Santas Ride in SoBo Double-Header

Santa and Ms. Claus rode through Locust Point in style on Saturday, December 18. For a second pandemic year, Santa and his helpers took to the streets across South Baltimore to spread some holiday joy while residents gathered safely social-distanced outside. Santa rode a two-horse open sleigh on Friday, December 17, through several neighborhoods, from … Continue reading Santas Ride in SoBo Double-Header

Guide to SoBo Holiday Lights 2021

Streets across the peninsula are aglow again with strands and swirls of colorful lights as residents enthusiastically plug in to celebrate the holiday season. Take a walk or a ride around the neighborhood with our SoBo SoBright 2021 self-guided tour and prepare to be amazed. This year we identified 51 places across the South Baltimore … Continue reading Guide to SoBo Holiday Lights 2021

Diamondback Puts New Twist on Classic Beers

Diamondback Brewing Company co-founder Tom Foster on the brewery floor showing samples of different brews during the fermentation process. Photos by Mary Braman. [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 … 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. The 1814 battle for Baltimore was recreated in 1828 by painter Alfred Jacob Miller, showing Fort McHenry (far left), soldiers near Fort Look-Out (foreground, lower left), Fort Babcock (right of center), and Fort Covington at the water’s edge … 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

Our Almost-Out-Of-The-Pandemic Issue (#3)

The Peninsula Post’s third newspaper edition hit the streets on Friday, Oct. 8. Last year, during the darkest days of the Covid pandemic, you could glean a bit of hope from the almost certain knowledge that one day this outbreak would come to an end. You could imagine the grand celebrations we’d have in South … Continue reading Our Almost-Out-Of-The-Pandemic Issue (#3)

SoBo Survey: What’s Next for Where We Work?

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our lives for over a year in countless ways. For many of us, our workplace suddenly moved inside the four walls of our home. Now, as pre-pandemic life is gradually returning, the Peninsula Post is taking the pulse of the peninsula to see what our work lives might look like … Continue reading SoBo Survey: What’s Next for Where We Work?