanding for historic Phoenix Shot Tower
    In one of the city's first historic preservation battles, Baltimore residents paid $17,000 in 1924 to save the soaring Phoenix Shot Tower from a wrecking ball and a future as a Union Oil Company gas station. Today, preservationists are again rallying...
  • Milwee Middle teacher wins Instagram contest at Washington Monument

    Milwee Middle teacher wins Instagram contest at Washington Monument
    Jason Dumont, a civics and U.S. History teacher at Milwee Middle School, has won an Instagram contest to participate in the rededication of the Washington Monument grand reopening ceremony Monday. Starting Saturday, he will be posting photos of his...
  • It's time for the Redskins to find a new name [Commentary]

    It's time for the Redskins to find a new name [Commentary]
    Those of us living in and around D.C. — not just those of us, like me, who actually root for Baltimore's teams over Washington's — should follow the lead of our good neighbors to the north and realize that there can be life after a change of...
  • Monument renovation not so disruptive [Letter]

    Monument renovation not so disruptive [Letter]
    I am sorry to say it, but the recent article regarding the impact of the Washington Monument restoration is complete rubbish ("Washington Monument restoration changes atmosphere of Mount Vernon neighborhood," March 24). The writer bases the entire...
  • Monument is fine, cutting down trees the problem [Letter]

    Monument is fine, cutting down trees the problem [Letter]
    We often hear the clanking of the scaffold as the work is being done on the Washington Monument ("Washington Monument restoration changes atmosphere of Mount Vernon neighborhood," March 24). Like our neighbors, we look forward to its completion. We...
  • A boring Women's History Museum in D.C.? Spare us

    Oh no, not Rosie the Riveter again! House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) has cleared for a floor vote a bill that would set up a commission that would be the first step in building a National Women’s History Museum near the National Mall. The...
  • Local drone business planning to fly

    Local drone business planning to fly
    At least one local business is planning to fly drones over Baltimore after a judge ruled that there is no law prohibiting the commercial use of small unmanned aircraft. Terry Kilby, who with his wife, Belinda, published a book last year of aerial...
  • Washington Monument restoration changes atmosphere of Mount Vernon neighborhood

    Washington Monument restoration changes atmosphere of Mount Vernon neighborhood
    The scaffolds enshrouding Baltimore's Washington Monument offer passersby a temporary skyline change, but some residents and small-business owners in the Mount Vernon neighborhood worry about the two-year project's impact on their lifestyles and...
  • WTMD's First Thursdays likely moving to Canton

    WTMD's First Thursdays likely moving to Canton
    For more than a decade, First Thursdays, the popular free concert series organized by Towson University's public radio station WTMD, has regularly filled West Mount Vernon Park with thousands of music fans during the summer.  The soundtrack will be...