| Aug 27, 2014
| 7:05 AM
A running debate among my friends is which Baltimore bar has the most prime location. We all prioritize different elements, but the answer always seemed clear in my mind: 1629 Thames St., the peninsular Fells Point spot that most recently housed...
| Aug 11, 2014
Every so often, there is reason to cheer a little louder both within the gates of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., and 350 miles down Interstate 95 at the U.S. Coast Guard headquarters in Washington, D.C.
This year, the academy had a...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 5:15 AM
While visiting our home state of Maryland in June, my husband and I were headed across the plaza near the USS Constellation in the Inner Harbor and had just checked the water taxi schedule. In a split second, I was on the ground with extreme pain...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 7:45 AM
Emergency personnel will converge on Inner Harbor waters near Canton on Wednesday as part of a staged water taxi disaster, an event geared toward assessing rescue capabilities and practicing response techniques.
Between 8 a.m. and noon, first responders...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 4:13 PM
The voice of the water taxi operator off Canton came over the radio Wednesday morning.
"We're taking on water," he said. "I think sinking or capsizing is imminent."
Emergency responders listening to their radios at a nearby pier immediately shifted into...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 10:00 PM
While those who live in and around Maryland know something about the water-based diversions in the Free State, chances are they haven’t explored a fraction of what there is to see and do—especially in summer, when tubing, kayaking and...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 11:09 AM
Allen Grossman,a prize-winning poet who spent 15 years teaching his craft to students at the Johns Hopkins University, died June 27 at his home in Chelsea, Mass. He was 82 and had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
"Allen was an inimitable...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 3:04 PM
The Baltimore Department of Transportation has been awarded a federal grant of more than $850,000 to purchase an electric boat for its free Harbor Connector service in the Inner Harbor.
The service operates water taxis along three routes across the water...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 12:17 PM
A body was pulled from the Inner Harbor Tuesday afternoon near Under Armour headquarters — at least the 11th time since October that someone has been found dead in the waters around downtown.
Few details were immediately available pending an...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 2:35 PM
The port of Baltimore handled more automobiles, cargo containers and wood pulp in 2013 than ever before, a record-setting performance despite continuing labor unrest on its public docks.
Solidifying its place as the nation's No. 1 port for automobile...
| May 19, 2014
| 4:54 PM
After the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore opens later this year, the city needs to figure out how to spend an estimated windfall of at least $15 million a year meant for the neighborhoods around the casino.
Officials and community members said they want to...
| May 20, 2014
| 5:13 PM
A bipartisan water transportation bill that would allow Maryland to unload tons of dredging material on Chesapeake Bay islands — an effort that officials say is critical for the port of Baltimore — won broad support in the House of...