| Jul 1, 2013
Last week the federal Food and Drug Administration quietly did something that it has never done before. For the first time in its history, the agency charged with protecting the public from harmful foods and medicines rejected a bid by the tobacco...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 6:52 PM
Hundreds of people packed Annapolis City Hall on Thursday night to either praise or criticize plans for the future of downtown's City Dock.
Depending on who was speaking, a new master plan for the dock could either spur downtown revitalization and...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 2:46 PM
Rita Marie Furst, who founded a coalition to advocate for crime victims' rights, died of congestive heart failure Tuesday at Lighthouse Senior Living in Ellicott City. The Catonsville resident was 94.
A founder of the Maryland Coalition Against Crime,...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 4:31 PM
A set of regulations that would establish specific laws for food trucks in Baltimore County was unanimously passed by the county Planning Board Thursday, which now sends the legislation onto the County Council for codification.
"We'll see how it goes...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 4:46 PM
Climb the steps and walk past the concrete columns that grace many Baltimore police stations and you'll encounter shuttered glass doors, blocked off by plywood, brown paper or the backs of file cabinets.
Somewhere along the way, the public entrances...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 5:32 AM
The last time Buzz Cusack gave the Baltimore Messenger a tour of the Senator Theatre was in December 2012, six months after it closed for renovations. The single-screen theater's auditorium was stripped bare.
"There wasn't really anything to show you....
| Jul 12, 2013
| 9:35 AM
Brooks Paternotte, a committed environmentalist and avid outdoorsman, is enjoying his new job as executive director of the Irvine Nature Center, an educational environmental facility in Owings Mills.
"It's a perfect fit," Paternotte said. "I can bring...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Visitors can watch artists from the Mid-Atlantic region as they paint the old buildings and unique landscapes up and down the streets of the historic district during the fourth annual Paint It! Ellicott City.
The three days of painting begins Friday,...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 1:56 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley this week announced his longtime aide Jeanne Hitchcock will lead his lobbying efforts during his final year in office.
Hitchcock, who will also keep her role as secretary of appointments, will take over as chief legislative officer....
| Jul 2, 2013
| 2:52 PM
The Howard County Community Sports Hall of Fame will welcome six new members at the annual Celebration of Sports banquet set for Oct. 15 at Turf Valley. The Community Sports Hall of Fame recognizes those individuals who have made substantial contributions...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 5:00 AM
If the name of any Founding Father crosses our minds on the Fourth of July, it's probably not John Adams'. The second U.S. president rarely gets mentioned alongside Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, the founders we associate...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 2:42 PM
He commanded Anne Arundel's billion-dollar budget and was considered a possible candidate for governor.
But in recent weeks, former County Executive John R. Leopold sat behind the glass panes of a small office at the Anne Arundel County Food and...