| May 12, 2012
| 4:17 PM
A grass-roots idea to bridge the gaps among racially divided neighborhoods has blossomed into an annual block party in West Baltimore that drew hundreds Saturday to a triangular park in Upton.
At the fifth annual Boundary Block Party, sponsored by a...
| May 18, 2012
| 5:07 PM
The Rev. Marion C. Bascom, a leading Baltimore civil rights activist remembered for his lifetime quest for social justice, died of a heart attack Thursday at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He was 87 and lived in Reservoir Hill.
"A giant has...
| May 23, 2012
| 4:52 PM
For the fourth consecutive year, Baltimore officials are proposing a 9 percent increase to water and sewer rates — and the charges will continue to grow indefinitely to cover the costs of major projects, they say.
The proposed rate increases come...
| Jun 2, 2012
| 6:30 PM
When the violence in Syria began spinning out of control last year, the Obama administration made the unusual decision to bring its ambassador to the troubled country home.
And for Ambassador Robert Ford, coming home has long meant returning to...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 8:44 PM
The mood was celebratory Tuesday night at Arcos Restaurant in Fells Point, where the Dreamers — students brought to the United States illegally as children, who now want to pursue higher education here — won their battle for in-state tuition...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 8:51 AM
Baltimore voters were poised to approve four charter amendments Tuesday, including one to move city elections to the same years that the nation chooses a president.
The city would hold its next election in 2016, under one of the changes leading by...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 3:31 PM
Barbara A. Hall, a former secretary who was a longtime volunteer at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, died Sunday of pneumonia at St. Joseph Medical Center. She was 92.
The daughter of a high school principal and a homemaker, the former Barbara Abbott...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 6:16 PM
Plans to create an upscale hotel with shops and restaurants on the edge of Baltimore's Harbor East neighborhood are reinforcing city leaders' belief that the thriving waterfront community will continue to spur growth east of the Inner Harbor.
| Sep 16, 2012
| 10:49 AM
During the Patterson Park pagoda's 120 years of existence, it has been photographed, painted and otherwise rendered too many times to count. But never in all that time did anyone depict the landmark the way Terry and Belinda Kilby just did.
No one zoomed...
| Sep 2, 2012
| 12:20 PM
Morton A. Sacks, a retired trial lawyer and former Maryland assistant attorney general, died of heart disease Aug. 29 at Baltimore Washington Medical Center. The Linthicum resident, who lived for 40 years in Bolton Hill, was 74.
Born in Baltimore and...
| Sep 3, 2012
| 4:22 PM
One in a series of profiles of Maryland delegates to the Democratic National Convention
Herbert Graves has volunteered for Democratic candidates for decades, but he says no one has inspired him the same way as Barack Obama.
Graves first heard Obama...
| Jun 3, 2012
| 1:27 PM
Robert M. Coulbourn III, a retired industrial designer who had been active in the affairs of several Baltimore-area Episcopal churches, died May 23 of pneumonia at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. He was 87.
The son of a salesman and a...