Baltimore City liquor board denies controversial request to transfer liquor license from Hillen Road to York Road. The community says there are already too many liquor establishments along York Road, plus therer's an effort to upgrade the corridor and a study is being done.
This was the promise: No longer would African-Americans be forced to pick up their meals from the back door of restaurants. No longer would they need to fear being unable to find lodgings on their way home from a trip.
Consultants to a group trying to revitalize York Road in the city tell a community meeting that parcels should be assembled for a major supermarket and talk about the possibility of cutting York Road down from two lanes each way to one each way to slow traffic and help merchants.
A powerful city senator has amended legislation in Annapolis to ban any new liquor licenses in a north Baltimore neighborhood -- a move that is drawing criticism from opponents who say it should have been aired in public first.
Tom Kiefaber, the former owner of the Senator Theatre, has filed a second-degree assault charge against state Sen. Joan Carter Conway, after an incident last week at the auction of Kiefaber's former Orkney Road house that ended with him in handcuffs.