For years, our photographers have covered inaugurations – from President to Governor to other political figures. Here are a few of our favorites from the 1920 inauguration of Albert C. Ritchie to Larry Hogan’s 2015 ceremony.
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“One by one, they became Maryland’s most-ambitious offshore artificial reef project to create homes for fish and an underwater playground for divers,” The Sun reported in May 2008, as a massive front-end loader wrestled more than 40 stainless steel New York City subway cars off a barge, swinging them one by one over the gray, choppy water before releasing them with a splash.
Standing in a prison chow hall, Richard Chavez Jr. outlines his past: violent felon, former gang member, the fourth member of his family to go to prison. Then his future: owner of a mobile counseling youth service that goes where the troubled kids are.
Arching a tattooed eyebrow, Chavez credits an innovative program run out of the Cleveland Correctional Facility, about 50 miles northeast of Houston, with helping him gather the skills to operate a business — from character-building and how to carry himself to writing a business plan and finding financing.
The Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP) is based on a philosophy that making inmates such as Chavez business savvy will reduce the likelihood that they will return to prison. It emphasizes reforming behavior while also working on a broader goal of reducing the prison population.
Crownsville Hospital Center was founded in 1911 as the Hospital for the Negro Insane, a place to house African-American psychiatric patients separately from white patients in the other state hospitals.The first patients helped build the hospital’s first buildings on land that previously was a farm. Some patients weren’t even mentally ill, and scores who died at the hospital were buried in anonymous graves.
At one time, 30 percent of the patients died at the hospital, now a group of buildings boarded up and crumbling on Generals Highway.
The hospital eventually was integrated and became a modern mental health facility before it was closed in 2004 because of a declining patient population. Since then, the campus sat largely vacant.
SUNBURY, Pa. — Firefighters were back at a nearly 140-year-old central Pennsylvania prison Thursday morning after a blaze that prompted the evacuation of more than 200 inmates reignited.
Flames were seen around 6 a.m. Thursday shooting up the stone walls of a tower at the Northumberland County Prison in Sunbury, a city of 10,000 about 40 miles north of Harrisburg.
Thick smoke could be seen billowing from the roof of the stone building with castle-like parapets, which was built in the late 1800s and sits a few blocks from the banks of the Susquehanna River.
A Case of the Fridays, here on Thursday to get you through to the end of the week.
On Jan. 11, folks around the world of the “No Pants Subway Ride” took to the subways, shedding their pants and showing off an array of underwear for the annual event. From the frayed to boxers and briefs and leopard-print knickers, here’s a look at snapshots from the day.
WEST ALLIS, WIS. — For women who have survived breast cancer, breast or nipple reconstruction can be a first step toward looking like their old selves. A Colorado organization is helping some of those women, and others who don’t choose reconstruction, in their emotional healing — through tattoos to help conceal their scars.
Hailing the gunmen who carried out last week’s attack on a French satirical magazine as “heroes of Islam,” a senior commander of Yemen’s branch of Al Qaeda declared Wednesday in an online video that the group had organized and financed the deadly strike.
France announced an unprecedented deployment of thousands of troops and police to bolster security at “sensitive” sites including Jewish schools on January 12, a day after marches gathering nearly four million people countrywide.
In an emotional ceremony, French President Francois Hollande led tributes Tuesday to the three police officers killed in last week’s series of terror attacks.
In Israel, similar scenes of heartache played out as the four Jewish victims of the siege at a Paris kosher supermarket were laid to rest.