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By Michael Hankin | April 7, 2014
Expanded street sweeping is a win-win for neighborhoods and the environment. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake deserves a lot of credit for the recently announced expansion of Baltimore's street sweeping program ( City street-sweeping expansion to rely on cooperation, not enforcement , March 20). Beginning this week, 90 percent of streets in Baltimore will be visited by a street sweeper at least once a month. If you live on a street without a posted schedule, the city is asking you to voluntarily learn the schedule and move your vehicle accordingly.
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NEWS
April 18, 2014
While I agree with Michael Hankin's sentiments about the many potential benefits of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's new street sweeping initiative ( "A clean sweep in Baltimore," April 8) and applaud her efforts, there are more pieces to this puzzle. Having spent my days in a city neighborhood with my grandson for more than two years and attempting when I can to keep his block picked up, I have made several observations. First, the streets will never be free of litter until people who live or work in the city learn not to drop their trash - cigarette butts, fare cards, bottles, chip bags, candy wrappers, bakery hair nets, etc. - wherever it suits them.
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NEWS
February 3, 2007
As jobs go, the office of the mayor carries with it ceremony and substance, aggravation and accolades and a rite of passage that few can resist, even if it means getting your hands dirty. Mayor Sheila Dixon has made a clean Baltimore a top priority - in the tradition of a few good men.
NEWS
By Michael Hankin | April 7, 2014
Expanded street sweeping is a win-win for neighborhoods and the environment. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake deserves a lot of credit for the recently announced expansion of Baltimore's street sweeping program ( City street-sweeping expansion to rely on cooperation, not enforcement , March 20). Beginning this week, 90 percent of streets in Baltimore will be visited by a street sweeper at least once a month. If you live on a street without a posted schedule, the city is asking you to voluntarily learn the schedule and move your vehicle accordingly.
NEWS
July 9, 1995
Gov. Parris N. Glendening's recent decision to start fresh in appointing a new state election board marked a positive step toward modernizing Maryland's troubled and poorly coordinated local election operations.Not only did the governor give the new panel a chance to start with a fresh slate, but he chose wisely in filling the five slots with quality nominees, especially former Del. Helen L. Koss of Montgomery County, who helped write much of the state election code and is an acknowledged expert on this complex process.
NEWS
By Robert Guy Matthews and Robert Guy Matthews,SUN STAFF | November 11, 1995
In a move that has upset local environmental advocates, a close Schmoke political ally who most recently developed several successful programs to clean the city, including "Clean Sweep," was abruptly ousted by the director of the Department of Public Works, George W. Balog.Yesterday was the last day of work for Kenneth J. Strong, who had been appointed to become head of the Bureau of Solid Waste in April. He had been the acting head for six months before that.Mr. Strong will be placed on administrative leave but will remain on the city payroll in the $68,917-a-year position until the end of the year.
NEWS
January 15, 1997
Baltimore public schools will be closed today in observance of the birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. They will reopen tomorrow. Collection of mixed refuse/recyclables and Clean Sweep operations will not occur in Baltimore today. Quarantine Road Landfill and Northwest Transfer Station also will be closed. Recyclables will be picked up and Clean Sweep operations will take place Saturday. Parking meters must be fed today.Pub Date: 1/15/97
NEWS
December 9, 1995
THE FRIENDSHIP between Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke and Kenneth J. Strong goes back 30 years, when they were both in the Lancers Boys Club. That's why it was surprising when the mayor stood silent while Mr. Strong -- for 18 months head of the Bureau of Solid Waste -- was fired in November by Director of Public Works George W. Balog.Mr. Balog's initial lack of candor about why Mr. Strong was fired fueled political speculation as to why Mr. Schmoke didn't stand up for his pal. Further explanation has been provided by public works fiscal officer Robert J. Elliott, who says Mr. Strong had spent his entire annual overtime budget of $800,000 in three months.
NEWS
By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Staff Writer | December 13, 1992
TCThe host of the TV game show "Family Feud" asked Kevin P. Fitzgerald if he were married."Yes," replied the 29-year-old Columbia resident.Providing color commentary on the taped broadcast with a gathering of friends back home in Columbia Thursday night, Marylynn Fitzgerald playfully admonished her amused husband. "That's when you're supposed to say you have a beautiful wife at home."Mr. Fitzgerald was about to provide the family's five-member contingent with a clean sweep -- five out of five possible answers -- on this question: "Name something a mistress might demand."
