| Jul 2, 2013
| 6:05 AM
"Hello, my name is Robin Johnson, and I'm the pastor here."
That's how the Rev. Robin Johnson, longtime spiritual leader of Hampden United Methodist Church and founder of the church's popular Emmanuel's Rock social club for youths, introduced himself at...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 4:54 PM
Two key budgetary measures are headed to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's desk after the City Council gave final approval Monday to new storm water fees and a pension overhaul.
The new storm water fees will cost homeowners between $40 and $120 a year....
| Jun 26, 2013
| 6:33 PM
Angry city residents shouted "Shame," "Unbelievable" and "We're fed up" at Baltimore's spending panel Wednesday for not stopping a water bill rate increase of nearly 42 percent over the next three years.
They said they were mad at city leaders for giving...
| Apr 7, 2013
| 5:55 PM
Residents across the Baltimore region could soon be hit with annual bills of $18 to more than $100 to pay for stormwater treatment, wetland restoration and other projects aimed at improving Chesapeake Bay water quality.
The fees, to be charged by...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 5:51 AM
A chain of organic markets that Scott Nash started in his mother's basement in Beltsville in 1987 has grown to 10 stores in Maryland and Virginia.
An 11th store could be coming to the Rotunda mall.
MOM's Organic Market is a finalist to open a boutique...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 2:33 PM
Baltimore has so many hidden streets and lanes, it is no surprise that a place called Crittenton Place stumped the members of the Baltimore City Planning Commission. For the better part of two hours Thursday, I listened to an urban saga about a piece of...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 7:23 AM
The Roland Park Civic League has scheduled a public meeting March 14 to talk about options — or lack thereof — for broadband Internet connectivity in north Baltimore.
"There is so little competition and we suffer in price because of that,"...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 3:32 PM
The City Council gave final approval Monday to a bill that would allow companies such as Ticketmaster to continue to charge unlimited fees when selling tickets to events in Baltimore.
The 15-member council voted without discussion in favor of the bill,...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 8:34 AM
Afraid it is losing traction as the perceived leading candidate to be the Rotunda mall's new grocery, Graul's Market is launching a publicity offensive aimed at area residents, city officials and the media.
In an interview with the Baltimore Messenger,...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 7:30 PM
Barbara Gudenius has been shopping at Eddie's Market of Charles Village since she moved to the neighborhood in 1973.
"I like it now more than ever," said the retired Western High School teacher, 66, as she shopped for groceries Friday, March 15. "It's...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 5:53 PM
The two Catholic parishes led by the Rev. Robert Wojtek could pay more than $6,000 in new city stormwater fees later this year — an amount equal to an entire Sunday collection at his Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Highlandtown.
To Wojtek, that...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 3:53 PM
Baltimore officials endorsed a proposal Tuesday to knock as much as 85 percent off the tabs that some port-related businesses would owe under the city's new stormwater fee — a change that could save one auto processing company more than $300,000 a...