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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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  • Wedded: Jennifer White and Christopher Nagle

    Wedded: Jennifer White and Christopher Nagle
    Date: June 7, 2013 Her story: Jennifer White, 29, was born in Citrus County, Fla., and moved to Middle River when she was 9. She is a prepress technician at Printing Corporation of America, located in Timonium. Her father, Neil Palmer, works for...
  • Mary N.C. Redd, teacher

    Mary N.C. Redd, teacher
    Mary N.C. Redd, a retired city public schools educator and active volunteer, died Aug. 17 of a cardiac arrest at Sinai Hospital. The longtime Ashburton resident was 88. The daughter of a doctor and a homemaker, Mary Cornelia Nixon Camper was born at...
  • Maria G. Zannino, funeral director

    Maria G. Zannino, funeral director
    Maria G. Zannino, a longtime Highlandtown funeral director who played a prominent role in numerous Italian social and cultural organizations, died Saturday from complications of heart disease at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 80. "Maria was so...
  • The Contemporary returns

    The Contemporary returns
    It's been more than a year since the Contemporary Museum closed its doors in order to rethink its mission and reorganize its operations and staff. The economic downturn that began in 2008 hit Baltimore's most insistent institutional advocate for what a...
  • State infant mortality rate reaches record low

    State infant mortality rate reaches record low
    Antoine Dow was working at his barbershop in Druid Heights two years ago when a woman came in and asked if he knew how to correctly put his baby down to sleep. Turns out he didn't. He had laid his first son on his stomach, and planned to do the same...
  • Hopkins Bayview to open health center aimed at Latino community

    Hopkins Bayview to open health center aimed at Latino community
    As the Hispanic community in Baltimore boomed in the last decade, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center responded by adding health programs to meet the population's unique needs. Now the East Baltimore center is bringing all its past efforts —...
  • Woman killed in Baltimore early Saturday, two other people shot

    Woman killed in Baltimore early Saturday, two other people shot
    A woman was shot in the head and killed in a Highlandtown home shortly before 3:30 a.m. Saturday, police said, making her the 16th fatal victim of gunfire in a wave of shootings that began last Friday. Police said they believe the shooting stemmed from a...
  • Man arrested in fatal shooting of woman in Highlandtown

    Man arrested in fatal shooting of woman in Highlandtown
    Baltimore police announced Sunday the arrest of a man in connection with the fatal shooting of a woman in a Highlandtown home Saturday. Lukasz Szkiluk, 63, was charged with first- and second-degree murder and related charges. Police have not yet...
  • Woman says she chewed through ropes to escape

    Woman says she chewed through ropes to escape
    A man accused of killing his estranged wife had tied up another woman in his Highlandtown home before the killing, according to court records, and the captive told police she chewed through the ropes and escaped after the man showed her his wife’s...
  • Baltimore area's commuter rail system an unfortunate train wreck [Commentary]

    Years ago, I did a fair amount of traveling, mostly along the East Coast, and was pleasantly surprised that most cities are equipped with reasonably reliable commuter rail systems. The closest is Washington, D.C., whose Metro system is so reliable and...
  • Braciole retains Depression-era charms in some restaurants, home kitchens

    Braciole retains Depression-era charms in some restaurants, home kitchens
    Like the best Italian mothers, Rose Savalino Uddeme spent a lot of time cooking for her kids when the family lived off the corner of Central and Eastern avenues on the edge of Little Italy in the 1960s. One of her go-to meals was a staple of hard times:...
  • John S. "Bud" Linz, engineer

    John S. "Bud" Linz, a retired engineer and World War II veteran, died Wednesday of pneumonia at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 90. The son of a grocer and a homemaker, John Sebastian Linz was born in Baltimore and raised in Highlandtown. After...