| Jan 22, 2014
| 2:57 PM
Environmentalists in Baltimore point toward a recent survey that shows a bag surcharge in Washington resulted in 80 percent of residents using fewer disposable sacks.
OpinionWorks, an Annapolis-based public polling firm contracted by the Department of...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 9:00 AM
My elation quickly soured as I read commentator Eileen Pollock's assessment of life in Baltimore following her return to the city after years of living in Manhattan ("Baltimore is no New York," Jan. 13).
I agree that we desperately need more public...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 6:15 PM
Two people were fatally shot Sunday night in Northwest Baltimore as homicides continue to surge, with 16 to start the year.
The shootings occurred about 75 minutes and a half-mile apart late Sunday. The first was just before 10 p.m. in the 3600 block of...
| Dec 15, 2013
Former Attorney General Bob Butterworth recently recalled the days of the the 1970s and 1980s when bales of illicit marijuana were washing up on South Florida's beaches: "Who would have thought a few decades later we'd be talking about legalizing...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 2:17 PM
When President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address next week, we will be listening closely for the word "infrastructure," hopefully in the context of a major federal commitment to rebuilding roads, bridges, rail lines, ports and dikes....
| Dec 19, 2013
The first time Colonial Williamsburg tailor Mark Hutter was asked to re-create the tent used by George Washington during the Revolutionary War, he said no.
"I was afraid it would be all-consuming," he recalls.
Several years later, however, he and a...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 2:00 AM
This update on the life of Raoul Middleman was not meant to be nostalgic. At 78, the irrepressible Baltimore artist is still going strong, and some of his recent work might be his best, a remarkable thing for a man who has been painting for more than half...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 6:14 AM
For staples in the Baltimore nightlife scene, there is a thin line between comfortable and stagnant. The good bar owners are keenly aware of this and can anticipate the right time to make changes that will invigorate an establishment without offending...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 9:08 AM
Janis Smith feels a lot healthier — and more confident — since shedding 65 pounds in six months, and that has helped in her job leading employee training for 1st Mariner Bank.
"Being in front of a classroom of people … I don't feel...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 10:45 AM
For more than a decade, First Thursdays, the popular free concert series organized by Towson University's public radio station WTMD, has regularly filled West Mount Vernon Park with thousands of music fans during the summer.
The soundtrack will be...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 12:18 PM
Alicia I. Floyd, a homemaker and volunteer, died Dec. 13 of Alzheimer's disease at her home in the Brightwood retirement community in Lutherville. She was 75.
The daughter of George Dudley Iverson IV and Gertrude Rausch Iverson, the former Alicia Lee...