Light City Baltimore kicked off Saturday night — and it was easy to tell. Hundreds flocked to the Inner Harbor, many decked in multi-colored lights, florescent-lit flower crowns and light-up sneakers for the third year of what has been billed the first free international lights festival.
About 2.5 million cubic yards of mud, silt, sand and other material will be dredged from the Cape Henry Channel at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay — the approach by which shipping lines reach the port of Baltimore, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
From the upper stories of the Bromo Seltzer arts tower to Darley Park, Baltimore kicked off Neighborhood Lights — the first leg of the larger Light City festival — with displays of illuminated artwork, some with an otherworldly feel.
A week after Gokhan Oztas’ disappearance in Baltimore's Inner Harbor, his family says they are desperate for answers that will help them make sense of what happened — and are receiving little help from police in finding them.
The Downtown Partnership of Baltimore says it has received permits to add a traffic lane to the 200 block of Pratt Street, removing a section of sidewalk and relocating a taxicab stand adjacent to the Gallery at Harborplace in the Inner Harbor.
The idea of the Light City festival seemed too imprecise for me — then a teacher in my late 70s — to grasp in its first year. I stayed away. By 2017, I’d softened, figuring that, like many things in quirky Baltimore, Light City is likely best understood by experiencing it. And boy, did I.
The Inner Harbor isn’t the only place in Baltimore that will be all lit up for Light City, the annual free lights festival returning this month. Neighborhood Lights, a series of illuminated visual or performance art projects installed in 14 city neighborhoods, is set to open this weekend.
One man is dead from being hit by a car and another is missing in the waters of the Inner Harbor after they each fled from Baltimore Police officers in separate incidents Thursday night and early Friday morning, police said.
More than 1,000 stores and businesses were torched, damaged, looted or destroyed. Fifty years later, the singularity of what happened in the days after the assassination of the civil rights leader remains.
Students from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute led a large crowd that stretched through blocks of downtown, through the Inner Harbor, for a local version of the national March For Our Lives protest Saturday.
Reactions to the white stuff were similarly mixed across the city, with some celebrating an unexpected day off and others ruing called-off travel plans. Much of the city was closed by the fourth nor’easter storm to hit the East Coast in three weeks.
Everyone was Irish on Sunday as the city’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade — a merry stream of classic cars, bands, Irish wolfhounds and Mummers — made its way down Charles Street and through the Inner Harbor.
Cal Ripken's 24-acre spread in Baltimore County lingered on the market for so long, he decided to auction it off. Ray Lewis and the late Tom Clancy similarly haven't been able to sell their high-end homes either. Such properties often are too idiosyncratic, and too expensive, realtors say.
The National Weather Service said a wind advisory remained in effect for the Baltimore and Washington metro areas through 11 a.m. Saturday as the area experienced overnight gusts of up to 60 mph in a storm that wreaked havoc across the region.
Alice J.W. "Ajax" Eastman, an outspoken advocate in support of Maryland environmental issues, died Friday from complications of pneumonia at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. She was 84.