By Tony Glaros | June 10, 2014
Kingdon Gould, Jr., 90, is a noted businessman, real estate developer and former U.S. ambassador under two presidents. He is a great-grandson of railroad tycoon Jay Gould. Over the course of his more than six decades as a resident of Howard County, Gould's diverse business interests have included partial or complete ownership of the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., PMI Parking, The Kings Contrivance restaurant in Columbia, and a portion of the Capital Crescent Trail between Georgetown and Silver Spring.
By Kevin Rector | June 10, 2014
Larry Harris and Leonard Martin grew up around the block from each other but never knew it at the time, caught up as they were in regular childhood concerns and in keeping their heads down in the men-are-macho environment of West Baltimore. By the time they met as adults - Harris a few years out of the Army, Martin jumping through jobs and still looking for his spot in the world - they were surprised at how much they had in common. "It's kind of crazy we lived down the street …" Harris said.
By Danae King, The Baltimore Sun | June 9, 2014
The Downtown Partnership of Baltimore recently redesigned its website as part sales pitch and part guide. The reworked site offers information about community news, events, where to live, eat, shop and where to park in an effort to draw more people to live in the city, help new residents get to know downtown and be a tool for visitors. The local nonprofit's goal was to make the site,, more useful for consumers in Baltimore, with a focus on "functionality, layout and design," said Michael Evitts, a spokesman for the partnership.
By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2014
Normalcy remained elusive for the residents of the Charles Village block that collapsed in April even as they came back home this week. Construction still hums outside as workers rebuild East 26th Street and the wall that held it above adjacent railroad tracks. The block of neighbors on East 26th Street in between North Charles and St. Paul streets, so close-knit that they coordinated the pastel colors of their rowhouses, were allowed to return after more than a month of work to shore up the street and reconnect utilities.
June 4, 2014
An article in the June 6, 1914 edition of The Argus remarked on a Catonsville resident's birthday celebration. " Elias Livezey , Catonsville's oldest living resident, Wednesday observed his ninety-fifth birthday at Elkton Park, his home on Ingleside avenue, by entertaining the members of his family. Mr. Livezey, who is the father-in-law of Bernard N. Baker , the well-known financier, is quite active considering his age, and daily visits his city office 22 East Lexington Street, which he has occupied for more than 60 years.
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | June 2, 2014
A significant number of Baltimore-area residents are struggling with so many challenges — from a lack of education to the lack of a car — that they're hard-pressed to land a job and even harder-pressed to find one that can lift them out of poverty, according to a regional group of government agencies, nonprofits and other players. "Most of the region's low-skilled job seekers face multiple and complex barriers to employment opportunity that have been getting worse," the Opportunity Collaborative concluded in its report, released Monday.
By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | June 1, 2014
Residents who have been out of their homes since their Charles Village street collapsed in April will be allowed to return this week, city officials said Sunday. Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. will contact residents today to schedule appointments to connect and test gas lines in each of the homes on the first block of East 26th Street, city transportation director William Johnson said. Water and sewer lines are installed, Johnson said, and the city expects to have the utilities up and running by Wednesday, allowing people to return to their homes as early as Thursday.
By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2014
For the second time this week, family and friends of Oscar Torres gathered in public Friday to mourn his death, worrying, they say, that without holding vigils his killing will be forgotten and the person who shot him during a robbery will go free. About 50 people crammed into the front room of the family's rowhouse in Southwest Baltimore, huddled around a memorial of white roses and pictures. They sang and prayed in Spanish before Torres' mother, Ernestina Torres, led the group the few blocks north to where he was killed.
By Lane Page | May 29, 2014
Among the generations of fine ancestors Dennis Ayers discovered while climbing through the branches of his family tree are a "witch" and an "Indian-slayer. " Then there's the 11th-century tale of the origin of his family name with William the Conqueror's British invasion force, and the coincidental 20th-century return of the family to a farm just four miles from ancestral land across the Patapsco River. And that's just in his father's father's line. With results like this, no wonder genealogy is the fastest growing hobby in the country, says Ayers, who lives in Ellicott City and is president of the Howard County Genealogical Society . Curious baby boomers seem to represent many of the family history seekers.
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | May 27, 2014
When Eric Meyer's car was booted last year after being ticketed one too many times in Canton, he thought, "Man, there must be a better way to find parking. " So, the 24-year-old began brainstorming with friends over pizza and beer at Verde Pizza. They conceived of a smartphone application that would allow neighbors to alert each other to open parking spots, and got family and friends to invest. On Tuesday night, Meyer will host a Harbor East launch party for the app, called Haystack because "anyone from Canton, Fells Point or Federal Hill knows that finding parking can be like finding a needle in a haystack.
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