| Jun 11, 2012
| 11:49 AM
It was an intimidating experience indeed. Downtown on Pratt Street, late at night, surrounded by looming shadows. The sound of approaching footsteps spawned immediate unease. We prayed that our expected ride would appear soon. It was 1964. The Inner...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 12:10 PM
Harford County Restaurant Week continues through Sunday, and Maryland Wine Week continues through June 18. And here come the tall ships, and hundreds of thousands of tourists.
Start picking. The summer edition of Baltimore Restaurant Week returns on July...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 11:45 AM
The Star-Spangled Sailabration, an international parade of more than 40 tall ships and naval vessels, starts Thursday. The maritime festival marks the national launch of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner. ...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 4:14 PM
A gas leak in Locust Point forced the evacuation Monday of occupants of several blocks of rowhouses as well as workers at the Under Armour headquarters. The broken pipe was repaired within a few hours.
The leak was reported in the 1100 block of Hull St....
| Jun 12, 2012
| 9:50 AM
It's raining on the tall ships as they make their way through the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, but spectators won't have to stand in the drizzle to watch the sails in the Baltimore harbor.
Once a cold front passes through Wednesday morning, dry weather...
| Jun 16, 2012
Plenty of shoppers at a Baltimore Safeway have started checking their cell phones while pushing carts and scanning shelves.
They may have been texting or checking Facebook updates, but now grocery customers could use mobile devices to plan meals,...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 4:35 AM
On a recent Friday night, the downstairs of Wiley Gunter's was dead. There were a dozen people in seats, quietly conversing and staring at ESPN.
The bartender moved slowly, as the scene didn't require much more. Taking too much time but also...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 2:33 PM
The four artists in "Color Off the Grid" make individual color choices that set them apart in their shared exhibit at The Meeting House Gallery, which is located in the lobby of the Oakland Mills Interfaith Center.
Surely the most exuberantly colorful...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 4:37 AM
Remember salads? You hardly ever see a good salad place open up these days. But I had a good one at Nalley Fresh — shredded chicken on a bed of spinach, with chickpeas, tomatoes, celery, cucumbers and a giardiniera (pickled vegetables), some...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 8:16 AM
Sad news for Baltimore's Irish community: Joe Patrick Byrne, who for decades ran J. Patrick's Irish Pub in Locust Point, passed away last Saturday of cancer. The future of the pub is uncertain.
Byrne, who lived above the bar, made J. Patrick's one of...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 2:58 PM
Joseph Patrick Byrne, founder and proprietor of J. Patrick's Irish Pub, a popular Locust Point tavern with a reputation as a venue for Irish music that went well beyond Baltimore, died Saturday of cancer at Harbor Hospital.
The former Cockeysville...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 3:45 PM
A liquidation firm won the bidding for Sparrows Point, offering $72 million for the Baltimore County steel mill — less than a tenth of what the complex sold for just four years earlier — and realizing the worst fears of its roughly 2,000...