Advertisement
HomeCollectionsVigil
IN THE NEWS

Vigil

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
By Peter Hermann | March 7, 2012
A vigil is being planned for this afternoon to remember 13-year-old Monae Turnage, who police say was accidentally shot and killed by one of her classmates while playing a with a rifle inside a rowhouse on Saturday night. Tentative plans include a gathering about 4 or 4:30 p.m. outside Monae's school, William C. March Middle, at 2050 North Wolfe St. The mourners will then march to the girl's house a few blocks away in the 1700 block of Sinclair Lane. That route roughly follows the path that Monae took when she left her house Saturday night to walk to an adjoining neighborhood, Darley Park, to meet a friend to go roller skating.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2014
"One voice! One community!" they chanted. And later, "Enough is enough!" As rush hour traffic passed by, dozens of people joined hands at a gas station near Fort Meade on Monday to remember a man killed this month while trying to earn a living. Rajinder Kumar, 49, was fatally shot Aug. 7 during his overnight shift at the Exxon station at Ridge Road and Route 175 in Hanover. A man came into the store, shot the clerk and took an undetermined sum of money, according to police. Kumar, who colleagues said sent his earnings to his wife and children in India, was Muslim; last week the Anne Arundel County Muslim Council chipped in money with the FBI and Metro Crime Stoppers to offer an overall $27,000 reward in the case.
Advertisement
NEWS
By Luke Lavoie, Baltimore Sun Media Group and By Luke Lavoie, Baltimore Sun Media Group | January 30, 2014
Hundreds of people huddled in the cold outside The Mall in Columbia on Thursday for a candlelight vigil to remember Brianna Benlolo and Tyler Johnson, the skate shop employees killed in Saturday's shooting at the mall. The vigil was held at an impromptu memorial set up outside the mall's west entrance, where suspected gunman Darion Marcus Aguilar entered the mall that morning. Police say Aguilar, 19, of College Park, shot Benlolo and Johnson with a 12-gauge shotgun about 11:15 a.m. before turning the gun on himself.
NEWS
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | June 30, 2014
A candlelight vigil will be held Monday night for a man who was fatally shot outside his mother's Windsor Mill home last week. Residents in the Barkley Woods townhomes plan to meet at 7:30 p.m. in the 3600 block of Derby Shire Circle, where police said Danard George Norris, 25, was shot multiple times outside his mother's home shortly after midnight early Friday. "Our neighborhood is still pretty shaken up so that's why we are all coming together," said vigil organizer Alethea Watkins.
EXPLORE
AEGIS STAFF REPORT | January 31, 2012
A group of 50 to 60 people gathered in downtown Aberdeen Thursday evening to remember two homeless people who died last Friday after they were found unresponsive in a tent at an encampment in the woods on the city's east side. Standing near the corner of Franklin and Parke streets near the library, city hall and festival park, the group included members of the clergy, advocates for the homeless and mental health, families and friends of the two dead people and other homeless people.
HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn | October 22, 2013
  City officials held a candlelight vigil Monday evening to remember infants who have died. They called it an "angelversary," and its the third year they gathered for the event. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Baltimore City Commissioner of Health Dr. Oxiris Barbot, Family League of Baltimore President and Chief Executive Jonathon Rondeau and community members who have lost babies in the past year were on hand for the event at the War Memorial Building, at 101 N. Gay St., across from City Hall downtown.
NEWS
December 19, 2011
Friends and family of Ellison McCall Jr., who was brutally beaten and set on fire after earlier intervening in a bar fight in Northeast Baltimore, held a vigil Sunday to celebrate his life and press for answers on the year anniversary of his death , The Sun's Tricia Bishop reports. "This was a good guy," said friend Floyd Benton Jr. "He had no enemies. " McCall, 30, was working as a bartender at the New Haven Lounge a year ago and got into an altercation with some patrons, friends told The Baltimore Sun at the time.
NEWS
By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2011
Holding candles under a blistering sun, family, friends and neighbors gathered Monday afternoon outside the Darley Park house where 12-year-old Sean Johnson was fatally shot last week and remembered him with prayers, tears and calls for the Northeast Baltimore community to stand together against violence. "We're not here to mourn his death," declared Sandra Robinson, a neighbor. "We're here to uplift him. Sean is going home. " She urged the crowd of 70 or so to pray for Sean's family, but also for the "perpetrators that committed this heinous act. " Sean Johnson died Thursday at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, two days after he and three of his friends were shot while watching a televised basketball game on the front porch of the home in the 1700 block of Cliftview Ave. The other three were not seriously injured, but Sean was shot in the head and tests showed he was brain dead.
