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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | May 10, 2012
Seven decades later, retired Baltimore Circuit Judge Thomas Ward still remembers the details of his Baltimore Sun paper route, calling the Windsor Hills terrain "horrible. " For $2.40 a week, 4 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., Monday through Saturday, he walked. His final paper of the morning went to a house far distant from the street, deep within Gwynns Falls Park. "I was hoping they would stop taking the paper, but it never happened," says Ward, now 85. Early-morning darkness shrouds most paperboys and girls, granting a little anonymity.
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By Raymond Daniel Burke | August 5, 2014
The land along the northern edge of the Patapsco serves as the front porch to a bejeweled coastline, the product of a re-making of Baltimore's Inner Harbor in a manner and to a degree that could have hardly been imagined a generation ago. And then, several blocks north, in the once commercially vibrant area of Waverly, standing in considerable contrast, there is McKenzie Elliott's front porch. When a three-year-old is shot to death while merely indulging in the act of sitting on her own front porch on a summer afternoon, the magnificence and grandeur of the renewal of our city is dimmed and diminished.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2011
The front porch of an East Baltimore home was destroyed Thursday evening after a man sped off from a traffic stop and crashed into another car, police said. Police pulled over a vehicle in the 2700 block of St. Lo Drive in Clifton Park for a broken tail light, said Detective Nicole Monroe, a police spokeswoman. The car parked but then pulled off during the stop, she said, and police pursued the vehicle. The vehicle crashed into another car at the intersection of E. 20th and N. Washington streets, Monroe said.
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By Nicole Lynn Mullinix | November 30, 2012
If you are looking for a group of people that have an appreciation and deep love for the beauty of Howard County farmland, you need not look any further than the Mullinix family. I sit with my father on our front porch in Dayton every season as we're both rendered speechless by the beautiful sunset before us. At these moments I can't imagine anyone being so lucky, so fortunate as to enjoy this amazement. From our front porch I sit in awe of property that my family has owned for as long as I have lived.
NEWS
By ANNE LINSKEY | September 29, 2006
A 47-year-old man was fatally stabbed early yesterday on the porch of his house in the Coldstream Homestead Montebello community, according to Baltimore police. Gary M. Nelson of the 1700 block of E. 30th St. was stabbed multiple times in the face and upper body around 1 a.m., said Officer Troy Harris, a city police spokesman. Nelson attempted to run into the house but collapsed before he got though the door, police said. Nelson was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:20 a.m., Harris said.
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By Richard Irwin | April 26, 2007
Three teenage boys were shot last night while sitting on the front porch of a rowhouse in Northeast Baltimore's Coldstream-Homestead-Montebello neighborhood, city police said. The victims, whose wounds did not appear life-threatening, were being treated at the pediatric intensive care unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital, said Maj. Antonio Rodriguez, commander of the Northeastern police district. Shortly after 9 p.m., an unknown male armed with a semiautomatic handgun approached the youths - two 16-year-olds, the other 14 - as they sat on the porch of a two-story house in which one of the victims lives in the 1500 block of Homestead St. and fired several rounds, Rodriguez said.
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By Andrew M. Greeley | June 5, 1995
THERE HAVE been a number of articles published recently about developers' attempts to create traditional neighborhood environments in new suburbs, complete with corner grocery stores.In the interest of promoting this welcome trend, here are some arbitrary and personal rules for making a neighborhood.If you want a neighborhood, you've got to have front porches and alleys. By all means resist the urge to have patios, decks and garages attached to the house.You need the alley for the basketball backboard and to get to the garage out back.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,Staff Writer | November 6, 1992
Baltimore County police are combing through arrest files looking for a motive in the pipe-bombing of a home where a county patrol officer was living temporarily with his mother."
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | December 19, 1997
At least 19 people were homeless yesterday after a morning fire burned seven rowhouses in West Baltimore's Rosemont neighborhood, destroying some and badly damaging others.Fire investigators had not determined a cause by yesterday afternoon, but they said they believe the fire began under a front porch at 1628 N. Warwick Ave. and spread quickly. When firefighters arrived about 5: 30 a.m., they reported several porches ablaze.No injuries were reported, but distraught residents stood across the street from their burned homes and watched as firefighters piled their charred belongings on the sidewalk.
NEWS
May 31, 1994
POLICE LOG* Highland: 13000 block of Saint Patrick Court: A backpack containing personal property was stolen from the front porch of a home Thursday, police said.
BUSINESS
Yvonne Wenger | July 9, 2012
For $1.85 million, this Colonial-style house on Garrison Forest Road could have been yours. The sale by Whit Harvey with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage landed on the top 10 list for the Baltimore region in May -- No. 8, to be specific. ( Here's a Mount Vernon home that also made the list .) The Owings Mills home on eight acres was originally listed for nearly $3.5 million in 2010. It ultimately changed hands for less than its previous sale price of almost $2.7 million 11 years ago. (Fun fact: Mayo A. Shattuck III once owned the place, selling in 1995 before he became CEO of the now-subsumed Constellation Energy Group.)
