| Mar 1, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Mortician Erich March told me he was tired of seeing people in his East Baltimore community die of conditions like diabetes and hypertension. He blamed the lack of grocery shopping choices in the neighborhood where he grew up and where his Aisquith Street...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 4:58 PM
A dozen neighborhood volunteers will spend their Presidents Day turning around a former city recreation center that new sponsors envision reborn as an education and community center.
After 32 years, the Barclay Recreation Center shut down in August, a...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 1:39 PM
Joan A. Parr, a homemaker and peace activist, died Tuesday from heart failure at her Lauraville home. She was 84.
The former Joan Atkins was born in Springfield, Mass., and moved to Baltimore in 1945, when her father joined the upper school math...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 1:36 PM
Johns Hopkins University is doing what Struever Bros., Eccles & Rouse couldn't — developing a vacant lot in Charles Village.
Struever Bros. once planned to build The Olmsted, an $83 million, mixed-use development of condominiums, stores and a...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 10:25 AM
The Freshii on Light Street downtown has closed. The other Baltimore location, on St. Paul Street in Charles Village, will remain open, the company says.
"Closing a restaurant is never something we want to do,'" said Freshii project manager Mia Jacobs...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 3:56 PM
R. Gayle Layfield, a retired Friends School official who worked in fundraising, died of cancer Feb. 1 at her North Baltimore home. She was 64.
Born Ruth Gayle Layfield in Richmond, Va., she was a 1966 graduate of the Collegiate School, where she was...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 3:56 PM
The Maryland Transit Administration is experiencing "massive delays" on local bus lines and the light rail system, a result of thousands of football fans attending the Baltimore Ravens parade and breaking through barricades controlling their routes...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 2:49 PM
The prior owner planned to convert a 37-story hotel towering over St. Paul Street into apartment and long-term stay suites, but a new owner decided to invest $14 million in a renovation and keep it a hotel.
The Tremont Plaza Hotel, which has been called...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 3:25 AM
The circus is coming to town. No, it's not Cirque du Soleil, or Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, but the Baltimore Circus, a group of amateur acrobats, jugglers and hula hoopers that will perform at a church in Charles Village as a fundraiser June 7....
| Jan 9, 2013
| 3:07 PM
Baltimore police have charged a man in the Christmas Day beating of Kenni Shaw, though it was not announced for several days as the city's gay community remained on edge amid fears of violence.
Shaw says he was attacked because he is gay, though police...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 1:02 PM
The Rev. James R. LeVeque, a retired Episcopal priest and mathematics instructor, died of kidney failure Saturday at Keswick Multi-Care Center. The Charles Village resident was 81.
Born in Cassopolis, Mich., he attended the Howe Military School in Howe,...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 5:47 AM
With all the usual fresh-look-forward talk prompted by the new year, it's a good time to consider broadening your musical horizons to include performances presented by groups that might have been off your radar.
Baltimore is not just fortunate to have...