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  • 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

  • Baltimore officials hope half-century trend of population decline at end

    Arriving in Baltimore for college in 2004 from her native New York City, Vienna DeGiacomo assumed she would quickly head back north after graduating from Goucher College. But nearly three years after receiving her English degree, DeGiacomo, 24, is...
  • 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...
  • An up-and-down year for Baltimore's housing market

    An up-and-down year for Baltimore's housing market
    Gauging the trajectory of the real estate market in the Baltimore region has become a hyper-local exercise — it depends on precisely where you live. While a handful of communities roared back so much last year that the number of home sales actually...
  • Pigtown Festival, Vampire Weekend and lots more in 10spot

    Pigtown Festival, Vampire Weekend and lots more in 10spot
  • 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...
  • Rodricks is right: New programs are needed to spice up local TV

    It isn't often that I find myself agreeing with columnist Dan Rodricks, but his idea of more really local TV and less redundant reporting is one I've had myself ("Let's put more 'local' in local TV," March 11). Why not add even more topics to his list?...