| Nov 5, 2012
| 7:32 AM
John Travolta knew what he wanted to do with the role of Edna Turnblad, the zaftig housewife at the center of "Hairspray." The movie's producers, however, weren't so sure.
Especially when he insisted on using a Bawlamer accent.
"I got fought on it, by...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 8:34 AM
Commuters north of downtown will see major traffic disruptions Thursday, as Baltimore deals with another problem with its aging water infrastructure — this time the failure of a 90-year-old main that closed the intersection of North Charles Street...
| May 30, 2012
| 5:24 PM
R&B artist Brian McKnight, rockers Clutch and funksters the Rebirth Brass Band will headline this year's Artscape festival, set for July 20-22.
The performance lineup, along with other details of the three-day festival that attracts about 350,000...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 4:24 PM
As the Baltimore school system prepares to implement a more stringent curriculum next year, sample evaluations of more than two dozen schools show that many are struggling with how to effectively teach children.
In an evaluation of teachers' instruction,...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 1:42 PM
Linda Eberhart believes that all children can succeed in school regardless of their circumstances, and she spent 42 years working to make sure that happened in the Baltimore's most challenging schools. First as a teacher starting in 1970, then as an...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 1:48 PM
Charles "Chuck" Busnuk, a retired Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene grants writer, died of cancer Aug. 31 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 64 and lived in Canton.
Born in Baltimore and raised in Highlandtown, he was a 1966...
| Jun 20, 2012
It's that time again to mark your calendars for the 2012 Cecil County Fair to be held July 20 to 28 in Fair Hill.
Activities at the Elks Club in Havre de Grace include bingo June 27 (there is no breakfast June 24).
Breakfast will be served June 24 at...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 3:25 PM
Bolton Hill baseball and travel writer Charlie Vascellaro normally can be found hanging out at ballparks. So the opportunity to spend a night in late April at the Sports Legends Museum at Camden Station after hearing tales about ghostly occupants was...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 7:09 AM
Twelve area bands, specializing in styles ranging from reggae to hip-hop, will be playing Artscape 2012, The Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts announced Monday.
The winnings bands are 7IghQ and Bumpin Uglies (reggae), Brooks Long (blues),...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 8:01 AM
An accident at St. Paul Street and Mount Royal Avenue is snarling traffic near Penn Station.
As of 9 a.m. Thursday, traffic was slow on I-83 northbound near Warren Road, due to an accident.
Accidents were also slowing traffic on Route 170 northbound at...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 5:56 PM
Two photographers who were detained by Maryland Transit Administration police this year and told they were forbidden to take pictures of MTA facilities expressed relief Wednesday after the head of the agency flatly repudiated the officers' actions....