| Mar 10, 2014
| 7:35 AM
As Sandra Carnes, 77, walked up Roland Avenue to attend Sunday services at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Hampden, the Rev. Bonnie McCubbin, 27, the new pastor, was there to greet her with a hearty "Hello there!"
"She's a lot younger" than...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 7:22 AM
HONtown, a gift shop run by Cafe Hon owner and HonFest founder Denise Whiting, has moved out of its space at 1001 W. 36th Street (The Avenue) in Hampden and is moving across the street to Cafe Hon, 1004 W. 36th St.
The space was empty last week and a...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 7:13 AM
Let's take a minute to discuss groundbreaking, because there seems to be an awful lot of it going on around Hampden.
I'm not referring to recent groundbreakings for Rotunda redevelopment or Skatepark of Baltimore's planned skateboarding park within...
| Sep 26, 2013
This year's Hampdenfest, held on Saturday September 14, caught a break and had uncharacteristically gorgeous weather.
A record number of people turned out to eat food, drink the Brewer's Art/Union Craft Brewing collaboration beer Hampden Rye, watch...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 6:31 AM
Two years ago the portion of Baltimore that lives online was preoccupied with a brouhaha over a word.
The word was hon, on which Denise Whiting, proprietress of Cafe Hon, had filed trademark papers for business purposes.* Several persons, given a...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 6:19 AM
The Hampden Family Center is already benefiting from A Taste of Hampden, the annual fundraiser that takes place Thursday, Oct. 24.
In recent days, the family center, 1104 West 36th St., received an exterior face lift in anticipation of the event, with...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 2:20 PM
The following is compiled from police reports. It is the Baltimore Messenger's policy to include descriptions only when there is enough information to make identification possible. If you have any information about these crimes, call the Baltimore City...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 5:05 PM
Back in 2000, Entrepreneur's StartUps magazine featured an article about Janice McLean Deloatch as she was trying to launch a business in Maryland that dispensed pantyhose from vending machines.
The venture didn't take off. But the Abingdon resident took...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 6:37 AM
Short of banging her fist on a table, merchant Denise Whiting couldn't have been more emphatic about the need for more police presence in and around The Avenue, at a time when property crime in Hampden is rising.
"We have to have a foot patrol officer,"...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 8:25 PM
Saturday was Hampdenfest. It was also Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement for Jews, not to mention their weekly Sabbath.
For Liz Baker, of Hampden, it represented a dilemma.
Baker, 41, certainly didn't want to miss the holiest day of the year for Jews....
| Sep 17, 2013
| 5:51 AM
Jennifer Leonard was hired in May to the newly created position of parking planning manager in the Baltimore City Parking Authority.
"My role is going through each one of the communities (that have parking issues) and studying what their parking...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 2:45 PM
Longtime Hampden resident Jack Barr, a colorful "town crier" who trolled The Avenue for business news, often wearing caps or crowns with an assortment of handcrafted noses on them, died of heart disease and a colon infection on Sunday, Sept. 29 at the...