| May 15, 2014
| 10:02 PM
There was something missing as Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke on the Far Northwest Side in March to offer an explanation on what City Hall was doing about the roads after a winter that "left nothing but potholes and pockmarks throughout the city of Chicago."...
| May 13, 2014
| 9:37 AM
A Mark Rothko painting that was vandalized in 2012 at London's Tate Modern museum is back on view after undergoing restoration. "Black on Maroon," a work from 1958 that is part of the artist's so-called Seagram mural series, was the subject of an 18-month...
| May 18, 2014
| 6:58 PM
Every two weeks, a swath of Louisiana the size of this city's French Quarter vanishes into the Gulf of Mexico. Since the 1930s, the state has lost nearly 1,900 square miles, a quarter of its coastal land area.
For decades, oil and gas companies cut...
| May 20, 2014
| 4:45 AM
Howard County government and developer Howard Hughes Corp. have agreed to a five-year, $19-million renovation plan for Columbia's Merriweather Post Pavilion, County Executive Ken Ulman announced Monday.
Renovation is expected to be complete in 2019...
| May 24, 2014
The Boathouse Canton is a real beauty.
The restaurant and bar, located in the Tindeco Wharf apartment complex, makes excellent use of its waterfront location. From what we saw, people are responding. The restaurant was busy each time we visited, on a...
| May 22, 2014
| 2:38 PM
The Laguna Beach City Council will consider the latest draft of the view ordinance on Thursday.
The Citizens for View Protection and Restoration Steering Committee was created in 2013 when then-Mayor Kelly Boyd announced that he wanted a view ordinance...
| May 8, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Towson area state and local officials have written to Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dallas Dance asking for assurances that the Loch Raven Elementary School building will be saved — and Dance's chief of staff says plans call for...
| May 11, 2014
| 2:40 PM
— With oysters showing signs of revival in the Chesapeake Bay, some are trying to bring the bivalves back in the bay's second largest tributary, the Potomac River.
Just two years into their fledgling effort to restore the river's once-bountiful...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 5:23 PM
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz proposed a new 700-seat elementary school near the center of Towson on Friday to relieve overcrowding, telling the school superintendent that he won't fund the school system's plans to renovate two other schools....
| Jul 17, 2014
| 6:49 PM
Bethlehem will apply for a grant to help fund planned renovations to Monocacy Park and Illick's Mill, but the grant will delay the project by a year.
During Tuesday's regular meeting, City Council members approved a resolution authorizing Ralph Carp,...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 12:00 PM
As hard as it may be to imagine, there was a time not so long ago when few Americans had ever heard the expression "man cave."
In 1994, PBS' trusty "This Old House" was the best known of a handful of home-improvement programs on the airwaves. The idea...