By Jenn Topper and S. Derek Turner | November 6, 2013
So far this year, 223 local TV stations have changed hands. This is the biggest wave of media consolidation ever - and it's all happening in small and mid-level markets, involving companies most people have never heard of. Leading this wave is Hunt Valley-based Sinclair Broadcast Group. Sinclair alone is behind seven deals this year, including a $985-million deal to buy nine stations from Allbritton Communications. But it's not alone; other media companies are also racing to gobble up stations.
By Jacques Kelly | August 9, 2008
Former New York Mets right fielder Ron Swoboda will be visiting Baltimore this weekend to spend some time with his father at the family home on Lakeview Avenue in Sparrows Point. Swoboda, 64, is now a television color commentator for the New Orleans Zephyrs, the New York Mets triple-A farm club. He retired from professional baseball in 1973 and was a television sportscaster in New York before moving to New Orleans, where he also did 20 years of local TV sports. "I try to relieve myself of overt Baltimorese, but it comes out after a couple of beers," he said of the local accent.
By Tricia Bishop | | December 2, 2009
Sheila Dixon will likely remain Baltimore's mayor until she is sentenced - which could be months from now - or steps down, according to city and state lawyers. But even that is open to legal interpretation. It's one of the many questions raised Tuesday following Dixon's misdemeanor conviction for spending charity gift cards on herself, and acquittal on three similar charges. Also up in the air is what her sentence will be and whether prosecutors plan to retry her on the one count the jury could not decide.
By Scott Calvert | | March 4, 2010
Lois Gresdo has long enjoyed hearing the little voices and the peals of laughter just outside her front door. But her street will be a quieter place when Sacred Heart of Mary School shuts its doors after 87 years of providing a Catholic education. "The school is a very positive presence for these children - and for this neighborhood," Gresdo said Wednesday after word of the school's demise reached this middle-class neighborhood in far East Baltimore, a stone's throw from Dundalk.
By Don Markus | January 19, 2012
It is the question Maryland basketball fans seem to be asking themselves. Heck, it's the question Mark Turgeon must be asking himself when he goes to sleep at night and gets up in the morning What has happened to Alex Len? The player who had Terps fans chanting "We love you Alex" during his impressive debut last month against Albany and then followed up with equally strong performances against Radford and Cornell has slowly disappeared in Maryland's four ACC games. Except for a few spurts on the offensive end against N.C. Stateand on the defensive end against Wake Forest and Georgia Tech, the 7-1 freshman from the Ukraine has looked out of sync.
By SYLVIA BADGER | September 12, 1993
Around town:* Congratulations to Patricia and Michael Harrison -- he's the general manager of the Baltimore Opera -- who are expecting their first child, a baby boy, in December. I hear the Harrisons were in Scotland this summer, where they took in the Edinburgh Festival and bought a few yards of the family tartan to make kilts for the baby.* Margaret Gaudreau, chair of the Charlestown residents' flood relief committee, was the dynamo who managed to raise more than $10,000 for flood victims in the Midwest.
By KARA WEDEKIND | December 4, 2005
CALENDAR SUN IRISH HOLIDAY / / Christmas from Dublin, featuring the Three Irish Tenors - Ciaran Nagle, Anthony Norton and Brian Dunphy, pairs Irish classics with holiday favorites. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. 7 p.m. $40. 410-263-5544 or MON REGGAE MUSIC / / Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, the youngest son of Bob Marley, has been building his own reggae repertoire with politically charged music that describes the poverty and violence he sees in Jamaica.
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