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Pigtown

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Top Pigtown Articles

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  • Donald E. Davis Sr., truck driver, dies

    Donald E. Davis Sr., a retired truck driver and a former Baltimore resident, died May 31 of a stroke at a medical center in Cookeville, Tenn. He was 80. Born and raised on Nanticoke Street in Pigtown, Mr. Davis graduated in 1949 from Southern High...
  • Two teenage girls fatally struck by vehicle in city

    Two teenage girls fatally struck by vehicle in city
    They were best friends since kindergarten and lived a block apart in South Baltimore's Pigtown. One was feisty, the other shy. Monday night, they set off to meet an acquaintance, crossing Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. A car heading south struck...
  • Horseshoe pit helps build Pigtown's neighborhood spirit

    Horseshoe pit helps build Pigtown's neighborhood spirit
    It started about 30 years ago — no one seems to recall the exact date — when three men who'd grown up together in Pigtown took a vacant lot at the corner of Ward and Bayard streets, sank two metal pegs into the ground and started tossing...
  • Florence B. Cornish, cook, dies

    Florence B. Cornish, cook, dies
    Florence B. "Sissy" Cornish, a retired cafeteria cook and homemaker, died June 26, her 77th birthday, of kidney failure at Bradford Oaks Rehabilitation Center in Clinton. The former longtime Pigtown and Edmondson Village resident had lived in recent...
  • Homicides are down in city, but 16 people were killed in June

    At Shaffer's Lounge and Sports Bar, a small bar on the fringes of Pigtown with one pool table and a sign above the cash register that reads "Sarcasm: One of the free services I offer," the lone employee heard the gunshots and hit the deck. Outside, a man...
  • Killings in Pigtown prompt community anger, complaints of inaction

    For a man who was only 21 years old, Rasheed Abdullah seems to have made a lot of people angry. Police called him a drug dealer and neighbors in Pigtown wanted to throw him out, and in the last three years alone he was arrested at least 16 times. On...
  • Pigtown Festival, Vampire Weekend and lots more in 10spot

    Pigtown Festival, Vampire Weekend and lots more in 10spot
  • Undeniable signs of elitism among Ruxton NIMBYs

    Contrary to Christopher A. Pistell's protestations, ("Sun mischaracterizes Ruxton rehab house issue," April 26) he and those whose views he claims to represent are indeed elitist, even if the patients he and his neighbors fear and reject might turn out to...
  • Schaefer's service to the poor

    Much has been written about William Donald Schaefer's very public achievements. However, there was also a side of Mayor Schaefer many people do not know. He not only filled potholes and orchestrated the building of Harborplace, he also very quietly helped...
  • Mobbies 2011

  • Mayor to unveil new City Council map

    For months now, members of the Baltimore City Council have been telling Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake what they'd like to see when she draws new boundaries for their districts. Staffers say the redistricting plan she is scheduled to unveil Monday...