| May 29, 2012
| 4:50 PM
A Baltimore City Council committee approved a measure Tuesday that would allow advertisements to be placed on fire trucks to help support the department — and potentially prevent the closure of some fire companies.
Firefighters and community...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 6:58 PM
Common Cause Maryland questioned Friday whether the city's ethics board director is fit for the job after he acknowledged that he was performing legal work on behalf of developers with business interests in Baltimore.
"This raises questions about his...
| Nov 4, 2012
For Michael Meyerson, the Great Seal of the United States encapsulates the struggle over the relationship between religion and government that has become a defining characteristic of our nation.
The front of the seal, with its famous eagle, olive branch...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 6:56 PM
As old photographs of local jazz musicians flashed on a screen, those gathered in the Pennsylvania Avenue branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Druid Heights on Monday night shouted out names or furrowed their brows, racking their memories for old...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 8:51 AM
Baltimore voters were poised to approve four charter amendments Tuesday, including one to move city elections to the same years that the nation chooses a president.
The city would hold its next election in 2016, under one of the changes leading by...
| Aug 23, 2012
John E. Sparks, an artist, educator and a nationally known printmaker who developed and chaired the department of printmaking at the Maryland Institute College of Art for nearly 40 years, died Aug. 2 of prostate cancer and pneumonia at Meritus Health...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 5:05 AM
Baltimore's former health commissioner has come out with a way that just might get regular people to care about public policy -- he mixes in a heavy dose of "The Wire."
Dr. Peter Beilenson, who's now Howard County's chief health officer has written a...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 5:14 PM
If you're feeling bookish Saturday, check out the annual Mencken Day celebration at the Enoch Pratt Free Library's main branch or the Bookfest at the Waverly branch. Some highlights:
Mencken Day runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the branch at 400...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 4:40 AM
Before slipping into that white wedding dress and saying "I do," every bride-to-be deserves a proper single-lady send-off.
This month marks the peak of the wedding season, which means it's also one of the most popular times for bachelorette parties....
| May 31, 2012
| 11:58 AM
Three of the most popular books in America are being kept off the shelves of the Harford County Public Library system because administrators consider them to be pornographic.
British author E.L. James' erotic trilogy about a steamy affair between an...
| Jun 3, 2012
Baltimoreans and Marylanders have become blase about actors being in their midst, along with bellowing directors, film crews, blocked-off streets filled with Hollywood's iconic caravans of trucks, trailers and spotlights, and sidewalks choked with zig-...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 4:05 PM
Mary Hastler knew she was about to create a fuss, knew that, unfair as she might find it, people were going to label her the last thing a librarian wants to be called — censor.
You don't refuse to carry the most talked-about series of books in...