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.”
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 …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The mayor released some details of her administration’s financial plan, but no solid figures for proposed new fees.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s proposed 10-year fiscal plan aims to reduce property taxes nearly 50 cents by fiscal year 2022 primarily through new fees and revenue sources. Property tax relief would be welcome in North Baltimore, where many neighborhoods already pay the highest tax per residence in the city. Baltimore already has the highest property taxes in the state, $2.268 per $100 of assessed value, and the highest income tax rate, 3.20 percent, allowed by state law. Rawlings-Blake has repeatedly said high taxes are standing in the way of the goal of attracting 10,000 new families to the city. But the mayor's plan depends heavily on new fees, and so far there have been few details as to what it will cost residents. Read the mayor'…
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Watch Aberdeen resident Kriss Mincey talk about her experience on American Idol.
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Sunday, February 3, 2013
OK not exactly. But local man Rick Ray did log 1,100 miles on a stationary bike at the Maryland Athletic Club this week, raising more than $2,600 for the RL52 Foundation in the process.
Cockeysville man Rick Ray last week honored his favorite Raven Ray Lewis with his own sort of "last ride." Ray rode his bike the distance between Timonium and the Superdome in New Orleans—the site of Super Bowl XLVII—raising thousands for the RL52 Foundation. “And still I have a very hard time sitting down as we speak,” Ray said. And he did it all without leaving the Maryland Athletic Club. “After doing this, the road would’ve been easier. I swear to God. Even with all the elements,” Ray said. A long-time gym member at MAC Timonium, Ray proposed the idea two weeks ago to raise money for Ray Lewis' children's foundation by doing what he does best—working out. “I loved the idea to tie it into Ray Lewis," Ray said. "It’s the Super Bowl. It …