| Dec 7, 2013
| 6:59 PM
One hundred years ago, Bohemian-born William Oktavec, a butcher by trade and a would-be artist, arrived in Baltimore from New York with his wife and young son. He set up a grocery shop at the corner of North Collington and Ashland avenues in the area...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 2:19 PM
Robert V. Rood, a retired longshoreman and world champion powerlifter, died Tuesday of heart failure at his Pasadena home. He was 73.
Robert Vincent Rood was born in Berwick, Pa., and moved with his family to a home on East Hill Street in South Baltimore...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 6:46 AM
Anna Szuba of Pasadena shopped on Thanksgiving last year -- two hours in line to get in the store and three hours in line to get out.
No thanks, she said. This year she started around midnight Friday and worked through her gift list among much smaller...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 7:57 AM
You might think of Michael Lisicky's obsession with department stores as an orchestral tone poem for a single oboe: at turns plaintive and raucous, eloquent and funny, with unpredictable little swerves.
Lisicky is second oboist with the Baltimore...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Through the end of the year my wife has an excellent health insurance policy for low income families.
But due to the way we replied to health questions when applying at healthcare.gov, her application was connected to Medicaid, which I know she does not...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 7:15 PM
The nation's Roman Catholic bishops took a step Tuesday toward aligning themselves with Pope Francis, selecting as their next president Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Ky. — a man who built a career on a foundation of personal faith and...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 1:21 PM
Thomas L. Burgess, 25, and Brittany J. Baka, 23, of the first block of Grant Street, were charged Saturday with theft between $1,000 to $10,000, four counts of theft less than $1,000, vandalism, having burglary tools with intent of breaking...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 6:21 AM
As of 9:15 a.m., traffic was easing throughout the region, though volumes were still heavy on the west side of the beltway.
The State Highway Administration is reminding motorists that there's a new traffic pattern in effect at White Marsh Boulevard...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 4:31 PM
Dorothy Beksinski Higdon, a homemaker and former secretary once active in scouting, died of heart disease Friday at her Mays Chapel home. She was 89.
Born Dorothy Beksinski in Baltimore and raised in Fells Point, she was the daughter of Walter and...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 3:43 PM
A federal judge has ruled unconstitutional an arrangement approved by state regulators to allow construction of a new power plant in Southern Maryland, an effort to increase locally produced electricity before tight supply causes reliability problems.
| Sep 19, 2013
| 6:09 PM
Penn National Gaming Inc. took another step Thursday toward being able to bid for a casino license in Prince George's County after Maryland gaming officials approved a corporate restructuring for the owner of Hollywood Casino Perryville.
| Sep 18, 2013
William and Mary Jo Collins celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 7 and renewed their vows at St. Margaret Parish in Bel Air. They were married Sept. 7, 1963 at St. Stanislaus Church in Superior, Wisc.
After renewing their vows, they...