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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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NEWS
By NICK SHIELDS and NICK SHIELDS,SUN REPORTER | April 16, 2006
A 16-year-old boy was being sought yesterday in the shooting death of a man at a "Sweet 16" birthday party for his daughter, Baltimore police said. Bryan Jones, 42, was holding a party for his daughter in the 1000 block of N. Augusta Ave. about 9:45 p.m. Friday when a partygoer started causing trouble, police said. Jones escorted Jamal Charles, 16, of the 4000 block of Edmondson Ave. to the porch and asked him to leave when an argument ensued, police said. Charles pulled out a handgun, shot Jones in the head and then fled, police said.
NEWS
By Dan Fesperman and Dan Fesperman,Staff Writer | April 15, 1993
WASHINGTON -- The daily hour of surrender has arrived in the neighborhoods of Mount Pleasant and Columbia Heights.Afternoon sunlight, all amber and gold on the blossoms of a fine spring day, drains from the sky. Cries of playing children fade to silence. An elderly woman rises from a front porch rocker and heads indoors, locking the dead bolt behind her. Window shades close.Within a few moments, the capitulation is complete, and for another night the streets of a 30-block area belong to the police, to the foolhardy and to a mysterious man in a small blue car. They call him the Shotgun Stalker, and his random gunfire has crumpled the fragile rules of how to live safely in the enclaves of a violent city.
BUSINESS
By Marie Gullard and Marie Gullard,Special to the Sun | April 18, 2008
Fourteen years ago, Meredith Bower read in her northern Baltimore community's newsletter a for-sale-by-owner house ad. Her life, and that of her family, was about to change forever. "I wrote the guy [saying], `We always loved your house'," said Bower, 46, who is director of communications at Maryvale Preparatory School in Brooklandville. In the winter of 1994, she and her husband, Craig Bower, 50, vice president of Asian operations at Pall Corp., purchased the 1905 Victorian in the city's Cedarcroft neighborhood.
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.
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.
BUSINESS
By Marie Gullard and Marie Gullard,Special to The Sun | October 13, 2006
Joan Dolina and her husband have a consuming passion, one that has led to the restoration of eight homes. "We find a house that's falling down and we feel we have to save it," she said. "And this house was definitely falling apart." The home in question is a Roland Park behemoth - an 1895 three-story stone and cedar-shake Edwardian with more than 4,000 square feet. It's embellished with a stone and cedar turret complete with three large stained-glass windows. A small front porch nestled under a sloping roof is one of the home's three that have been comfortably outfitted with tables and cushioned chairs.
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 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.
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