Hollins Market, which dates back to 1846, is the oldest of the surviving five neighborhood public markets in Baltimore. It is also the least changed. The two-story brick structure and the adjoining long shed that run along Hollins Street betweenSouth Arlington and North Carrollton Avenues were built in 1877. The old-fashioned market is a stone’s throw from H.L. Mencken’s house near Union Square.
On the longest night of the year, National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day is commemorated in Baltimore by a memorial service at the Inner Harbor Amphitheatre. One hundred and sixteen people died in Baltimore as a result of homelessness, according to organizations which sponsored the event: Healthcare for the Homeless, Inc.; Baltimore’s Stop Homelessness and Reduce Poverty (SHARP) Coalition, the Coalition for Homeless Children and Families, and the Baltimore Homeless Youth Initiative (BHYI).
Cuba released Maryland aid worker Alan Gross Wednesday, and the White House announced plans to reestablish diplomatic relations with Havana and relax trade and travel restrictions, reversing more than half a century of policy aimed at isolating the communist nation 90 miles from Florida.
With the return of the cold also comes the return of winter sports. Baltimore Sun Media Group’s photographers are indoors once again, covering boys and girls basketball, as well as wrestling. Here’s some of the best shots from the first full week of the winter season.
More than 500 protesters marched from Empowerment Temple Church on Primrose Avenue north on Reisterstown Road to Reisterstown Road Plaza for “Black Lives Matter Sunday.” On Reisterstown Road, near the entrance to the shopping center, the protesters formed a circle and many laid down to stage a die-in to show solidarity with Michael Brown. Brown, a 18-year old black man, was fatally shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. The officer was not indicted, sparking nationwide protests, including this one.
Two years ago this weekend, the European Court of Human Rights ruled in favor of Khaled El Masri, a German man who was held by police near his European vacation destination for having a name that was somewhat similar to one on a list.
He was then locked for months in a secret CIA prison without charges before being dumped on a roadside in a different part of Europe without explanation.
This gallery comprises a visual timeline of some countries, cities and places involved in his journey.
ADDITION: McClatchy published some additional updated information on El Masri’s current state of affairs on Saturday.
Some graphic scenes are described.
First lady Michelle Obama received the annual Christmas tree delivery at the White House on Friday, heralding the start of the holiday season.
Two horses pulled the nearly 20-foot fir tree to the front door of the White House late Friday morning as a small military band played the traditional carol “O Christmas Tree.”
A tree-lined median bisects most of 33rd Street, stretching from the eastern edge of Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood campus all the way to the southwestern edge of Lake Montebello. To the north of 33rd from Old York Road to Ellerslie is Waverly; to the south is Better Waverly. They are two distinct neighborhoods, separated by that median, but connected by signs announcing entry to Waverly Village.