Author Archives: Capital News Service

Cool roofing? Not much in Baltimore

Kimmy Caldwell says her new East Baltimore home, which has a white roof, is cooler than her Fells Point rowhouse, which had an old black roof. (Capital News Service/ Maris Medina)

In east Baltimore, home to neighborhoods with the hottest summer temperatures in the city, Saahil Panikar credits the white roof on his Butchers Hill rowhouse with how comfortable his home is year-round. “I keep my thermostat on the lower level ...

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‘Resilience hubs’ forming around Baltimore

This banner, which highlights each location as being a resource for extreme weather, hangs in resiliency hubs around Baltimore. Capital News Service/Maya Pottiger

Perkins Homes, a public housing complex in southeast Baltimore, lost power during the heat wave in July. As window air-conditioning units failed residents, neighbors turned to a nearby solar-powered community center for relief. At POWER House, residents refrigerated their medications ...

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Capital Gazette shooter was concerned about sanity


A thread that pulled the gunman responsible for the June 2018 murders of journalists Wendi Winters, Rob Hiaasen, John McNamara and Gerald Fischman, and advertising assistant Rebecca Smith, closer to The Capital Gazette newspaper through the years is one that the justice system now has its eyes focused on: His sanity.

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