| Dec 27, 2013
| 4:36 PM
Emergency unemployment benefits will expire Saturday for more than 25,000 out-of-work Marylanders, with thousands more projected to run out in the first half of next year unless Congress decides to reverse course and approve an extension.
| Dec 21, 2013
| 12:35 PM
News of the closing of Simon "Cy" Avara's hair-styling academy — a Baltimore institution — arrives just as we enter the 50th anniversary of the start of the British Invasion of rock music. I make the connection because the British Invasion was...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 1:18 PM
Sarah W. McCardell, a Govans homemaker who happily cared for her 10 children while teaching them lasting values and enduring life lessons that she imparted with love, humor and grace, died Friday of a stroke at the University of Maryland St. Joseph...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 10:12 AM
You'll know you have arrived at John Waters' Christmas party when you see the wreath of thorns.
Ricky the doorman — he's worked this party for 25 years — will not let you past the heavy wooden door unless your name is on the list. You...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 10:37 AM
By Kit Waskom Pollard
In the realm of ethnic cuisines, Turkish food flies under the radar. Govans' new spot, Bosphorus, named for the Turkish strait that is part of the boundary between Europe and Asia, could change that.
Bosphorus is an apt name,...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 12:51 PM
Winifred Coughlin, a homemaker who established college scholarships in thanks for the assistance she had received as a student, died Tuesday of complications from Alzheimer's disease at King James Care Center in Chatham, N.J. The former Ednor Gardens...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 1:49 PM
Joan A. Spurrier, a retired legal secretary and family matriarch, died of kidney failure Sunday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Idlewylde resident was 80.
Born Joan Anita Adams in Baltimore and raised on Beaumont Avenue in Govans, she was the...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 1:20 PM
An 8-inch water main break is affecting homes in several residential blocks in North Baltimore on Thursday morning, according to the Baltimore Department of Public Works.
The break, in the 600 block of Winston Ave., is in the city's Winston-Govans...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 3:04 PM
Vera Louise Davis, a homemaker recalled as an accomplished baker, died of congestive heart failure Sept. 5 at her home in the Govans section of North Baltimore. She was 85.
Born Vera Louise Evans in Baltimore to John Henry and Lillian Evans, she grew...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Manna House, an agency that supports Baltimore's poor and needy, supplies 50,000 meals to the homeless every year, and executive director Saleem Gauhar calls it a privilege to do so.
It's also not easy, he says. It's something his organization could...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 2:22 PM
Jeanne D. Granofsky, a registered nurse who worked for 30 years with the Baltimore City Health Department, died Tuesday at the Bel Air Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was 84.
The daughter of a furniture maker and a homemaker, the former Jeanne...