| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 26, 2013
This year's Hampdenfest, held on Saturday September 14, caught a break and had uncharacteristically gorgeous weather.
A record number of people turned out to eat food, drink the Brewer's Art/Union Craft Brewing collaboration beer Hampden Rye, watch...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 6:00 AM
In response to the Jan 13th article, "Key councilman says city shouldn't zone long time liquor stores out of business" (Jan. 13) I would like to say that I strongly agree with Councilman Ed Reisinger.
I am a long-time resident (over 30 years) of Charles...
| 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...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 2:09 PM
As a Messenger columnist, this time of year can be rough to write about. The post-New Years lull, as many of us are recovering from our Christmas and New Year's Eve festivities, can, traditionally, leave a gap in the calendar.
But instead of taking some...