| Sep 5, 2011
| 11:29 AM
A suspected gas leak sparked an explosion that ripped through an Italian eatery in the West Beverly neighborhood on the city's South Side, officials said this morning.
No injuries were reported in the blaze at Franconello Italian Restaurant, 10220 S....
| Sep 6, 2011
| 10:58 AM
My daughter Arielle had her first day of kindergarten last week. Parents were invited to stay in the classroom through circle time. As I sat cross-legged next to my wife on our portion of the magic circle, I listened to morning announcements with a...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 8:31 PM
Ten years ago, then-President George W. Bush held up the badge of George Howard, a police officer who died at the World Trade Center, during a session of Congress. The badge, Bush said, was "a reminder of lives that ended, and a task that does not end."...
| Sep 10, 2011
| 10:00 PM
You've seen "Antiques Roadshow" on public television … now welcome to "Antiques Homeshow," where this columnist tries to persuade himself that the dust-covered junk cluttering his house has some actual value!
Item No. 1: A vintage Coleman camp...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 7:02 AM
Boston's Dropkick Murphys are bringing a taste of St. Patrick's Day mayhem to Portsmouth next week. The group, known for its mash up of Irish folk and feisty rock, is leading something called the Shamrock-N-Roll Festival into the nTelos amphitheater on...
| Oct 23, 2011
| 12:59 PM
Before big games in Ravens Country, we see the most enthusiastic fans changing into purple clothes, flying the team colors on their cars, layering on beads and painting their faces. They order colored cupcakes, decorate their homes and shake pompoms at...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 10:00 AM
I've been dating a guy for about a month now. We're not that compatible, and to be honest, I was mostly spending time with him to avoid the inevitable holiday loneliness. This sounds worse than it is. Who knows, maybe he's doing the same thing? So, my...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 8:54 PM
1.) Jim Righeimer. Costa Mesa's mayor pro tem led an unapologetic charge to restructure the city with layoffs, pension reform and the creation of a proposed city charter, making him the target of organized labor and a hero of reform-minded conservatives...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 1:22 AM
Changin' ain't easy, but people keep trying.
Sixty-four percent of adults between ages 18-29 said they were "somewhat likely" or "very likely" to make a New Year's resolution, according to a recent poll by the Marist Institute for Public Opinion. That...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 1:03 PM
Agnes E. May, a homemaker and volunteer, died Saturday of congestive heart failure at St. Joseph Medical Center. She was 88.
A daughter of a Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. grocery store manager and a homemaker, Agnes Edith Ripple was born in...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 7:55 AM
Last year saw considerable growth for The Muckrakes, a rock band with alt-country roots and close ties to the Peninsula.
The band is welcoming 2012 with a free, 7-track live album recorded at Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills, N.C. The disc...