For Black community, ties to city’s baseball traditions are complicated

HAGERSTOWN — Alesia Parson-McBean remembers the second time Willie Mays visited her hometown. Regarded as one of the greatest baseball players who ever lived, Mays returned in 2004 to Hagerstown, Maryland, the site of his minor league debut. During Mays’…

Inside the numbers: What changed the last time Maryland built a minor-league ballpark

Regency Furniture Stadium, a $28 million ballpark paid for largely with taxpayer dollars, opened in 2008 in Waldorf, Maryland. Ever since, it has been the home of the Southern Maryland Blue Claws of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. Supporters…

Lawyers guide Baltimore residents in leaving some criminal records behind

Maryland Legal Aid and Loyola University Maryland have partnered in two clinics to prepare free petitions of expungement for nearly 70 clients, saving them a total of $1,890 in filing fees, according to Legal Aid.

While war rages, Ukrainian festival returns as showcase of pride

The ongoing war was at the forefront as the Ukrainian festival returned to Baltimore this weekend following a two-year, pandemic-related hiatus.