The Washington Monument in Baltimore was lit Thursday evening, signifying the beginning of the winter holiday season. Take a look at a few of our favorite photos from the celebration taken by you.
Seven months after it was thrust into the spotlight as a haven for corruption, corrections officials opened up the 150-year-old Baltimore City Detention Center to show improvements that they say are making the facility safer. Read the story
Photos by Lloyd Fox/The Baltimore Sun
You could drive Maryland’s highways to get a sense of expansion over the last six decades, or you could sit and look at photos in Tim Hyman’s tiny office in Hanover. Hyman has been the State Highway Administration photographer since 1949, when he lied about his age to get the job. He documented construction of the original span of the Bay Bridge and JFK’s last official appearance, when he dedicated I-95 north of Baltimore days before the assassination.
Ten years ago, Hurricane Isabel caused havoc along the East Coast. The hurricane’s winds topped out at 165 miles per hour and clocked at 105 as the storm reached shore at the Outer Banks in North Carolina. The storm was the worst in 2003 in terms of its costly damage.
Local photographer capturing portraits of everyday Baltimore with aspirations of one day becoming a wire photojournalist: Meet Noah Scialom aka NoahCalm on Instagram.
The summer violence in Baltimore has turned husbands into single parents, transformed rookie cops into veterans, left missing verses in half-finished rap songs, forced politicians to personally confront the city’s crime problems, and sent longtime residents to new places and new lives.
After seven long months, college football finally returns to our lives tonight with 17 Football Bowl Subdivision games on the schedule.
Six Marylanders look back on the March on Washington on Aug. 28, 1963, and its effect on their lives. Said Joyce Dennison, 71, a retired Baltimore schoolteacher: “It didn’t matter what socioeconomic group, religion or ethnicity you belonged to. There was a great feeling of humanity.”
Story by Jonathan Pitts
Portrait photos by Kim Hairston and Algerina Perna