| Sep 14, 2012
| 11:10 AM
Not everybody loves those food-truck rallies. Residents in Little Italy received a sarcasm-laced flier in their mailboxes, from parties unknown, protesting the Friday night event in their neighborhood. The letter is written as if from (fictional) greedy...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 4:08 PM
Andrea Wenger needed computer help. Ian Schlakman wanted nutrition counseling.
So they traded services. And no money exchanged hands.
"I fixed two of her laptops," Schlakman said. "In exchange for that, she gave me one hour of nutrition help."
| Sep 19, 2012
| 5:06 PM
Sister Ellen Carr, who lives in the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi convent in Waverly, remembers all too well the derecho storm that pummeled the Baltimore region during a heat wave June 29.
With no electricity, "believe me, it was hot in the building,...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 12:08 PM
Irvin L. Steinbach, a retired court psychologist and avid urban walker, died Sunday of a cardiac arrest at Roland Park Place. He was 86.
The son of a businessman and a homemaker, Irvin Lee Steinbach was born in Baltimore and raised on Eutaw Place....
| Sep 27, 2012
| 1:13 PM
Paul Theodore Pojman, a professor of philosophy at Towson University and a community activist, died Sept. 20 of lung cancer at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Hampden resident was 45.
"Paul's area was the philosophy of science, and he focused on...
| Sep 26, 2012
Let's face it: Charm City can be a strange place. That's one of the reasons we like it so much.
From toilet races in Hampden to hilariously lewd bathroom signs, Baltimore has a quirky sensibility few other cities can match.
| Oct 6, 2012
At Tark's Grill, diners arrive early for a shot at Table 601, with views of the patio scene and the goings-on at the bar. At Hampden's hot new Food Market, regulars have started zeroing in on the two quiet tables by the front window.
And at Kali's Court,...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 8:16 AM
There was pre-show pandemonium in the dressing room — really, the computer room ญญ —as children and youths prepared to stage “High School Musical” Friday, culminating the Roosevelt Recreation Center 2012 Performing Arts Camp in...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 4:52 PM
Until last month, 29-year-old Jamar Simmons was living a double life, police say.
He fought fires for Baltimore out of a decades-old brick firehouse in Hampden, earning close to $60,000 annually.
He also managed a prostitution ring out of a renovated...
| Jul 22, 2012
| 2:49 PM
Phyllis Teather-Burke, a longtime Baltimore County public school educator whose specialty was early-childhood education, died Wednesday of cancer at her Glen Arm home.
She was 77.
"She was an outstanding educator who had a deep commitment to children,"...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 1:12 PM
When Katie Byram and her family moved to a 1920s farmhouse in Baltimore County, they were charmed by its old-fashioned wraparound porch. Only one thing would make it even better: a porch swing.
"I knew our kids would enjoy it," said Byram, who tapped...
| Jul 28, 2012
| 8:00 AM
"Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears," said Mark Antony, standing over the prone body of Julius Caesar. "I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him."
At which point, Caesar jumped up from the grass in The Meadow at Evergreen Museum and Library....