| Dec 16, 2011
What the world really needs is a way to persuade roofers to be quieter.
Lacking that, they should be required to spend a few years working on the late beats of morning newspapers before they go into the roofing business. That might help them develop more...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 3:15 AM
When their dog disappeared four years ago, the Willey family of Owings Mills searched and searched. They combed their neighborhood, they called everyone they could think of and then they called them again. For months.
But eventually they gave up. And...
| Jan 7, 2012
Q: I own a rowhouse built in 1905, and the bricks in the basement seem to be turning to dust over time. What should I do?
A: Moisture does it every time. Bricks are porous. You see the deterioration in chimney bricks especially, so you'll need to track...
| May 23, 2011
| 3:10 PM
Julia Reed was sitting on the couch in her home when the tornado ripped though Pulaski County in early April. The living room was the only area in her eight bedroom home untouched by the tornado.
"There are no walls. All the walls were damaged,"...
| Jan 17, 2012
On a typical day, Mindy Mora arrives at her law office about 8 a.m. and leaves 12 hours later. She will drive home, eat dinner and put in a few more hours of work, even taking client calls late at night. "Being a partner at a law firm is not a 9 to 5 job,...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 3:57 PM
Home prices in Burbank continued their slide in December compared to the same period a year earlier, but agents said they're hopeful that 2012 would bring better market conditions.
The median price for a single-family home was $510,000 last month, down...
| Mar 6, 2011
It was always a quiet block, everyone would say afterward. Maybe it was. Or maybe the 500 block of N. 13th Street in Allentown only seemed so in retrospect.
The night was cold and characteristically still as a man made his way along Allen Street. He...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 1:46 PM
With the August deadline for homeowners to change out their wood shake roofs looming, local Realtors concerned about a distressed housing market are expected to push the Burbank City Council on Tuesday to postpone the requirement.
Fears that the...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 3:49 PM
Rather than splitting hairs about who knew what and when they knew it (roof-overs vs. exposed wood shingles), the fact remains that the 1992 ordinance to replace wood shake roofs had an August compliance date. Christopher John Rizzotti's lobbying the City...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 4:21 PM
The thought first crossed my mind as I contorted my body under ledges and sucked in my stomach to fit through narrow gaps between boulders as I followed the blue blazes along Burlington's "Mile of Ledges."
That same thought ran through my head Wednesday...
| Jan 31, 2012
The Fitch Ratings agency has downgraded the credit of another five European countries -- Belgium, Cyprus, Italy, Slovenia, and Spain -- citing "the financing risks faced by eurozone sovereign governments in the absence of a credible financial firewall...