| Feb 24, 2013
Customers at Towson Hot Bagels usually pay with credit, not cash, when buying a bagel or a bottle of water, triggering fees the merchant must pay to process each transaction.
Now, the shop's owner and retailers across the country may recoup "swipe"...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon should not re-enter the political world. If not for a particularly egregious lapse of common sense (thieving gift cards intended for less fortunate people), people would very likely remember her in a more positive...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 6:45 PM
Some members of the Rev. David Carl Olson's congregation are homeless. A few work minimum-wage jobs, he said, but they still cannot afford to leave shelters.
His faith calls him to live in a world with "profoundly more justice," said Olson, who...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 4:15 PM
A Baltimore County developer said he has abandoned pursuit of building "big box" stores at the site of the North Point Government Center in Dundalk and moving those offices to the site of a nearby former whiskey distillery that he owns.
John Vontran of...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 5:23 PM
Unless he's wearing Batman underwear and a cape, Mark Harvey — who usually dresses for Orioles games in a team ballcap and jeans — would be difficult to pick out of a crowd.
That's why he attracted little attention Thursday as he walked...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 9:00 AM
The Baltimore County Walmart that was the site of a bleach fight last fall, clearing the store for several hours and sending 19 to the hospital, likely won't see one of the women allegedly involved for awhile.
She was ordered by a judge Wednesday to stay...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 3:35 AM
The purloined gift cards. The fur coats. The bicycling tours of the city with staffers. And, of course, the famous shoe incident.
Former mayor Sheila Dixon's tenure in City Hall is ripe with material for comedians. On Thursday, seven comics and local...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 12:26 PM
The moment she spotted the suede purple-and-cobalt heels by Jeffrey Campbell, Lindsay Hall fell in love. When she learned that the shoe was designed in collaboration with Hampden boutique Ma Petite Shoe, the lure of exclusiveness sealed the deal.
| Mar 22, 2012
| 2:59 PM
Giant Food, the region's largest grocery chain, became the latest area supermarket Thursday to declare it would stop selling meat with the additive known as pink slime.
The Landover-based company is among a growing number of supermarkets pulling the...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 7:45 AM
Wedding Day: June 24, 2012
Her story: Sarah Friedman, 31, grew up in Baltimore. Her father, Lou Friedman, heads up Lou Friedman & Co., an Owings Mills accounting and financial services firm. Her mother, Paula Friedman, is a cardiac nurse at Sinai...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 5:40 PM
The 16th and final defendant in a scheme to resell $20 million in stolen goods at Maryland pawn shops pleaded guilty Wednesday, prosecutors said.
William Cooper Jr., 38, admitted he took part in a conspiracy to transport goods — such as non-...
| Dec 27, 2011
Don't call the Ivy Bookshop's new owners New Yorkers.
Sure, Ed Berlin and his wife Ann have lived in the orbit of Manhattan for more than three decades, working in corporate careers. But they insist they love Baltimore — Ed was raised in Forest...