July 10, 2011
Vincent Quayle knows the corrosive effect of foreclosures well, sitting as he does at the helm of a nonprofit group that helps homeowners in trouble. But he says the current foreclosure crisis is nothing compared to the damage wrought by the "blockbusting" that reshaped Baltimore and its suburbs in the 1950s and '60s. As African-American families began moving into historically white city neighborhoods, real estate investors capitalized on racial fears to persuade white homeowners to sell cheap, then rented or resold the properties for big profits to African-Americans.
July 7, 2011
Vincent Rallo, the endlessly ebullient owner of Rallo's Restaurant in Locust Point, died this morning at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. Frederick N. Rassmussen's obituary is here . Rallo's stands at the gateway to Locust Point. which was unknown territory in the 1980s, when the settlement of Federal Hill began to spread to the south and west. Rallo's was the introduction to the area for many of newcomers, and Vinent Rallo was the first friendly face they saw.
June 2, 2011
List of St. Vincent Pallotti High School Class of 2011: Valedictorian: Alina Kenealy Salutatorian: Stephen Nagle Kwasi Aboagye Adejare Adesanya Brittney Allotey Munfarid Amimi Luke Auger Rachel Bacarella Allison Berger Lorisa Bertrand Cassandra Bisnath Kristina Bland Walter Bohorfoush Michael Bowers Alexis Brown Kyle Cabrol Shannon Carlin Kathleen Carroll ...
February 16, 2011
Top-seeded Glenelg Country School (24-3) used a game-high 31 points from Isaiah Miles to handle visiting St. Vincent Pallotti, 74-53, on Wednesday in a Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference semifinal. The Dragons went on a 27-7 run to start the first quarter and never looked back. Glenelg Country will face Annapolis Area Christian School, a 46-44 winner over St. Paul's, in the championship game. Douglass 65, No. 13 Lake Clifton 59: Dwayne Brewer scored a game-high 21 points, and a full-court press in the final two minutes fueled the upset.
February 4, 2011
St. Paul's coach Jay Braunstein has not shied away from putting his wrestlers in some of the most competitive tournaments in the nation. The Crusaders have been tested at the Beast of the East Wrestling Tournament, POWERade Christmas Wrestling Tournament, Pittsburgh Central Catholic Wrestling Invitational and Cedar Cliff Duals, among others. Host St. Paul's used that experience to win the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference regular-season championship Friday night in dual meets that featured St. Mary's, Mount Carmel and St. Vincent Pallotti, the three-time defending champion.
January 7, 2011
Donald Vincent Williams, the retired Baltimore City schools director of physical education, died of cancer Dec. 26 at Seasons Hospice at Northwest Hospital Center. He was 70 and lived in Woodlawn. Born in Philadelphia and raised in Turners Station, he was a 1960 graduate of Sollers Point Junior-Senior High School. He earned a bachelor's degree at what is now the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and belonged to the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. He played baseball and ran track.
January 5, 2011
A tough defensive stand by host Broadneck limited No. 13 Old Mill to four points in the third quarter and the Bruins upset the Patriots, 79-48, on Tuesday. Brooks Wiggins had 20 points for Broadneck (8-1), whose man-to-man defense took away fast-break opportunities for Old Mill in the second half, allowing them to stretch their 17-point halftime lead. Old Mill fell to 5-2. No. 8 Dunbar 61, St. Vincent Pallotti 36: Devante Wallace scored 20 points and the Poets (8-0) cruised past the Panthers.
October 21, 2010
On behalf of my family I want to thank a number of very special people who made it possible for the clean up of the 19th century Saint Vincent DePaul cemetery in Clifton Park. First to Father Lawrence and his parish for allowing the six-acre site to be cleared and providing the matching funds to hire a contractor to clear the trash and underbrush from the site. To Jacques Kelly of The Baltimore Sun for his excellent news articles describing the progress of the cemetery clearing as well as the human-interest stories from the descendants of the families buried there.
September 22, 2010
Holdout wide receiver Vincent Jackson remains the property of the San Diego Chargers despite his agent saying he had deals in place with several teams before Wednesday's deadline. Agent Neil Schwartz said he heard from multiple general managers, whom he declined to identify, that the Chargers were asking for "wholly unreasonable" compensation for Jackson, a Pro Bowler who had two straight 1,000-yard seasons. Schwartz said another GM told him that Chargers general manager A.J. Smith seemed to be "squatting" on Jackson.