| Nov 27, 2013
| 2:22 PM
The workmen who built the Great Wall of China ate it for strength. Sailors on early American clipper ships consumed it for health during long voyages.
It has tickled Teutonic taste buds and made its way across France, England and the New World. It has...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 2:42 PM
Baltimore police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man suspected in a string of armed robberies in Baltimore last Thursday.
A news release with surveillance photos of the man, dressed in a dark blue zip-up hoodie and beanie, said he...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:48 AM
When severely injured patients at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center needed rides between floors, there was only one way to fit all the life-saving staff and equipment in the cramped elevators.
"I used to crawl in bed with the patient," said...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 2:24 PM
Santoni's Supermarket closed its doors on Tuesday after operating in Baltimore for 83 years.
The Highlandtown store blamed its demise on the city's tax on bottled beverages, which more than doubled to 5 cents per bottle in July. The store said its sales...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 3:00 PM
A second vendor has filed a lawsuit against Santoni's Supermarket, a Highlandtown institution that said earlier this week it will be forced to close because of Baltimore's bottled-beverage tax.
G. Cefalu & Bro. Inc., a 100-year-old fruit and vegetable...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 6:07 AM
An independent grocer's profit margin is so slim that Baltimore's bottled-beverage tax may be to blame for the pending demise of Santoni's Supermarket, industry experts said Monday.
"It was, in my opinion, a prime factor" said Jeff Metzger, publisher of...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 3:48 PM
Facing criticism from a struggling local business, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake defended the city's bottle tax Tuesday as essential to rebuilding Baltimore's schools. But the mayor acknowledged she would have to suspend a program that delivers fresh...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 11:14 AM
Dr. Howard F. Raskin, former chief of the gastroenterology department at Maryland General Hospital, died Sept. 17 at Duke University Hospital during surgery to replace a heart valve.
The longtime Owings Mills resident was 87.
"Howard was one of the...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 3:29 PM
Pennsylvania-based F.N.B. Corp. announced Tuesday that it plans to open a regional headquarters in downtown Baltimore as it expands in Maryland.
First National Bank, F.N.B.'s largest subsidiary, plans to open the headquarters and a branch at 300 E....
| Sep 5, 2013
| 9:00 AM
My wife and I volunteer at the National Aquarium on Saturday afternoons. This week we left at 11 a.m. ,and the trip from Columbia to the Inner Harbor took almost an hour in contrast to the usual 25 to 30 minutes ("Grand Prix impact felt beyond racetrack,"...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 6:25 AM
Southbound MD 170 South at Transmission Court in Anne Arundel County has been closed due to emergency roadwork at 8:52 a.m. on Wednesday, according to the state Department of Transportation.
As a result, the northbound traffic lane and northbound...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 3:59 PM
Significant road closures are planned along downtown Baltimore streets beginning at 9 p.m. Monday as the streets are converted into a 2-mile race course to accommodate the Grand Prix.
The race, now in its third year, runs from Friday to Sunday, but road...