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  • Congrats to businesses that made magazine and newspaper 'Best Of' lists

    Between August and September, we enter into what some of us refer to as "Best Ofs" award season.  It's always interesting to me to see what publications like Baltimore Magazine and Baltimore City Paper regard as the best of the city. While I might not...
  • An early peek at this year's Hampdenfest, including karaoke competition

    As September approaches, Hampden starts to get super-busy. There's a lot going on, so let's get right down to it, shall we? Hampdenfest is coming up on Saturday, Sept.14, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., on The Avenue. If you are interested in vending or competing in...
  • Thomas Bailey Sr., city fire captain

    Thomas Bailey Sr., city fire captain
    Thomas M. Bailey Sr., a retired Baltimore Fire Department captain and fire academy instructor who was a decorated World War II veteran, died of cancer Saturday at Brightview Avondell independent living in Bel Air. The former Cedarcroft resident was 96....
  • Neighborhood well represented in Baltimore Magazine's '101 Reasons to Love Baltimore'

    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...
  • Making Baltimore commuter friendly [Letter]

    Making Baltimore commuter friendly [Letter]
    That was a good editorial on the expansion of MARC commuter rail service, but I have to echo the sentiment of some of my fellow MARC monthly ticket holders at the loss of our access to Amtrak on the weekends ("Weekends on the MARC," Jan. 2). Amtrak used...
  • Hampden merchants pushing city to finish water pipe repair work

    Hampden merchants pushing city to finish water pipe repair work
    Hampden merchants and a Baltimore City councilwoman are becoming increasingly angry as they wait for the Department of Public Works to finish water and sewer line repair projects that have clogged the commercial 3600 block of Falls Road and nearby streets...
  • Zagat sets sights on Hampden for new retail survey

    Zagat sets sights on Hampden for new retail survey
    Zagat is doing a retail survey of Baltimore businesses — and will be paying a visit to Hampden next week aboard a trolley. Though better known for rating restaurants and hotels, Zagat, founded by Tim and Nina Zagat in 1980, also reviews retail...
  • Nickel Taphouse is poised to succeed

    Nickel Taphouse is poised to succeed
    When a bar closes, we rush to assign a reason why. The easiest, or perhaps laziest, answer is to blame the location. But businesses, good and bad, close for myriad reasons all the time. And in Baltimore's nightlife scene, there is no blueprint to...
  • Holy Frijoles, Frederick's on Fleet taping reality show for TruTV

    Holy Frijoles, Frederick's on Fleet taping reality show for TruTV
    Holy Frijoles in Hampden and Frederick's on Fleet in Canton are the subjects of a cable TV show being taped in Baltimore this week. The show, being developed for the TruTv network, appears to be a variation of "Wife Swap," the reality show in which...
  • Stanley D. Thrift Jr., technician, dies at 54

    Stanley D. Thrift Jr., technician, dies at 54
    Stanley D. Thrift Jr., a retired maintenance technician, died Friday of undetermined causes at Comemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown, Pa. He was 54. The results of an autopsy are pending, family members said. The son of an electrician and a...
  • Minas art gallery closing after 22 years

    Minas art gallery closing after 22 years
    Minas Konsolas is closing his art gallery in Hampden after 22 years, but he's not retiring his paint brushes. "I'm going to my new chapter as a full-time painter," said Konsolas, 60, who runs Minas Gallery and Boutique, 815 W. 36th St., with his wife,...
  • Darker than Blue will close in Waverly

    Darker Than Blue, Casey Jenkins' white-tablecloth soul-food cafe on Greenmount Avenue, will close at the end of October. The restaurant's last day is Oct. 31, according to Jenkins. "We've been able to outgrow our current location," Jenkins said of his...