FREE PRESS: Historic Annapolis celebrates Sons of Liberty Week

ANNAPOLIS — Re-enacters staged a Stamp Act protest march to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the controversial law and the founding of the Sons of Liberty.

CORE GROUNDBREAKING: Transit-oriented housing development breaks ground in Silver Spring

Real estate development firms Willco and Foulger-Pratt broke ground Wednesday for Core, a transit-oriented housing development with easy access to the Paul S. Sarbanes Silver Spring Transit Center.

DOUGLASS STATUE: Frederick Douglass Square dedicated at University of Maryland

Frederick Douglass Square was officially dedicated at a ceremony that featured remarks by campus and community leaders as well as Douglass’ own family. Some university students protested at the event, calling for a name change for the campus football stadium.

University of Maryland students stand in solidarity with student activists around the country

Around 100 University of Maryland students stood in solidarity with student activists around the country in the new Frederick Douglass Square on campus, calling for more efforts to improve racial diversity.

SOCCERGATE PROBE: Citizens call for investigation into Pepco deal

A group of citizen activists gathered at the future site of the new D.C. United Stadium demanding an ethics investigation into D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s role in a $6.8 million merger between Pepco and Exelon.

WOMEN’S HACKATHON: Technica Hackathon encourages women in technology

Nearly 400 women gathered at the University of Maryland’s Ritchie Coliseum for Technica, an all-female hackathon, which encouraged women to build stronger connections with the tech world.

COURT WATCH: Nonprofit group calls to keep guns away from domestic violence offenders

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Nonprofit group Court Watch Montgomery released a report recommending that district and circuit court judges verbally tell domestic violence offenders they are barred from gun ownership.

Will Pope Francis inspire more young men to become priests?

On the heels of Pope Francis’s visit to the United States, one Baltimore seminarian reflects on his inspiration to enter the priesthood.

COURT KIDS: Anne Arundel County students visit District Court

More than 100 middle and high school students from Anne Arundel County spent a day in District Court learning about the judicial system and the risks of driving while impaired.

First Lady Michelle Obama hosts Celebration of Song Workshop

WASHINGTON — First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed 60 local middle schoolers to a Celebration of Song Workshop at the White House. ¬†Smokey Robinson, MC Lyte, Keb Mo, Trombone Shorty and Esperanza Spalding spoke on a panel and helped the students…