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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2011
A 29-year-old man involved in a double shooting Sept. 7 in Ashburton died at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday of gunshot wounds at Maryland Shock Trauma Center. The second victim of the shooting in the 3500 block of Dolfield Ave. in Northwest Baltimore has recovered. Homicide police are treating the death as a homicide and continue to investigate. The victim's name has not been released. mary.gail.hare@baltsun.com
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2014
Black- and copper-colored beads lay around a puddle of blood in a Northwest Baltimore alley where police said a transgender woman was killed early Wednesday in a crime that bore similarities to the slaying of another transgender woman last month. Baltimore police are investigating whether the death of Mia Henderson, 26, is connected to the killing of Kandy, whose body was found June 3 in a field in Northeast Baltimore. Both were found during the early morning, and police have no suspects in either case.
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By Daniel Barkin and Daniel Barkin,Sun Staff Writer | July 30, 1995
George T. Bess Sr. and his wife, Barbara, are accustomed to visitors from the schools of Baltimore showing up at their Ashburton home.The house is interesting enough, a dwelling built in the 1920s that originally was the headquarters for a builder of Ashburton homes, and later a doctor's residence. But it's the koi and shubunkin and catfish and goldfish that really stop traffic.Not to mention the vegetation -- yucca, ajuga and the like."I just wanted a pond," said Mr. Bess, 69, a retired professor and administrator at Baltimore City Community College.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2014
Oh the Casanovas of Canton! The neighborhood seems so wholesome -- all those bright young things going to yoga class and drinking at bars on the square -- but it turns out Canton is full of people looking to cheat.  That's according to the folks at Ashley Madison, a website for married people who wish to go hiking on the Appalachian Trail, Mark Sanford-style. Fully one-tenth of the website's subscribers in the Baltimore region live in Canton, according to a news release from the site.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | August 23, 2003
Concerned about a recent string of robberies, about 100 residents of the Ashburton community in Northwest Baltimore gathered last night to discuss efforts to bring increased police patrols and to strengthen their neighborhood watch. The community meeting was prompted in part by a local leader's brush with crime. State Sen. Lisa A. Gladden was robbed of her purse three weeks ago on the front porch of her home in the neighborhood. Gladden told the crowd gathered in the Ashburton Elementary School gymnasium yesterday that the robber made off with her $400 Coach handbag and wallet, but not much else -- "12 cents and a button," she said.
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By Frank Langfitt and Frank Langfitt,Sun Staff Writer Sun staff writer Matt Ebnet contributed to this article | June 18, 1994
Threatened for the past two months by a political feud, state funds critical to replacing a decrepit Baltimore elementary school now appear secure.In an about-face, Gov. William Donald Schaefer pledged yesterday to recommend $4.5 million in state money to help replace the 45-year-old Ashburton Elementary School in West Baltimore."
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By Frank Langfitt and Frank Langfitt,Sun Staff Writer | May 8, 1994
Judging by most criteria, Ashburton Elementary School has no connection to Maryland's wetlands.The aging building lies in a middle-class community in Northwest Baltimore where asphalt and concrete long ago replaced most natural terrain. Amid the red-brick rowhouses and single-family homes, one is unlikely to see a duck, much less a heron. So it was only natural for students to wonder last week why a plan to build a new school for them has become an apparent political casualty in a dispute over regulating nontidal wetlands.
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By Frank Langfitt and Frank Langfitt,Sun Staff Writer | June 30, 1994
The state Board of Public Works approved funding yesterday to replace West Baltimore's Ashburton Elementary School, which had become a pawn in a recent feud between the governor and a city legislator.The board approved $3.9 million to help replace Ashburton, a 45-year-old former synagogue. While the allocation fell short of the $4.5 million city officials had requested, Baltimore Del. Howard P. Rawlings said it would be enough to assure a first-rate school."I have not heard any indication from the community or school administration that the proposal is not sufficient," said Mr. Rawlings, who lives within five blocks of Ashburton and has been one of its strongest advocates.
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By Eric Siegel and Eric Siegel,SUN STAFF | June 8, 1999
Thirty black Baltimore middle school pupils and their chaperons on a class trip to Walt Disney World have filed suit in federal court against Denny's restaurants, claiming they were mistreated at one of the chain's Florida outlets because of race.A spokeswoman for the chain -- which has been operating under a consent decree not to discriminate since it reached a $46 million agreement with the federal government five years ago -- denied the allegations yesterday and said the company would vigorously contest the suit.
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By Frank Langfitt and Frank Langfitt,Sun Staff Writer | April 22, 1994
Two members of the Maryland Board of Public Works offered hope to West Baltimore schoolchildren yesterday, saying they would consider funding construction of an elementary school conspicuously absent from a list of projects the board approved Wednesday.However, the third member of the board, Gov. William Donald Schaefer, remained opposed to the idea and called his hometown "ungrateful" after Baltimore legislators complained about being virtually shut out of the state's latest school construction grab bag."
