Maryland boasts nearly two million acres of farmland outside its compact cities and sprawling suburbs. The agricultural abundance means that Baltimoreans can experience delicious locally and sustainably produced food and beverages—including craft beer.
Frank Johnson, the Baltimore IT director who went on leave in September, is no longer employed with the city. City Council members criticized Johnson for his leadership during the ransomware attack on city computers.
The recent controversy over the planned demolition of jazz legend Cab Calloway’s childhood home in Druid Heights brings to mind the story of how the home of Edgar Allan Poe was saved from a similar fate.
Maryland student achievement in math has long lagged behind reading, and this year’s test results show not much has changed with a slight drop on standardized test scores highlighting the failure of schools to turn math instruction around.
Maryland’s prison population has fallen below 18,000 for the first time in nearly three decades, according to a new report from the Vera Institute of Justice. The state's incarceration rate is the lowest it has been since the late 80s — a period that preceded enormous growth in inmates nationwide.
Baltimore lost 7,346 people, or 1.2% of its population, during the 12 months that ended July 1, 2018, according to census figures released Thursday. The decline puts Baltimore’s estimated population as of July 1, 2018 at 602,495.
The market for Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh's “Healthy Holly” books has fluctuated rapidly since her first sale as a state senator in 2011 until her most recent deals since being sworn in at City Hall in 2016.
For a decade the number of vacant houses in Baltimore has remained stubbornly flat, with almost 17,000 abandoned buildings blighting the city's streets. Housing officials say they're in a position to drive that number down by demolishing an average of four houses a day until next summer.
UMBC researchers have made a 3D model of early 1800s Baltimore, including its terrain, land use and buildings. The 2.5-billion-pixel image, available at earlybaltimore.org, took two years to research and a computer a month to render. The next step is converting the drawing into a GIS database.
In 1950, Howard County was a primarily rural, predominately white farming community of around 23,000. Since then, the population has grown more than tenfold and diversified. We use Census Bureau data to examine the growth of Howard's largest minority groups.
Just as many families could hardly imagine Thanksgiving without turkey, for those who celebrate it, the Lunar New Year is often synonymous with special foods — many of them whose origins date back millennia.
In 1827, crowds gathered at Baltimore’s Fountain Inn on Light Street to see a European chess-playing robot that had impressed the likes of Napoleon and Benjamin Franklin and sparked a decades-long debate about the nature of man and machine. And sparked a skeptical Edgar Allan Poe to write about it.
An interview with Baltimore-based comic book writer Jordan Clark. Clark's latest short comic, "Still Not Equal," is based the James Baldwin essay, "Equal in Paris," which details Baldwin's experience with law enforcement as a black American in Paris.
More than 50 Maryland precincts have no polling places, no voters and no election results. These "ghost precincts," such as the Patuxent Research Refuge and Oriole Park at Camden Yards, result from redistricting. Some say ghosts precincts are signs of gerrymandering.
Voters who write "independent" instead of checking "Unaffiliated" on their Maryland Voter Registration Application form may not realize they joined a third party. The State Board of Elections clarified the form after confusion over the issue in 2010. Some voters may still need to fix their status.
Voter registration in Maryland has hit a record, according to the state Board of Elections. There were 3,992,451 active registered voters in the state as of Tuesday morning. That surpassed the record set in January 2017 of 3,977,637. The deadline to register online is 9 p.m. Tuesday.
The number of Maryland voters registered as independents has grown faster than those for either major party since the 2014 midterms. The state elections board says the number of registered voters overall topped 3.9 million in September. That's just shy of the record high, set in January 2017.
Newly-released data from the 2017 American Community Survey show that commute times in the Baltimore area are again among the nation's longest. Here's a look at Baltimore's commute times over the past decade.
According to a survey of 20 crab houses in the Baltimore area, female crabs by the dozen were priced at between 51 and 85 cents to the dollar, compared to males. Even among our crustacean counterparts, the gender gap is real. Why is this the case?