| Dec 9, 2013
| 4:56 PM
The makeover of the mills along the Jones Falls into a hub of trendy restaurants and residences has succeeded so well that parts of the area no longer qualify for the federal tax credit that helped finance some of the work.
A $19 million proposal by...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 11:50 AM
Cars with pink mustaches and fist-bumping drivers. Rides in glossy town cars or SUVs. New ride-sharing companies Lyft and Uber are giving Baltimore's standard taxi cabs a run for their money.
To see how these companies compare, reporter Julie Scharper...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 6:20 AM
The holidays are a time when people believe in Santa, his reindeer, and, of course, his little helpers, elves dressed in green and red.
"It's a time when people are willing to suspend disbelief," observed Rebecca Meszler, 25, of Charles Village, a...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 7:32 AM
The Hampden Village Merchants Association made an expensive promotional float for the Mayor's Christmas Parade on Dec. 8, but when a snow storm canceled the parade, the float became moot and merchants were left out in the cold.
On Friday, still bound...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 10:42 AM
The Arthouse, which had been a contemporary art gallery on the Avenue in Hampden, is set to re-open on Wednesday, as The Arthouse Pizza Bar and Gallery.
The transformation from gallery to gallery/eatery was years in the making.
"My intention was to...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 6:15 AM
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| Aug 5, 2013
| 2:17 PM
Twenty20 Cycling Co. bike shop will hold an official grand opening Saturday, Aug. 10 at its new location on the grounds of Historic Savage Mill, in Savage.
The company's first shop, located in the Hampden neighborhood of Baltimore, was named a "Top Shop"...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 3:17 PM
Cindy Cowman is just the type of person Baltimore officials want to woo: an empty-nester living in the suburbs, looking for an urban lifestyle and willing to invest in an older home.
"I wanted to be in the city, with a high walkability score and a lot of...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Home values in Baltimore rose more than 4 percent in the most recent round of property assessments, one of the largest increases in Maryland as the state saw some overall growth for the first time in five years.
In the Baltimore region, average home...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 1:58 PM
'Tis holiday season in Baltimore's most holiday-happy neighborhood! Walking the Avenue (West 36th Street) at this time of year is especially magical.
Sidewalks are filled with shoppers who appreciate and value small, locally-owned businesses. Light...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 7:52 AM
The Hampden Village Merchants Association has filmed and posted a promotional video that I guarantee will show you a side of Hampden you haven't already seen.
The video can be viewed on the front of the HVMA website at http://hampdenmerchants.com and...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 7:13 AM
Let's take a minute to discuss groundbreaking, because there seems to be an awful lot of it going on around Hampden.
I'm not referring to recent groundbreakings for Rotunda redevelopment or Skatepark of Baltimore's planned skateboarding park within...