| Dec 13, 2011
| 6:56 PM
Downtown businesses — and even some Occupy Baltimore activists themselves — breathed a sigh of relief Tuesday that city officials cleared the encampment that the group had set up near the Inner Harbor as part of a national protest against...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 5:03 PM
It took 200 years, but the oft-forgotten War of 1812 got some attention Wednesday.
A flotilla of more than 40 ships representing a dozen nations glided under the Key Bridge and into Baltimore Harbor to launch the commemoration of the conflict that gave...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 7:44 AM
Baltimore will launch its commemoration of the War of 1812 by land, sea and air this week, starting with parachute jumps into Camden Yards and a parade of tall ships into the harbor. The history-filled week features music, fireworks and an air show over...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 5:08 PM
For the better part of a decade, Jill Crowther-Peters has portrayed the widowed seamstress who stitched the Star-Spangled Banner, but on Thursday she had the chance to really feel what it was like to be her.
Crowther-Peters, dressed as 19th-century...
| Apr 18, 2011
| 9:13 PM
A good deal of blood was spilled on both sides. … It was one battle from the President Street Depo —- to the Camden Street depot — I can say no more.
Baltimorean Catherine N. Smith, April 1861
One week after the bloodless...
| Apr 19, 2011
| 8:38 AM
William Donald Schaefer, the dominant political figure of the last half-century of Maryland history, died Monday after a "do-it-now" career that changed the face of Baltimore while bringing a new burst of energy to the city he loved.
Mr. Schaefer was 89....
| Oct 10, 2011
| 5:42 PM
Ben Pfeffer traded his Charles Village apartment for a sleeping bag across the street from the Inner Harbor.
He gave up a roof over his head to join a protest without specific goals or a clear end date. He's not even sure what would constitute a...
| Jul 21, 2012
| 2:16 PM
When Baltimore first installed crime cameras in 2005, they numbered fewer than 200 and were largely confined to high-crime areas.
Two mayors later, the number of cameras in the city's police surveillance system has quadrupled. Baltimore owns 583 and...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 9:20 AM
Baltimore's annual Summer Restaurant Week starts on Friday, but you can get a taste of what's to come this Wednesday at Harborplace. Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, Visit Baltimore and Harborplace & The Gallery are kicking off the seventh annual summer...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 3:31 PM
Ripley's Believe It or Not! has finalized plans to open an "odditorium" museum at the Inner Harbor by June.
The attraction, which will feature more than 500 "oddities," a mirror maze and a 3-D movie theater, will take up two levels of the Light Street...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 3:50 PM
Thomas K. Pettit, a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. engineer who later co-owned a natural-foods store, died Tuesday of complications after gall bladder surgery at Northwest Hospital.
The one-time Timonium and Mays Chapel resident was 86.
| Mar 4, 2012
| 3:51 PM
Peyton Skipwith Cochran Jr., a longtime Rouse Co. executive who helped develop shopping centers but was deeply interested in land preservation, died Thursday at Springwell Senior Living in Baltimore from complications of Alzheimer's and a stroke. He was...