Advertisement
HomeCollectionsMake Baltimore
IN THE NEWS

Make Baltimore

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
By MICHAEL OLESKER | September 12, 1995
Since today is primary election day -- Yes! You never heard about this over the past six months? You're not ducking reflexively from the drive-by political shootings over the airwaves? -- and since election days are times for taking stock, TC let's take stock of . . .The Little Things That Make Baltimore What It Is (whatever that is), to wit:1. Orioles' fans who sing the "O" so loudly during the national anthem that you can hardly hear the rest of the Bawlamerese line: ". . . say does dat store spangelt banner yet wabe . . ."
ARTICLES BY DATE
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2014
If you happen upon Happenstance Theater during the next few weeks, count on some good old-fashioned entertainment. The ensemble makes its local debut at the Baltimore Theatre Project with two family-friendly shows celebrating vintage circuses and clowns. "We have a tendency toward the nostalgic," says Sabrina Mandell, who serves as co-artistic director, business manager, performer and more. The company got its start in the Washington metro area by, well, happenstance. Mandell, a visual artist and former sailer aboard rigged schooners, met Mark Jaster, a student of mime legend Marcel Marceau, at a clown workshop in 2006 and the two hit it off - so well that they got married and launched their own theater troupe, Happenstance Theater.
Advertisement
NEWS
By Thom Loverro and Thom Loverro,Sun Staff Correspondent | August 7, 1991
The number of times Baltimore has received All-America city honors was incorrect in an article in The Sun yesterday. Baltimore was named an All-America city for 1952, 1976-1977 and 1991.* The Sun regrets the error.The vision of 14-year-old Russell Allen Jr. helped make Baltimore an All-America city.Russell, a freshman entering Baltimore's Polytechnic Institute and one of the success stories of the city's Project RAISE (Raising Ambition Instills Self Esteem), was inspired after reading about the life of retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.
NEWS
May 19, 2014
Next month, the Baltimore City Council is set to approve a new curfew which will call for youth under 14 to be off the street by 9 p.m. and 14- to 17-year-olds to be indoors by 11 p.m. ( "Council approves tough new curfew for city youths ," May 12). The reality is that there are 5- and 6-year-olds wandering the streets of Baltimore. Some parents have their young adolescent children making errands to corner stores at 2 a.m., which isn't safe. What is a young person under the age of 14 doing outside after 9 p.m. without a parent or guardian?
NEWS
By Donald C. Fry | November 14, 2004
WITH LITTLE FANFARE, the voters of Baltimore rewarded Mayor Martin O'Malley with a second term with a resounding 88 percent of the votes cast. Such a huge voter mandate, irrespective of the overwhelming Democratic voter registration in the city, is impressive and reflects the spirit of promise, hope and enthusiasm that emanates from the man who urged Baltimoreans to "Believe." Although the business community has differed on occasions with the mayor, one would be hard-pressed to describe his first term as anything but stellar.
NEWS
By DAN BERGER | January 13, 1995
If all the community colleges of Baltimore County merged, would that make Baltimore County a community?After 50 years of arming to fight each other, the U.S. army invaded Haiti and the Russian army pulverized Grozny.Nostalgia trip: Anne Arundel County has returned to the good old days of the Alton administration.Cheer up. The National Hockey League is coming back to life.
NEWS
November 5, 2000
GOV. PARRIS N. Glendening has made a national name for himself by championing Smart Growth. Just this month, Governing magazine named Mr. Glendening one of its Public Officials of the Year because of his anti-sprawl initiative. There's no better way for the governor to celebrate this recognition than by embracing Mayor Martin O'Malley's ambitious package for rejuvenating Baltimore. All of the mayor's elements fit neatly under the Smart Growth umbrella: State aid to reduce crime and drug violence; state money to continue the turnaround in city schools; and state assistance to fortify neighborhoods, create an urban land bank and make the "Digital Harbor" a reality.
FEATURES
By Elizabeth Large | November 4, 1990
The only problem with having magazine writer Patrick McGuire introduce our reader survey "25 Ways to Make Baltimore Better" on Page 11 is that he didn't take it seriously enough. Ten minutes after I told him about the story, he had come up with 25 of his own solutions for the city -- and none of them was, shall we say, quite as lofty as what I had in mind.I was hoping that by soliciting suggestions from readers we might get some serious ideas, ideas that might really improve Baltimore. Good ideas that would start the year off right.
BUSINESS
By Bruce Reid and Ross Hetrick | January 23, 1992
With the general premise that good values make for good workers, the Baltimore Regional Council of Governments is working to make Baltimore more economically competitive by creating a center to promote the teaching of values.The plan grew out of a report by leaders of local businesses, religious groups and other organizations who studied the importance of values to commerce. The group, called the Task Group on Community Values: Workforce 2000, was an outgrowth of a 1990 conference organized by the council.
