| Aug 10, 2012
| 5:14 PM
The Baltimore metro region had the best July in six years for contracts signed to buy homes, according to data released Friday by an affiliate of the region's multiple listing service.
Home buyers signed 2,883 contracts last month — a nearly 20...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 6:57 PM
Although organizers of this year's Grand Prix of Baltimore got a late start — taking over with a little more than 100 days to spare — they say the event will run more smoothly because of lessons learned from last year.
Over the past few...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 8:42 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake won't grant another extension to the developers of the long-stalled "Superblock" project on the city's west side, putting the future of the ambitious plan in jeopardy.
Kaliope Parthemos, the city's deputy chief of...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 9:49 AM
Patrick McAvoy knew his job had some drawbacks. As a contract employee at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, he lacked benefits and long-term stability, but he stayed on as an events coordinator for three years, hoping to be hired full time and seeing...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 2:49 PM
The prior owner planned to convert a 37-story hotel towering over St. Paul Street into apartment and long-term stay suites, but a new owner decided to invest $14 million in a renovation and keep it a hotel.
The Tremont Plaza Hotel, which has been called...
| May 28, 2013
| 1:21 PM
Baltimore is getting two new weekly farmers’ markets.
Starting June 7, Woodberry Kitchen will host Union Graze, a Friday night farmers' market at Union Mill behind Artifact Coffee.
The debut Union Graze market has been postponed until June 14...
| May 27, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Developer J. Joseph Clarke has come up with a half-dozen ideas over the past 20 years — a hotel, corporate headquarters, residences, office space — for a prominent downtown site three blocks from the Inner Harbor. But none took hold.
| Mar 7, 2013
| 6:13 PM
Eager to avoid a repeat of the violence last St. Patrick's Day, when youths fought in downtown streets and a tourist was beaten unconscious, Baltimore police are stepping up patrols in nightlife centers starting this weekend.
Commanders will add extra...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 3:54 PM
For some area residents — including students at the John Carroll School, a Catholic high school in Bel Air — the day after the Super Bowl will be observed with a moment of rest.
A handful of schools and businesses around the region will...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 4:24 PM
Dizzy with the thrill of a Super Bowl victory — and late-night revelry — Ravens fans spent Monday stocking up on purple gear and planning to close offices and pull children out of school for Tuesday's victory parade.
Women heaped on purple...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 7:16 AM
Carve out some time on your schedule for the Dine Downtown Baltimore Winter Wine Celebration, a 10-day wine-focused dining promotion set for Feb. 22 through March 3.
Participating restaurants will be offering special menus featuring wine pairings as...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 8:45 AM
J. Kirby Fowler resigned from the state's gaming commission Thursday, saying that his role as a regulator for Baltimore's downtown casino represented a conflict of interest. Kirby is the president of the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, an advocacy...