Business, Politics

Councilman Marks to recommend downzoning Fullerton lot containing historic Dowden Chapel

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Councilman David Marks will recommend that the lot containing a historic chapel in Overlea/Fullerton be downzoned. Tucked off of Ridge Road is Dowden Chapel, which was built around 1849. Dowden Chapel and Cemetery is a unique 19th century church that also served as a school. Deeded to five African-American Trustees by Nicholas Gatch in 1853, the intent was to …


Education, Politics

Outcry builds after Loch Raven High uses Trump image next to Nazi symbols in AP classroom

PARKVILLE, MD—Public outcry is building after students at Loch Raven High School were shown a classroom slide presenting President Donald Trump next to Nazi and communist symbols. A slide in an AP History class at the school showed President Trump alongside pictures of a Nazi swastika and hammer-and-sickle, which is frequently used to depict communism. The text “wants to round …


BCPS to host Black Saga countywide finals

TOWSON, MD—The public is invited to attend the finals of the annual Baltimore County Public Schools Black Saga Competition. Teams from elementary and middle schools from across the county will compete in a demonstration of their knowledge of African American history and culture. The keynote speaker for the finals will be Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams. The finals are free, …

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center to hold special event commemorating Black History Month

ROSEDALE, MD—MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center will celebrate Black History Month throughout February by honoring the contributions of six extraordinary African Americans to U.S. history, and welcoming Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III, president of University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), to speak on March 1, 2020. The free community event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. in the …

Family Fun Day returns to Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum in February

MIDDLE RIVER, MD—An annual tradition returns to Middle River later this month. On Saturday, February 15, the Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum at Martin State Airport offers a Family Fun Day that transports visitors to the 1940s. Families will work together in a History/STEM challenge to assemble a 5-foot high student size World War II B-26 Martin Marauder airplane …

Governor Hogan celebrates Mallows Bay, Maryland’s first national marine sanctuary

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Saturday attended a celebration of Mallows Bay’s official designation as a national marine sanctuary by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which ensures the preservation of the remains of more than 100 World War I-era vessels. “The Mallows Bay landscape truly tells the story of our beginnings, our struggles, and our progress as Marylanders …

Haunted locations near Nottingham: Fact or fiction?

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Halloween seems like the perfect time to take a look at some of the allegedly-haunted locations in and around the Nottingham area. Are there any?  Is there any truth to the rumors?  We decided to take a closer look. Perry Hall Mansion The historic Perry Hall Mansion may or may not be haunted, depending upon whom you ask. The …

30 years ago: Remembering the Chase, MD train crash of 1987

It was on this day 30 years ago, January 4, 1987, that Amtrak train 94 slammed into a Conrail freight train in Chase, MD. In the blink of an eye, 16 people were killed and 175 were injured. The accident occurred at 1:04 p.m. Train 94’s speed at the time of the collision was estimated at about 108 miles per …