Saturday, May 18, 2013
From A to Z, a wild, fun time at the 138th Preakness Stakes.
What was your favorite thing about the Preakness? Were you there? Show us by adding your photos to our Neighborhood Gallery. Can you think of other letters emblematic of Baltimore premier sporting event? Tell us in the comments section below. — See all of our Preakness stories here.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Prayers from the Archdiocese of Baltimore include "an end to violence and terror."
Archbishop William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore, issued the following statement on the tragedy in Boston April 15: "On behalf of the priests and faithful of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, I offer prayers for those who lost their lives today and for those who were injured in the violent attack in Boston. Our prayers are with them as well as their families and loved ones, just as we pray too for an end to violence and terror throughout the world. May the love of our compassionate Savior be with all who were impacted by this tragedy.”
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The properties are primarily located in North Baltimore communities.
Federal law enforcement officials are seeking to seize six properties in North Baltimore and Baltimore County owned by a woman accused of luring other women to work as prostitutes in the area, according to court documents filed by the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland. The properties are all at least partially owned by Di Zhang, 42, of the 100 block of Edgerton Rd, in Towson, who has been charged with human trafficking and prostitution in Baltimore County District Court. Zhang was arrested on March 8 along with her boyfriend, Yi Dian Dong, 54, who also faces charges of human trafficking and prostitution in Baltimore County. Both have been released on bails of $20,000. Among the properties that federal prosecutors are trying to …
Friday, March 22, 2013
The Orioles are scheduled to start a series in Baltimore with the Chicago White Sox on the day the NFL wanted to start its season.
Despite efforts on all sides to make an Orioles and Ravens doubleheader happen on Sept. 5, the Super Bowl champions will now open their season on the road. In the last few years, the Super Bowl champions have been granted the privilege of opening the season in prime time at home on Thursday. But because of a conflict with a previously scheduled O’s game the Ravens will now open on the road. Both Baltimore teams released statements to the media praising each other for their cooperation in trying to overcome the conflict. The games would also be coming on the heels of the city hosting the third Baltimore Grand Prix from Aug. 30 to Sept. 1. Ravens Statement from President Dick Cass: "After thorough discussions among the Orioles, the NFL and …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The NFL would like the Ravens to open their season at home on Sept. 5, but the O’s already have a game scheduled.
Traditionally the Super Bowl champions get to play at home on the opening night of the season, but a scheduling conflict with the Orioles may make that impossible for the Ravens. The NFL would like to schedule the Ravens to open at home on Sept. 5, but the Orioles already have a home game with the Chicago White Sox. Moving the Ravens game back a day is not an option because of Rosh Hashanah. Vote in our poll and tell us how you'd handle it. Have a better idea? Share it with a comment below.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The Baltimore Metro area was expecting between 5 and 11 inches of snow during this week's winter storm. See how many inches have fallen in your area with the LIVE map below.
The map above, provided by the National Weather Service, shows total snowfall in your Patch area over the past 3 days. The map is centered around the red marker, which is in the middle of your Patch's coverage area, and the map updates every six hours, starting around 2 a.m. each day. It updates as Skywarn volunteers file their reports, so check back later to see more accurate statistics. Note: This map is not visible on some mobile devices. The effects of the snowstorm that began Tuesday night have been hit-or-miss throughout the Baltimore Metro area, about 5 inches fell in Westminster but less than 1 inch in Parkville, for example, according to the map. The National Weather Service had forecast that 4-11 inches of snow would accumulate …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Most communities could see 4-8 inches total, but Randallstown, Owings Mills and Reisterstown could get the most, at up to 10 inches from Tuesday night through Wednesday night, according to the National Weather Service.
As the snowstorm approaches, and the forecast gets more specific, it looks like the Baltimore Metro area could get up to about 8 inches of snow from late Tuesday night through Wednesday night. However, Owings Mills and Reisterstown could get more, at up to 10 inches, according to the National Weather Service. A winter weather watch, including snow, is in effect for the county, as well as for the Baltimore and D.C. metro areas. During this time, wind gusts could get as high as 35 mph. Combined with heavy snow, there could be power outages, it states. BGE is bringing in 500 extra employees to help with service repairs and 1,750 of its own crews to be ready in case of "hundreds of thousands of outages in its service area, according to a news …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
While most days will be dry and clear, one night could bring wintry weather to the Baltimore Metro area.
Snowfall is likely overnight Tuesday in the Baltimore Metro area. The week begins clear on Monday, but clouds could increase Tuesday before the snowfall that's expected mostly between 2 and 10 a.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service forecast. As of Sunday evening, there's a 70-80 percent chance of precipitation Tuesday and Wednesday, and there's a 60 percent chance Wednesday night, the forecast states. High temperatures this week will vary from the low-40s to low 50s, with lows in the 30s or below. Following are the forecast temperatures: Monday: High in the lower 40s. Low in the upper 20s. Tuesday: High in mid 40s. Low in mid 30s. Wednesday and Thursday: Highs in upper 30s. Lows in lower to mid 30s. Friday: High in the …
Monday, February 25, 2013
The annual running of the Preakness Stakes is the largest event held in North Baltimore.
For an event often associated with imbibing, it makes a certain amount of sense to name the pitchman for a popular beer the headliner of Preakness InfieldFest. Pitbull, a recording artist who appears in Bud Light commercials, as well as hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, will headline this year’s Preakness InfieldFest set for May 18. The Maryland Jockey Club announced the performers for the InfieldFest, a party held in the infield of Pimlico Race Course during Preakness, in a news release on Monday. "InfieldFest at the Preakness enters its fifth year positioned as the region’s biggest, best and most unique party," Maryland Jockey Club President Tom Chuckas said in a news release. "There is no other event where fans can revel so …
Friday, February 15, 2013
There is a proposal on the table to bring the fast food restaurant to York Road, although a zoning hurdle must first be cleared.
There is a proposal on the table to bring Sonic, America's Drive-In, to York Road in Lutherville-Timonium. Community leaders are planning to meet with the franchisee to address concerns over possible traffic issues. Community association representatives pointed to the popularity of the fast food chain's Rosedale location on Pulaski Highway. UPDATED (by popular demand)—The address of the property is 2027 York Road, in Lutherville-Timonium. "The last thing York Road needs is a line of three or four cars waiting to get in,” Eric Rockel, president of the Greater Timonium Community Council, said. Sonic locations are famous for reinvigorating the classic American drive-in design. Some locations, however, do feature indoor seating. The drive-…