| Jan 9, 2012
| 4:14 PM
A vision for the "greening" of downtown Baltimore is taking shape after city leaders proposed ambitious steps to keep and attract businesses and residents by making public areas more inviting.
An open-space plan unveiled last February by the Downtown...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 3:37 PM
During his more than 60 years in the news business, Timonium resident Lou Panos crossed paths with people from legendary Baltimore scribeH.L. Mencken to the Kennedy brothers — as in RFK and JFK.
Along the way, Panos, 86, who was inducted last...
| Mar 25, 2012
| 6:01 PM
For the first time in decades, flouncy, flowered dresses, hat boxes and shopping bags filled a storefront window at Howard and Lexington streets, once the center of Baltimore's retail district.
Ladies in pearls and long gloves, wild-haired hippies and...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 3:30 PM
The gunman held a small black revolver to the back of the man's head and demanded, "Give me what you got," according to the police report. He forced the victim to the pavement at Clement and Covington streets in South Baltimore, and took a wallet and cell...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 8:24 AM
Baltimore-born poet Adrienne Rich, whose poetry and essays were the foundations of modern feminism, has died at age 82. Here are some tidbits from her life here, as reflected in stories from The Sun:
Rich's father, a physician and professor at Johns...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 4:25 PM
Even a lottery official, a woman who spends her days dealing in hundreds, thousands and, yes, millions, was having a hard time Thursday getting her head around this monstrous number: $540 million.
"It's hard to even fathom this kind of money," said...
| Apr 15, 2012
| 8:26 AM
Attention, Baltimore commuters: The JFX has been reduced to two lanes in each direction. That means, come Monday morning, it's going to be extra-crowded on the expressway. To get to work on time, check out the directions below for alternate routes into...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 1:24 PM
As a suspected gunman walked across Towson University, officials sent an emergency notification through text alert, email and Twitter to some 25,000 students and faculty, warning them of the man's whereabouts and advising them to "stay in a safe location....
| Dec 19, 2011
| 3:35 PM
This week we asked our b staff and guests where they go to cross off what's left on their holiday shopping lists. Here's what they had to say.
I know this is terrible and immoral and exploitative and all that, but Walmart has some really good deals. ...
| Dec 24, 2011
| 10:20 AM
The owner of the Polock Johnny's stall at Lexington Market says she will close the business before the end of the year.
The stall's owner gave her Saturday morning customers a simple reason for closing up. "There's no money coming in," said the woman,...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 11:02 AM
Mary C. Walker, a retired Peabody Institute director of alumni relations who had been a special assistant to the school's director, died of cardiovascular disease Dec. 22 at the Edenwald Retirement Community. She was 100.
Her friends at the music...
| Jan 8, 2012
| 5:00 AM
In starless, predawn darkness, I was driving on the Beltway last January, and I was stinking. I'd woken to find my Dickeyville home had no hot water — and no option but to take my friend Carolyn to her appointment, as I'd promised, without...