| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 7:27 AM
A Taste of Hampden, featuring food prepared by chefs from restaurants like The Food Market, Birroteca, Cafe Hon and Woodberry Kitchen, is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Hampden Family Center.
Other participating restaurants and retailers...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 11:41 AM
As September approaches, Hampden starts to get super-busy. There's a lot going on, so let's get right down to it, shall we?
Hampdenfest is coming up on Saturday, Sept.14, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., on The Avenue. If you are interested in vending or competing in...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 3:00 AM
The Food Market has been well-received since the Hampden restaurant opened on The Avenue in June. Now, chef and co-owner Chad Gauss and his business partner, Elan Kotz, are giving back to the community, as one of 20 restaurants participating in A Taste of...
| 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...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 8:38 AM
It’s hot. Too hot to be outside. But here you are, lounging by the pool at the Tiki Barge in South Baltimore, watching the ice melt in your half-empty Jack and Coke.
You’d love to take a dip in the pool, if the water wasn’t 85...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 4:34 PM
– In the heart of this historic Eastern Shore city, the effect of a state program that lends money to small businesses in struggling neighborhoods is easy to see.
There's Jimmy & Sook's restaurant with its award-winning crab cakes; My Favorite...