City officials said the owners of Harborplace are moving closer to performing improvements on the signature Inner Harbor properties, which have faded since their celebrated opening more than 30 years ago into a collection of stores dominated by chain restaurants, souvenir sellers and vendors of cold desserts.
Horseshoe Casino Baltimore is working with the city of Baltimore to hire about 1,700 people for jobs ranging from dealers to restaurant servers before it opens this summer. The city wants to help city residents get the jobs since its unemployment rate is currently about 8.3 percent.
We view busking as an important, lively piece of Baltimore's cultural offerings. We see ourselves as the people's entertainers and as cultural ambassadors to visitors. Baltimore's busking scene could remain as it is now — limited and scattered, an exception rather than the rule — or as a waiter from Tapas Teatro said, it could help Baltimore become "a real city."
Pandora is looking to expand both its U.S. presence and brand. It plans store openings, more frequent product launches and a move to a bigger headquarters where it can add to its workforce of 210 over the next decade. The two sites under consideration are an office near its current Columbia base or a prominent spot at Baltimore's Inner Harbor.
Ellicott City residents are among the nation's top-ranked ballroom competitors in their age division, having won a national title in 2012 and gaining international experience and accolades along the way.
Downtown employment rose to about 122,000 in 2013, up 8 percent from 2012 and 7 percent since 2007, according to figures from the Downtown Partnership's annual State of Downtown study. It's the first time in a decade of Downtown Partnership reports that the area has posted two second consecutive years of job gains.
Police on Thursday found a decomposing body floating in an industrial area at the mouth of the Inner Harbor, a grim discovery that marks the ninth time since October a person has turned up dead in the waters of Downtown Baltimore.
Courtney McKeldin, daughter-in-law of former Gov. Theodore McKeldin and a well-known public servant in her own right, will step down Tuesday, Feb. 25 as Baltimore's longest serving zoning commissioner. We profile her.
The owner of Village of Cross Keys wants to rebuild aging gatehouse as part of its planned renovations of the shopping center — but Cross Keys residents say they're majority owners of gatehouse and will not allow it to be rebuilt, due to its historical value.
In the face of the federal claim that homelessness has been receding since 2010, The U.S. Conference of Mayors reports that most cities are experiencing surges of homelessness. It's perhaps unsurprising, given a recent announcement by the chief federal housing official that our nation faces the most severe affordable rental housing crisis in our history.
Cambridge officials say they are moving forward with a plan to put some wow into the city's waterfront. They are pushing a $50 million mixed residential and commercial development that they hope will boost the city's long-struggling economy.
Ellen Irene Rhudy, a writer and activist for Patapsco Valley environmental causes who also performed in community theater productions, died of leukemia complications Nov. 24 at Howard County General Hospital. The Marriottsville resident was 69.
Louis E. Schmidt, a retired state assistant attorney general who was an acting secretary of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, died of congestive heart failure Oct. 29 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 87 and lived in Sparks.
Edward "Eddie" Dopkin, whose business acumen and knack for building relationships fueled a long career in Baltimore's restaurant and catering industries, died on Saturday at Sinai Hospital from complications associated with a form of leukemia. The resident of Keswick was 61.