| Feb 16, 2014
The deal to buy 1st Mariner Bank started with an irresistible offer — to two men who had nothing to do with the company.
Howard Feinglass, a Baltimore native running a New York investment firm, saw potential in the struggling bank headquartered...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 1:49 PM
Canton resident Emily Fusting knew right away that Baltimore County had the wrong person when she got a $40 speed camera ticket in the mail recently. She drives a gray Hyundai hatchback. The car nabbed by the county camera on Kenilworth Drive? A dark-...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 7:35 AM
Yes, it's going to be an unusual Thanksgiving -- conciding with the start of Hannukah and topped with the Baltimore Ravens hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers at M&T Bank Stadium. If you're looking for a place to celebrate on the town, these restaurants say...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 11:27 AM
The husband-and-wife team behind Verde concede they were somewhat reticent about publicizing their new place, at least at first.
When they opened their approachably chic trattoria last September, in the old Birches space on Montford Street, Ed Bosco and...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 1:19 PM
Marie F. Schramm, a homemaker and retired grocery store cashier who was also an accomplished cook, died Sept. 22 of a heart attack in Whitesville, N.C. The former Highlandtown resident was 76.
Marie Frances Pistorio, the daughter of a tailor and a...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 9:12 AM
The new Samos, which opens Monday at The Shops at Canton Crossing, won't be exactly like the original, enduringly popular casual restaurant in Greektown.
For one thing, the new Samos will take credit cards, said Michael Georgalas, whose father,...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 9:09 AM
While it saddened me to read recently of the attendance troubles at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, I was not surprised. In a city where museums generally exceed expectations, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum has always left something to be desired.
| Oct 15, 2013
| 6:07 AM
An independent grocer's profit margin is so slim that Baltimore's bottled-beverage tax may be to blame for the pending demise of Santoni's Supermarket, industry experts said Monday.
"It was, in my opinion, a prime factor" said Jeff Metzger, publisher of...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:56 PM
Just three months after Baltimore officials caused an uproar by unexpectedly raising the property taxes of 315 owners, the city is once again revising those bills.
Michael Plaisted saw the July tax bill on his Ridgely's Delight condo jump from about $1,...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 12:19 PM
A man was shot in the back at a Southeast Baltimore club early Monday, Baltimore police said.
An officer parked outside the Voltage Nightclub heard gunshots at about 1:44 a.m. and saw a 24-year-old man leave the club with an apparent gunshot wound to his...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Popping in to check out the newest store in Canton, Tony Vasiliades got a taste of what its founders hope will be commonplace in the near future.
He smiled for the cameras — four of them, all going off at the same time. Now he has three-...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 5:07 PM
Up to 300 Baltimore homeowners are seeing a jump in property tax bills because the city says they have received excessive credits for historic renovations, according to a city councilman briefed on the issue.
The city has promised not to seek back taxes...