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A Son of Hampden: A Conversation with George Figgs

I had a conversation with one of Hampden’s unique sons – George Figgs on Saturday. He’s now residing across the Jones Falls in neighboring Woodberry. We sat down in his living room, filled with memorabilia of his days as the […]

A Son of Hampden: A Conversation with George Figgs

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I had a conversation with one of Hampden’s unique sons – George Figgs on Saturday. He’s now residing across the Jones Falls in neighboring Woodberry. We sat down in his living room, filled with memorabilia of his days as the […]

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Episcopal Bishop Eugene Sutton Champions the Cause of the “Dreamers”

A spirited rally was held on the afternoon of September 13, 2017, in Bishop’s Park, Baltimore, Maryland. A crowd of about 150 were present. The park is located at

Ben Jealous calls for University of Baltimore to say no to Betsy DeVos

Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Ben Jealous, sharply criticized the picking of the controversial Betsy DeVos, the U.S. Secretary of Education, as the University of Baltimore’s commencement speaker. She is scheduled to

Maryland’s best hideaway places: Port Deposit, Conowingo Dam & the Susquehanna River

It’s one of my favorite, small Maryland towns - Port Deposit. It sits on the upper bank of the Susquehanna River between the Conowingo Dam and I-95. It lies

Maryland State Fair for 2017 is ‘Up and Running’

The Maryland State Fair (2017) is a year older. It is celebrating its 136th birthday this season. Located in Lutherville-Timonium, just off the 2200 block of York Road in

Del. Shane Robinson: ‘We need to move toward 100 % clean energy immediately”

Del.  Shane Robinson, 39th District spoke Thursday at a press conference in Federal Hill to promote clean energy. He was introduced by Ms. Rianna Eckel, the Maryland organizer for

Rome, Italy Bans Offensive Monuments: Big Brother Is Pleased! (Satire)

In a secret meeting of Rome, Italy’s City Council, a controversial ordinance was passed by a 12-3 vote to ban all “offensive” monuments in the city. It’s fair to say

O Canada: From Toronto to Vancouver by rail

We took a plane ride on Air Canada, from Baltimore’s BWI to Toronto, early Tuesday morning, July 25, 2017. Would you believe, it only took sixty-five minutes? We got into

  Author Ann Hornaday ‘Talking Pictures’ at the Ivy Bookshop

Author Ann Hornaday, the film critic for The Washington Post, made an appearance Friday at the Ivy Bookshop on the Falls Road. She read from her book, “Talking Pictures:

My growing up and waterfront days in Baltimore’s Locust Point

In the 1940s, a blacksmith shop was located one block from the harbor at the very foot of the 1100 block of Haubert Street in Locust Point. It was

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