Mayor comes to Hampden's ice cream parlor, The Charmery, to promote the city's fledgling micro-loan program, hold a business roundtable — and sample a new SRB flavor, strawberry, rhubarb and blueberry, named for her initials. The parlor was one of first businesses in the city to get a micro-loan. Also on hand are two women who got a loan to start a mobile coffee truck.
The 23,000 civilians, contractors and members of uniformed military who work at Aberdeen Proving Ground were preparing Monday for the possibility of a federal government shutdown on Tuesday that is likely to have an impact well beyond the boundaries of the huge Harford County military installation.
Longtime Hampden resident Jack Barr, a colorful, well-remembered character who trolled The Avenue for news and passed it on as a beloved town crier, died Sunday at the Manor Care nursing home in Towson, of heart disease and a colon infection at 79. Denise Whiting of Cafe Hon said he was "Hampden's original Facebook page."
Even before local and federal agents raided Jade Heart Health in Towson and charged its operators with prostitution and human trafficking, what went on at the massage parlor at 1404 E. Joppa Road was hardly a secret.
When Tamber's restaurant in Charles Village opened a racy bar called The Den upstairs several years ago, the community was up in arms and City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke went on the warpath to shut the bar down. Now, Tamber's wants to expand the restaurant and Clarke once again is fighting it. This time, however, the community supports Tamber's.
Petro Kosmides, a retired quality control engineer who also taught at the Community College of Baltimore County, died of brain tumor complications Sept. 20 at his home in the Chapelgate section of Timonium. He was 83.
Baltimore tourism leaders will have to find another way to draw visitors over Labor Day weekend after the Grand Prix of Baltimore was canceled. They are focused on more sporting events and filling up the dead time of winter.
Plans to build a mixed-use office and retail complex at the intersection of Old Joppa Road and Route 1 (Baltimore Pike) in Bel Air drew fire Wednesday from residents and community leaders about traffic and overall increased development in an area still considered rural by those who live there.
Alice Ann Finnerty, the longtime owner of The Turnover Shop and founder and first president of the Hampden Village Merchants Association, will throw a party at the store Sept. 7 to celebrate her 35th year in business. We profile her in advance of the party.
While the three-day festival of speed brings more than 130,000 people to the Inner Harbor, business owners far from the race track report lackluster sales as Grand Prix of Baltimore patrons stay close to the track and non-race visitors shy away. Several business owners in Little Italy, Fells Point and Harbor East blamed the dismal business weekend on the misconception that the Grand Prix shuts down Baltimore.
Potential bidders interested in purchasing a Mississippi-style paddlewheel riverboat once worth millions of dollars are set to show up in Canton this week from up and down the East Coast, to start the bidding at $50,000.
The original Abbey Burger Bistro could be described as a hole in the wall down an alley near Cross Street Market in Federal Hill. Like the original, this place has fantastic burgers and a healthy selection of beer. Unlike the original, the Ocean City location isn¿t small -- the new restaurant has easily twice the seating of the Federal Hill branch.