Part of our "100 Years: The Twelve Events That Shaped Baltimore" series
To explain what is meant by “Baltimore Seals Its Borders,” we need to go back to the election season of 1948—by any measure, one tumultuous affair. With the nation transfixed by a Dewey-Truman...
Forget trick-or-treating--local artist Molly Ross has made Halloween a community performance.
It is dark and chilly and there's a steady huffing of autumn wind that keeps the dry leaves skittering along the walkways of Patterson Park. Ghosts and Halloween goblins lurk behind every tree. But...
A community waits for big changes to the Rotunda.
When AMB Property Corporation, an industrial real estate developer, sold Hampden's aging Rotunda to New Jersey-based developer Hekemian & Co. in 2005 for $29 million, there was reason for...
There's nowhere to go but up for these developers.
The residents of Fells Point stopped a highway from demolishing their neighborhood back in the 1970's, so Dan Winner and Dave Holmes of South Broadway Properties have untertaken their new project...
Do we want a city flush with high-tech public toilets?
Unless you're personally responsible for cleaning up our public spaces, you're out and about around 2 a.m., or you spend a lot of time in parking garage stairwells, you might not fully appreciate a...
How a tiny hole led to a worried community and a $1 billion lawsuit.
At about 4 p.m. on Friday, February 17, 2006—just before everyone at the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) left for the Presidents’ Day long weekend—the agency received a phone call from a...
Can an infusion of Muslims rescue a Northwest Baltimore neighborhood on the brink?
On a brilliant sunny day, Mercedes Eugenia steers her 2004 Acura sedan down Liberty Heights Avenue near Gwynn Oak. Not particularly attractive, the block has a seen-better-days quality, with a...
Schools, safety, parks, pools, taxes, population, hospitals, incomes, home values, and much more!
Ah, the suburbs—land of the two-car garage. Lower taxes. Sprawling yards. Good schools. Safer streets. All of these “quality-of-life” features are the main reason for the growth of Baltimore city’s...