| Nov 20, 2013
| 10:12 AM
You'll know you have arrived at John Waters' Christmas party when you see the wreath of thorns.
Ricky the doorman — he's worked this party for 25 years — will not let you past the heavy wooden door unless your name is on the list. You...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 6:15 AM
The following is compiled from police reports. It is the Baltimore Messenger's policy to include descriptions only when there is enough information to make identification possible. If you have any information about these crimes, call the Baltimore City...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 4:46 PM
Opposed to shopping on Thanksgiving Day, Betty Allen of West Friendship waited until midnight to head to Walmart in Ellicott City for $2 DVDs and then shopped through the night without crowds to buy boots and clothing for her four children with stops at...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 6:34 AM
Northern District police said that the 3600 block of Falls Road has reopened to traffic after hazmat crews closed the thoroughfare because of an ammonia leak.
The Fire Department arrived at the location, in the heart of the Hampden business district,...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 5:54 AM
It was bitter cold inside a 240-seat theater in St. Mary's Episcopal Outreach Center, where members of the Baltimore Shakespeare Factory rehearsed "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" on Sunday, Dec. 1.
As it turned out, the boiler was on the blink....
| Oct 2, 2013
| 11:34 AM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake came to The Charmery on Wednesday to promote Hampden's new ice cream parlor as a success story of the city's fledgling micro-loan program for small businesses — and to try the new "S.R.B." flavor , a swirl of...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 5:19 AM
A deliberately cracked ceramic platter, entitled "Platter," hangs prominently on a wall at the new art gallery Schulman Project, on The Avenue in Hampden.
Made by artist Steven Young Lee, director of the Archie Bray Foundation, in Helena, Mont., it...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 5:21 AM
As a public meeting approaches on what to do about a controversial methadone clinic in Hampden, clinic officials say they are making plans to curb drug dealing, loitering and other issues that have the business and residential communities calling for...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 6:37 AM
Short of banging her fist on a table, merchant Denise Whiting couldn't have been more emphatic about the need for more police presence in and around The Avenue, at a time when property crime in Hampden is rising.
"We have to have a foot patrol officer,"...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 7:29 PM
A boisterous meeting Thursday night did nothing to change the minds of two Baltimore City Council members who said a complaint-prone methadone clinic in Hampden should be closed.
"We're engaged in a struggle," said City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke, who...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 5:51 AM
Jennifer Leonard was hired in May to the newly created position of parking planning manager in the Baltimore City Parking Authority.
"My role is going through each one of the communities (that have parking issues) and studying what their parking...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 4:45 PM
Skateboarding enthusiast Stephanie Murdock was 21 when she placed an ad in the Baltimore City Paper in 2004, looking for help in bringing a skate park to Hampden.
"This is going to be easy," she thought.
Nine years of hard work later, Murdock, now...