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Exploring the Peninsula’s Historic Black Community

For many peninsula residents, Sharp-Leadenhall is the small neighborhood they pass through on their way to M&T Stadium or Camden Yards that features a sign proclaiming, “Sharp-Leadenhall Historic Community.” The sign, though, understates Sharp-Leadenhall’s significance. The roots of the community go back more than 225 years and extended beyond Sharp-Leadenhall’s boundaries today of Hill Street … Continue reading Exploring the Peninsula’s Historic Black Community

Diamondback Puts New Twist on Classic Beers

[Note: This article originally appeared in our October-November 2021 newspaper edition, published on October 8.] When Tom Foster and his friends started home brewing as students at the University of Maryland, College Park, in the late 2000’s, they could never have anticipated what their hobby would grow to become. Brewing out of their house, they … Continue reading Diamondback Puts New Twist on Classic Beers

The Lost Peninsula Forts of the War of 1812

Four South Baltimore forts defended the city on that fateful day. Three have been all but forgotten. [Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in our August-September 2021 newspaper edition, published on August 6.] Every September, Baltimore celebrates Defenders Day at Fort McHenry to mark the 1814 battle that saved the city from the British and … Continue reading The Lost Peninsula Forts of the War of 1812

Interview: Criminal Justice Reporter Justin Fenton

[Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in our August-September 2021 newspaper edition, published on August 6.] Peninsula resident Justin Fenton has been the Baltimore Sun’s criminal justice reporter since 2008. His new book, We Own This City (Random House, 2021), about corruption in the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force, is now being made … Continue reading Interview: Criminal Justice Reporter Justin Fenton

Halloween Returns to SoBo

After a one-year hiatus due to the Covid pandemic, Halloween returned to South Baltimore this past weekend with a vengeance. Before the sidewalks and stoops filled on Sunday with ghouls and givers of treats, a monstrous number of celebrations took place across the peninsula. Below, the Peninsula Post presents views from a sampling of these … Continue reading Halloween Returns to SoBo

Baltimore’s Sweet Spot: Domino Sugar

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in our August-September 2021 newspaper edition, published on August 6. It’s hard to take in the staggering volume of sugar that comes out of Domino Sugar’s refinery on Key Highway East. We typically experience sugar in small quantities: a four-pound bag at the store, a teaspoon packet at a … Continue reading Baltimore’s Sweet Spot: Domino Sugar

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