| Jul 31, 2014
| 4:59 PM
The local branch of the NAACP spoke prematurely last week when it announced that the organization's 2016 national convention would be held in Baltimore, a spokeswoman from the national headquarters said Thursday.
A panel is still in the process of...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 8:10 AM
So, Hampdenfest 2014?
Some of you may be wondering what's going on with that. First it was happening, then it wasn't, now it is again. Being one of the organizers, I'm in a somewhat unique position to be able to explain what happened, why and what's...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 3:44 PM
Having canceled Hampdenfest 2014 on Sept. 13 because of a conflict with Sailabration, organizers now are looking to Sept. 20 as a new date for the popular local festival.
"We're on for Sept. 20," Benn Ray, president of the Hampden Village Merchants...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 8:15 AM
City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke is out of touch with a majority of her constituents ("Hampden parking woes lead to call for strict limits," July 17). I don't believe that most Hampden residents are in favor of permit parking. I am sure that some would...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 4:50 PM
City, community and business leaders scrambled Wednesday to find a way to keep Hampdenfest 2014 from being canceled because of a conflict with Sailabration.
"Everything is fluid," said Hampdenfest co-organizer Benn Ray, president of the Hampden...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 3:00 AM
A proposal to sharply limit parking in part of Hampden is drawing concern from some who think the new restrictions would merely shift parking woes to other streets in the popular Baltimore neighborhood.
A major redevelopment project at the Rotunda...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 3:14 PM
City Councilman William "Pete" Welch is calling for a large tax break for urban farmers in Baltimore.
In legislation he plans to introduce Thursday, Welch is seeking a 90 percent break on property taxes for an urban farmer who grows and sells at least...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 6:14 AM
The first time we met Emily Zappulla, she was dragging her children, William, 4, and Katelyn, 1, to the Eddie's of Roland Park grocery store on Roland Avenue on a sled after a snow storm in February.
"Fun for them, a lot of work for Mommy," she said...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 8:30 PM
The developer says his planned center for heroin addicts in a North Baltimore neighborhood would be revolutionary: a primary care facility that would treat all aspects of addict's lives, not just dole out methadone.
But Harwood residents see it as...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 5:39 AM
A developer wants to build 29 row houses on the site of an old warehouse near The Avenue in Hampden, prompting concerns by merchants about the effect on Hampden's already worrisome parking problem.
The three-story attached single-family row houses...
| Jul 8, 2014
At 90 years old, Betty Williams' clearest memory of her days at Colored School 115 is running through an alley the schoolchildren thought was haunted.
"It was a game to run through and not get caught," she said, describing the lane between two of the...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 7:04 PM
In America, the land of strongly held opinions, a whiff of controversy about the proper way to celebrate Independence Day seems positively patriotic.
So it was in Bel Air. Complaints of animal cruelty didn't stop the frog-hopping contest or turtle...