| Oct 22, 2012
| 12:45 PM
"Synergy" is a term often over-used today in business and marketing-speak. Yet, in planning for cash-strapped cities, it is a concept that must always be kept in mind. We are frustrated when we cannot afford the amenities we wish we had to make cities...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 5:52 AM
As of 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, traffic was slow on southbound I-83 near Padonia Road in Baltimore County, due to an accident.
Accidents were slowing traffic on Charles Street near Saratoga Street in Baltimore City, I-97 southbound near Route 32 in Anne...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 7:45 PM
Rodney G. Stieff, former chairman of the board and CEO of Kirk-Stieff Co., which was the oldest silversmith firm in the country, died Tuesday of kidney cancer at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson.
The former longtime Orchards resident was 87....
| Mar 24, 2013
| 5:58 AM
Richard Bell hardly had time to look up during the first hour of ladling rich cream of crab soup into bowl after bowl at a fundraiser to benefit Baltimore residents struggling with homelessness, hunger and poverty.
In that time, the general manager of...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 4:57 AM
On Sunday, Thomas Albright will wake up early.
Before 5 a.m., the patriarch of the Albright Farms family will be in his truck, driving from his farm in Monkton to the city, where Saratoga and Holliday streets meet underneath the Jones Falls Expressway....
| Mar 17, 2013
| 5:59 PM
Baltimore police say a man who was stabbed early Sunday at the entrance of the city's 24-hour emergency shelter has died.
The adult male was seriously injured about 5:45 a.m., according to officials. In a statement, police spokesman Detective Vernon...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Venus Wiles would rather sleep in a tent stuffed with blankets and all her worldly possessions on the side of the Jones Falls Expressway with her boyfriend, Michael Spence, than stay the night in an emergency shelter.
The encampment — a...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 3:17 PM
Kevin Gipson spent his final day advocating for friends as they fought to stay at a homeless camp under the Jones Falls Expressway. The next morning, police found him dead in what they believe to be an unrelated incident.
Once a resident of the small...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 7:57 AM
An old BGE gas storage tank overlooking the Jones Falls Expressway and Cold Spring Lane is set to be imploded Sunday morning, officials say.
The Melvale Gas Holder, built in 1933, is scheduled for demolition around 7 a.m. Sunday, the company said. BGE...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 3:29 PM
For about eight decades, the 258-foot Melvale Gas Holder has towered above northern Baltimore. In seven seconds Sunday morning, the storage tank will be brought to the ground.
BGE plans to implode the steel structure, which hasn't been used since 1997....
| Feb 24, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. officials said the best place to watch the implosion of a gas tank Sunday morning would be on TV, but residents of the nearby Medfield community near Hampden strongly disagreed.
They gathered 100 strong at the Roland Ridge...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 1:31 PM
As the clock ticked down Sunday, the morning clouds disappeared, as if they were in on the months-long planning that went into the destruction of Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.'s final natural-gas holding silo.
Then, as if someone were turning on...