May 27, 2012
Ironic that the very day that Dan Rodricks attacks Pat McDonough for his candid and truthful assessment of gang crime downtown ("Conflicting realities collide downtown," May 24), The Sun buries on page 4 the attack by 20-30 "unruly" teens at the 7-Eleven at Light and Pratt streets - the heart of the Inner Harbor in the middle of a workday! Say what you want, Mr. Rodricks, but facts are facts, and Baltimore is not typical of other cities. You want to feel secure walking around town?
July 11, 2011
I am a Baltimore resident who is saddened every year to watch so many city trees die needlessly due to lack of water. The city often does a poor job of planting trees, and I've observed trees being left near the planting sites for days to dry out before they are put in the ground. Then the soil in which they are planted is often poorly amended or completely unimproved. I've witnessed many trees that were planted too low or too high in the ground. Frequently, they are not mulched or sometimes mulched with fresh wood chips which suck some of the nitrogen from the soil, rather than aged mulch which returns nutrients and better retains moisture.
May 10, 2012
Left-handed pitcher Dana Eveland is on his way to Baltimore today and is expected to start Friday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Eveland, 28, was 3-2 with a 2.21 ERA in six starts at Triple-A Norfolk. Eveland is taking the spot that had been Tommy Hunter's, but Hunter was sent to Norfolk on Monday. Hunter has since returned and will pitch tonight in the second game of the doubleheader in place of Jason Hammel. Hammel's turn was skipped because he is dealing with soreness in his right knee.
January 11, 2013
Wedding date: Dec. 8, 2012 Her story: Eileen Cox, 30, grew up in Sea Girt, N.J. She is a middle school English teacher for the Loudoun County public schools system in Virginia. Her parents, Sharon and Leo Cox, are retired. His story: Ricardo Silva, 30, was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and moved to Virginia with his family when he was 7. He is the director of development for Solutions by Design II, which is owned by his parents, Maria and Clyde Goldbach. Their story: Eileen and Ricardo met as freshmen at Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, but they didn't start dating until their junior year.
September 26, 2012
Let's face it: Charm City can be a strange place. That's one of the reasons we like it so much. From toilet races in Hampden to hilariously lewd bathroom signs, Baltimore has a quirky sensibility few other cities can match. View the photo gallery We rounded up more than a dozen photos of weird and funny Baltimore sights for a photo essay we're calling Only in Baltimore. If you have odd Baltimore photos you want to send us, you can email them to email@example.com . You can also submit photos via Twitter and Instagram by tagging them with #onlyinbaltimore and @baltimoresun.
May 21, 2010
I very much enjoyed Frank Roylance's column relating the fate of the duck and her chicks crossing the busy roads of rush hour Baltimore and the parallels with the classic story by Robert McCloskey in Boston. The story was read to me as a child, and decades later I read it to my children who also enjoyed both the Boston and Baltimore versions. (They also liked the '50s era film version shown at the Pratt one Saturday morning.) When visiting Boston two years ago, I was crossing the Public Garden to meet an old friend for dinner and happened across the commemorative sculptures of the mother duck and ducklings that commemorate Mr. McCloskey's story.
December 29, 2009
Yeah! Finally someone (Mary Carole McCauley) wrote about the wonderful graffiti in Baltimore ("Making their mark," Dec. 27) - especially being able to do it without breaking the law! Going back and forth to New York on the train, one can see lots of great lettering along the tracks - I've often shown this to my grandchildren, mentioning that if only someone could get these people into an art school, they would probably "bloom" and do good works. And, thanks to Sherwin Mark and Karly Fae Hansen for promoting a place where Baltimoreans and tourists can enjoy the works of these talented people.
March 28, 2012
Areas south and west of Baltimore are at risk of potentially severe thunderstorms this afternoon. All of central Maryland is under a hazardous weather advisory to look out for storms, according to the National Weather Service's Sterling, Va., office. But there is a particular risk of damaging hail and heavy winds south and west of the city. The best chance for those conditions is between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Stay tuned for any thunderstorm watches or warnings issued later.
July 3, 2013
Your recent report on shootings in Baltimore highlighted the tragic violence afflicting our city ("Deadly summer," June 30). From the leadership shown by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, however, it is obvious our leaders are not in crisis mode working to combat this frightening turn of events. When The Sun tracked down the mayor at a convention in Las Vegas, she provided a less than accurate comparison of our city's violence to that of other major cities. I hope her trip was were restful, because now is the time to get into crisis mode.
August 7, 2013
Baltimore police are investigating an overnight shooting in the Greenmount West neighborhood. At 2:20 a.m., police say, a man walked into Union Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound to his right leg. The man told police that he was in the 1400 block of Guilford Avenue when an unknown suspect approached him while he was seated in his vehicle, fired one shot and fled. Central District detectives are investigating and have no suspects. The shooting was the only reported incident of violent crime after Tuesday's "National Night Out," which was celebrated across the nation and city with parades and barbecues as a way to strengthen community bonds and empower residents to take back their streets from drugs and crime.