| Jul 15, 2014
| 6:14 AM
The first time we met Emily Zappulla, she was dragging her children, William, 4, and Katelyn, 1, to the Eddie's of Roland Park grocery store on Roland Avenue on a sled after a snow storm in February.
"Fun for them, a lot of work for Mommy," she said...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 3:00 AM
A proposal to sharply limit parking in part of Hampden is drawing concern from some who think the new restrictions would merely shift parking woes to other streets in the popular Baltimore neighborhood.
A major redevelopment project at the Rotunda...
| May 27, 2014
| 9:14 AM
For more than a decade, Golden West Cafe has been slingin' Southwest cuisine to the denizens of Hampden and beyond, in addition to live music, comedy shows and a solid bar in the back.
Primarily a whiskey bar, Golden West's cocktail list displayed on...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 6:38 PM
This is traditionally the time of year when I use this column to give the HonFest update. And I'll get to that in a bit, but before we do, there are a number of other awesome events going on in Hampden to highlight first.
Friday, June 6 is First Fridays...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 5:14 AM
The prevailing wisdom is that 'hon' is short for honey, a term of endearment for the working women of Baltimore.
But a new, radically different theory emerged in a large sign that leaned against a psychedelically painted bus, converted to a mobile...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Baltimore's food truck industry will be able to petition Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration for additional places to sell their fares, under a bill approved Monday by the City Council.
The legislation calls on the Department of General...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 12:30 PM
While describing the potentially devastating effects of climate change during a recent segment of "The Colbert Report," host Stephen Colbert warned that if climate change continues unabated, much of the planet will turn into an uninhabitable wasteland,...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 4:11 PM
Sitting in the back row of a crowded, contentious meeting Thursday, neighbors Misty Kercz and Sarah Diehl had opposite opinions of a city councilwoman's plans for residential permit parking around the Rotunda mall.
Misty Kercz said she would like to see...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 2:03 PM
As the buzz of hair clippers mixed with Gene Simmons' howl through speakers inside Beatnik Barbershop, Ali Farzad awaited his last haircut inside the tiny Mount Vernon establishment.
Raising his voice to be heard over the din, Farzad said he's moving...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 3:25 AM
Mid-week socializing used to involve bowling shoes or secret handshakes. Now bowling leagues and fraternal associations have some serious competition. Trivia Night.
The Towson area is home to more than 20 of them. For two hours a week, at restaurants...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 5:46 AM
Since 1994, Hampden's Honfest has been celebrating the archetypal Baltimore hon. Women — and even some men — have flocked to 36th Street (if you're a local, you know it as the Avenue) for the sole purpose of winning the title of Baltimore's...
| May 12, 2014
| 3:18 PM
Hampden resident Teresa Sprucebank was rattled enough when she returned home Friday night to find out that a group of teens had kicked in her front door and made off with thousands of dollars worth of valuables.
The fact that they returned later in...