| Nov 26, 2012
| 2:11 PM
Whenever Allyn Simon thought she needed to get a better deal on her electricity bill, she would visit various Maryland energy suppliers' websites, take notes and sometimes call customer service. The process could take hours.
But the 56-year-old North...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 4:19 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is launching a micro-loan fund for small businesses in Baltimore, to help them hire and stabilize their businesses.
The effort, called BaltimoreMICRO, will enable small businesses with under $1 million in annual revenue...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 8:35 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has hired a new director of recreation and parks, choosing an experienced manager who has headed similar agencies in three cities.
Ernest W. Burkeen Jr., 64, who previously ran recreation and parks departments in Miami,...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 2:30 PM
Shoppers who lined up at Sears on Thanksgiving and braved Walmart before dawn on Black Friday might want a change of pace, city officials are hoping.
With the Miracle on Main Streets campaign, the city hopes to encourage holiday shopping in Baltimore's...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 3:18 PM
Nearly a year after the Inner Harbor's historic carousel was ordered to move over unpaid bills, the city has struck a deal with a new merry-go-round operator.
Charm City Carousel Entertainment LLC, of Stevensville, will bring a new carousel to the city'...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 3:22 PM
A large section of brick facade fell off a National Institutes of Health research facility on the Southeast Baltimore campus of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, reviving concerns about a building that opened two years late because of other problems....
| Mar 28, 2013
| 4:09 PM
The board of the Baltimore Development Corp. is recommending the city approve a developer's request for $107 million in tax increment financing to pay for roads, utilities and parks for the $1 billion mixed-use Harbor Point development on the waterfront...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 6:43 PM
Restaurant and bar owners in Baltimore may soon be required to post letter grades rating their performance in city health inspections — a system aimed at informing the public about the cleanliness of neighborhood eateries.
| Apr 3, 2013
| 3:44 PM
Charles Kelley stands in Baltimore's historic Lexington Market, chowing down on a Faidley's overstuffed crab cake sandwich.
It doesn't bother the 37-year-old North Carolina man that the market doesn't have gourmet coffee, wine or cheese shops. He's OK...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 4:58 PM
Former Senator Theatre owner Tom Kiefaber disrupted a City Council meeting Monday night, bounding up to the dais as the council was about to take a final vote to designate the interior of the theater a historic landmark.
"Right when it [the bill] came up...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 12:57 PM
Baltimore City officials will start a long-planned, $2 million demolition of a skywalk over Baltimore Street at Hopkins Plaza as part of an effort to make downtown plazas more inviting and to attract office and retail tenants.
The project, funded by...
| Mar 17, 2012
Ann Lansinger has been a part of Baltimore's startup scene for three decades. In fact, she was involved in local tech startups before there ever was much of a scene.
Lansinger, who has run Baltimore's Emerging Technology Center in Canton since 1999, is...