| Jan 10, 2012
| 3:54 PM
Occupy Baltimore protesters set a new scene Tuesday for their stand against corporate greed and social injustice: a red-brick rowhouse in Union Square where a 65-year-old widow has made her home for nearly six years.
As many as 100 protesters gathered...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 2:19 PM
Will consumers pay $20 for a reusable glass drinking bottle?
Walt Himelstein thinks so. The Owings Mills environmental chemist and entrepreneur invented the Pure reusable glass drinking bottle, which features a shock-absorbing plastic sleeve that holds...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 3:00 AM
In baseball, they'll tell you that a loss is not always just a loss. Sometimes you learn things even when you don't come out ahead. While that may be easy to understand in sports, it's a little fuzzier when it comes to a city's population: If you're not...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 6:16 PM
Six alleged members of a robbery crew caught in a sting by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are expected to plead guilty to federal charges, according to a letter filed in the case Tuesday.
The government claims that the men were...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 3:03 PM
Gart Westerhout, an internationally known radio astronomer who established the astronomy department at the University of Maryland, College Park and was scientific director at the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington, died Sunday of congestive heart...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 4:48 AM
Even though Halloween has become synonymous with "sexy" and "trashy" — heck, there's even a naughty ladies' "Bert & Ernie" ensemble — you have a choice. And you can choose fashion and sophistication.
There are plenty of options that will have...
| May 13, 2012
| 1:18 PM
Open only since last month, Luigi's Italian Deli in Hampden avoids any of the missteps that invariably are part of a new restaurant.
Luigi's, and several of the small restaurants on 36th Street in Hampden, aka The Avenue, belie the old adage that patrons...
| May 22, 2012
| 1:59 PM
Ashley Boycher has always considered public museums "magic places." "Growing up with modest means in rural Louisiana sure will make a kid curious about the world," said Boycher.
That curiosity never left her, and she now has been at the Walters for 18...
| May 31, 2012
| 9:18 AM
When Jill Andrews redesigned her Hampden rowhouse last year, it finally sank in how narrow it really was —12 feet wide.
Traditional, bulky furniture just wouldn't do.
She purchased custom pieces, such as her living room table and her son's bunk...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 1:21 PM
Sean O'Harra's furniture might be newly constructed, but there's nothing "new" about it.
Walking through his workshop, a cavernous warehouse space on Reisterstown Road, O'Harra points to an enormous piece of wood, a cross-section of a maple tree trunk....
| Aug 21, 2012
| 11:12 AM
Gary Rand II has been named principal of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School in Hampden, the Archdiocese of Baltimore confirmed Tuesday.
His predecessor at St. Thomas Aquinas, Sister Marie Rose Gustatus, was principal for 32 years and has been a School...