| Sep 14, 2012
| 11:10 AM
Not everybody loves those food-truck rallies. Residents in Little Italy received a sarcasm-laced flier in their mailboxes, from parties unknown, protesting the Friday night event in their neighborhood. The letter is written as if from (fictional) greedy...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 4:08 PM
Andrea Wenger needed computer help. Ian Schlakman wanted nutrition counseling.
So they traded services. And no money exchanged hands.
"I fixed two of her laptops," Schlakman said. "In exchange for that, she gave me one hour of nutrition help."
| Sep 19, 2012
| 5:06 PM
Sister Ellen Carr, who lives in the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi convent in Waverly, remembers all too well the derecho storm that pummeled the Baltimore region during a heat wave June 29.
With no electricity, "believe me, it was hot in the building,...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 12:08 PM
Irvin L. Steinbach, a retired court psychologist and avid urban walker, died Sunday of a cardiac arrest at Roland Park Place. He was 86.
The son of a businessman and a homemaker, Irvin Lee Steinbach was born in Baltimore and raised on Eutaw Place....
| Sep 27, 2012
| 1:13 PM
Paul Theodore Pojman, a professor of philosophy at Towson University and a community activist, died Sept. 20 of lung cancer at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Hampden resident was 45.
"Paul's area was the philosophy of science, and he focused on...
| Sep 26, 2012
Let's face it: Charm City can be a strange place. That's one of the reasons we like it so much.
From toilet races in Hampden to hilariously lewd bathroom signs, Baltimore has a quirky sensibility few other cities can match.
| Oct 6, 2012
At Tark's Grill, diners arrive early for a shot at Table 601, with views of the patio scene and the goings-on at the bar. At Hampden's hot new Food Market, regulars have started zeroing in on the two quiet tables by the front window.
And at Kali's Court,...
| Jul 14, 2012
Tasha Cornish sat in a police cruiser as an observer Friday, watching as the officer she was riding along with issued a man a citation for trying to dump trash into the Jones Falls.
"We caught this one guy in the act," said the 23-year-old east Baltimore...
| 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...
| Jul 22, 2012
| 2:49 PM
Phyllis Teather-Burke, a longtime Baltimore County public school educator whose specialty was early-childhood education, died Wednesday of cancer at her Glen Arm home.
She was 77.
"She was an outstanding educator who had a deep commitment to children,"...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 9:23 AM
Of Love and Regret, the Canton bar and restaurant from Stillwater Ales' Brian Strumke, will open its upstairs bar on Friday. It's called the Jaded Lounge, and it will feature 11 drinks on tap (four Stillwater beers and seven specialty liqueurs/cocktails...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 9:47 AM
It's an especially wonderful time of the year for a young Baltimore couple. On Dec. 12 (or 12/12/12), Joshua Hager, 26, proposed to his girlfriend, Kate MacDonald, 27, in front of a Baltimore-themed house on 34th Street in Hampden, which is well-known for...