| Nov 29, 2013
| 2:12 PM
Robbie Silverman felt uneasy approaching his rabbi about the subject, fearing the spiritual leader of his congregation would find it weird, or at least silly.
But Silverman had lost a loved one only weeks before, and he wanted to do something.
| Nov 29, 2013
| 3:13 PM
Whether it's called the David Bachrach House or the Gertrude Stein House makes no difference to me. This Reservoir Hill landmark, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has finally achieved a striking, permanent restoration. It languished...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 10:49 AM
Ellen Irene Rhudy, a writer and activist for Patapsco Valley environmental causes who also performed in community theater productions, died of complications from leukemia Nov. 24 at Howard County General Hospital. The Marriottsville resident was 69.
| Nov 18, 2013
| 2:40 PM
Rosemary O'Donnell, a homemaker, died of respiratory failure Nov. 13 at Stella Maris in Timonium. The former Cedarcroft resident was 90.
Born Rosemary Ann Frederick in Baltimore, she was raised on Bolton Street and later lived on Southway. Her father,...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 11:58 AM
In East Baltimore, the 1200 block of North Broadway was once almost entirely vacant. Now a woman who moved to the city from Parkville has made it her family's home. There were once 25 vacants on this block; only six remain, all of which are under...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 3:15 PM
A robbery suspect crashed a car into a building in West Baltimore Tuesday morning after fleeing from police and was arrested after trying to run away from the wreck, police said.
The driver, whom police said is a robbery suspect but did not further...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 2:00 AM
For the first time in almost 40 years, someone other than Edward C. Papenfuse is the keeper of Maryland's memories.
Papenfuse, 70, retired last week as state archivist after a career spanning seven governors. Over that time he brought Maryland's...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 12:22 PM
Emily Velelli, who survived the Holocaust after being hidden by gentiles in war-torn Greece, then immigrated to Baltimore, where she worked as a seamstress, died Tuesday of breast cancer at her Pikesville home. She was 100.
The daughter of Jacob Osmou,...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 12:35 PM
From its cavernous subterranean vault, Baltimore's Washington Monument seems every bit its nearly 200 years.
Plaster chips and crumbles to the touch. Mortar sealing together thousands of bricks and stones is deteriorating into sand. A mildewy odor fills...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:33 AM
Life is full of surprises. They make life interesting. The past two weeks have been filled with a mix of good and bad surprises.
On the bright side, the Baltimore City Department of Transportation has been a model of good communication, responsive...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 7:18 AM
Adventure and fresh air? Sounds like a winner to me. Here's what organizers have to say about Hike & Seek:
"National Wildlife Federation (NWF), America's largest conservation organization, is pleased to announce the Hike & Seek event at Druid Hill...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Leonard J. Kerpelman, a civic iconoclast and legal gadfly who is best known for representing atheist Madalyn Murray O'Hair in the landmark 1963 Supreme Court case that outlawed prayer in public schools, died Thursday at Sinai Hospital of complications...