April 15, 2013
For years, the vacant Columbus School on a busy corner of East North Avenue appeared to be nothing more than a giant planter. Leafy tree branches stuck out over the top of the historic red-brick walls, making it seem like the school's only future inhabitants would be squirrels and birds. But Kevin Bell and Michael Barland saw more. They are investing about $14 million into the run-down 120-year-old building, also known as Public School 99, to make it livable for dozens of families.
March 6, 2013
Renovations of the Columbus School (also known as public school 99) began this week and the developers expect that people will be able to occupy the new affordable housing units there this fall. The $13 million conversion of the school, in Baltimore's South Clifton Park at the northeast corner of the intersection of E. North Ave. and N. Washington St., will create 50 residences for people who make 60 percent or less of the city's area median income, according to a statement by the developers.
October 24, 2012
Soccer The SAC U11 Yellow team won the Beach FC Columbus Day tournament in Virginia Beach earlier this month. The girls went undefeated in group play, winning 4-2, 5-4, and 9-2, including a hard-fought comeback win in the second game. The girls continued their great run in the championship, winning 4-2. The team, coached by Ivan Croft and Michael Ehrlich, includes Ellie Lane, Ashley Bilger, Kallie Wethern, Lexi Croft, Shaelin Rennert-Ariev, Jamie Caine, Gia Parker, Abby Houff, Kelly Schluederberg, Isabella Kushner, Mia Ehrlich, Piper Berry and Annie Cole.
October 11, 2012
Columbus Day passed, and we were forced to celebrate a half-truth. As a 10th grader, I appreciate honoring extraordinary individuals to look up to, and it's undeniable that Christopher Columbus connected the Old World with a new one. However, society accepts this apocryphal narration without learning the frequently omitted facts, namely, the horrifying acts of bigotry and villainy Columbus executed and oversaw. Even before he reached San Salvador, Columbus committed his first offense, pocketing the money he had promised to the first man able to discern land.
October 7, 2012
As a brisk wind blew down South President Street Sunday afternoon, 85-year-old Mary Sudano stood against a light pole leaning on a cane, a string of red, white and green beads around her neck. The Little Italy native and lifelong South High Street resident smiled and waved as four men dressed as gladiators marched past, holding a Roma Gourmet Sausage banner and flanking a fifth man dressed as National Bohemian Beer's iconic Mr. Boh character. "It's a good thing that they keep it up," Sudano said of Baltimore's annual Columbus Day parade, which at 122 years old is pitched as the longest continually running Columbus parade in the country.
October 5, 2012
This schedule will be in effect Monday: Government offices Open in Anne Arundel County, Annapolis, Frederick, Harford and Howard counties. Closed in Baltimore City; Baltimore and Carroll counties. Courts Closed in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, Howard and Frederick counties, and in Annapolis and Baltimore City. Libraries Open in Anne Arundel and Carroll counties. Closed in Baltimore City; Baltimore, Frederick, Harford and Howard counties. Public schools Open in all jurisdictions.