| Jul 24, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Urban blight in Baltimore is slowly oozing into more neighborhoods.
Baltimore City Public Schools has made positive strides but have a long road to go in terms of improvement. Gang violence is on the uptick, and some neighborhoods are dying a slow urban...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 12:00 PM
I am not a resident of Baltimore, but I was born there and lived my first two years there. I have since been a Baltimore County resident, now deeply ensconced in middle-age suburban living.
And, yes, I'll be the first to say I love the city. What I...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 5:00 AM
I am getting giddy with delight. The word's out. This has been the worst-kept secret in our fine state.
The governor has been raising national campaign money, a nice sum of $500,000 ("O'Malley taking effort national," Aug. 1.
What did everyone think...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 12:39 PM
John F. Zellers, a retired pressman and salesman, died July 27 of complications from dementia at his Nottingham home. He was 71.
Born in Baltimore and raised in Brooklyn Park, Mr. Zellers was a 1960 graduate of Brooklyn Park High School.
From 1960 to...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 10:35 AM
Baltimore County Police say two men, one of them with a knife, confronted two people as they were walking in the 8500 block of Walther Boulevard in the early hours of Monday, Aug. 5. Nothing was taken.
Police said the attempted armed robbery occurred at...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 7:00 AM
A couple decades ago Major League Baseball dealt with a more innocuous, but still illegal, practice — players taking "greenies," or amphetamines, to boost player performance ("Steroids and 'stealing,'" Aug. 6).
More often than not, they were...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 9:00 AM
I am bearing down on 60 years and am a lifelong resident of Maryland. I will add that I have never voted for a Republican gubernatorial candidate. The time might be appropriate for a major sea change in our beleaguered state.
I am a bit skeptical...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 3:17 PM
Cindy Cowman is just the type of person Baltimore officials want to woo: an empty-nester living in the suburbs, looking for an urban lifestyle and willing to invest in an older home.
"I wanted to be in the city, with a high walkability score and a lot of...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Through the miracle of modern science, man has come up with something that is going to be well received by PETA and other animal rights advocates: In the near future, we very likely will be eating synthetic meat ("Test-tube hamburger patty makes its...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Here are but a few items I wish for Baltimore and Maryland as we quickly approach the coming year:
•A resolution for Baltimore's speed camera debacle. Can't you just get it fixed?
•Leaders for the Maryland Department of Public Safety and...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 6:30 AM
There certainly seems to be a measure of risk involved in the announcement that Niles Ford has been named the new Baltimore City fire chief ("Rawlings-Blake picks former Nebraska fire chief to lead Baltimore's department," Dec. 28).