| Sep 15, 2011
| 3:48 PM
Hurricane Irene apparently was even worse than anyone thought. Forget about downed power lines — the storm knocked out Baltimore's sweet tooth.
For much of the past three weeks, nearly 600 area stores and countless customers have been denied...
| Jun 5, 2011
| 5:00 AM
Wanting some fresh strawberries to serve a friend last Saturday, I drove from my home in Dickeyville to the Waverly farmers market. The experience was bittersweet: The market is near the eastern edge of Charles Village, the neighborhood where my husband...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 7:30 PM
The Baltimore parking official in charge of managing contracts at city-owned garages "exerted influence" on garage operators to hire a firm owned by her then-boyfriend, according to the city's inspector general.
In a report distributed Tuesday to members...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 1:52 PM
With the growing demand for locally produced food and with area farmers' markets gaining popularity, now is a perfect time to evaluate Baltimore's city-owned markets — in particular, Lexington Market, the grandfather of them all.
| Jul 19, 2011
| 12:46 PM
In nearly 38 years as a music teacher for the Baltimore city public schools, Wendell Hairston led student bands in performances before visiting dignitaries including Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and former President Bill Clinton.
No matter who the audience was,...
| Apr 21, 2011
| 9:23 PM
From Faidley's at Lexington Market to the Washington Monument, from Camden Yards to the Inner Harbor, a motorcade will ferry the body of William Donald Schaefer on a two-hour farewell trip Monday afternoon through the hometown that he loved and led....
| Apr 25, 2011
| 3:50 PM
William Donald Schaefer — the former mayor, governor and comptroller who left an indelible mark on Baltimore — is back in the city for one last tour Monday afternoon.
His body was being driven by motorcade past old haunts and spots...
| Apr 25, 2011
| 7:34 PM
Marylanders — hands on their hearts, crisply saluting or wiping away tears — lined streets and gathered at landmarks to bid personal farewells to William Donald Schaefer Monday afternoon, as the former mayor and governor was taken on one final...
| May 5, 2011
| 2:32 PM
The Maryland Transit Administration will hold four open houses this month for area residents to share their views about designs for the 20 light rail stations planned along the east-west Red Line. The first meeting is scheduled Saturday at Edmondson...
| Feb 27, 2011
| 1:00 PM
Occasionally, I'll find an ethnic restaurant that makes me feel like an expatriate in my own country. These are places firmly rooted in another culture, resistant to American attitude, and clearly catering to a different demographic. Zhong Shan Restaurant...
| May 20, 2012
| 7:20 PM
As traffic officer Bobby Brown began his weekday afternoon shift at Pratt and Light streets, he was quickly drawn into the dangerous dance involving pedestrians and motorists.
A motorist didn't see three pedestrians as he made a sharp left-hand turn, but...
| May 29, 2012
| 2:15 PM
The night started out right — good friends, carousing, the lead-up to an out-of-town wedding.
But between festivities, after Nicole King popped into her hotel room to change clothes and was heading back out, she wanted to text her pals to find...