| Jan 16, 2013
| 1:11 PM
The mayor of Denver calls his hurt leg an "injury." The mayor of Baltimore calls it an "excuse."
Addressing the pressing issues of our time, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Wednesday took issue with Denver Mayor Michael Hancock's...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 4:15 PM
The sight of a newly resplendent Everyman Theatre made me get off a bus the other day as I was heading west on Fayette Street. I had to get a closer look at the city's newest gem.
Throughout this year, I've been popping into the entrance of the former...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 4:07 PM
If you were choosing an official Maryland sandwich based on popularity, there'd be no contest. The crab cake would beat the soft-shell crab sandwich every time.
So, if the General Assembly enacts a bill this session that makes the soft-shell crab...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 11:49 AM
Rose Faro Ponder, a retired Notre Dame Preparatory School food service manager who won blue ribbons at the Maryland State Fair for her baking, died of pneumonia Friday at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. She was 88 and lived in Bel Air.
Rose Faro was...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 1:07 PM
Change has swept through the University of Baltimore — and the surrounding neighborhood — over the past decade. Striking new academic buildings, an apartment building and the university's first dormitory have appeared among the brownstones...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 5:15 AM
Like Baltimore author Patricia Schulteis, I too have fond memories of eating oysters with my grandfather at Faidley's seafood café in Lexington Market ("Loving Lexington Market," April 11).
What the market needs is what other great regional markets,...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 4:21 AM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will join the mayor of San Francisco today for a day of service in Baltimore to collect on a Super Bowl wager that she won when the Ravens dominated the 49ers.
The mayors will help AmeriCorps members revitalize a vacant...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 4:50 PM
In a pair of working gloves with the Ravens logo emblazoned on the front, San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee painted broad brush strokes at a West Baltimore police station Friday to make good on a bet.
Had the Ravens lost to the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII,...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 2:04 PM
Leon Nelson, a retired state security officer assigned to the Department of Health and Human Services, died of cancer April 4 at Seasons Hospice in Randallstown. The Inner Harbor resident was 85.
The son of John Leon Nelson and Rebecca Nelson, he was...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 8:15 AM
On a stormy April evening seven years ago, an unexpected email inextricably linked me to a cornerstone of Baltimore's past. The message was this: "Can you do Lexington Market?" And it came from Arcadia Publishing, a firm specializing in pictorial local...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 1:55 PM
I laughed at a news report quoting an official who lamented that Lexington Market lacked a French bakery. The Lexington Market I know is a place that has a thriving bakery, but it sells red velvet cake by the slice and at a price to fit its customers'...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 6:19 AM
"Liver and onions — the poor man's gourmet delight."
— Stevens Bunker, retired Baltimore sea dog
The taste sensation of beef liver is like licking a piece of smooth, shiny metal. To the bite, the texture is akin to corduroy — wide...