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  • Bob Lienhardt will tell you some of the best stories you've ever heard--as long as he can remember them

    Bob Lienhardt will tell you some of the best stories you've ever heard--as long as he can remember them
    Bob Lienhardt sits on a bench in Mount Vernon, painting watercolor landscapes. The 83-year-old dons a ruffled navy blue button-down, a weathered khaki wind-resistant jacket, a leather neck pouch, and a tote bag which carries his daily necessities: old photographs of his travels, the Circulator route map, and a scrawled-upon composition notebook containing detailed calendars of where and when to be. These objects are imperative to his daily life, his memories.
  • Former steel worker wins prestigious poetry prize

    In the summer of 1970, Afaa Michael Weaver was a clerk recording the weight of the massive tin coils produced at Sparrows Point Steel Mill, tin that would later be turned into soup cans and the like. He used a crayon to mark the coils, which would be warm...

    Carl Stokes bags his mayoral bid to try to retain 12th District Council seat

    “Stokes for mayor!” chirps the young woman who answers the telephone at Carl Stokes’ 12th District City Council campaign office in the late morning of July 6. Asked for the candidate, who is running for City Council, the woman takes a...

    If Otis Rolley's bright ideas are enough to get him elected mayor, are they enough to fix the city?

    There is no doubt Otis Rolley is an extraordinary person. Born in Jersey City, N.J., and raised by his mother, he excelled in an urban public high school, went to Rutgers University, and got himself on national television by his junior year. He decamped...

    John Nash, 'A Beautiful Mind' inspiration, and wife die in N.J. car crash

    The barefoot man in mismatched plaids roamed for years through Princeton University’s math building, muttering to himself. In empty classrooms, the “Phantom of Fine Hall,” as he was known, scribbled mysterious equations and strange...