| Oct 17, 2012
| 9:45 AM
Most remember the rule "stop, drop and roll" when it comes to fires. Federal emergency management officials want to add "drop, cover and hold on" to our memory banks.
Those are the instructions given during an earthquake, and people across five states,...
| Nov 17, 2012
The holiday season wouldn't be the holiday season without colorful music and dance events.
And, just as department stores break out the Christmas decorations earlier and earlier, some performing arts organizations get into the swing before Thanksgiving....
| Jul 25, 2012
| 1:56 PM
Our database design group is constantly bugging local governments for data sets to play with, even if we're not completely sure what we'll do with them.
Not all of these thoughts pan out. One example: We recently got curious about how money was being...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 6:55 PM
At a time when Roman Catholic bishops are waging political wars against contraception and same-sex marriage, one of the church's most hard-line generals was named Tuesday to head its historically important Baltimore archdiocese.
The Vatican appointed...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 5:45 PM
Baltimore's 200-year-old Basilica of the Assumption, the first cathedral in America, will be closed to many visitors over eight months as crews repair domes damaged in August's earthquake, church officials said Thursday.
Repairs could cost up to $5...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 3:38 PM
Like preachers across the country preparing for Christmas services today, William Lori has grappled with the question of how to celebrate the joy of the day so soon after the devastation of Newtown.
But for Baltimore's new archbishop, the challenge also...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 11:39 AM
Karen Lewand, a preservationist and educator who launched a series of walking tours while establishing programs for children to learn about architecture, died of cancer Dec. 20 at her home in the Radnor-Winston section of North Baltimore. She was 67....
| Jul 25, 2012
| 4:50 PM
A multi-month session of earthquake-related repairs to Baltimore's Basilca of the Assumption will start next week, after being delayed from its original start date, a representative for the Archdiocese of Baltimore wrote in an email on Wednesday.
| Aug 23, 2012
| 6:09 AM
A year ago, life paused for a minute in Baltimore and across a wide swath of the country as the ground shook beneath us. Buildings emptied, text messages flew and everyone asked each other, "Did you just feel that?"
The U.S. Geological Surveyconfirmed...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 12:47 PM
North Charles Street motorists, bikers and walkers will notice that the scaffolding that has masked the elegant south portico of historic Homewood Museum since late last fall has been removed, revealing a dazzling and historically accurate restoration....
| Mar 7, 2012
| 10:03 AM
James Edward O'Meara Jr., founder of a commercial construction company and a World War II veteran, died Saturday of heart failure at his Glyndon home. He was 90.
The son of a masonry company owner and a homemaker, Mr. O'Meara was born in Baltimore and...