April 7, 2006
Son of Nanette Turner and Earnest Johnson departed this life suddenly on Monday, April 3, 2006. Survived by his parents, two daughters, Jasmiah and Nia Maya Johnson and fiance, Lynnette Thompson-Johnson; grandparents Harry and Dorothy Williams, six aunts, nine uncles and a host of other relatives and friends. Family will receive friends at the Oak Street A.M.E. Church, 123 w. 24th St., Saturday, at 10am. Funeral to follow at 10:30am. Professional Services entrusted to the William C. Brown Community Funeral Home, P.A., 1206 W. North Avenue.
February 26, 2005
The controversial and colorful career of John Chaney has turned an ugly hue, as Temple has suspended its veteran coach for the remainder of the regular season over his use of an enforcer in a heated game against an Atlantic 10 Conference rival. Chaney initially gave himself a one-game suspension for his poor judgment in a loss to Saint Joseph's, but yesterday the Temple administration added two games to that punishment. Chaney can return for the conference tournament, March 9-12 in Cincinnati, but Saint Joe's senior John Bryant will not. Bryant suffered a broken right arm in a seven-point win at Temple on Tuesday, when Chaney inserted Nehemiah Ingram, a 6-foot-8, 250-pound player whom he described as a "goon."
October 30, 2003
On October 25, 2003 EMMA RAE SCOTT; beloved wife of the late Gorham Scott; devoted mother of Angela R. Cottman, A. Morgan Tabb and R. Douglas Tabb; loving grandmother of Farah T. Johnson, Fatima C. Frazier and Morgan J. Tabb; cherished great grandmother of Paul, Jr., Sumaiyah, Jibri and Nehemiah; cousin of Matilda Pair and James Pair. She was also survived by many loving relatives and friends. Services will be held on Friday, October 31 at 10:30 A.M. at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, at Lafayette and Wheeler Avenues Interment immediately following at Maryland National Cemetery.
November 13, 2001
One of the city's most vocal activist groups is taking Mayor Martin O'Malley to task for backing away from a campaign promise to fund and expand the organization's after-school program for more than 1,000 children. Members of Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development (BUILD) say they will appear at O'Malley's public events and demand that he honor his commitment for $2 million in direct, annual funding for their program, Child First Authority. "We will follow him to every public forum where he shows his face to let every citizen of Maryland know that this is a mayor who does not keep his commitments to the children of Baltimore," said Bishop Douglas I. Miles, co-chair of BUILD and pastor of Koinonia Baptist Church.
August 31, 2000
Three months ago, Roosevelt Grandy paid $390 a month for a three-bedroom, one-bath rowhouse on Carey Street. Now Grandy, 44, owns a renovated three-bedroom, 1 1/2 -bath townhouse on North Calhoun Street, and his mortgage is $60 less than his rent. Grandy, who grew up in West Baltimore, is among scores of residents who are realizing homeownership through programs that provide low-interest loans, require nominal down payments and keep people in the city. He lives in Sandtown-Winchester Square, a $30 million redevelopment project that when complete will include 322 rehabilitated townhouses in one of Baltimore's most depressed areas.
June 4, 2000
The national Nehemiah Homebuyers Fair will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fair will introduce potential homebuyers to the Nehemiah Program, which provides qualified borrowers with up to 3 percent of the purchase price of a home, up to $5,400, to cover upfront costs. The program, administered by a Sacramento, Calif.-based nonprofit, Nehemiah Progressive Housing Development Corp., matches buyers with sellers who may be having difficulty selling their home.