| Jul 6, 2012
| 4:49 PM
After a week without electricity, Sara Waire felt little need to sugarcoat her answer when asked Friday afternoon how her family was holding up.
"Today," the Stoneleigh resident said grimly, "has been pretty awful."
Her 4-year-old daughter, Mady,...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 4:08 PM
Raquel Rojas has never worked for a company that gave her paid sick leave. Sometimes even unpaid leave isn't on offer.
The Baltimore resident said a restaurant that employed her as a line cook three years ago stopped scheduling her for work after she...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 10:03 AM
The 67-year-old man stabbed at a North Michigan Avenue hotel Saturday night had been downtown with seven family members for the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, his niece said.
A second man was also injured in the attack while trying to keep the...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 12:15 PM
The number of credit cards held by municipal employees has dropped about30% as the amount of charges being billed has fallen even more, according to a recent city report.
For the first quarter of 2012-13, the number of so-called procurement cards held...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 6:53 AM
Christmas on Las Olas began 50 years ago as a marketing gimmick to remind residents of far-flung locales west of State Road 7 that downtown Fort Lauderdale shops were open for their holiday shopping pleasure. But as it has developed, the most-irresistible...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 3:37 PM
The Assistance League Glendale celebrated its 37th annual Festival of Trees. On Sunday the Glendale Hilton was all aglow with the league’s theme, “By the Candle’s Glow.” More electric light than candlelight, the city’s fire...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 11:42 AM
The Alzheimer's Family Services Center board member and volunteer Mary Lou Shattuck has been honored with the Orange County Community Foundation's Philanthropy Award.
Along with the recognition, Shattuck received a $500 grant for the nonprofit...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 3:38 PM
Four trucks laden with 100 slot machines arrived early Wednesday morning at the nearly completed casino at Arundel Mills mall. For the next two hours, workers wheeled banks of the gleaming new machines, one by one, inside on hand trucks.
| Jan 9, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Punk's Backyard Grill has closed at the Westfield Annapolis Mall. The restaurant, which opened in 2009, evoked an American backyard gathering. The kitchen was enclosed behind a structure that suggested the back of a suburban home, the dining room was...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 7:10 AM
The nonprofit Center for the Science in the Public Interest has released its annual Xtreme Eating Awards. The "winners," which appear in the group's "Nutrition Action Healthletter," include offerings from the Cheesecake Factory, IHOP and Johnny Rockets....
| Jan 17, 2013
| 8:42 AM
IHOP has a Country Fried Steak & Eggs combo menu item with 3,720 milligrams of sodium. Johnny Rockets’ Bacon Cheddar Double burger has 50 grams of saturated fat. The Bistro Shrimp Pasta from the Cheesecake Factory has 3,120 calories.
Each one is...