| Jul 30, 2011
| 5:58 PM
Seven years after the Hippodrome Theatre reopened with a citywide celebration and an outpouring of civic optimism, the historic venue is struggling, beset by exorbitant utility expenses and an audience that is seemingly deserting in droves.
| Jul 26, 2011
| 11:49 AM
Students could be moved to underused schools out west
A careful reading of the Howard County Times provides solutions for the over crowding of public schools and the proposed tax payer funded Tennis Stadium.
The new Elementary school, the public park...
| Aug 13, 2011
| 6:55 PM
Steven Wehner had overcome dyslexia, a stint in jail on drug charges and the loss of his repair shop on Martha's Vineyard.
Living in the basement of his mother's Rodgers Forge home, he set his sights on his biggest challenge yet: Bringing an IndyCar...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 3:05 PM
The Hippodrome Theatre, like much of the city's west side development, has not been a roaring success. The former movie palace and vaudeville house was renovated seven years ago by the Maryland Stadium Authority at a cost of $63.3 million. It opened...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 3:52 PM
Residents upset with trees being felled in advance of the Grand Prix are going into court Monday to try to prevent any more from being taken down. But both the mayor's and city solicitor's office say all the cutting is done.
A group led by Dave Troy, a...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 10:00 AM
There needs to be a wider vision for the proposed slots parlor on Russell Street. Moving the Preakness to a new world-class facility in the Camden-Carroll industrial park would reinforce the slots parlor opposite Russell Street and feed off the success of...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 4:58 PM
The founder of the Baltimore Grand Prix has filed a $750,000 claim against the current organizers of the event, joining another early investor who claims he has yet to be paid.
Steven C. Wehner says Baltimore Racing Development LLC, the company that he...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 8:00 AM
While I am sure that the vast majority of Baltimore residents will be happy with a Grand Prix result of $2 million a year in direct tax benefits to the city or a full $70 million in economic impact ("The Road to a Grand Prix," Aug. 14), there is always...
| Sep 4, 2011
Twenty-two-year-old Elkridge resident Roger Buckley recalls U.S. 1 as cluttered with "lots of old, sleazy motels, liquor stores and fast-food restaurants." The main drag near his childhood home was run-down, but it had its advantages.
| Aug 21, 2011
| 12:42 PM
Nick Nicaise's first word was "car." While his childhood pals mooned over Mickey Mantle, he idolized driver Dan Gurney.
And when his wife glimpsed a grown-up Nicaise beaming as he flitted around the garage area at an IndyCar race, she told him, "You're...
| Aug 25, 2011
The abilities of some intelligent, civic-minded people are going to waste while about a quarter million tax dollars sit idle.
This isn't necessarily the result of some government boondoggle, just one of those things that didn't work out as planned. But...