| May 18, 2013
| 4:20 PM
A pair of racing aficionados from Saratoga Springs, N.Y., spent Saturday watching the early races at Pimlico, then they put their observations to use to score a massive payday in the Preakness.
Joe Cavallo, 26, and Stephanie Rafferty, 21, hit the Pick 4...
| May 22, 2013
| 8:35 AM
Eric Schwaab, a native Baltimorean who's spent the last three years in the federal government overseeing fisheries and coastal conservation efforts, is returning home to take a new post at the National Aquarium.
Schwaab, 52, currently an acting...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Baltimore is on the cusp of making once unimaginable progress in modernizing its obsolete public school facilities with more than $1 billion in investment over the next 10 years. Broad coalitions of supporters, feasible financing plans and the adoption of...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 8:17 PM
The new giant Pacific octopus at the National Aquarium in Baltimore had a rough Monday morning commute.
Before he even got on the road, he turned from pink to dark red as he was placed into a plastic bag full of water, then into a white plastic foam...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 4:25 PM
Baltimore's harbor may be too funky for swimming or fishing, but maybe a little gardening can help.
Students from two city schools and some adult volunteers gathered at the National Aquarium Tuesday to "plant" some oysters in the Inner Harbor - not...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 3:40 PM
If you hurry, you can still catch a free wildlife show at the Inner Harbor. The Northwest Branch of the Patapsco River is alive with big, milky jellyfish swimming lazily about.
I'd been hearing from folks about the jellies for the past week or so,...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:33 PM
Most days, only a few women joined Betsy Cunningham's "Women in Black" anti-war protests. Sometimes she was all alone.
Through heat, rain and snow, she and her black-clad companions stood silently on the corner of Pratt and Light streets near Baltimore's...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 3:00 PM
On Halloween morning, Dunloggin Middle School in Ellicott City received a treat for all the environmental improvements that students and faculty have accomplished in recent years.
Gov. Martin O'Malley visited the school in recognition of its...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 5:47 PM
Plans to build offices and condominiums at Harbor Point hit a new snag Friday as federal and state regulators rejected the developer's plans for protecting the public from toxic contamination in the ground during construction at the former factory site....
| Jul 20, 2013
| 11:14 AM
Two years after the Obama administration relaunched an effort to get rid of surplus federal buildings, almost all of the excess property identified in Maryland remains in government hands, a review by The Baltimore Sun has found.
Red tape, lack of...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 5:18 AM
In the video for their breakthrough hit, "What Makes You Beautiful," the five Brit heartthrobs of One Direction cavort on the beach, looking wind-swept, clean-cut and ink-free.
Yet, there they were — well, three of them, anyway — on a recent...