| Jan 19, 2011
Aloft Hotel Harlem, 2300 Frederick Douglass Blvd. and 124th St., 212-749-4000; aloftharlem.com. Located in the heart of Harlem, Aloft has neighbors that include a hair-care store, an upscale florist and a movie theater — quintessential...
| Jul 16, 2011
| 6:44 PM
Baltimore International College chefs-in-training dished up free barbecue Saturday to neighbors in Little Italy who worry they are on the verge of losing the four-decade-old culinary and hospitality school.
The college learned in June that it would...
| Jul 24, 2011
| 7:24 AM
Carmelia Hicks' favorite grade-school teacher, Julia T. Smith, was a kindly human being, but she kept a thick paddle in her desk drawer and was never afraid to use it.
The way Hicks remembers it, Miss Smith had plenty of backup.
"If you acted up, she...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 9:37 AM
With a piece of India
n flour bread in his pocket and hopes of becoming a free man in his heart, James W.C. Pennington ran away from Rockland Estate in search of freedom.
The so-called fugitive blacksmith would go on to become a minister in Presbyterian...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 4:00 PM
Frederick County is about 50 miles west of Baltimore, about a one-hour drive. Take Interstate 70 west to exit 54 (Maryland Route 355 — Market Street). Make a left on Market Street. Market Street will lead you directly into...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 3:33 PM
From the Kansas Historical Society:
Abolitionist. Born: 9 May 1800. Died: 2 December 1859
John Brown was born in Torrington, Connecticut, on May 9, 1800, to Owen and Ruth (Mills) Brown,
the fourth of eight children. In 1805 the family moved to...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 6:16 AM
How many times have you wished there was a knowledgeable person who could answer your specific financial question? You might end up asking a relative, friend or neighbor, but you risk that they don't know the answer, either, and steer you wrong.
| Oct 3, 2011
5 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Bill Moller in for Greg Jarrett
6:09 a.m. Our very own Karen Conti provides some insight into several high-profile courtroom battles currently in the news: Dr. Conrad Murray, Amanda Knox and William...
| Mar 28, 2011
| 6:46 PM
When Confederate troops burned Chambersburg in 1864, the fires damaged or destroyed 500 structures, left 2,000 people homeless and caused $1.5 million in losses.
The town’s sacrifice will be commemorated in early April through a laser light show...
| Apr 3, 2011
Antonio Fulgham can barely read or write. The 21-year-old from West Baltimore has been deemed "mentally retarded," with bleak job prospects. He blames his plight on lead poisoning he suffered as a toddler while growing up amid flaking paint in two...
| Apr 10, 2011
Hearts Touched by Fire
The Best of "Battles and Leaders of the Civil War"
Edited by Harold Holzer
Modern Library: 1,264 pp., $38
The Civil War
The First Year Told by Those Who Lived It
Edited by Brooks D. Simpson, Stephen W. Sears and Aaron Sheehan-...