| May 23, 2012
| 9:11 AM
El Paraiso is a crowd-pleaser.
Whether your friends are hard to impress foodie types, or cautious and careful when exploring a menu, El Paraiso ("the paradise" in Spanish) will make them happy. The restaurant, in a Reisterstown shopping center, serves...
| May 23, 2012
| 7:19 AM
With residents being bombarded by fliers, robocalls, even a telephone opinion survey, the fight over the future of the former Solo Cup site in Baltimore County is taking on the trappings of a political campaign.
As the debate continues about whether...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 8:38 AM
Dec. 28, 2010 — Phylicia Barnes, visiting from Monroe, N.C., is last seen in her sister's apartment in the 6500 block of Eberle Drive, near the Reisterstown Road Metro station and shopping plaza. When her sister, Deena, can't locate her, family...
| May 27, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Baltimore County Councilwoman Vicki Almond faces the kind of decision that makes a job like hers tough. She is being asked whether to allow the rezoning of an empty industrial site in Owings Mills to allow a major retail development anchored by a Wegmans....
| Nov 8, 2012
| 1:21 PM
Sean O'Harra's furniture might be newly constructed, but there's nothing "new" about it.
Walking through his workshop, a cavernous warehouse space on Reisterstown Road, O'Harra points to an enormous piece of wood, a cross-section of a maple tree trunk....
| Aug 21, 2012
| 9:53 AM
"We want new commercial activity to go into the existing vacant area, not create new, shining centers that will only have the effect of creating new white elephants."
County Councilman Kevin Kamenetz, September 2004, discussing retail rezoning requests...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 6:33 PM
The battle over the redevelopment of the former Solo Cup property in Owings Mills is coming down to the wire, with opponents making last-minute allegations against Baltimore County Council Chairwoman Vicki Almond and announcing a drive to bring zoning...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 6:09 PM
The Baltimore County Council on Tuesday voted to allow retail at the former Solo Cup plant in Owings Mills, but opponents of a planned shopping center there say they will not give up their fight against the project.
At a packed meeting, the council...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 12:40 PM
Jeanne M. Hammond, a homemaker and longtime volunteer, died Aug. 25 of congestive heart failure at her Glyndon home. She was 87.
The daughter of a builder and a homemaker, Jeanne Monroe Wales was born, raised and lived her entire life in Glyndon.
| Sep 2, 2012
| 3:24 PM
While the fight over redevelopment of the former Solo Cup property dominated public debate in Baltimore County's comprehensive zoning review, County Council members made nearly 300 other land-use decisions last week.
The votes ended a yearlong process of...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 4:10 PM
Cortly "C.D." Witherspoon, a Baltimore minister and activist, has been scoping out convenience stores that sell products such as "Scooby Snax." The glossy package features a picture of a dazed-looking cartoon character, Scooby Doo. A sticker advises...
| Sep 8, 2012
| 2:27 PM
The way it is now: Mark Farley Grant steps out of the room he shares with three other men in a big rowhouse on St. Paul Street, grabs his backpack, and steps into the 6 a.m. darkness. He takes the No. 13 bus, transfers to the 54, then the 53, grabs...