Along the Patapsco

The stories that flow along the Patapsco River.

Column by Rafael Alvarez

Bohemian Rhapsody

A writer’s life in Baltimore, where it’s never too late to be a work-in-progress.

Column by Marion Winik


On a Marble Stair

A Baltimore poet, essayist and educator chronicles adventures and experiences with the places, people, and pastimes they have called home.

Column by Jalynn Harris

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Monday Morning Headlines: Driver fleeing police crashes on Roland Ave., killing passenger; Batimore’s commercial downtown lags many in Covid recovery; Lady Terps in basketball Elite Eight; and more.

Driver who fled officers crashes on Roland Avenue, killing passenger – WBAL-TV Baltimore’s downtown lags other cities in Covid-19 commercial recovery – Baltimore Business Journal Lawmakers pitch solutions to rise in anti-Semitic incidents – Washington Post Maryland Episcopalians elect first woman leader as Bishop – Baltimore Sun Maryland women’s basketball faces No. 1 seed South…

Friday Afternoon Headlines: Baltimore E. coli notifications didn’t meet requirements; Maryland unemployment dips to 2.9%; and more.

Baltimore E. coli notifications to public didn’t meet state, federal requirements, MDE says — The Baltimore Sun Maryland unemployment rate hits record low 2.9%, officials say — WJZ Maryland Capitol Police tased a minor, but is saying little about what happened — The Baltimore Banner Here’s how Baltimore’s Covid-19 comeback compares to other downtowns –…

Friday Morning Headlines: Tanker fire shuts down 795; Pratt Street Ale House gets upgrade; Efforts to help HCBUs moving forward; and more.

Overturned tractor-trailer and fire closes portions of 795 this morning – WBAL News Law requiring gun dealers to distribute suicide prevention information is upheld – The Sun Recognizing female brewers during Women’s History Month – WMAR-TV Pratt Street Ale House gets upgrade ahead of Orioles opening day – WBAL-TV Efforts advancing in Annapolis to address…

Thursday Afternoon Headlines: Video shows fatal Beltway crash; Columbia mall adopts weekend chaperone policy; Uptick in guns detected at BWI; and more.

Video shows collision moments before Baltimore Beltway crash that killed 6 people — WBFF Citing disruptions from teens, Mall in Columbia adopts weekend chaperone policy — The Baltimore Sun TSA sees uptick in guns at BWI security checkpoint — WJZ Maryland’s boardrooms still lack women, diversity compared to Fortune 500 — Baltimore Business Journal Overnight…

Summer Fun for Teens and Tweens

As campers grow up, there are more and more options when it comes to planning summer experiences. Selecting a camp for children in this 10 – 13 age range can be tricky – do you want a program that focuses on a specific subject or something that features a wide variety of options? Summer at…

Thursday Morning Headlines: Kindergartener video prompts $75k for playground improvements; The challenge in converting Baltimore’s unused commercial buildings; More debate teed up on future of Md. horse racing; and more.

Easter egg hunt near cemetery hatches controversy – WBAL-TV Kindergarteners make video of poor playground conditions, secure $75k in funding – WMAR-TV Baltimore’s challenge in reusing commercial downtown buildings – The Sun Senate budget action sets up “thorough” discussion of future of Pimilico and Laurel race tracks – Maryland Matters More information released on Back…

Wednesday Afternoon Headlines: Six construction workers dead in Beltway crash; Chef rescues driver from Inner Harbor; UMMS CEO Mohan Suntha tapped to chair Greater Baltimore Committee; and more.

6 killed in Woodlawn-area crash on Baltimore Beltway — WBAL-TV Phillips Seafood chef rescues driver after car plunges into Inner Harbor — The Baltimore Banner Second Baltimore elementary/middle school evacuated because of gas leak — WJZ-TV Greater Baltimore Committee taps UMMS CEO Mohan Suntha as board chair — Baltimore Business Journal Nearly a third of…

Audit: Baltimore County Public Schools and police need to work better together to keep students safe

There are problems with the working relationship between the Baltimore County Public Schools and the police department, according to an audit conducted by the county schools’ office of internal audit. It comes as there are ongoing concerns about whether county schools are safe for both students and staff. The report was presented Tuesday afternoon to…

Join Mr. Trash Wheel’s not-so-secret society, the Order of the Wheel

Come for the trash, stay for the membership in a secret society! Baltimore’s beloved Mr. Trash Wheel is giving devotees the chance to prove their worth by opening membership in the (not exactly) exclusive, (not quite) secret society, the Order of the Wheel. For the first time since 2019, applicants can pledge their allegiance to…

With plans for future growth, b.well Connected Health just opened its first HQ on Federal Hill’s edge

Having outgrown its home offices, Baltimore-based health tech company b.well Connected Health announced this week that it found 8,000 square ft. in the emerging Stadium Square development for its first corporate headquarters since the COVID-19 pandemic. An announcement this week alternately located the space in downtown Baltimore and Federal Hill. Depending on who you ask, the offices…