January 9, 2014
by Geoff Shannon
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Murder in the City: Hey Mister in Belair-Edison

Police confirm the death of the man shot in the car at this Belair-Edison corner last night. pic.twitter.com/9v1fJiGbN6 — Colin Campbell (@cmcampbell6) January 3, 2014 first in a hopefully occasional series following Baltimore’s 2014 homicide rate, in an attempt to … Continue reading

September 17, 2013
by Geoff Shannon
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First Fridays

The shucker stacked the opened oysters on top of a bed of cracked ice, piled up on a folding table set up on the corner of Elm Street and the Avenue. He served three different types —Choptanks and Delaware Bays, … Continue reading

July 18, 2013
by Geoff Shannon
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A Cold Day at the Races

A light drizzle falls on Pimlico Racecourse, on the second to last day of the track’s spring season. Large globs of dirt collect under the hooves of the trotter horses as they wait for the racers just outside the paddock. … Continue reading

December 30, 2012
by Geoff Shannon
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A Sporting Life: 2012

You’d have to go back to 2001, the year the Ravens won the Superbowl, Baltimore native Hassim Rachman knocked out Lennox Lewis for the heavyweight title and Maryland’s football and basketball built their runs to an Orange Bowl appearance and … Continue reading

December 24, 2012
by Geoff Shannon
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Immigrant Status

The golden domes of St. Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church tower over East Baltimore, rising deep into the city skyline. Children playing in nearby Patterson Park, just across the street in the shadow of the church on Eastern Avenue, … Continue reading