May 21, 2010
Crews worked around the clock this week unfurling rolls of sod, caulking bathrooms and chalking playing fields in preparation for Saturday's reopening of a South Baltimore park that has been closed for three years because of arsenic contamination. City and state officials say the 11-acre Swann Park, where toxins were recorded at more than 100 times a safe level, is now fit for ballplayers and families. "It's pretty much a new park," said city parks department spokeswoman Gwendolyn Burrell.
November 30, 2011
Paramedic Kevin Hook's vehicle speeds up Lombard Street, weaving through traffic. His 7 a.m. shift as acting lieutenant at Baltimore's John F. Steadman Fire Station has just begun and Hook is monitoring dozens of calls scrolling down a monitor mounted on the dashboard of his SUV. There's an oil spill requiring a hazardous materials team to the east, a car crash to the west and a victim suffering from a stroke ahead on West Baltimore Street....
June 12, 1991
Carroll County Sun bowling columnist Don Vitek has been chosen by the Maryland Bowling Writers Association as Writer of the Year, an award sponsored by the Maryland State Women's Bowling Association.Vitek also won first- and second-place honors in both the senior and column categories. The column award was sponsored by the Frederick Women's 600 Club and the Senior awards category was sponsored by Greater Baltimore Bowling Association.All awards were announced at the Maryland Bowling Writers Association's annual meeting June 9.
December 13, 1991
Rep. Helen Delich Bentley, R-2nd, was named "Port Leader of the Year" by the Baltimore Junior Association of Commerce for her efforts to improve the Port of Baltimore.Bentley received the award in ceremonies in Baltimore yesterday. She previously had won the award in 1974 when she was chairwoman of the Federal Maritime Commission.Noting the progress the port has seen this year, including the addition of several new shipping lines, the congresswoman said she believed 1992 would offer opportunities to strengthen the port's position in the Middle Atlantic and strengthen a sagging economy.
December 20, 1992
Sapna Patel, a student at the American University in Washington, has been awarded a Presidential Scholarship for $24,000. She has also been chosen to participate in the School of Public Affairs' Leadership Program.*The University of Baltimore Alumni Association honored Bailey A. Thomas, McCormick Company president and chief executive officer; Adrian Teel, Maryland Port Administration executive director, and Ali Asghar Alemi, the U.S. EPA and Maryland Overseas Visitors Coordinator, as its Alumni of the Year.
October 5, 2003
The 24th annual Butchers Hill house tour is scheduled next week, with the Southeast Baltimore neighborhood association opening 12 historic homes to the public. The Baltimore neighborhood is north of Fells Point and Canton. The event is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 12. Tickets are $15 the day of the tour and $12 in advance. For more information, log on to www.butchershill.org or call Anne Belcher at 410-675-2795 or Sue Noonan at 410-522-6773.
June 1, 1998
The Maryland Association of Private Career Schools has awarded Russell Warehime, a Francis Scott Key High School senior, a $1,000 scholarship from the TESST Technology Institute in Baltimore.The association's Scholarship Program Awards offer scholarships to students wishing to attend a career school.Warehime plans to study design and drafting technology.Recipients are chosen on academic achievement, participation in extracurricular activities, leadership qualities and recommendations from school personnel.
May 31, 2009
Fred Shoken, a Baltimore preservationist and planner, wrote to me several weeks ago after I had written a piece about Roland Park author Jill Jonnes' new book on the building of the Eiffel Tower. "I was disappointed that it made no mention of Baltimore's little-known, if not spurious connection, to the landmark structure," he wrote. What Shoken was talking about were 1894 newspaper accounts stating that Baltimore capitalists had purchased the Eiffel Tower and were planning to have it dismantled and re-erected in Clifton Park to celebrate Baltimore's centennial in 1897.
February 4, 1992
Nurses and student nurses are discovering that the recession and an abundance of nurses have combined to make it difficult to find or change jobs.Two years ago there were plenty of positions, but now "the jobs simply aren't available," says Ida Ross, a St. Joseph Hospital nurse who was among 900 nurses and nursing students who attended the Baltimore Association of Nurse Recruiters' career day at the Baltimore Convention Center.Forty Maryland hospitals sent recruiters to the event on Saturday.
February 1, 1994
Only one developer, G. W. Stone Inc. of Pasadena, has submitted a proposal to redevelop the Superblock, the 5.6-acre tract of county-owned land along Ritchie Highway at Route 648.The county's request for proposals calls for details of any plan submitted to be kept private until a recommendation is made to the county executive. The deadline for submitting plans for a mixed-use development was Jan. 27.Pat Barland, in charge of commercial revitalization for the Glen Burnie Urban Renewal District, said she was disappointed that more developers did not propose to build on the Superblock.