| Jun 26, 2013
| 5:44 PM
The city-owned Hilton Baltimore lost nearly $11.2 million in 2012 — a slight improvement from a year earlier, according to an audit to be presented to the city's Board of Estimates next week.
Because of mounting losses, the city was forced to...
| Jun 30, 2013
All options are on the table, including a sale, as Baltimore officials review ways to improve the finances of the city's money-losing convention center hotel — and brace for the likelihood of tapping the city's general fund to cover debt payments...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 3:36 PM
The mayor of Baltimore does not want to be on the wrong side of history this time, so she fully supports $107 million in tax increment financing to aid the development of Harbor Point, that big slab of old, chromium-saturated land adjacent to Harbor...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 4:45 PM
For a construction industry starved for work during recent lean years, the prospect of getting a slice of the $2.6 billion Red Line light rail project was like a dinner bell.
Nearly 400 people, from contractors and investment bankers to engineering firms...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 2:05 PM
Baltimore's WBFF-TV Fox 45 will produce a 30-minute special to air the Thursday before this year's third edition of the Grand Prix of Baltimore.
According to a news release from race organizers, the show will offer live interviews and behind-the-...
| May 31, 2013
| 8:04 PM
As summer began last year, with the Grand Prix of Baltimore about three months away, organizers had sold no tickets. They had landed no sponsorships. And they hadn't put out a single advertisement.
Financier J.P. Grant and his group, Race On LLC,...
| May 16, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Gardeners will have a hard time finding impatiens for their flower gardens this year. The dreaded downy mildew fungal disease that began in Florida last year has spread to Maryland and has infected the ever-popular Impatiens walleriana. The downy mildew...
| May 9, 2013
| 1:00 AM
US Lacrosse Convention will be here in 2015-2017
US Lacrosse named the Baltimore Convention Center as the site of the US Lacrosse Convention in 2015, 2016 and 2017. The sport's national governing body annually hosts the largest professional...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 3:38 PM
Earl Weaver penned his own epitaph.
“On my tombstone just write, ‘The sorest loser that ever lived,’ “ he once said.
Weaver, the Orioles’ chain-smoking, umpire-baiting, tomato-growing manager who led the team to four...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 2:13 PM
Thundering herds of "My Little Pony" fans will be descending on Baltimore next August for the fifth BronyCon, a bi-annual convention of rabid fans of the cartoon TV series "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic."
Thousands of fans are expected to mass at...
| Sep 3, 2012
| 4:38 PM
With the Grand Prix of Baltimore over, workers were taking down fences, removing safety barriers and opening streets Monday with the goal of restoring the flow of traffic through Downtown Baltimore in time for the Tuesday morning commute.
By 5 a.m....
| Jul 31, 2012
| 4:47 PM
It was like something out of a Hollywood movie — a musty attic in a stately old home, a forlorn-looking dollhouse perched against one wall and underneath it, a mysterious dust-covered box wrapped in twine.
But what Karl Kissner and his cousin,...