| May 27, 2014
| 7:07 PM
Baltimore's harbor earned a failing grade for water quality in the latest assessment of its ecological health, despite fewer reported sewage overflows last year.
Though the harbor's overall grade for 2013, to be released Wednesday, is down from a C-...
| May 10, 2014
| 3:43 PM
Many held signs reading "End Poverty Pay at Johns Hopkins Hospital." Some repeated union rally chants. Others brought their children and family for support. All gathered Saturday at the Inner Harbor to demand better wages and benefits from the world-...
| May 13, 2014
| 10:30 AM
There are 26 outlets to the Baltimore Harbor, and most of these are from the neighborhoods that empty into it. The new trash interceptor is amazing ("New water wheel joins fight against harbor trash," May 6) but it will clean up only the Jones Falls...
| May 13, 2014
| 1:26 PM
Dr. Otis B. Michael, a retired physician and former chairman of the city's Commission on Aging, died of cancer May 2 at Seasons Hospice at Northwest Hospital Center. The Pikesville and Inner Harbor resident was 82.
Born in Asheville, N.C., he was the son...
| May 28, 2014
| 10:43 AM
Three years ago, I joined six of my friends in passing out vegetarian recipes and information at the Inner Harbor. Baltimore City Police officers ordered us to stop and demanded that we leave the property, under threat of arrest. So last week, we sued...
| May 14, 2014
| 6:45 AM
The check-out inquiry was "paper or plastic?" But it's no longer a choice. Merchants love plastic. It's easy to store and less expensive than paper. Multiple bags can handle heavier items. Thin plastic wraps around whatever is in the bag and around one'...
| May 5, 2014
| 8:00 AM
When my daughter was a freshman in high school, she shared a particularly uplifting experience from history class one day. In the middle of a lesson, a senior barged into the classroom with tears in his eyes and handed the teacher a letter. A smile spread...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 6:38 AM
The early candidate for rap album of the year begins with a mother warning her son to stop following in the footsteps of his incarcerated father.
The colorfully delivered advice was given to Keenon Daequan Ray Jackson, the 24-year-old rapper better...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 7:49 AM
Michael Mayfield did it all: The Baltimore teenager was a member of his school's Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps, played baritone horn in the band, was a force on the mound for the baseball team, and was a youth ambassador and peer mediator.
| Apr 3, 2014
| 12:51 PM
Baltimore's celebration of the 200th anniversary of the penning of "The Star-Spangled Banner" will be broadcast live during a two-hour episode of PBS' "Great Performances" series on Sept. 13.
The show is set for 8 p.m. and will be broadcast live from...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 5:09 AM
It's one of the most important wedding decisions — where to, you know, have the wedding. Apart from finding a spot that fits your unique tastes and themes, there's the matter of timing. Some wedding consultants suggest booking one year or more in...