NEWS
July 3, 2012
Every once in a while, we get a sharp reminder that mankind is not "in charge" on this planet ("Post-storm swelter," July 2). After the storms of the last few days, a quarter-million people are without power in Maryland alone, with a total of about 3 million along the East Coast. Somehow, every single one of the people think they should be first in line to have their electricity turned back on. Most of the damage was caused by winds of near-hurricane force knocking down and uprooting trees.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | May 31, 2012
Thursday is Crepe Night at Bonjour, Gayle Brier-Billebault and Gerard Billebault's Mount Washington bakery and cafe. Because patrons take their crepe's on the purple farmhouse's front porch, the weekly event is weather permitting. Tonight, it looks like the weather is going to permit. Tonight's crepe menu at Bonjour includes spinach in bechamel sauce, French ham in bechamel sauce and cheese with ham or turkey. But that's not all. Also on the menu is a chicken breast poached in herbs and white wine in a wine and mushroom cream sauce, served with a side of roasted potato salad or green salad, and deviled eggs a la carte.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | May 10, 2012
Seven decades later, retired Baltimore Circuit Judge Thomas Ward still remembers the details of his Baltimore Sun paper route, calling the Windsor Hills terrain "horrible. " For $2.40 a week, 4 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., Monday through Saturday, he walked. His final paper of the morning went to a house far distant from the street, deep within Gwynns Falls Park. "I was hoping they would stop taking the paper, but it never happened," says Ward, now 85. Early-morning darkness shrouds most paperboys and girls, granting a little anonymity.
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November 8, 2011
Laurel Boys Scouts will collect grocery sacks of donated non-perishable food from front porches on Saturday, Nov. 12 in the yearly Scouting for Food effort. Cub Scouts distributed white, plastic grocery sacks to front doors in Laurel neighborhoods last week, and those sacks can be filled with donations and left on front porches for collection by 9 a.m. Saturday. Donations can be made in any grocery sack; mark the bag "Scouting for Food. " Do not include glass containers. Scouting for Food, in its 25th years, is orchestrated by the National Capital Area Council Boy Scouts of America, Capital Area Food Bank, WUSA-TV, Safeway and the Washington Examiner.
NEWS
By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2011
The front porch of an East Baltimore home was destroyed Thursday evening after a man sped off from a traffic stop and crashed into another car, police said. Police pulled over a vehicle in the 2700 block of St. Lo Drive in Clifton Park for a broken tail light, said Detective Nicole Monroe, a police spokeswoman. The car parked but then pulled off during the stop, she said, and police pursued the vehicle. The vehicle crashed into another car at the intersection of E. 20th and N. Washington streets, Monroe said.
NEWS
October 9, 1996
PoliceNew Windsor: A resident of Church Street told police that someone stole a wicker rocker from her front porch Sunday. The loss was estimated at $80.Pub Date: 10/09/96
NEWS
By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | November 29, 2003
The three men who left a naked gunshot victim near Cal Ripken's house on Thanksgiving night likely didn't know they were in the former Oriole's neighborhood, Baltimore County police said yesterday. The shooting victim, identified yesterday as 20-year-old Brian Holmes Robbins, told police he was kidnapped near his apartment in the 1100 block of St. Paul St. in downtown Baltimore and released in a field near Ripken's Worthington Valley home nine hours later. Robbins, who was shot once in the back, ended up on Ripken's front porch, bleeding and yelling for help.
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By Jessica Anderson and Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 20, 2010
Neighbors of a 19-year-old who was charged with murder after police say he confessed to killing a 61-year-old neighbor and setting her home on fire say they had no indication that the friendly teen was capable of violence. Jeremy Dale Richards of the 3100 block of Gartside Ave. in the Windsor Mill area told Baltimore County police detectives Thursday that he stole neighbor Minnie Pearl Robinson's purse, taking $20 and a cell phone from her pocketbook, then set her home on fire, according to court records.
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By Raven L. Hill, The Baltimore Sun | August 10, 2010
Robert Hall could only think of saving his grandmother's friends and neighbors when he tried to race past the flames and smoke that were quickly consuming their Hampden rowhouse Monday morning. He was able to get Betty Lou Shipe, 82, out of the house by flinging open the front door, which she was struggling to unlock, but she died Tuesday of injuries suffered in the blaze. "I had to run into the fire," Hall said. "I grabbed her and ran back out. " Shipe died at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday at Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, according to Baltimore Fire Department spokesman Kevin Cartwright.
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