| 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...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 6:00 AM
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).
| Jan 8, 2014
| 6:17 AM
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...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 7:27 AM
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...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 5:08 AM
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...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 1:09 PM
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...
| Jan 22, 2014
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...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 6:43 AM
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,...
| Oct 15, 2013
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...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 10:36 AM
Jay Gould first got his hands on a camera when he was 6 years old, and he describes those first shots as "terrible."
[I] mostly captured roll after roll containing pictures of flashes on aquarium glass," said Gould, 31, who lives in Hampden. "I'm a geek...
| 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 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...