June 14, 2013
A new urban park is bringing a patch of green to a once-blighted corner of Broadway East, a project organizers hope can be a model for improving the quality of life and reducing pollution in other distressed Baltimore neighborhoods. Trees are to be planted today at the corner of Gay and Federal streets, on a third of an acre where until a few years ago 18 mostly dilapidated rowhouses had stood. Community and nonprofit leaders, elected officials and others who live, worship and work in the area are expected to be on hand to help with landscaping the New Broadway East Community Park.
April 3, 1998
THE 1968 riots rank with the 1904 fire that wiped out much of the downtown business district and the state legislature's 1947 vote to prevent the city from annexing additional land as major events that changed the course of history for Baltimore this century.In the early hours, the unrest didn't seem like a momentous event. The city was relatively quiet after the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis on the evening of #F Thursday, April 4. But by April 6, sporadic, isolated incidents had gained momentum.
June 13, 2004
On June 11, 2004, MARTHA NOINETTE HIHN (nee Diehl) age 81, beloved wife of the late John B. Hihn Jr., dear sister of the late Fred Diehl. Also survived by many friends. Memorial service will be held at later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Grace & Hope Mission, 4 S. Gay Street, Baltimore, MD, 21202.
November 5, 1995
From The Sun Nov. 5-11, 1845* Nov. 7: A correspondent suggests that, in view of the increase of travel in Gay Street, the proper authorities should order the removal of furniture wagons from Gay Street, between Baltimore and Fayette streets, and give them a stand somewhere else.* Nov. 8: We regret to hear that apprehensions exist that the Baltimore pilot boat Fell's Point has been lost with all on board, some six or eight in number.From The Sun Nov. 5-11, 1895* Nov. 5: About five thousand persons witnessed the unveiling yesterday in Bonnie Brae Cemetery of the monument erected by the congregation of St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church to the memory of its late pastor and founder, Rev. Peter McCoy.
April 4, 1998
Tommy D'Alesandro III has something he wants to say about the great Baltimore riot of 30 years ago. He wants to clear up misunderstandings about how it affected him, and why he quit as mayor after only one term. And a few other things.D'Alesandro has been thinking a lot about the riot lately. It was sparked by the murder of Martin Luther King Jr., 30 years ago today.Baltimore was among the hardest-hit cities in the 1968 violence -- six people died, 700 were hurt and $13.5 million worth of property was destroyed.
September 8, 2005
On September 5, 2005 JULIAN I. FORREST JR.; loving husband of Sue A. Forrest (nee Shover); dear son of the late Julian I. Sr. and Myrtle (nee Gabriel) Forrest; brother of the late William J. Forrest, John D. Forrest, C. Beverly Schwamb; brother-in-law of Ruth Colliver. A Graveside Service will be held in the Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens on Thursday, September 8, at 11 A.M. Please omit flowers and contributions may be made in Julian's name to Box 414 Association Inc., 414 N. Gay Street, Baltimore, MD 21202.