NEWS
By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2014
Family and friends sang, prayed and burned candles on an East Baltimore basketball court Friday evening to remember John Jackson III, a 40-year-old father of two they recalled as a friendly and religious man. Police said he died this week after being shot nearby late last week. More than 150 people crowded in and around the court in the 900 block of N. Caroline St. for the vigil honoring Jackson. "My son was a quiet, humble, happy kind of fun guy," said his mother, Joanne Brown, 59, before joining the vigil.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | October 26, 2011
The vigil began on an ominous note. The organizers had asked police to be there so they could mourn without looking over their shoulders, but the squad car pulled away, lights and sirens, to respond to another call. Relatives and friends of Marquis Jones pushed down the dark East Baltimore alley anyway, holding Mylar balloons and candles, and shaking off a steady rain that plopped through the canopy of trees above. They gathered one night last week at the spot where the 19-year-old was recently gunned down.
NEWS
June 4, 2014
I find it unbelievable that after 50 kids steal dozens of bikes, the story quickly drops off the front page ( "Bike thefts curb any optimism about city," June 3). Who are these kids? Where are the parents? Do the kids or the parents know right from wrong? There's something seriously wrong in Baltimore, and a rally or prayer vigil is unlikely to solve this problem. Jeff Schumer, Baltimore - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2014
Family and friends sang, prayed and burned candles on an East Baltimore basketball court Friday evening to remember John Jackson III, a 40-year-old father of two they recalled as a friendly and religious man. Police said he died this week after being shot nearby late last week. More than 150 people crowded in and around the court in the 900 block of N. Caroline St. for the vigil honoring Jackson. "My son was a quiet, humble, happy kind of fun guy," said his mother, Joanne Brown, 59, before joining the vigil.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | April 29, 2014
I think Arian Khaefi's tenure as artistic director of the Handel Choir of Baltimore is going to work out just fine. He capped his first season -- the choir's 79th -- with a program Sunday afternoon at Second Presbyterian devoted to Rachmaninoff's a cappella choral masterpiece, "All-Night Vigil," music well beyond the ensemble's usual terrain. The results proved very respectable. Khaefi was not inclined to dawdle. He emphasized momentum even when this richly atmospheric work was at its most reflective, but only rarely did things turn a bit brusque.
NEWS
By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | April 11, 2014
Family and friends will gather Saturday night to mark one year since the hit-and-run crash on Pasadena's Mountain Road that killed 15-year-old Skylar Marion. A candlelight vigil is planned for 7:30 p.m. at Lake Shore Elementary School, 4531 Mountain Road. A local pastor will lead a prayer and attendees are invited to bring mementos and to share memories of Skylar. Candles will be provided by the family of Kyle Wilkerson, a Pasadena teenager who received Skylar's heart in a transplant.
NEWS
By Liz Bowie, Jessica Anderson and Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | April 3, 2014
Amid reports of an "active shooter" on campus Monday, Stevenson University students threw their desks against the classroom door, then prayed with near-strangers under computer carts. Just three days later, elementary and middle school students at KIPP charter schools in Baltimore were hiding with their teachers in a classroom, while police searched the building for a gunman and hundreds of parents rushed to a nearby school to wait anxiously for word about their children. There was no real danger to students or teachers in either incident.
NEWS
By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | April 21, 2010
FROSTBURG -- As students, faculty and administrators at Frostburg State University gathered Tuesday night for a candelight vigil in the aftermath of an early morning shooting Sunday that killed one member of the men's basketball team and injured another, the events that led to the fatal confrontation in this bucolic college town are still being investigated. Tyrone Hall, 21, of Glen Burnie, has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Brandon Carroll of Waldorf and the attempted murder of Ellis Hartridge Jr. of Washington.
NEWS
March 16, 2014
In the year before he walked out of a dressing room at a Columbia Mall skate shop and proceeded to shoot two store clerks to death before taking his own life, Darion Marcus Aguilar had methodically researched the 1999 Columbine High School shootings and collected hundreds of violent video images on his computer. He also scoured the Internet for articles about mental illness and told his doctor he was hearing voices in his head. But family and friends told police they detected nothing amiss.
NEWS
By Luke Lavoie, Baltimore Sun Media Group and By Luke Lavoie, Baltimore Sun Media Group | January 30, 2014
Hundreds of people huddled in the cold outside The Mall in Columbia on Thursday for a candlelight vigil to remember Brianna Benlolo and Tyler Johnson, the skate shop employees killed in Saturday's shooting at the mall. The vigil was held at an impromptu memorial set up outside the mall's west entrance, where suspected gunman Darion Marcus Aguilar entered the mall that morning. Police say Aguilar, 19, of College Park, shot Benlolo and Johnson with a 12-gauge shotgun about 11:15 a.m. before turning the gun on himself.
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.