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | November 5, 2002
Mayor Martin O'Malley will preside over a ground-breaking ceremony Friday for the Jones Falls Trail, a long-planned greenway for bikers, walkers and joggers. The trail eventually will travel through 20 neighborhoods that lie near Baltimore's central stream valley, which empties into the Inner Harbor. Funded with $1.3 million in federal transportation money, the first leg of the 10-foot-wide asphalt trail will connect Druid Hill Park and Pennsylvania Station to encourage use of alternate modes of transportation for work and recreation.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | February 10, 2014
Talk about the magic of television. HBO's "Veep" won an Art Directors Guild Award over the weekend for a most impressive act of TV transformation. Led by production designer Jim Gloster, Baltimore's Engineers Club and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport were made to stand in for Helsinki, Finland, in a Season 2 episode titled "Helsinki. " The episode features Vice President Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) on a disastrous diplomatic trip to Finland.
NEWS
February 9, 2014
The last mayoral election in Baltimore featured a spirited debate about a variety of ideas for aggressive reductions in the city's sky-high property tax rate. The winning candidate, though, was the one who called those ideas unrealistic and advocated a gradualist approach that left the basic structure of the city's property tax system intact. To her credit, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has followed through and proposed a comprehensive 10-year financial plan to reduce costs, diversify revenue streams and cut property taxes.
FEATURES
By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | January 21, 2014
Jennifer Hudson urged women to chart their own path to better health as she spoke to a gathering of Weight Watchers participants at a West Baltimore senior center Tuesday morning. "You cannot achieve somebody else's goals," the singer and Oscar-winning actress, who serves as Weight Watchers' celebrity ambassador, told a crowd assembled at Park Heights' Zeta Center for Healthy and Active Aging. "If you didn't do it, they're going to talk.  If you do it, they're still going to talk.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | January 10, 2014
The six guys who make up the Baltimore-based comedy troupe Color Me Funny have a pretty simple goal in life. They never want to hear the following crack ever again: "The best and worst compliment you can get is that you're the funniest person In Baltimore. " "Yeah, I've heard that before," says Joe Greenway, who along with his five buds is striving to make such put-downs obsolete. "But what we're doing proves that Baltimore can be a thriving comedy scene. " And just how are they trying to prove that?
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | January 10, 2014
Derek Waters, creator and host of Comedy Central's "Drunk History," says his "dream for any city" is to find stories that are "true" and that make viewers wonder: "Why weren't we taught that in school?" The Lutherville native is back in Baltimore this week filming for Season 2 of the cable series that was watched by more than a million viewers a week last year in its rookie run. Thursday night, he was at Mother's Federal Hill Grille filming part of the episode that will be devoted to Baltimore stories.
NEWS
January 3, 2014
That was a good editorial on the expansion of MARC commuter rail service, but I have to echo the sentiment of some of my fellow MARC monthly ticket holders at the loss of our access to Amtrak on the weekends ( "Weekends on the MARC," Jan. 2). Amtrak used to honor MARC monthly tickets on selected Amtrak trains between Washington and Baltimore on weekends. While the Maryland Transit Administration paid for this access, it seems unfortunate the MTA couldn't have at least negotiated a "step up" fare option where these ticket holders could pay a little extra and ride an express train between D.C. and Baltimore (Amtrak only makes two stops)
NEWS
September 14, 1995
Mary Pat Clarke ran a spirited, energetic, enticing and surprisingly effective campaign for mayor that embodied the very reasons Baltimore's political scene will miss her.Upon her defeat by Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke, Mrs. Clarke said it was her last campaign for political office, even though she pledged to continue her activism in civic life. She said she had high hopes for the generation of leadership that is ascending in Baltimore, including her choice to succeed her as council president, Lawrence Bell.
NEWS
By Brian Griffiths | January 2, 2014
In a New Year's Day editorial, the Sun editorial board lamented that 2013 was " a lost year in the fight against gun crime . " There is plenty wrong, of course, with how Baltimore City handles gun crime. The lack of seriousness with which the Rawlings-Blake administration seems to address gun crimes as compared to other issues is of great concern. When City Police Chief Anthony Batts says that "everyday citizens" had no reason to worry about gun crimes since 80-85 percent of the victims were African-Americans involved in the drug trade, that shows that he is not competent enough to be running a precinct, much like the police department of one of the most dangerous major cities in America.
NEWS
December 22, 2013
As a lifelong resident of over 80 years and a city public servant for nearly half that, it gives me great pleasure to take pride in a sports organization that has re-energized the fan base of Charm City. And Monday night's last-minute field goal by Justin Tucker, aka "Legatron," is a prime example of how the hope of something great will always outweigh the pessimistic politics of failure. While people gather around the dining room table for the holidays chatting about the latest Ravens' victory, let us be reminded during this holiday season that the things that bind us together are greater than that which divides us. So let's finish the year rooting for the Ravens to make the playoffs and focus on beginning the new year with a sense of pride, hope and reinvigorated passion for not only purple but for the people who wear those team colors.
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.