| 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...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 5:51 AM
Jennifer Leonard was hired in May to the newly created position of parking planning manager in the Baltimore City Parking Authority.
"My role is going through each one of the communities (that have parking issues) and studying what their parking...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 4:45 PM
Skateboarding enthusiast Stephanie Murdock was 21 when she placed an ad in the Baltimore City Paper in 2004, looking for help in bringing a skate park to Hampden.
"This is going to be easy," she thought.
Nine years of hard work later, Murdock, now...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 11:34 AM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake came to The Charmery on Wednesday to promote Hampden's new ice cream parlor as a success story of the city's fledgling micro-loan program for small businesses — and to try the new "S.R.B." flavor , a swirl of...
| 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...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 7:50 AM
We all scream for ice cream, which leaves David and Laura Alima sitting pretty as they prepare to open their new ice cream parlor, The Charmery, in Hampden later this month.
Located on the ground floor of the old Chestnut AID Pharmacy, 801 W. 36th St.,...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 2:02 PM
"Dog days of summer."
I really don't know what these phrases mean. And they surely don't apply to Hampden.
Here's what I mean ...
On Sunday, July 21, the Golden West Cafe, 1105 W. 36th St., will be showing the Sean Astin classic...
| Jul 23, 2013
Laura and David Alima opened their Hampden ice cream shop, The Charmery, on Saturday.
The Charmery serves the Alimas' hand-crafted, made-on-premises ice cream in fresh scoops and in sundaes, sodas and milkshakes. The ice-cream menu includes traditional...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 12:47 PM
On Monday night, Artifact Coffee in Hampden will host a promotional event for Martha Stewart's "American Made" program.
Two editors from "Martha Stewart Living" will be at the event, which is being billed as a "Baltimore Meetup" for artisans who have...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 8:08 PM
Baltimore City has awarded "an exclusive negotiating privilege" to an urban farming collective to buy two vacant, city-owned lots near a community garden in Hampden.
The collective, Baltimore Free Farm, is trying to buy the lots to prevent their...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 7:00 PM
The disagreement between Mary Ellen Barbera and Glenn T. Harrell Jr. made it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, but that didn't stop them from meeting for lunch in Washington after oral arguments in the case.
Barbera and Harrell, both judges on...