| Feb 22, 2014
| 10:12 AM
The thud of nail guns and screech of drills echoed inside the cavernous shell of exposed cement, silver ventilation shafts and metal framing of the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore rising on Russell Street.
As cement trucks rumbled over stubborn patches of...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 5:36 PM
When Dr. Frank M. Reid III, senior pastor at Bethel AME Church, said "bless your heart" to his congregation this Sunday, he meant it literally.
It was Red Dress Sunday at the church off Druid Hill Avenue, an annual event launched in Baltimore by St....
| Feb 1, 2014
| 11:53 AM
Esther R. Levin, who spent her life fighting for women's rights, died Jan. 26 of Alzheimer's disease at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was 88.
The daughter of Frank J. Rubenstein, an insurance consultant, and Mary Rubenstein, a homemaker, Esther Gertrude...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 4:01 PM
Jennifer Hudson urged women to chart their own path to better health as she spoke to a gathering of Weight Watchers participants at a West Baltimore senior center Tuesday morning.
"You cannot achieve somebody else's goals," the singer and Oscar-...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 9:09 AM
Childhood obesity is an epidemic in Baltimore, with the first signs seen in many children before they even reach traditional school age. Sixteen percent of the pre-kindergartners, ages 4 and 5, at one Northwest Baltimore public school were overweight,...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 9:10 AM
It is certainly not news that obesity is a growing health problem in this country and in the city of Baltimore. What is alarming, however, is that obesity has a disproportionately higher rate and impact on low-income, non-white populations in America. The...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Baltimore will spend more than $2 million to extend the Jones Falls Trail by another 3.1 miles from the Cylburn Arboretum to the Mount Washington Light Rail stop under an agreement approved Wednesday by the city's spending panel.
The Board of...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 2:46 PM
Two riders on a dirt bike were injured Monday when thrown off the bike and one was hit by a car just south of Druid Hill Park, Baltimore police said.
The dirt bike had been eastbound on Auchentoroly Terrace around 12:15 p.m., went through the stop sign...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 9:00 AM
My elation quickly soured as I read commentator Eileen Pollock's assessment of life in Baltimore following her return to the city after years of living in Manhattan ("Baltimore is no New York," Jan. 13).
I agree that we desperately need more public...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 2:00 AM
Margaret Pearson doesn't ask the Almighty why violence stole two of her children.
"I never ask God that," she said. "Never."
She relied on her faith to endure the murder of her daughter, who was strangled in a hospital room in 1982 while she was being...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 12:06 PM
Jeffrey A. Paige, who served West Baltimore neighborhoods in the House of Delegates, died of complications of open-heart surgery Tuesday at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Irvington resident was 57.
He was a member of the House of...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 3:46 PM
The fatal shooting Monday morning of a 48-year-old man in Northwest Baltimore was the sixth killing in as many days, pushing the city's homicide count to its highest level in four years.
Police said the unidentified man was shot in the chest at about...