Over the past several months, Little Italy has been in the news quite a bit. Most of the items, it seems, have been on incidents of crime, including a violent beating and robbing of a restaurant employee. Other items have been written on opinion pages regarding Little Italy's future or how it must change to remain relevant. What has been missing from these many lines of ink expended has been the view of anyone born and raised in Little Italy.
Towson Chamber of Commerce will kick off its annual Winterfest event on Friday, Nov. 29 with the lighting of the tree at Olympic Park at the Towson Circle. Winterfest activities include street performers, refreshments, a tree decorating contest, talking reindeer, kids activities and more.
Plans for two commercial development projects in Joppa and Fallston that have raised previous concerns in their respective communities were reviewed by Harford County and state agencies last week, while a proposal for more houses in Abingdon is likewise raising hackles in that community.
Slowly, steadily, the Laurel area is being transformed into a global grocery village. Along with a rich array of eateries featuring international flavors, the local landscape is now a destination for more exotic supermarkets whose shelves brim with hard-to-find items gleaned from farmers' fields in Central and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia. Wealthier newcomers bled into a Laurel mosaic with immigrants who are less wealthy, creating what Brendle calls a "hybrid diversity," something he
Giovanni's restaurant of Edgewood seems likely to stay put for a while, after the Harford County Council upheld a zoning decision denying a setback variance for a church that wants to buy out the restaurant.
A Ruby Tuesday restaurant will open next spring on Liberty Road in Randallstown, where leaders have been working to attract more national chains, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said Wednesday.
Fifty years ago Thursday, President John F. Kennedy traveled to the Maryland-Delaware state line to celebrate one of the largest transportation accomplishments of the era and one that would have a profound effect on both Harford and Cecil counties in the ensuing half a century.
Fifty years after it connected Maryland with Delaware, the rest of the Northeast and eventually the entire eastern seaboard, Interstate 95 is a cultural and economic powerhouse with a legacy that reaches into every aspect of life.
The longtime Maryland tradition of Senior Week, in which high school graduates swarm to the beach for sun and not entirely legal fun, is in the spotlight after Maryland attorney general and gubernatorial candidate Doug Gansler was photographed in the middle of a party where underage kids were drinking.
The transformation of a vacant, 12-story eyesore into a gleaming office building has brought workers, shoppers and diners to the northern edge of downtown Towson — thanks in part to a public financing package that waived repayment of millions of dollars in loans to a developer. The county grants these so-called conditional loans that do not require repayment if certain conditions, such as job creation, are met.
At Woody's Taco Island food truck, customers take their marinated tilapia, Caribbean fried rice and jerk chicken chili to go in recycled cardboard containers. It's an environmentally friendly — albeit more expensive alternative — that restaurateurs around Baltimore say their customers are demanding in place of traditional foam cups and containers that some want banned from the city.
Marita Carroll, a retired Annapolis elementary school teacher and civil rights activist who was arrested on trespassing charges in 1960 as she sat at a bus stop lunch counter, died of Alzheimer's disease complications Saturday at Anne Arundel Medical Center. The Eastport resident was 91.
Asking for money near Baltimore restaurants, shops or parking meters would be outlawed under legislation some City Council members say is needed to make residents and visitors feel safer. The proposal, which heads to the full council for its consideration on Nov. 4, faces opposition from advocates for the homeless and free speech groups, who say broadly limiting panhandling violates the Constitution.
Today, with nearly five times as many lounges peddling a relaxing experience around a water-filled flavored tobacco pipe — including many that allow patrons to bring in their own alcohol — legislators in Baltimore County are looking for a way to regulate hookah lounges and gain control over what County Councilman Todd Huff described as "a community menace."
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.
William N. Gill Sr., founder of the Village Sub Shop chain that stretched from Northeast to West Baltimore and later included The Steak & Rib Restaurant, died Saturday of a heart attack at his Lutherville home. He was 82.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun