Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Essex, Middle River fans are excited for the Ravens season opener Sept. 11 against the Steelers but are upset about the release of several popular players.
Get instant updates on Essex-Middle River news—like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Members of the Raven Nest 8 walked into Bill Batemen’s in Middle River on Tuesday night feeling like a big weight had been lifted off their shoulders. After months of negotiations and fear the NFL season could be lost, players and owners reached agreement Monday on a new collective bargaining agreement ending the 136-day lockout, the longest work stoppage in league history. The 10-year deal provides long-term labor peace For America's most-popular professional sport and allows fans to start talking football again. “The owners and players aren’t dumb enough to screw up the billion-dollar business that is the NFL,” said Ravens Nest 8 member Steve …
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Event organized by Ravens tight end Todd Heap netted $64,000 for hospital.
Franklin Square Hospital Center believes it scored a touchdown last week with its "Heap of Hope" fundraiser at the Hilton Baltimore. Organized with the help of Ravens tight end Todd Heap, the third annual event attracted 334 people and netted the hospital $64,000 for its new pediatric center, the hospital announced this week. Heap, along with his wife Ashley, pledged to raise $1 million for the hospital and the pediatric center is named in their honor.
Friday, January 7, 2011
Honored at Franklin Square fundraiser, Ravens safety continues to make a difference on and off the field as team prepares for postseason game at the K.C. Chiefs.
Ravens safety Ed Reed appears as dominant as ever. This season, he earned his seventh Pro Bowl selection, led the NFL with eight interceptions and helped anchor a defense that allowed just 16.9 points per game - third fewest in the NFL - in 2010. Not bad for someone who recently contemplated retirement due to injuries. Reed has battled a nerve impingement in his neck the past three seasons and missed the first six games of this year following offseason hip surgery. He also is battling a rib injury he suffered following the second of his two interceptions in the Ravens 20-10 win last Sunday over the Cleveland Browns. The 32-year-old Reed is in constant pain and is often unable to even practice during the week. Still, Reed appears ready to …
Friday, December 31, 2010
A look back at the top stories of the past year in Essex and Middle River.
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- Ron Snyder
Friday, December 31, 2010
From blizzards to historic elections, 2010 provided plenty of newsworthy moments. The start of 2011 provides Patch with the opportunity to look back at 10 stories that impacted the Essex-Middle River community. While Essex-Middle River Patch just launched on Nov. 1, we will examine stories that occurred throughout the past 12 months. Here are those stories in chronological order: Other stories of note include:
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Ravens tight end to host benefit on Jan. 3 as part of pledge to raise $1M for pediatric center that bears his name.
Baltimore Ravens tight end Todd Heap said he couldn't believe his eyes when he walked into the emergency room to visit children at Franklin Square Hospital Center several years ago. Heap said he saw dedicated doctors, nurses and staff working diligently to care for the vast number of patients. At the same time, he was upset when he saw patients – especially children – being cared for in the hallways and basically any place there was an empty space available. "There was just so many patients and nowhere to put them," said Heap, who joined the Ravens as a first-round pick in 2001. "I saw a hospital that needed help to reach its full potential." That is why Heap, along with his wife, Ashley, pledged to raise $1 million to support the …
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Hospital completes transition to new seven-story, $175 M tower.
James Spitzer wasn't planning on making history when he ended up in the intensive care unit at Franklin Square Hospital Center. But, that's exactly what happened last Tuesday when the Laurel father of 10 and grandfather of 12 became the first patient at the hospital's new $175 million tower. In all, the hospital moved about 300 patients from the facility's old building – which dates back to 1969 – to the new one. The move, which culminated with the opening of the new emergency department, on Saturday, is the latest step in a three-year journey for the hospital. The new seven-story tower adds 356,000 square feet to the hospital as it tries to keep up with the rapidly growing population in eastern Baltimore County. "It's wonderful that …