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By ANNIE LINSKEY | June 4, 2008
Baltimore police were investigating the fatal shooting yesterday of a 33-year-old man in the 4100 block of Rockfield Ave. in Northwest Baltimore's Woodmere neighborhood. The killing occurred yesterday near the Rogers Avenue Metro stop and a city fire station. Police said a patrol officer received a report of gunfire about 3 a.m. When police arrived at the scene, the victim was found in the driver's seat of a car that was parked on Rockfield Avenue with the engine running, police said. He had been shot in the upper body, said Officer Nicole Monroe, a police spokeswoman.
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By Diana K. Sugg and Diana K. Sugg,Sun Staff Writer | August 21, 1995
Police have arrested and charged a 22-year-old neighbor in the fatal stabbing of Emma Coxson, 91, who was found slain in her Northwest Baltimore apartment last week.Rhonda Renee Hall, who lived upstairs from Mrs. Coxson, was interviewed by Baltimore police Saturday and arrested that night. City police spokeswoman Sabrina Tapp-Harper said yesterday that Ms. Hall is charged with first-degree murder, robbery and a separate deadly weapon charge. She was being held last night without bail.The women lived just one floor from each other in a small Northwest Baltimore apartment house, but their lives were worlds apart.
FEATURES
By JACQUES KELLY | June 22, 2002
I was awakened the other night by a scary urban sensory experience: I smelled smoke, the unmistakable smell of a building burning. It was 3 o'clock in the dark morning; I bolted from bed and was soon checking out my shadowy house from furnace to roof. Then I went out on the front porch and surveyed the scene. I could see nothing - and strangely, I smelled less smoke outdoors than inside. When my neighbors appeared, too, I realized this was no imagined false alarm. We had all been awakened by the same terrifying odor.
BUSINESS
By Marie Gullard and Marie Gullard,Special to The Sun | June 22, 2007
They may be few and far between, but little stone cottages buried in the woods, surrounded by blooming flowers, stone pathways, fancy gates, trellises, and outdoor tables set for tea really do exist. Karen and Todd Morrill own such a place - a getaway in northern Baltimore County. Think of a Thomas Kinkade painting or an illustration from a child's book of fairy tales. That is the enchanted place called Holly Hillside. "We could also call it Bliss House," Karen Morrill said, sipping her tea, and gazing from the front porch onto a garden as colorful as a box of crayons.
NEWS
By JACQUES KELLY | May 16, 2009
By Preakness Saturday, every last Christmas tree pine needle has to be out of my house. I also have to cut my first rose of the season. It's also the day when the winter rugs must disappear down into my cellar. I live by a Baltimore calendar wherein the Christmas holiday season, late winter and a cool, wet spring have a way of mushing together. By mid-May, it's time for a change. I make the time to clean, tear up the house and find the last holiday light bulbs that might have rolled under the sofa.
BUSINESS
December 13, 1998
JGS Homes has opened a sales trailer at Summit Ridge in Mount Airy, where the company is building 30 traditional homes on lots of one-quarter acre to one-third acre.Crown molding in the living and dining rooms, hardwood flooring the foyer and powder room and gas-powered heat, cooking and hot water are some of the standard features in the Carroll County community.The Brighton I is a 2,050-square-foot home with a beginning price of $214,900. The first floor has a front porch, two-story foyer with guest closet, 11-by-13-foot living room, 10-by-9-foot library, 11-by-11-foot dining room, 11-by-19-foot kitchen/breakfast area, powder and laundry rooms, 18-by-13-foot family room with gas fireplace and two-car garage.
FEATURES
By J. Wynn Rousuck | November 14, 1991
A 12-year-old girl playing on her front porch is accidentally killed by a gang member's stray bullet; the girl's father posts a sign berating his neighbors for refusing to come forth as witnesses.An innocent 20-year-old is murdered by shots fired from an automobile; his grief-stricken mother places flowers and balloons the fatal street corner so residents won't forget.The first incident is the fictional foundation for Charles Fuller's 1980 drama, "Zooman and the Sign," currently receiving a disturbingly timely production at Arena Players.
FEATURES
By JACQUES KELLY | September 16, 2000
THIS WEEK'S news contained a story about several of the Baltimore neighborhoods where I often walk, bank, shop and dine - the Mount Vernon-Penn Station-Bolton Hill section of the city. Tucked within the story was a comment from someone who said these neighborhoods needed a change of streetlight, perhaps outdoor lamps on a more human scale, lights geared to the sidewalk, not automobiles. Amen. Ever since the city ripped out the graceful old streetlights I knew in my youth, I've been a critic of the aluminum poles and their ugly fluorescent glow.
NEWS
December 12, 1990
BOARD MAKES DECISIONSWESTMINSTER - The Board of Zoning Appeals of Carroll County has authorized a request by Elouise A. Herget for a conditional use for a professional office in her home at 2707 Hanover Pike, Manchester.Herget requested the conditional use for a tax preparation and accounting office within her home, and a variance reducing the minimum required lot area from three acres to two acres.The business was authorized based on the fact that the office will be in her home and the appearance and topography of the property will remain unchanged except for a proposed business identification sign.
BUSINESS
By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Sun reporter | August 17, 2008
Marsha and John Wise bought their home six years ago after losing out on another house in the same neighborhood because they had not made an offer quickly enough. The couple had fallen in love with the community of Hunting Ridge, a historic district near Baltimore's western edge known for solid homes in varied architectural styles amid huge trees and rolling terrain. They really wanted to live there - enough to write to community leaders, inquiring if they knew any homeowners in their midst who would be interested in selling.
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