August 1, 2013 |
Phil Booth, a 6-foot-2 guard from Baltimore, made an oral commitment Tuesday afternoon to play basketball at Villanova. Booth is the program's second recruit for the class of 2014. He chose the Wildcats over Georgetown and also had offers from Indiana, Virginia, and Temple. The senior at Mount St. Joseph High in Baltimore plays AAU basketball for Washington-based Team Takeover, which produced NBA lottery pick Victor Oladipo. ESPN rates Booth as a four-star recruit and ranks him No. 81 in his class.
April 8, 2013 |
Baltimore's Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, once the city's supreme skyscraper, always delivers a smile. It's a symbol of kitsch and nostalgia, like the city itself. It's a reminder of a gritty past and an uncertain present. Joe Wall, the tower's facility manager, is leading a free tour of the Clock Room, with the story of the tower's heyday (a 20-ton blue bottle of the headache remedy sat atop the building), its decline (a stereotypical Baltimore tale of neglect and despair), and its renaissance (reborn as artists' studios)
April 27, 1988 |
It happened in Philadelphia for Jeff Stone, and it's starting to happen again in Baltimore. If the oh-for-April Orioles have not reached the end of their rope yet in the case of Stone, they certainly are moving in that direction. The latest in a series of baserunning misadventures by Stone occurred in the ninth inning of last night's 4-2 loss to the Minnesota Twins, the O's 19th consecutive defeat this season. Stone was doubled off second on a line drive caught by Twins shortstop Greg Gagne, effectively killing any Baltimore momentum.
August 14, 2015 |
Woods Resources Inc., a Langhorne tax-exempt organization that provides services to disabled people and others with special needs, announced a agreement to acquire the National Center on Institutions and Alternatives, a Baltimore human services organization, effective Sept. 1. The deal is Woods' fourth acquisition since June 2012 and will increase its annual revenue to $250 million, a spokeswoman said. Including NCIA, Woods employs 4,300 and provides services to 3,600 children, adolescents, adults, and seniors.
June 1, 1992 |
An extradition proceeding was scheduled today in Baltimore for Lawrence Paul Jones, who was arrested there Saturday and charged with the slayings of two fellow security guards in Philadelphia. At the hearing, Jones was expected to waive extradition and return to Philadelphia. Two Philadelphia homicide detectives went to Baltimore this morning, prepared to escort him back. But if he decides to fight extradition, the process could drag on for weeks. "That decision is between Jones and his attorney," a Baltimore detective said yesterday afternoon.
October 19, 1995 |
Baltimore gets the Inner Harbor, Camden Yards and the aquarium. We get Penn's Landing, the Vet and a view of New Jersey's aquarium. Baltimore gets "Homicide: Life in the Street," which pumps $500,000 a week into the local economy (less per week than a major movie might bring in, but for a far longer period). We nearly had "Philly Heat. " "Homicide" executive producer Tom Fontana, who also did the pilot for "Philly Heat," a drama about firefighters that was set in Philadelphia and starred West Catholic's own Peter Boyle, said he was surprised when ABC didn't pick up the series, which was shot here two years ago. "I love Philadelphia.
May 1, 2015 |
Organizers expect a "Philly is Baltimore" protest to draw at least 1,000 people to City Hall on Thursday. The goal, said Deandra Jefferson, a Temple University student and leader of the Philadelphia Coalition for Racial, Economic, and Legal (REAL) Justice, is to support protesters in Baltimore and speak out against police violence. "Under the right conditions, Philadelphia could be a Baltimore," Jefferson said. "It's something we need to talk about. It's not just a Baltimore issue.
April 30, 2015 |
Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams has been through it: A young black man dead at the hands of police, an angry community demanding answers. As his office investigated the December shooting death of Brandon Tate-Brown, a 26-year-old African American, Williams said, he had the man's mother, her attorney, and several clergy members review videotapes and statements in the case. In March, Williams announced that the officers involved would face no charges. Many people were irate.
February 7, 2013 |
BALTIMORE - A Ravens broadcaster with the unfortunate name of Gerry Sandusky handed Joe Flacco a microphone during the team's Super Bowl celebration at M&T Bank Stadium early Tuesday afternoon. The 75,000 fans who had waited patiently and noisily for hours to greet him and the new NFL champions screamed madly at the sight of the lanky quarterback, much as a few hundred thousand others had done during the brief but humanity-clogged parade that led him there. Flacco, smiling and waving but looking slightly uncomfortable, peered quickly out at a crowd that in anticipation of his response swayed like a purple sea all around the on-field stage.
May 20, 2015 |
This month, Philly rapper Freeway traveled to Baltimore to join the voices of protest united over the death of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old man who died after suffering a spinal-cord injury while in police custody. The National Stop the Killing Committee and the Justice League NYC brought Freeway as their spokesman for #BmoreYouthRise, a May 9 daylong event with various demonstrations. The 36-year-old rapper commemorated Gray's life by placing his handprint on the memorial mural on Fulton Street near where police stopped Gray.