| 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 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 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 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 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...
| 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 21, 2014
| 10:56 AM
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...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 4:38 PM
With today's opening of a 15-screen Cinemark theater in Towson, Baltimore and its immediate area — that is, within the Beltway — is home to nearly 60 movie screens. And 20 of those are in the city itself.
That's not bad when one considers...
| 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...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 7:54 AM
Springtime is slowly creeping into Hampden, so you know what that means? You guessed it! The return of water pipe obstructions.
And since this is a neighborhood-wide, much needed infrastructure upgrade, you can bet it's coming soon to a block near you....
| May 4, 2014
| 2:51 PM
Quarters? How quaint.
When paying city parking meters, Baltimore drivers may soon be able to rely on smartphones. Just as in cities such as Washington and Tel Aviv, Paris and San Francisco, Baltimore is looking to develop an app for that.