| Mar 15, 2013
| 2:48 PM
Ed Hale knows what a championship team looks like. After all, he's seen the Blast bring home five of its six Major Indoor Soccer League titles since he became owner of the team.
So he's not hesitant in laying out his expectations for a Blast squad that'...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 8:43 PM
It took a half Saturday night for the Blast to play the top-notch style of indoor soccer it had displayed throughout the 2012-13 Major Indoor Soccer League season, but it was worth the wait for the home team.
Overcoming a shaky start, the Blast...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 5:44 PM
Citing a soured relationship with city government, Edwin F. Hale Sr., the Baltimore trucking magnate, developer and former CEO of First Mariner Bancorp, said Wednesday that he has moved his businesses to Baltimore County.
"I've been around for 43 years,...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 5:55 AM
The life of Cockeysville residentPatrick 'Scunny' McCusker was celebrated in Baltimore in the days after his death. McCusker, who was raised on Summit Avenue in Carney and graduated from Loch Raven High School, died on Friday after being hit by a bus as...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 10:53 AM
Baltimore Blast Owner Ed Hale will be one of three inaugural inductees into the MISL Hall of Fame, the United Soccer Leagues announced Tuesday.
Hale, who has owned the Blast for 17 years, has been instrumental over the years in keeping the team in the...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 3:31 PM
First Mariner Bancorp, locked in a fight for survival, suffered another setback Wednesday when its stock was delisted from the Nasdaq stock market.
Starting Thursday, First Mariner shares will be traded on the over-the-counter bulletin board.
| Sep 6, 2011
| 2:39 PM
In many past summers, Blast owner and Major Indoor Soccer League chairman Ed Hale was confronted with two frustrating questions as a new season approached: Which franchises are coming and which are going?
Before last year, three teams left the league...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 6:33 PM
Auditors have raised doubts about First Mariner Bancorp's ability to remain in business, according to financial statements that the largest Baltimore-based bank, founded by prominent businessman Edwin F. Hale Sr., filed with regulators late Thursday....
| Apr 1, 2011
| 5:30 PM
First Mariner Bancorp Chairman and CEO Edwin F. Hale Sr. said Friday that the company is continuing to try to raise capital and to work with regulators who have put the largest Baltimore-based bank under heightened scrutiny for two years.
| Apr 8, 2011
| 2:38 PM
First Mariner Bancorp Chairman and Chief Executive Edwin F. Hale Sr.'s compensation dipped slightly to $542,825 in 2010, the namesake bank holding company said Friday.
Hale's base salary remained unchanged at $522,000. He and other executives did not...
| Apr 24, 2011
Edwin F. Hale Sr. has always run headfirst into challenges. Walking away is not his style.
But after years of trying to turn around the company he founded, that's what the First Mariner Bancorp chairman and chief executive agreed to do last week —...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 4:39 PM
First Mariner Bancorp said Thursday that it has extended an agreement with New York investment firm, giving the Baltimore bank more time to raise much-needed capital to survive.
First Mariner faced a Sept. 1 deadline to raise nearly $124 million.