| May 31, 2012
| 10:15 AM
A 51-year-old federal office worker was jumped and beaten by up to five juveniles Thursday morning in downtown Baltimore’s Hopkins Plaza — an apparent random attack and the latest in a series of assaults in the heart of the city.
| Jun 8, 2012
| 12:55 PM
— Is it any wonder that a city renowned for its lofty skyscrapers has created a stunning park in the sky?
The High Line Park, a 1930s-era elevated rail line, has been transformed into vibrant green space, perched some 30 feet above Manhattan. There...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 12:48 PM
This year marks the 35th anniversary of the Columbia Festival of the Arts. This popular annual Howard County event showcases music, dance, theater, visual arts, film and outdoor activities for the entire family. The event runs from June 15 through June...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 4:13 PM
Amid a flurry of international flags, thunderous fireworks and rowdy pirates Tuesday, Baltimore invited the world to its star-spangled salute to the bicentennial of the War of 1812 that starts next week.
State and local officials gathered to publicize...
| Jun 17, 2012
The quickly constructed, earthen star-shaped Fort Whetstone, built in 1776, was the first fortification to occupy the site where Fort McHenry now stands.
The city's vulnerability to a waterborne attack was exposed in the spring of 1776 when the British...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 8:15 AM
Grand anniversaries often make us ponder the links between our past and our present. Baltimore's superb bi-centennial commemorations for the War of 1812 have been no exception. Watching the buzz of commercial activity in the harbor has reminded me vividly...
| Jun 10, 2012
| 8:27 AM
Members of the U.S. Navy Parachute Demonstration Team, the Leap Frogs, took a break between jumping assignments Saturday evening to help an accident victim on U.S. 50 just outside of Ocean City, the team's California-based public relations team reported...
| Jun 10, 2012
| 1:38 PM
The Benson-Hammond House stands as a tranquil oasis amid Linthicum's bustling air and ground traffic. The 200-year-old mansion-turned-museum sits on about 3 acres, surrounded by BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport. That it escaped the wrecking ball and has...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 5:02 PM
Military past and present came together Friday morning on a patch of farmland that played a key role in the defense of Baltimore during the War of 1812.
Armed with the weapons of landscaping, 55 sailors and Marines in town for the Star-Spangled...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 5:04 AM
How considerate of the British, to attack Baltimore in 1814 and thus give Baltimoreans, two centuries later, ample excuse to hold a two-year celebration.
As you may have heard by now, Baltimore is kicking off its bicentennial celebration of the War of...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 9:21 AM
Gene Leasure says stepping into the lodge room of the Towson Odd Fellows Lodge No. 79 on York Road is like stepping into a time machine.
Once inside, you're in the mid-1800s — from the architecture of the room to its appointments, from the...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 3:35 PM
For folks who want to partake in Sailabration by water this weekend, expect tight quarters.
"An unprecedented number of boats are anticipated. We could have thousands of recreational boaters all trying to come to one location," said Coast Guard Cmdr....