August 25, 2014
Drug sales in broad daylight at Lexington Market. An addict telling viewers Baltimore "is where you want to be for heroin," and then, after she scores, letting the camera watch her cook and shoot up in her car on a street that appears to be in Hampden. A masked drug dealer sitting at a table full of dope, pointing his gun at the camera and saying, "Coming to you live from Baltimore. " An on-screen headline that says, "Baltimore is the heroin capital of America. " This is how Baltimore is depicted in the National Geographic Channel's "Drugs, Inc.: The High Wire," which premieres at 9 p.m. Wednesday.
June 12, 2014
I can't believe it! With all the problems Baltimore has, are we also expected to house indigent, Central American children who don't speak English and have broken the law ( "Immigrant children's center eyed for city," June 10)? What are they smoking in Washington? The solution for thousands of unaccompanied children "surging" over our borders is to return them to their own countries. Apparently, it's so easy to sneak into the United States even kids can do it. So much for the Department of Homeland Security, the "war on terror," border security or immigration reform.
April 2, 2014
Elephants from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus visited a Baltimore staple Wednesday for a mid-circus snack. In town for performances at the Baltimore Arena since March 26 through April 6, the elephants visited the Lexington Market for a vegetarian buffet. Four Asian elephants made the trip, munching on bananas, carrots, apples and more outside the venue. Circus fans and children looked on in a rare opportunity to see the pachyderms on city streets. The meal is a staple alongside the circus, and has been held annually for 30 years while the elephants are in town.
March 15, 2014
Thank you for publishing Lola J. Massey's letter to the editor in Thursday's Sun ( "Many share blame for Lexington Market's woes," March 13). Ms. Massey said it all and said it very well. Please do the citizens of Maryland who would like to use the Lexington Market Metro station, the market itself, and the surrounding business and cultural attractions a service by staying with this story and getting to the bottom of why there is no visible action on the part of city and state officials to make this area as important as the Inner Harbor, Harbor East and other tourist attractions.
March 11, 2014
In reference to "Market malaise" (March 9), I fault the city government, the police department and all mayors past and present for the monstrosity that is World Famous Lexington Market. If reporter Scott Calvert can tell the public the story of the ugliness that prevails in and around this market, why haven't the powers that be taken charge? I used to ride the subway from Baltimore County to go to the Hippodrome Theater , but the last time I went was so devastating with the drug addicts and dealers, plus harassment of theater goers, I refuse to come back.
March 11, 2014
The Sun's coverage of Lexington Market has been one-sided and, in my opinion, borders on being racist ("Baltimore, merchants seek relief for a beleaguered Lexington Market," March 8). I am a teacher at Polytechnic Institute. Every year for more than three decades I have taken my English students to the central Pratt Library for a full day to kick off the work for their research papers. For many of those years, we have all walked from the library to Lexington Market for lunch. Only last month we conducted one of these scholarly field trips for this year's students.