Local Happenings

Gentrification does not occur by accident, law professor says

October 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Caitlin Moynihan Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Dr. Wendell PritchettPhoto from Penn Law School The gentrification of city neighborhoods does not happen by accident, but rather is the consequence of government policy and free market forces, an expert on urban planning said during a speech at [...]

Chamber of Commerce director stays busy on the job

October 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Sam Shelton Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Nancy Hafford Nancy Hafford doesn’t know the meaning of working a “nine-to-five.” As executive director of the Towson Chamber of Commerce, Hafford’s job keeps her constantly on the move, jumping between meetings and community events. “My [...]

New neutering center eases tension with animal rights group

October 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

By D. Chris Draughn Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Baltimore County’s new Spay/Neuter Center in Dundalk has helped ease tensions with a local animal rights group that had demanded improvements to the county’s animal shelter and changes on its euthanasia policy. Sarah Hardy, the president of [...]

Artisans show off the stuff that is Made in Baltimore

September 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Caitlin Moynihan Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Baltimorean vendors and artisans set up shop on 16 W. North Ave. to showcase their handiwork during the Industrial Arts Collective’s “Made In Baltimore” pop-up store that ran from Aug. 8 until Sunday. Vendors and artisans alike displayed [...]

African American culture on display during Baltimore festival

September 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Maxine Rishton Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer The 19th annual African American Cultural Festival held Sept. 19 at Towson Court Patriots Plaza hosted a series of stations dedicated to different aspects of African American culture, all ranging from business, clothes, food and music for the people [...]

Who’s the man behind the cheese steak

April 29, 2015 // 1 Comment

By Joe Robertson A young college student walks into a small white building along York Road as the sound of steak sizzling on the grill permeates the air. The owner of The Real Thing puts down his spatulas to greet the customer, a Towson University student who eats at the restaurant so often that he [...]

Sex assault survivors make their voices heard

April 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Diamond Hillyer More than 500 red quilts were sprawled across the Towson University campus lawn last week as a testament to those who have survived rape, abuse and exploitation. Students stop by to pay respect and reflect on the stories from the Monument Quilt.Photo by Diamond Hillyer The [...]

Orioles Opening Day brings out the fans

April 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Erica Scripa The rain didn’t stop Oriole’s fans from swarming the streets of Baltimore for opening day against the Toronto Blue Jays last Friday. By 11 a.m. the 500 block of Washington Street was filled with people. Fans were dressed in orange and black, and some held Miller Lite bottles [...]

County recognizes local astronaut

February 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Sherline Hawkins A Baltimore County native who worked at the International Space Station for six months received a hero pin for bravery and sacrifice from County Executive Kevin Kamenetz Tuesday. Reid Wiseman of Cockeysville was celebrated during a ceremony before county officials, friends and [...]
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