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 22, 2014
Ethel G. Coleman, a retired city public school teacher, died Jan. 14 of heart failure at the Hillcrest Convalescence Center in Durham, N.C. The former Ashburton resident was 98. The daughter of William Henry Gillis, a farmer, and Barbara Goins Gillis, a laundress, Ethel Gillis was born in Concord, N.C. She was a graduate of Concord public schools and in 1956 earned a bachelor's degree from what is now Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, N.C....
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | December 9, 2013
Baltimore police on Monday arrested a Patterson Park man in connection with a shooting in Ashburton Sunday morning. Dontay Jones, 29, of the 2500 block of Baltimore St., was arrested on charges of attempted first-degree murder and domestic assault, the department announced in a news release. Officers responded to the shooting call in the 3600 block of Liberty Heights Ave. at 6:40 a.m. Sunday, but when they arrived, the woman who was shot had already left for the hospital. She was in stable condition at the hospital on Sunday.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2013
John W. Gardner, a retired accountant and World War II Navy pilot who left his estate to various charities, died Friday of pneumonia at Oak Crest Village in Parkville. He was 93. "John is an incredible example for each of us. He loved people and our community," said William J. McCarthy, executive director of Catholic Charities of Baltimore. "He deeply cared for people in need and had a passionate interest in and supported organizations that helped the poor, the marginalized and those in need of medical care," said Mr. McCarthy.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | April 26, 2013
Frank Bond Sr., a retired Maryland Transit Administration bus driver and neighborhood activist who believed in the value of education, died Monday of colon cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. "Frank was a wonderful man who treasured education even though he was not an educated man," said W. Byron Forbush II, who retired in 1998 after 38 years as headmaster of Friends School. "His three children went to Friends as well as two grandchildren," said Mr. Forbush. "He was so devoted and proud that his family was part of that institution.
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February 5, 2013
On Saturday, Feb. 2, Baltimore memorialized the Rev. Vernon N. Dobson and recognized him as a giant in the history of the local civil rights struggle ("Civil rights leader founded BUILD," Jan. 27). Testimony was given of his efforts to desegregate Gwynn Oak Park in 1963, creation of the Maryland Food Bank in 1968 and, in the 1970s, the founding of Baltimoreans United In Leadership Development. He was lauded for his work in planning the 1963 March on Washington and his marching with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from Selma to Montgomery, Ala. in 1965.
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Jacques Kelly | December 21, 2012
Alimay Thompson Kendrick sits in her dining room and recalls the first meeting of a neighborhood club she joined in 1959. It was a garden club, composed of both men and women, all African-American, formed to represent the neighborhoods of Forest Park, Windsor Hills and Ashburton. It was named For-Win-Ash and its aim was to keep these communities green, clean and beautiful. Most of Baltimore remained racially divided at that time, although public schools were integrating. Black professionals were moving into the three neighborhoods and adjacent areas, such as Callaway-Garrison, where she and her husband, physicist Webster Moyse Kendrick, had recently bought a home.
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By Charles Belfoure and Charles Belfoure,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 26, 1998
"I have admired the house we now live in since I was a teen-ager."As a boy growing up in the neighborhoods around Hanlon Park, Kurt L. Schmoke was well aware of Ashburton and its beautiful tree-lined streets. "It was a neighborhood out of the economic reach of my family," Schmoke said. But among his many achievements, he would realize his dream of living in that long, rambling contemporary house on Sequoia Avenue.Ashburton may reflect many of the best qualities that the city's own suburbs can offer.
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By Sara Neufeld and Sara Neufeld,Sun reporter | March 22, 2007
Mayor Sheila Dixon said last night that Baltimore police will increase patrols near Dr. Nathan A. Pitts/Ashburton Elementary/Middle School after a series of attacks on its students walking in the neighborhood. Dixon's comments came during a meeting at City Hall with about 150 principals and other school officials as part of a series of community forums about how to combat violence. The principals offered suggestions to Dixon on how to improve school safety, ranging from increasing mental health services for children to creating public service announcements urging students not to use foul language.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | October 15, 2012
Baltimore's scenic reservoirs could be transformed into lakes criss-crossed by rowboats as the city removes them from the water supply to comply with a federal health mandate. To meet the 2006 federal water safety rule to protect drinking water from contaminants, the city is spending tens of millions of dollars to install underground tanks to replace the reservoirs. The Department of Public Works will fill its small reservoir in Guilford to install tanks there, but other reservoirs will be decommissioned by 2018 and could become places for recreation.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2012
Naomi C. Myers, a former longtime volunteer at Bon Secours Hospital and a centenarian, died Sunday from complications of dementia at Keswick Multi-Care Center in Roland Park. She was 102. The former Naomi Catherine Newman was born in Baltimore and raised in the city's Carroll neighborhood. She was a 1927 graduate of Frederick Douglass High School and studied nursing at night at her former high school. Mrs. Myers worked for 16 years as a hand presser at Miller & Baker, a uniform company, and later was in housekeeping for 20 years at the old Pittsburgh Plate Glass on Guilford Avenue.
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