NEWS
April 18, 2014
While I agree with Michael Hankin's sentiments about the many potential benefits of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's new street sweeping initiative ( "A clean sweep in Baltimore," April 8) and applaud her efforts, there are more pieces to this puzzle. Having spent my days in a city neighborhood with my grandson for more than two years and attempting when I can to keep his block picked up, I have made several observations. First, the streets will never be free of litter until people who live or work in the city learn not to drop their trash - cigarette butts, fare cards, bottles, chip bags, candy wrappers, bakery hair nets, etc. - wherever it suits them.
BUSINESS
By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | December 10, 2012
Apparently it's not just humans who enjoy BWI Marshall Airport's "easy come, easy go" atmosphere. Mice, enticed by indoor warmth and crumbs from strangers, have made themselves at home in the cavernous interior of the region's busiest airport. Last Friday evening, passengers waiting for a Southwest flight at Gate 5 in Concourse B watched as mice foraged for dinner. "It was more than one. There was one by the window and one in the middle of the room. People were startled, horrified.
EXPLORE
By Louise Vest | October 25, 2011
100 Years Ago Cruel Corset A large ad in the Times showed a woman washing clothes on a scrub board with the headline: "Baltimore's best store: Hochschild, Kohn &, Co. ; Housework is easy in a 'Housewife' corset. " "The Housewife Corset (shown in right hand corner) is an exclusive Hochscild, Kohn & Co. corset. It was brought out in response to the popular demand for comfortable, durable, inexpensive corset which would enable the housewife to perform her household duties with perfect ease, and still preserve her figure.
NEWS
By Glenn Graham and Glenn Graham,Sun reporter | October 24, 2007
The River Hill girls soccer team got three goals from junior Brittany Yancey and timely saves from sophomore goalkeeper Carylynne Hudson but still needed a late-game hero to get past No. 7 Centennial in yesterday's Howard County championship game. The No. 5 Hawks turned to a familiar source: senior Erica Suter. The All-Metro forward scored her 16th goal of the season with five minutes left in regulation - putting away a ball in front on a long throw from Amy Song - to give the Hawks a 4-3 win for their second straight title.
NEWS
By Stephanie Desmon and Stephanie Desmon,Sun reporter | October 21, 2007
Up early on a Saturday morning, dozens of volunteers spread out along South Broadway in Fells Point yesterday with brooms and rakes and power washers. They were doing it to make the place they call home, or where they go to church or to work each day, a place they could look at with pride - without having to see the broken beer bottles, cigarette butts, food wrappers or the dead rat they dumped into the trash. "Keeping our city clean is a cornerstone of what we're trying to do to better our community," said Angel Nunez, senior pastor of the Bilingual Christian Church in Southeast Baltimore.
NEWS
February 3, 2007
As jobs go, the office of the mayor carries with it ceremony and substance, aggravation and accolades and a rite of passage that few can resist, even if it means getting your hands dirty. Mayor Sheila Dixon has made a clean Baltimore a top priority - in the tradition of a few good men.
SPORTS
By Laura Vecsey | May 27, 2005
THE MEDIA guide gives only the basic raw data. Full name: Hayden Penn. Born: October 13, 1984. Opening Day age: 20. Height: 6 feet 3. Weight: 197. Bats: R. Throws: R. Then, the fact that stands out the most. M.L. Service: None. Well, that's about to change ... in a hurry. It's about to change on a stage that even the most steel-nerved prospect must admit is probably bigger and more daunting than the one he dreamed about all those years. The Orioles are in first place in the American League East, determined to stave off any advance by the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. Penn is replacing the team's most dominant pitcher so far this season, Erik Bedard, who was 5-1 before a strained knee ligament sent him to the disabled list yesterday.
NEWS
By Karen E. Ludwig and Karen E. Ludwig,Contributing Writer | April 14, 1994
They patrol the streets, brightly clad in purple, red and black.One holds a small radio. The other carries a broom.Their job: to keep downtown Baltimore clean and safe. And Carl Jamison and Bill Sharnas take it to heart -- directing tourists, assisting the homeless, tidying walkways and watching out for crime."One time we had a shoplifter and [Mr. Jamison] apprehended the person and recovered the merchandise," said Darlene Smith, manager of the Dress Barn on North Charles Street, recalling the theft of two blouses and a pair of pants.
SPORTS
By Sandra McKee | December 17, 1991
Tatu is scoring less, playing less and giving away fewer game shirts, but who would have thought he'd try to go incognito?"No, no," he said, laughing from behind a new beard. "I'm not hiding. But you know what they say, when things get hard, you have to get tough. I'm just trying to toughen up my image. I'm trying to look mean, but I don't think it is working."But Dallas (8-6) seems to have righted itself after slipping to 6-6 with two home losses last week."It was a little shocking to start 4-0 and then slip to 6-6," said Tatu, who seemed more himself with a three-goal, one-assist performance this past weekend, which included the Sidekicks' 7-5 victory over the Blast.
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