| Nov 21, 2013
| 2:34 PM
Harford County Public Schools continue to spend more to educate fewer students, according to enrollment figures for the current academic year recently posted on the school system website.
Nearly 38,000 students were enrolled in the county's 55 public...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 12:48 PM
While the Baltimore Ravens' rout of the Cincinnati Bengals Monday was catnip for local fans, the national ratings news was not so good for ESPN and "Monday Night Football." Blowouts do not make for big ratings.
The national overnight Nielsen rating for...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 7:01 AM
First, a disclaimer: I've been sleep-deprived since Saturday, so forgive me if I am not as adept on picking up on all of the shade this week. And with Kyle's store opening taking place in this episode, I'm sure there will be shade – in abundance....
| Jul 10, 2013
| 5:20 PM
Baltimore's home market shifted this year, but a spike in interest rates may unsettle the balance again.
"Back in the beginning of January … all of the buyers thought they were still in the buyer's market. Then, in the beginning of February,...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 3:00 AM
For Catonsville residents, "Life is Great in 21228" is more than a slogan on a bumper sticker.
It's the walkability from their homes to restaurants on Frederick Road, the Catonsville Library and area parks. It's the weekly free concerts in the...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 4:06 PM
"Have I ever got a house for you!" The call came a few months ago from Matt Knoepfle, co-owner with his brother, Mike Knoepfle, of the construction company Building Character LLC. That remark is always an invitation to be amazed at a challenging project...
| Sep 1, 2012
| 7:20 PM
Maura Iacoboni always admired her friend's home, a two-story Colonial-style structure in Timonium in Baltimore County. Little wonder, then, that when the home was put on the market earlier this year, she jumped on it.
"It always looked happy to me; it...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 7:05 AM
Nearly 20 percent more Baltimore-area homes sold in June than in the same month a year ago, evidence that the housing market remained strong throughout the prime selling season.
Last month, 3,068 homes sold in Baltimore and its five suburban counties....
| Jul 3, 2013
| 1:20 PM
Pop quiz: What's the home-improvement project that comes closest to paying for itself when you sell?
Not a snazzy new kitchen or bathroom. A lowly steel front door.
So says Remodeling magazine in its annual survey breaking down the cost benefits of...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Aberdeen's fire department wants to replace one of its fire stations and get new equipment, while the city's police department wants a "multijurisdictional SWAT team" that pools resources with Bel Air and Havre de Grace.
Chuck Glassman, vice president...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 8:21 AM
An affordable-housing developer's ongoing efforts to keep teachers from leaving Baltimore reached a new milestone Sunday, Sept. 16, as Sean Flanigan, 36, proudly showed off a vacant, rundown row house in Remington.
The now-gutted house will be fixed up...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 10:25 AM
The deadline to apply for a property tax credit that, on average, cuts more than $1,000 off a homeowner's tax bill, has been extended until the end of October.
Maryland residents can apply for the Homeowners’ Property Tax Credit through October 31,...