| Mar 22, 2013
| 5:22 AM
When Dave Wah introduced himself at the March 13 meeting of the Hampden Village Merchants Association and said he wanted to open a tattoo parlor and art studio overlooking The Avenue, most members were welcoming.
But Joe Lathe-Vitale, owner of an...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 3:01 PM
Kirk R. Osborn, a career public defender who headed the city's misdemeanor jury trial unit, died of cancer Friday at Union Memorial Hospital. The Mayfield resident was 55.
"I'm going to miss him," said Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams. "Kirk was...
| Mar 19, 2013
The cuisine and restaurants of Baltimore are getting another turn in the national spotlight.
The March 25 episode of "Bizarre Foods America with Andrew Zimmern" features Baltimore and the Chesapeake Bay.
The last time Baltimore was the subject of a...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 5:09 PM
Officials on Tuesday continued investigating the second round of illnesses in less than a week at a North Baltimore office building but did not quickly find a link between the two bouts.
Still, officials overseeing the investigation are confident that...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 6:10 PM
In 1893, a group of Baltimore patriots joined the Improved Order of Red Men and began meeting in Hampden Hall on what is now The Avenue. Adopting the democratic ideals, customs and costumes of American Indians, as well as the Red Men motto, "Freedom,...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 9:04 AM
Painter Doug Preston had a scheduled job in Greenspring Valley on Wednesday morning, but his client told him not to come because the house was up a hill and even an inch of snow would make it difficult to reach.
Yet as Preston, of Guilford, went...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 1:50 PM
Michelle LeM. Flesher, a retired Towson artist who had been an art restorer and therapist, died Feb. 14 of heart failure at St. Elizabeth Hall Apartments at Stella Maris in Timonium. She was 87.
Born Michelle LeMay in Saginaw, Mich., she moved with her...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. officials said the best place to watch the implosion of a gas tank Sunday morning would be on TV, but residents of the nearby Medfield community near Hampden strongly disagreed.
They gathered 100 strong at the Roland Ridge...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 11:45 AM
Hamlandia (noun): Where Baltimore relishes in the weird; the kitschy, eccentric home of Hons, hipsters and … really fricking good food and beverage.
That last part a more recent development in the storied history of North Baltimore's Hampden....
| Nov 8, 2012
| 1:21 PM
Sean O'Harra's furniture might be newly constructed, but there's nothing "new" about it.
Walking through his workshop, a cavernous warehouse space on Reisterstown Road, O'Harra points to an enormous piece of wood, a cross-section of a maple tree trunk....
| 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.