| 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....
| Feb 2, 2014
| 2:42 PM
William E. "Bill" Edrington, a retired hospital maintenance worker and plasterer, died Tuesday of complications from dementia at Country Companions, a Taneytown assisted-living facility. He was 83.
The son of a Baltimore Transit Co. worker and a...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 1:05 PM
A used diaper, a half-eaten banana and a ripped shirt. The significance of these three items could be anything, depending on the person. But for me, these random objects represent a glimpse of the trash that could be littering my neighborhood at any given...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 1:07 PM
Virginia B. "Ginnie" Bryant, a homemaker and former Roland Park activist, died Feb. 4 of heart failure at the Fairhaven retirement community in Sykesville. She was 90.
Virginia Bowen was born in Baltimore and raised in Hampden and Mechanicsburg, N.J. She...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 11:40 AM
Just what the Hons of Hampden wanted to hear -- more proof that yuppies have commandeered the neighborhood.
According to a poll conducted by Gawker, Hampden has been voted Baltimore's equivalent of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
| Jan 29, 2014
| 8:22 AM
Since its founding in 2011, the local Bagby Restaurant Group has quickly become a name patrons can trust, both in the dining room and at the bar. Its Harbor East operations — particularly Ten Ten and Fleet Street Kitchen — are examples of...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 12:10 PM
Tiny Grano Pasta Bar was open for business as usual Thursday, despite a snow storm that dumped an estimated 10 inches on Hampden and north Baltimore.
The hole-in-the-wall restaurant on The Avenue, known for its authentic Italian cooking, dug out early...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 9:06 AM
For years, De Kleine Duivel was a phantom.
Owner Paul Kopchinski first announced his plans to open a Belgian beer bar in the spring of 2010, but over time and for various reasons, he watched his first two locations fall through. But at the end of last...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 7:27 PM
Royal Farms is appealing a decision by Annapolis officials that put a halt to the company's plan to move into a historic building at City Dock.
The company has sought to open a delicatessen at the former site of Stevens Hardware at 142 Dock St., but city...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 10:52 AM
When Horseshoe Casino Baltimore events manager Tijuana Plant did an advance walk-through of a planned job fair site at the Northern Community Action Center in Govans on March 13, the chosen meeting room at the small center was simply that: a bare-bones...
| 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...