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  • Families, racing fans flock downtown for Grand Prix action

    Race cars whipped around downtown Baltimore on Saturday, turning usually traffic-choked streets into a speedway, their engines filling the air with the sounds of a hornet's hum on the straights and a smoker's cackle at the hairpin turn. As the cars...
  • Class of the Month: Belly dancing at Mobtown Ballroom

    Class of the Month: Belly dancing at Mobtown Ballroom
    In the cavernous space of Mobtown Ballroom in Pigtown, a small group of women shimmy their hips and move their arms in time to drum solos and Middle Eastern pop music. It's the first day of a five-week session in a beginner's level belly dance class....
  • New rehab points the way home

    New rehab points the way home
    Wisconsin transplant Dana Ostrenga has spent the past 14 years on the south side of Baltimore. The 37-year-old NASA scientist lived in Federal Hill and then in Washington Village, also known as Pigtown. When it was time for a change, she didn't want to...
  • Second arrest made in shooting death of 1-year-old

    Second arrest made in shooting death of 1-year-old
    Police made a second arrest and were tracking other suspects Monday in a double shooting that killed a 1-year-old, an attack that angered public officials amid a bloody holiday weekend in which gun violence wounded or killed a dozen people. Cornell...
  • Four shot, two killed in overnight gunfire in Baltimore

    Four shot, two killed in overnight gunfire in Baltimore
    Two men were killed and a man and woman were injured in four separate incidents of gunfire in the city overnight, according to Baltimore Police. The string of unrelated shootings began at 11:02 p.m., when officers responded to the 6400 block of Harford...
  • Tales from a hunt for the perfect Baltimore home

    Tales from a hunt for the perfect Baltimore home
    Cindy Cowman is just the type of person Baltimore officials want to woo: an empty-nester living in the suburbs, looking for an urban lifestyle and willing to invest in an older home. "I wanted to be in the city, with a high walkability score and a lot of...
  • Fatal Pigtown shooting brings city count to 20 in 80 hours

    Fatal Pigtown shooting brings city count to 20 in 80 hours
    An infant child was found next to her dying mother just before dawn Tuesday after police say a man broke into a Pigtown home, killed a young couple and shot two others — a grisly scene that brought to 20 the number of people shot in the city in a...
  • Pigtown shooting stemmed from dispute over $10

    Pigtown shooting stemmed from dispute over $10
    Charging documents in Tuesday's shooting in Pigtown that left a young couple dead and two others seriously wounded show that the attack stemmed from a dispute over $10.  Melville Mason, 35, was formally charged with two counts of first-degree murder,...
  • Friends hold vigil for victims of fatal Pigtown shootings

    Friends hold vigil for victims of fatal Pigtown shootings
    Lily Howe was the first to be shot, the bullet traveling through her shoulder and out as she tried to protect her longtime friend from a gunman loose in their Pigtown rowhouse early Tuesday morning. Next was William Monroe, gunned down in the hallway...
  • Senseless war on Baltimore's streets

    Twenty shootings in 80 hours — and the week is still young ("Fatal Pigtown shooting brings city count to 20 in 80 hours," Aug. 20). Did I miss the mayor's press conference in which she and the police commissioner appear on stage together with a...
  • Subpoenas put Balt. Co. developer in the spotlight

    Subpoenas put Balt. Co. developer in the spotlight
    Mention development in Catonsville, and the name Stephen Whalen Jr. likely will come up. Drive around town, and you'll see blue signs staked in people's yards voicing opposition to the local developer's idea to build a large mixed-use development known...
  • Belgian-style brasserie, art gallery planned in former Red Men's Hall

    Belgian-style brasserie, art gallery planned in former Red Men's Hall
    The Improved Order of Red Men are gone, but the old Red Men's Hall in Hampden could soon be bustling again, with plans for a pub, an art gallery and a cafe or sushi restaurant at 3600 Hickory Ave. The 120-year-old Tecumseh Tribe No. 108 of the...