<p>The Bizarre Lives Of The Men Behind The Most Brazen Heist In Maryland History</p>
Shortly after the library of the Maryland Historical Society opened on the warm morning of July 9, two men dressed in jackets and ties arrived at the society’s Mt. Vernon complex. After registering at the front desk, they made their way to the library on the second floor. They were expected, having e-mailed a list of historic documents they wished to view days earlier.
The older man, whose dark,...
<p>Maryland's Oldest & Oddest Congressman Fights For His Political Life</p>
Congressman Roscoe Bartlett doesn't have an entourage.
Almost every morning, around 6 a.m., the 20-year veteran of the House of Representatives, who will turn 86 in June, drives his Toyota Prius three miles from his Buckeystown, MD, farm to his office in Frederick. He shares the small building, which sits between a Chuck E. Cheese and a Wal-Mart, with a pediatric dentist’s practice.
<p>154 Things To Do In The 10 Neighborhoods You Need To Know About</p>
If you talked to any Joe Schmo on the street about the best neighborhoods in Baltimore, they’d list the usual suspects: Canton, Federal Hill, Fells Point, Hampden. And while all of those are wonderful areas, and certainly popular for a reason, we wanted to feature some of the unheralded spots in our region. Many of these areas feel like the neglected step-children of their more popular...
A look back at Camden Yards—its start, its intricacies, and how it became a legend in the landscape.
Every Orioles fan describes April 6, 1992 as a beautiful day. Perhaps they’re referring to the ideal weather, or maybe it was more about the excitement in the air. This was opening day for the city’s new ballpark, something fans had been anticipating for years.
The crowd came to the downtown gem in droves that day, riding the shiny new Light Rail or walking en masse through the Inner Harbor—much...
Which Baltimore icon should win?
Since it's the month of brackets, our editors huddled to decide which Baltimore icons should compete for the ultimate prize. First round voting is below. Later this month, we'll compare our readers' bracket against our editors' picks (on newsstands now).
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If Best Places to Work entries are an economic indicator, things are looking up, Baltimore.
Winners this year impressed us with everything from generous vacation time to fat tuition-reimbursement checks and even free parking downtown. These companies offer plenty of fun and unexpected perks, too, as well as career-development potential, and, in many cases, intellectually rewarding work. From spying to anti-spam programming, there are some very cool jobs to be done in and around...
It's a new year, so our thoughts are naturally turning to the future. And despite the economic downturn felt here and elsewhere, things are looking pretty bright in Charm City.
It's a new year, so our thoughts are naturally turning to the future. And despite the economic downturn felt here and elsewhere, things are looking pretty bright in Charm City. The thing we're most excited about? The infusion of fresh ideas, both from newcomers and mainstays alike—everyone, it seems, has a stake in the future of Baltimore. What are the best and boldest of those ideas? We went in...
Weather was weird. Cars went fast. We lost some people we loved. A look back on the year that was. . . .
Number One: Baltimore Bids Farewell To Its Forever Mayor
Who would have expected greatness from a small-time real-estate lawyer who lived most of his adult life with his elderly mother in a humble row house? Despite all that, William Donald Schaefer, who died April 18 at 89, rose from freshman city councilman to a political ringmaster for nearly 30 years, first as City Council president, then as...
Baltimoreans reflect on the day that changed America, 10 years ago this month.
Governor of Maryland on September 11, 2001
When you run for office you think about all the things that can happen. Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined the circumstances that we had on September 11. You could imagine and think through how you would handle other tragedies that are serious—tornado, flood, blizzard, stuff like that—but to have that attack happen during...
The Grand Prix comes roaring into the Inner Harbor next month. But when the exhaust clears, will the headaches have been worth it?
Seconds before the green flag drops on the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix, one of the most famous female athletes on earth will steer her bright-lime-and-black race car onto Pratt Street, then hit the gas.
As Danica Patrick crosses the start line, she'll flatten her size-seven right foot onto the pedal, propelling her No. 7 GoDaddy.com Indy car to speeds most of us only fantasize about while in...