Monday, February 4, 2013
The Baltimore Ravens come home from New Orleans as Super Bowl champs and will parade from City Hall to M&T Bank Stadium.
If you still haven't gotten the celebration out of your system after Sunday night's Super Bowl victory by the Baltimore Ravens, you might be interested to know that the team is holding a victory parade downtown. Around 10:45 a.m. Feb. 5, members of the Super Bowl-winning Baltimore Ravens will parade from Baltimore's City Hall (100 N. Holliday St.) to M&T Bank Stadium, according to a post on the Ravens' website. To check out the parade route, see the interactive map above. Beginning around 12:30 p.m., fans are invited to join the team at M&T Bank Stadium for a celebration featuring the team and live entertainment, the website says. Free parking will be available in stadium lots F, G, H, and J; but no tailgating is allowed, according to the…
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Vote on which facet of the game will result in the team hoisting the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The volunteer group hopes its animals will bring some solace to those affected by the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.
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Thursday, December 20, 2012
Volunteers from Pets on Wheels, a Baltimore area nonprofit that provides therapy visits with pets, will be heading to Connecticut Friday to help those affected by the school shooting in Newtown. "The dogs are a great outlet for people and children, and we hope that they can bring them some comfort," said Barb Wasaieicz, a Pets on Wheels volunteer. The caravan of two vans and passenger cars will be leaving the Baltimore area and headed for Newtown at 3 a.m. Friday and will return the same day. According to the group's website, Pets on Wheels was founded in 1982 by Dr. Frank Folke Furstenberg, a retired Sinai physician, to study the effect of animal visits on "shut-ins." "Visits are most often to nursing homes; however, assisted living …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Lawmakers from Baltimore City and Montgomery County call for stricter gun laws.
In the aftermath of the shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut last week, leaders from Baltimore City and Montgomery County are calling for stricter gun laws in the state of Maryland. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Sen. Brian Frosh and Sen. Jamie Raskin were among those who attended a press conference at the Episcopal Ecumenical Council Center in Baltimore on Wednesday to announce support for legislation aimed at curbing access to firearms. "[This] legislation is intended to address the epidemic of gun violence that has swept the country. The mass killings that we’ve experienced in theaters, in places of worship and most recently and most horribly in an elementary school," Frosh said. "We have a public health crisis that stems …
Monday, August 27, 2012
Prince George's County school officials discussed school safety after hearing about a school shooting 55 miles north in Perry Hall.
It's only the second week of school in Prince George's County, but officials are making school safety a priority in light of a school shooting that occurred outside of Baltimore Monday morning. According to Perry Hall Patch, officials say a 15-year-old student shot a 17-year-old student in the back at Perry Hall High School on the first day of school. The victim was airlifted to a local shock trauma center in serious condition, Baltimore County police told Patch. » See what people are saying on social media. Follow Perry Hall Patch on Twitter for live updates. In Prince George's County, spokesman Briant Coleman said officials are carefully following the coverage to see if they should modify safety policies. Although there are not metal …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Baltimore City delegation isn't set on special session for expanded gambling yet, could hinder plans for a Prince George's County casino.
This afternoon word broke that a deal was close for a Special Session of the Maryland General Assembly to put expanded table gambling up to the voters, but that may not be the case. Del. Shawn Z. Tarrant, D-District 40, who was at meetings today with House Speaker Michael Busch, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and 10 other members of the delegation said a deal hasn’t been brokered. "No I haven’t heard that, and to be quite honest with you, the Baltimore delegation hasn’t been pitched anything of any value to make us vote for this," Tarrant said. Talks of a special session have continued since the spring, after the General Assembly failed to come to a consensus on expanding gambling particularly into Prince George's County where politicians…
Sunday, January 15, 2012
About 10 miles from the Redskins stadium, there are plenty of Washington fans in the area. But will they support the Ravens this weekend?
The Ravens might be Maryland's team, but with FedEx Field about 10 miles away, this area is more likely a part of Redskins Nation. At least, that's the way Marcus Afzali sees it. “When the Redskins are doing well, which isn’t often, the number of Redskins jerseys to Ravens jerseys isn’t even comparable," the College Park councilman said. In addition to being a part of the Washington suburbs, the area does have serious ties to the Redskins, like former Eleanor Roosevelt High School player Travon Bellamy, who now plays for Washington. Then there's Josh Wilson and Kevin Barnes, former Terps who moved on to play for the Skins. But the Redskins haven't competed in a playoff game since losing in the wildcard round against Seattle in the 2007 …
Monday, January 9, 2012
The two-day retreat takes place at a luxury hotel in Baltimore.
Today, the Prince George’s County Council held the first day of its two-day Baltimore retreat. Council members and their staff are staying at the luxury Admiral Fell Inn on the Baltimore waterfront. Rooms at the Admiral go for around $200 per night, according to multiple travel websites. The annual event allows the council to discuss the agenda and legislative goals for the upcoming year. “As with each retreat,” said Council Chair Andrea C. Harrison in a press release, “Costs have been kept to a minimum and designed to ensure that the retreat accomplishes its sole purpose— the most effective Prince Georege’s County Council possible in the year ahead.” The Washington Examiner estimated the cost of this year’s retreat at $11,000. A …