Downtown businesses — and even some Occupy Baltimore activists themselves — breathed a sigh of relief Tuesday that city officials cleared the encampment that the group had set up near the Inner Harbor as part of a national protest against income disparity.
Eleventh-hour pledges for the annual New Year's Eve fireworks display have taken fundraising more than halfway to the $75,000 minimum needed to stage the Inner Harbor spectacle next month, organizers said Thursday.
To honor William Donald Schaefer, the Baltimore mayor and Maryland governor who died in April, City Council President Bernard C. Jack Young called for a Do It Now Day of community service. Tuesday, which would have been Schaefer's 90
Since the first Artscape in 1982, the free arts festival has grown so large and popular and has become such a source of civic pride that it's easy to assume that its success was inevitable. But in the beginning, Artscape scraped by.