| Aug 9, 2012
| 4:52 PM
Until last month, 29-year-old Jamar Simmons was living a double life, police say.
He fought fires for Baltimore out of a decades-old brick firehouse in Hampden, earning close to $60,000 annually.
He also managed a prostitution ring out of a renovated...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 3:39 PM
Timothy Michael Hillman, who had been beer manager at The Wine Source in Hampden and its predecessor for two decades and was a knowledgeable and enthusiastic supporter of Baltimore's craft beer movement and microbreweries, died Sunday of a heart attack at...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 9:47 AM
"The Taming of the Shrew" is such an unruly romantic comedy that there are advantages to staging it outdoors, where the running argument between a man and woman leads to some actual running.
Although the Baltimore Shakespeare Factory production literally...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 8:16 AM
There was pre-show pandemonium in the dressing room — really, the computer room —as children and youths prepared to stage “High School Musical” Friday, culminating the Roosevelt Recreation Center 2012 Performing Arts Camp in...
| Aug 12, 2012
| 7:37 PM
Recently, I acquired a stack of old Baltimore history and guide books. I love going through these books, looking at old pictures of the city, and specifically, Hampden, and reading up on what folks said about things years ago.
While thumbing through a...
| Aug 21, 2012
When students return to St. Thomas Aquinas on Aug. 27, Sister Marie Rose Gusatus won't be leading the longtime Catholic school in Hampden.
Gustatus, one of the last remaining nuns to serve as principal of a Catholic school in the Archdiocese of...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 8:21 AM
A city councilwoman is calling on Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. to appear before the council to explain its slow response to June's derecho storm and to address underlying grid and tree canopy problems that contributed to widespread power outages....
| Aug 7, 2012
| 6:51 AM
Graphic designer Jon Zerivitz was tired of being stuck at a computer for up to 12 hours a day as a contractor forT. Rowe Price.
"I needed a hobby," Zerivitz said.
Indulging a longtime passion for beer, he went to the Maryland Homebrew store in...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 4:40 AM
Gourmet burger joints have been popping up all over town. Some of them are regional and national chains like Five Guys Burger and Fries and Bobby's Burger Palace. A few independently owned burger boutiques like Baltimore Burger Bar in Hampden and Burger...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 6:05 AM
"Hello, my name is Robin Johnson, and I'm the pastor here."
That's how the Rev. Robin Johnson, longtime spiritual leader of Hampden United Methodist Church and founder of the church's popular Emmanuel's Rock social club for youths, introduced himself at...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 6:06 PM
Omar Ibrahim, a relative newcomer to Hampden, went to the Roosevelt Park pool for the first time Saturday, and was impressed that it cost only $2 to get in.
The next day, Ibrahim came back with his three children — not knowing it was Friends and...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Let's see: Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Baltimore City can choose between the greedy developers with millions of "green" tax dollars stuffed in their pockets — or the generous Baltimore Free Farmers, who provide green vegetables to feed the...