Sol Kramer, who turned a Depression-era 15-cent balsa wood toy airplane business into a leading wholesale hobby empire, died of pneumonia April 24 at Hospice by the Sea in Pompano Beach, Fla. The former Pikesville resident was 96.
"Cowboy" Jim Gifford isn't really a cowboy. He's a native New Yorker who doesn't try to hide his accent. But probe the brain of the man inside the 10-gallon hat and you'll find a born promoter, at home on the range lassoing folks to support a cause near and dear to his heart: a concert to benefit the nonprofit Wounded Warrior Project. The event, which features local country and rock and roll artists, is set for the evening of May 11 at the American Legion Post 60 on lower Main Street.
M. Faysal Thameen, a retired structural engineer who headed the city's role in the 1980s construction of the Fort McHenry Tunnel, died of cancer April 9 at his home in Millbury, Mass. The former Parkville resident was 75.
Leon Samuel Idas, who owned a commercial used clothing business and fought the German occupation of his native Greece during World War II, died of a cerebral ailment April 12 at his home in Lauderhill, Fla. He was 87 years old and formerly lived in Bolton Hill.
Marylanders would find it easier to buy auto coverage from a state insurance fund, foster children would gain protection from identity thieves and debtors would be less likely to be jailed under bills recently passed by lawmakers.
The operators of Cook Volkswagen in Fallston are looking to expand the vehicle storage lot for their Belair Road dealership, but the property developer must resolve outstanding issues with state and federal agencies and work out an agreement with neighboring homeowners before they can proceed.
Several other pieces of legislation relevant to homeowners passed both chambers of the General Assembly during the most recent session, which ended earlier this month. O'Malley is expected to sign them provided they pass a constitutional review, according to spokeswoman Raquel Guillory.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday she's pressing her Department of Transportation to ensure speed camera accuracy after officials acknowledged that 590 erroneous tickets were issued by the city's new multimillion-dollar camera system.
Baltimore officials announced Tuesday they have suspended the city's troubled speed camera program amid fresh reports of erroneous tickets, this time involving a new multimillion-dollar camera network. The Baltimore Sun found that one of those new cameras has been issuing invalid tickets to motorists on The Alameda, apparently because the camera was programmed with the wrong speed limit.
A visibly increased police presence greeted Orioles fans Tuesday as they ventured to Camden Yards for Baltimore's first major sporting event since the previous day's deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon.
General Motors officially launched its new electric motor in White Marsh Tuesday, a milestone in domestic manufacturing — and a key part of the company's bet that the electric-vehicle market is poised to grow.
Prospective Howard County homeowners flooded Long Reach High School Saturday, looking for information on available properties, financing options and recommendations to make homeownership in the county a reality.
The round of applause made 10-month-old Tafsir Islam cry in the arms of his aunt, Sanjida Islam, but they could have been tears of joy. Just seconds before, his parents had won the opportunity to purchase a new three-bedroom townhouse at a below market rate in Ellicott City.
First, I should say that we opted to focus our search around Charlottesville, Va. Charlottesville is in a central location that most guests can drive to, and we love spending time there. Everybody wins.
A large section of brick fell seven stories from the face of a National Institutes of Health building on the campus of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center on Tuesday, and officials at the federal agency are still trying to find out why.
Legislation that would have placed stricter limits on where local governments could put speed cameras and required them to appoint ombudsmen to hear complaints died in the General Assembly Monday night.
H&S Bakery is moving its Harbor East distribution center to East Baltimore business park Hollander 95, freeing up prime real estate that the breadmaker-turned-developer has eyed for development for more than a decade.