| Sep 25, 2011
| 12:27 PM
Charles Wagandt is waiting patiently.
When he stepped up nearly 40 years ago to help rescue a town whose very existence was being threatened, recession certainly wasn't on his mind. But now, the nation's sluggish economy is his primary foe as he waits...
| Apr 24, 2011
| 5:00 AM
As confirmed by a recent report of the Urban Land Institute, the historic and architectural significance and integrity of Baltimore City's West Side is its greatest asset and key to successful and sustainable revitalization. A preservation-based...
| Apr 27, 2011
| 8:56 AM
It shimmers and glistens by day, reflecting the sun's brilliant rays. When night falls, beams of moonlight illuminate its crystal-like walls.
The landmark 'Glass House' overlooking the Magothy River in Anne Arundel County is an architectural gem that...
| Jun 25, 2011
| 12:15 PM
This week Watchdog brings you an update on a problem that has yet to be fixed.
Update: The fence around the Washington Monument in Mount Vernon has not been repaired.
Several months ago, Jean Renalds called Watchdog with concerns about the fence. The...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 3:17 PM
A Circuit Court judge is expected to rule soon on whether to dismiss a lawsuit about the city's much-contested Superblock project — the second challenge from Orioles owner Peter G. Angelos — or to let the case proceed.
City officials want...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 2:51 PM
Volunteer archaeologists are descending on leafy Lafayette Square in West Baltimore this weekend in an effort to uncover relics from Camp Hoffman, a Union army encampment that stood there during the Civil War.
Just hours into the project Friday, while...
| Jul 24, 2011
| 7:24 AM
Carmelia Hicks' favorite grade-school teacher, Julia T. Smith, was a kindly human being, but she kept a thick paddle in her desk drawer and was never afraid to use it.
The way Hicks remembers it, Miss Smith had plenty of backup.
"If you acted up, she...
| Mar 20, 2011
| 2:24 AM
The Senator Theatre's operators want to scrap plans for a small-plate restaurant and add more screens to the neighborhood theater that has become "Baltimore's movie palace."
James "Buzz" Cusack and Kathleen Cusack announced their new layout at a public...
| Aug 14, 2011
Three years of digging at a prehistoric Indian site in Anne Arundel County has unearthed the oldest structures and human habitations in Maryland and is making this bluff above the Patuxent River one of the most important archaeological sites in the Mid-...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 7:26 AM
Operators of the Senator Theatre won approval from the city's historical preservation board Tuesday to renovate the North Baltimore landmark and expand it with three new screens and a wine bar.
The city's Commission for Historical and Architectural...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 10:38 AM
It's brilliant and blustery atop the tallest building in Annapolis, a bank of white clouds scudding quickly across the sky. John Greenwalt Lee leans against a temporary railing, gazing down with fondness on the town he calls home.
A few blocks to the...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 4:50 PM
A day after the largest East Coast earthquake in more than 60 years, Marylanders continued to deal with the fallout, as officials assessed the effects on buildings and infrastructure, transit riders saw delays and some federal workers and public school...