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Highlandtown

Highlandtown
Highlandtown, arguably the very quintessence of Baltimore, was once a small town outside the city limits. The look and feel of the area still reflects these beginnings. Much like the surrounding areas of Canton and Fells Point, Highlandtown feels like a small town trapped in a big city. The brick rowhouses with their marble stoops are typical of the architecture seen in Baltimore City. The corner bars, no matter how much they look like dives, are always populated by locals. Although Highlandtown had been seen as "going downhill," the area is now resurgent -- many young couples are buying and fixing up homes, and many businesses (both small and big) are moving in along the main drag on Easter... Show more »
Highlandtown, arguably the very quintessence of Baltimore, was once a small town outside the city limits. The look and feel of the area still reflects these beginnings. Much like the surrounding areas of Canton and Fells Point, Highlandtown feels like a small town trapped in a big city. The brick rowhouses with their marble stoops are typical of the architecture seen in Baltimore City. The corner bars, no matter how much they look like dives, are always populated by locals. Although Highlandtown had been seen as "going downhill," the area is now resurgent -- many young couples are buying and fixing up homes, and many businesses (both small and big) are moving in along the main drag on Eastern Avenue. « Show less

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  • $200,000 grant to bring European artists to Baltimore

    $200,000 grant to bring European artists to Baltimore
    European artists will help transform Baltimore bus, train and light rail stations to be more attractive, better designed and more user-friendly as part of a $200,000 grant from ArtPlace America, a consortium of banks and foundations that gives money to...
  • More wintry weather in forecast amid another bout of slush

    More wintry weather in forecast amid another bout of slush
    Winter waited until the busy holiday season to arrive, and it isn't letting up yet. After a second bout of icy precipitation Wednesday, more snow, sleet or freezing rain is possible over the weekend. For the second time in three days, accumulating snow...
  • Walter Gilliam

    Walter Gilliam
    Walter Gilliam, who rose from a being a sandwich maker and dishwasher to become a chef at the old Haussner's Restaurant in a career than spanned more than 50 years, died Monday of complications from a stroke at his East Baltimore home. He was 91....
  • The end of steelmaking but not of Sparrows Point

    The end of steelmaking but not of Sparrows Point
    The great steel mill of Sparrows Point is gone, and it's never coming back. Local, state and federal officials, along with union leaders, made a valiant attempt to find a new operator who would restart production there, but it was not to be. The plant's...
  • Lionel L. Bass Jr., Beth Steel foreman

    Lionel L. Bass Jr., Beth Steel foreman
    Lionel L. Bass Jr., a retired Bethlehem Steel general foreman and decorated Korean War combat veteran, died of cancer complications Dec. 2 at his Timonium home. He was 82. The son of Lionel L. Bass Sr. and Barbara Ellen Grebner, he was born in...
  • Man charged in stabbing, robbery of 60-year-old woman in Patterson Park neighborhood

    A 20-year-old East Baltimore man has been charged in the stabbing and robbery of a 60-year-old woman in the Patterson Park neighborhood earlier this month, police confirmed. The robbery was among a rash of such incidents reported recently in the...
  • Miracle on Main Streets kicks off Wednesday

    Miracle on Main Streets kicks off Wednesday
    Shoppers who lined up at Sears on Thanksgiving and braved Walmart before dawn on Black Friday might want a change of pace, city officials are hoping. With the Miracle on Main Streets campaign, the city hopes to encourage holiday shopping in Baltimore's...
  • Formstone would be banned on new buildings under proposal

    Formstone would be banned on new buildings under proposal
    Frankly fake but authentically Baltimore, the Formstone that swaths many a rowhouse may seem low-brow or even tacky to some. But should it be illegal? A proposed overhaul of the Baltimore's zoning code would do just that, banning the faux stone...
  • Woodlawn couple plead guilty to stealing identities of hundreds

    A Woodlawn man and his girlfriend have pleaded guilty to fraud and identity theft charges in a federal case that compromised the personal information of more than 250 people — including doctors who applied for fellowships at Johns Hopkins Hospital,...
  • Margaret L. Fusco, day care provider

    Margaret L. Fusco, day care provider
    Margaret Lorraine Fusco, a homemaker who had worked in department stores and run a day care center, died Oct. 10 of Alzheimer's disease complications at Citizens Care and Rehabilitation Center in Havre de Grace. The former White Marsh resident was 69....
  • Hundreds of residents sound off against Patterson Park parking plans

    Hundreds of residents sound off against Patterson Park parking plans
    Hundreds of Baltimore residents voiced strong opposition to a preliminary plan to add more parking spaces and an access road to Patterson Park during a community meeting there Monday night — at times shouting down city officials trying to explain...
  • Rawlings-Blake to create 'working group' to study Patterson Park's future

    Rawlings-Blake to create 'working group' to study Patterson Park's future
    A day after hundreds of Baltimore residents voiced strong opposition to a preliminary plan to add more parking spaces and an access road to Patterson Park, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Tuesday that she was creating a “working group”...