| Jan 9, 2012
| 4:14 PM
A vision for the "greening" of downtown Baltimore is taking shape after city leaders proposed ambitious steps to keep and attract businesses and residents by making public areas more inviting.
An open-space plan unveiled last February by the Downtown...
| Jun 5, 2011
| 5:00 AM
Wanting some fresh strawberries to serve a friend last Saturday, I drove from my home in Dickeyville to the Waverly farmers market. The experience was bittersweet: The market is near the eastern edge of Charles Village, the neighborhood where my husband...
| Jun 4, 2011
Anyone who wheels around downtown Baltimore knows that finding street parking can be a hassle. So one of the smart things the city did last week when it calmed the food truck kerfuffle was to set aside five downtown parking zones to accommodate the area's...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 8:29 AM
2004 was a bad year for the Village Learning Place.
With state and city funding and private grants dwindling, the community-run library and activities center in Charles Village laid off four of 15 employees and announced "a period of restructuring and...
| Jul 3, 2011
| 12:57 PM
Myron O. "Mike" Beatty, a retired paint company executive, died June 26 of complications from pulmonary fibrosis at Homewood at Plum Creek in Hanover, Pa. The former Lutherville resident was 84.
He was born in a caretaker's house at the Concord...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 3:30 PM
Baltimore prosecutors delayed a violation-of-probation hearing Wednesday for Lavelva Merritt, who was charged with murder in the stabbing death of a Johns Hopkins University researcher last year but pleaded guilty only to robbery-related crimes in May...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 12:11 PM
Here's a look at the 2011 Baltimore Playwrights Festival:
•"The Sculptress" by Marilyn Millstone. The former mistress of famed sculptor Rodin is visited in an insane asylum by a young female artist who tries to rekindle a creative spark. Friday...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 5:50 AM
As of 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, there were no major delays on local highways, but accidents on the outer loop of the Baltimore Beltway near Providence Road and on southbound Interstate 95 near Route 175 were causing traffic to slow.
Many streets around the...
| Mar 25, 2011
| 3:57 AM
Halfway through their recent show at 2640 Space, Celebration parted the sky.
Giant white orbs already hovered over the crowd, and lightning-like flashes bathed the stage in red and purple and back to red again.
But now clouds bounced from side to side,...
| Mar 24, 2011
In the late 1990s, Brett Rohrer decided he wanted to be onstage and headed off to an audition at a community theater. He got as far as a nearby parking space.
"I just sat in my Jeep," he said. "I drove to auditions several times and never went in. But...
| May 10, 2012
| 6:00 AM
As of 9 a.m. Thursday, traffic was slow on I-895 southbound near Lombard Street, due to an accident involving three vehicles.
Emergency roadwork was blocking traffic on the ramp from I-70 eastbound near I-695 in Baltimore County.
King Avenue was...
| May 11, 2012
| 6:50 AM
Calle's Cucina, an Italian restaurant on St. Paul St. has closed. The BYOB restaurant, which opened just last November in the old Yabba Pot space in Barclay, featured traditional Italian menu items like lasagna Bolognese, braciola and chicken saltimbocca....