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  • Restoring Mount Vernon

    Restoring Mount Vernon
    Baltimore's Washington Monument in Mount Vernon Square is one of the city's most recognizable landmarks, a classical Doric column towering 178 feet above its elegant surroundings. But nearly 200 years after its completion in 1829, the building and its...
  • Restore Mt. Vernon, but save the trees

    Your editorial on the restoration of historic Mt. Vernon revealed The Sun's lack intimacy with this issue ("Restoring Mount Vernon," May 14). The Mount Vernon Conservancy's plan for removing the site's trees is out of touch and ignores the environmental...
  • East Coast earthquake, one year later

    East Coast earthquake, one year later
    A year ago, life paused for a minute in Baltimore and across a wide swath of the country as the ground shook beneath us. Buildings emptied, text messages flew and everyone asked each other, "Did you just feel that?" The U.S. Geological Surveyconfirmed...
  • Engineers inspect Washington Monument in preparation for restoration

    Engineers inspect Washington Monument in preparation for restoration
    Tracy Marcotte scanned a hand-held metal detector across various spots on the base of the Washington Monument as if she were searching for gold. But it was iron she was after. Specifically, she was searching for iron cramps that hold together stones that...
  • Alexander to speak at Sharpsburg Library

    Ted Alexander, chief historian at the Antietam National Battlefield, will talk about his book, “The Battle of Antietam: the Bloodiest Day” Thursday, June 7, at Sharpsburg Public Library. Ted will sign copies of his book, available for purchase...
  • From Scores to a mechanical bull, sailors delight in Baltimore's charms

    From Scores to a mechanical bull, sailors delight in Baltimore's charms
    It didn't take Canadian seaman Richard Thompson long to get quite a bit of Baltimore under his shiny gold belt. Tapas at Harborplace. Shopping for sunglasses. And a beery romp with some American sailors at Power Plant Live that left him with a different...
  • Mount Vernon's Park Plaza building restored after fire

    Mount Vernon's Park Plaza building restored after fire
    The five-story Park Plaza building in Mount Vernon is bustling again, less than two years after a five-alarm fire destroyed the historic structure's interior and displaced tenants — including Donna's, a popular cafe and coffee shop that will not...
  • Arrest made in fatal Mid-Town double shooting case

    Arrest made in fatal Mid-Town double shooting case
    Rookie Baltimore police officers Jason Dipaola and Steven Vinias were sent to Mount Vernon to provide a sense of security to a neighborhood shaken by a double shooting. They may have ended up solving the case. After stopping a group of young people...
  • Traffic: Accident on Northern Parkway at Cylburn Avenue

    Traffic: Accident on Northern Parkway at Cylburn Avenue
    As of 9 a.m. Wednesday, traffic was slow on Northern Parkway at Cylburn Avenue, due to an accident. An accident was slowing traffic on Ridge Road at Severn Road in Anne Arundel County. Emergency roadwork was slowing traffic on U.S. 1 northbound at...
  • Traffic: Accident on I-95 northbound near Route 100

    Traffic: Accident on I-95 northbound near Route 100
    As of 9 a.m. Thursday, traffic was slow on I-95 northbound near Route 100, due to an accident. Accidents were slowing traffic on Route 295 northbound near I-895 in Baltimore City, and Philadelphia Road near Hospital Drive in Rosedale. A vehicle fire...
  • Traffic: Accident on I-95 south near I-395

    As of 9 a.m. Friday, traffic was slow on I-95 southbound near I-395, due to an accident. Accidents were slowing traffic on the outer loop of I-695 near I-95 in Baltimore County, McDonogh Road near Timothy Lane in Baltimore County, I-895 northbound at...