Blind fan, 13, to make Ravens' pick in Braille

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Mo Gaba, a blind 13-year-old fan of the Baltimore Ravens who is battling cancer, will make draft history this week. Gaba will become the first person ever to announce an NFL draft pick off a card written in Braille. He’ll call out the Ravens’ fourth-round pick (No. 123 overall) from the Ravens’ Draft Fest on Saturday. Gaba, who lost his sight at 9 months old, received

Stanley Janofsky, who sold real estate, dies

Stanley Janofsky loved puns and wordplay, a grandson recalls. Stanley Janofsky, who sold homes and became a real estate office manager, died of a heart attack March 29 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Pikesville resident was 85. Born in Baltimore and raised on Burleith Avenue in Liberty Heights, he was the son of Morton Janofsky, a member of a family real estate firm, and his wife, Ray Rand,

Massive former Martin Aircraft plant in Middle River to be sold to Baltimore real estate developer

A rendering of Aviation Station, Blue Ocean’s plan to repurpose the massive former Martin Aircraft plant in Middle River. (Blue Ocean Realty) Blue Ocean, a Baltimore-based real estate firm, announced plans this week to buy and redevelop the massive former Martin Aircraft manufacturing plant in Middle River. Blue Ocean said it has a contract to buy the 1.9 million-square-foot structure that sprawls across 49 acres adjacent to Martin State Airport

State, Local Officials Tour Laurel Park Dormitories, Call For New Housing

LAUREL, Md. (AP) — State and local officials say new housing is needed for workers at Laurel Park racetrack after touring the dormitories. Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman and state Delegate Nick Mosby, a Democrat from Baltimore, toured the dormitories at Laurel Friday in response to concerns about their level of disrepair. News outletsreport that both Pittman and Mosby said after touring the dorms that they need to be

Adam Jones Selling Massive Maryland Estate He Bought from Cal Ripken Jr.

Photo: Rob Carr/Getty Images Outfielder Adam Jones has spread his wings and flown away from the Baltimore Orioles. As a result, he’s placed his estate in Reisterstown, MD, on the market for $3.995 million. The sprawling 24-acre property with a 21,890-square-foot main house was previously the property of Hall of Fame shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. Jones emerged as the winning bidder for the massive estate in an auction just last

Decomposing body found in Mount Vernon apartment building, Baltimore police say

The decomposing body of a 64-year-old man was found in an apartment in Mount Vernon on Tuesday, Baltimore police said. The man’s name was not released. His body was found with no signs of trauma in a third-floor apartment at 6 East Read Street about 9:38 a.m., police said. The body was taken to the medical examiner’s office for an autopsy to determine the cause of death. It wasn’t immediately

New Ronald McDonald House heart lights up Baltimore's skyline

The 26-foot heart above the new Ronald McDonald House scheduled to open this Spring was illuminated on Feb. 26, 2019. The new house will be located in the Jonestown neighborhood. (Ronald McDonald House Charities) If you “heart” anything about the Ronald McDonald House Charities that provides housing for seriously ill or injured children — and who doesn’t? — you might find your own ticker giving an approving thump at the

Baltimore program turns vacant public housing apartments into homes for chronically homeless families

Diamond Christy moved into Douglass Homes with her two children in a pilot program that takes empty housing units, renovates them, and moves the most vulnerable families into them. (Kim Hairston, Baltimore Sun video) Baltimore’s latest effort to get the most vulnerable families into permanent housing and off the streets, out of shelters and no longer couch surfing involves an obvious solution: pairing them up with vacant apartments in the

Maryland receives $53.3 million from HUD to help the homeless

Maryland has received $53.3 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to help the homeless, the federal agency announced Friday. “Local communities in Maryland are on the front lines, working day in and day out to reduce homelessness,” Joe DeFelice, HUD’s Mid-Atlantic regional administrator, said in a statement. “I’m pleased we can bolster their efforts by renewing support to 143 existing programs and funding 20 new, promising