- Baltimore's long-standing public markets, badly in need of an overhaul, work to remain relevant in the city's changing and competitive foodscape.
Time to indulge in a Baltimore neighborhood naming colloquialisms.
News reporters are often guided by the boundaries created by theThere is a growing movement by insurers and others to do health screenings at barbershop to try and address health disparities that make racial minorities more prone to certain illnesses. The health companies hope that by going to one of the most frequented and trusted institutions in the African-American community they can encourage them to get preventive care that can help fend off fatal ailments such as colon cancer and cardiovascular disease.Developers unveiled new details surrounding Cross Street Market and answered questions, and took comments from sometmies unhappy residents of neighborhoodsLexington Market would be razed and rebuilt nearby with a park under a plan endorsed by the board running the market and outgoing Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Friday, as the administration hurries to set in motion the transformation of the city's public markets in the final days of her term.After previous unsuccessful attempts, Baltimore on Friday will launch a long-awaited, $2.36 million bike share program with Canadian firm Bewegen Technologies, offering 200 GPS-outfitted bicycles for short-term rent at 20 stations around the city.A conversation with Joshua Harris, the Green Party candidate for mayor of Baltimore in November’s general election.A day after eight people were shot at a single scene by three gunman in Baltimore, police were investigating two more non-fatal shootings on Sunday.A man shot multiple times while walking in West Baltimore checked himself into an area hospital during the early morning hours Wednesday, according to Baltimore police.The concentration was palpable as a second round of chess matches got underway outside Hollins Market, and silence replaced friendly chatter between the pairs of players as each pondered his next move.A bill currently before the City Council would provide property tax exemption for community maintained green spaces. How would that affect the bottom line in our cash-strapped city? Just fine. A study of community gardens in New York showed a substantial increase in property taxes near community gardens.President Bill Clinton will visit three Baltimore churches Sunday morning, days before his wife appears on the ballot as a candidate for president in Maryland's primary election.Donald Trump, who polls show has a significant advantage in the state, rallied thousands of supporters in a massive aircraft hangar in Hagerstown. Former President Bill Clinton, meanwhile, took to the pulpit at African American churches in Baltimore on behalf of his wife.The Community Preservation and Development Corporation and the Housing Authority of Baltimore City held a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday to celebrate $11 million in renovations to the Hollins House affordable apartment complex in Southwest Baltimore.Councilman William "Pete" Welch is seeking to fend off five Democrats and keep his seat in the 9th District of Southwest Baltimore.Nearly 19,000 Baltimoreans used heroin in the past year, according to a city task force. Methadone maintenance programs help people quit heroin by substituting prescribed doses of a synthetic opiate that minimizes withdrawal symptoms and reduces cravings. A movement to treat addiction as a public health issue rather than a criminal justice issue has grown over the years. That treatment has to take place somewhere, though, and many methadone patients must come to the clinic every day to haveAt last week's mayoral forum organized by Citizen Artist Baltimore, many of the 10 participating candidates addressed arts-related issues by tying them into their existing, non-arts-focused platforms: If we solve the city's problems, they suggested, we solve the art community's problems. Though many of Baltimore's issues and the candidates' proposed solutions naturally impact the arts, most of those present did not see the arts as as integral to city—beyond the impact on economicTo their supporters, Baltimore's remaining arabbers — vendors who peddle fresh produce from horse-drawn carriages — are the last practitioners of a colorful tradition dating to the 19th century that brings joy to children and carries fruits and vegetables to the city's food deserts.Over the objections of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the city finance department, the Baltimore City Council voted Tuesday to approve a charter amendment that would lock city government into spending millions more annually on programs that benefit children and teens.Joshua S. Harris, a community organizer and co-founder of Hollins Creative Placemaking, plans to enter the race to become Baltimore's next mayor on Sunday.David F. Darrell, a semi-retired Harford County landscape architect, died Sept. 9 of brain cancer at Hart Heritage, an assisted-living facility in Street. He was 69.