| Oct 9, 2013
| 6:17 AM
To be without a roof over one's head — homelessness — is usually considered the nadir of poverty in America. To many, it implies not only a lack of money, but the exhaustion of options, the end of the rope, dereliction.
But there's another...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 10:13 AM
Unemployed and underemployed individuals are invited to an open house on Aug. 14 to learn about job search resources available at Career Connections in Baltimore.
St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore will host the event from 5 to 8 p.m. at the St. Ambrose...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 6:06 PM
In 1982, Mayor William Donald Schaefer persuaded state lawmakers to try a different approach to urban revitalization. To lure companies to poorer parts of Baltimore and elsewhere in Maryland, the government would dangle a 10-year property tax discount and...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:24 AM
Wedding date: May 4, 2013
Her story: Ashley Valis, 31, grew up in Baltimore. She is the assistant chief of staff for Gov. Martin O'Malley. Her mother, Beth Russell, is a director of marketing and sales, and her father, Jim Valis, is a sales director....
| Apr 30, 2013
| 3:52 PM
The mood Tuesday inside Pickles Pub, across from Camden Yards, matched the gray rainy weather.
As noontime regulars ate their lunch and quietly caressed glasses of beer amid the low-key chatter and music playing in the background, something clearly...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 3:49 PM
The families of nearly 400 children in Baltimore Head Start classes received boxes packed with healthy food items Thursday from Feed the Children and the United Way of Central Maryland.
Another 400 boxes will be distributed to low-income families this...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 5:58 AM
Richard Bell hardly had time to look up during the first hour of ladling rich cream of crab soup into bowl after bowl at a fundraiser to benefit Baltimore residents struggling with homelessness, hunger and poverty.
In that time, the general manager of...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 4:15 AM
Winning twice is "twice as nice". And so it is for Patrick Norris, an eighth-grader at St. Joseph School in Cockeysville. Patrick recently won a gold medal for his first-place essay in the Optimist Club of Timonium's annual essay contest . "How Can I Help...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Venus Wiles would rather sleep in a tent stuffed with blankets and all her worldly possessions on the side of the Jones Falls Expressway with her boyfriend, Michael Spence, than stay the night in an emergency shelter.
The encampment — a...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 7:59 AM
From the outside, Camp St. Vincent looks like many other summer camps. There are crafts and reading along with plenty of time to play outside, and campers beat the heat with a dip in the pool. But the reality of these kids’ everyday lives is...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 2:07 PM
Virginia T. "Ginny" Dobry, a neighborhood activist who was also described as "Patterson Park's one-woman Welcome Wagon," died Sunday from a brain tumor at her North Kenwood Avenue home. She was 79.
"Ginny was such a wonderful person. She made...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 1:36 PM
I am writing in reference to your article entitled "Harford a hotbed for Md. Catholics" in the Wednesday, Jan. 30, edition. The article mentioned the growing number of Catholics in Harford County and Archbishop William Lori's visit to two of...