| Jul 20, 2013
| 11:14 AM
Two years after the Obama administration relaunched an effort to get rid of surplus federal buildings, almost all of the excess property identified in Maryland remains in government hands, a review by The Baltimore Sun has found.
Red tape, lack of...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 3:00 AM
For Catonsville residents, "Life is Great in 21228" is more than a slogan on a bumper sticker.
It's the walkability from their homes to restaurants on Frederick Road, the Catonsville Library and area parks. It's the weekly free concerts in the...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 2:05 PM
Sidney Silber, a retired real estate developer, philanthropist and accomplished gardener who once ran his family's bakery, died of cancer Tuesday at his Lutherville home. He was 95.
Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Isaac and Dora Rodbell Silber....
| Aug 3, 2013
| 12:46 PM
To win the two-bedroom Canton condo Jillian Rimmer wanted, she offered to pay $75 more a month than the asking rent of $1,600.
It worked: The landlord chose her bid, and she and a roommate live there now.
"I was willing to pay that for the great...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 12:30 PM
A tall chain link fence and bright yellow signs showing "Demolition in Progress" scrawled in black marker signal the start of a transformation at 910 Frederick Road.
The property at that address — formerly a Baltimore County Department of Social...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Home values in Baltimore rose more than 4 percent in the most recent round of property assessments, one of the largest increases in Maryland as the state saw some overall growth for the first time in five years.
In the Baltimore region, average home...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 6:54 PM
Amazon.com will open a 1 million-square-foot distribution center that will employ 1,000 people at the site of the former General Motors plant in Southeast Baltimore, the company announced Tuesday.
The company plans to hire locally for jobs packing and...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 11:25 AM
Even in dappled autumn sunlight, Fear Avenue in Northwest Baltimore looks a bit desolate. People are scarce, homes and businesses can be counted on one hand, and the traffic that flows heavily on nearby Reisterstown Road seems but a trickle on this...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 10:08 AM
Ian Kennedy's short walk to lunch from his office in Columbia's Town Center takes him through shopping mall parking lots and a parking garage — or along a sidewalk where lampposts block the way.
It's enough to make him feel that as a pedestrian in...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 2:48 PM
— Brent Ashley may have aged into the enforcer role at a certain point, but he still remembers when he was the miscreant.
"I was halfway up the stairs and felt the hand on my shoulder," Ashley said of the night about 40 years ago when he got kicked...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 3:15 AM
A historic Bel Air-area home, dating back to the 1830s, remains on the market after its owner was not able to sell it at auction Saturday.
The home at 501 W. Gordon St. was not sold during the auction, which about 40 to 50 people attended, because the...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 4:39 PM
Baltimore-area home prices continued to rise in October, prompting an uptick in would-be sellers putting their houses on the market, according to a report released Monday.
The median price for homes sold last month rose just under 4 percent to $238,250...