Along the Patapsco

The stories that flow along the Patapsco River.

Column by Rafael Alvarez

Bohemian Rhapsody

A writer’s life in Baltimore, where it’s never too late to be a work-in-progress.

Column by Marion Winik


On a Marble Stair

A Baltimore poet, essayist and educator chronicles adventures and experiences with the places, people, and pastimes they have called home.

Column by Jalynn Harris

Urban Landscape

Hot Plate

Hot House

Hot House: Queen Anne-style hotel in the heart of Mount Vernon

205 West Madison Street, Mt. Vernon. Hot House: Former inn in the heart of Mt. Vernon. 25 Beds/25 Baths. 18,040 square feet. Asking price: $1.5 million. What: Have you always wanted to run a B&B or an inn? Here’s your chance, right here in Mt. Vernon, Baltimore’s cultural district! This gorgeous Queen Anne-style house, formerly…

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Big Fish

Friday Afternoon Headlines: ‘The Wire’ actor Lance Reddick dies; Under Armour’s plan to sell community garden plot upsets Locust Point residents; Maryland lawmakers propose legislation to improve election processes; and more.

Lance Reddick, ‘The Wire’ and ‘John Wick’ star, dies at 60 — Associated Press Locust Point residents dumbfounded by Under Armour plan to sell community garden plot to developers — Baltimore Brew After 2 turbulent elections, Maryland officials seek to restore stability, ensure access to voting — The Baltimore Sun Webb telescope spots a star…

Friday Morning Headlines: City leaders fed up with recycling services; Evictions fueling rising pet numbers at shelter; Two city police officers indicted; and more.

City leaders fed up with recycling service – WBAL-TV Animal shelter officials say rise in evictions is leading to increase in pet drop-offs – The Sun Mayor names pick to stadium authority – Maryland Matters Camden Yards hosting job fair this weekend – WMAR-TV Bates announces indictments against to city police department officers – WBFF-TV

Neil Katz: On the Ground in Moldova

I recently was privileged to have the opportunity to participate in the JDC Moldova Fly-In with the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) and the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA). JDC is the leading Jewish humanitarian organization doing work in more than 70 countries. Given my love for our partner city Odesa, and as one of The Associated’s Baltimore-Odesa Partnership Ambassadors, I felt…

Thursday Morning Headlines: Inside city schools’ plan to implement Blueprint; Views on the Hogan aide manhunt; Headliners for Ocean City music festival announced; and more.

Inside Baltimore City School’s plan to implement the ‘Blueprint for Maryland’s Future’ – The Sun Parents with college savings plans want state treasurer in charge after accounting snafu – WMAR-TV Rod Rosenstein provides insight into Roy McGrath manhunt – WBAL-TV Region’s tourism leaders hope to make post-pandemic recovery and boost attendance at aging city convention…

Wednesday Afternoon Headlines: Explosion at Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant; City Council President Nick Mosby seeking re-election; and more.

Firefighters on scene of explosion at contractor facility in Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant — The Baltimore Banner City Council President Nick Mosby seeking re-election — WBAL-TV City Board suspends vendor over late payments to minority subcontractors — WJZ-TV What you need to know about this spring’s Columbia Association and village board elections — The…

This Sunday with Baltimore Chamber Orchestra: MAGNIFICENT MOZART!

MAGNIFICENT MOZART!Sunday, March 19th at 3:00pm | Kraushaar Auditorium at Goucher College1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, MD(Easy, Free Parking Available!) Join the BCO for an all-Mozart program with WBJC’S Jonathan Palevsky sharing insights into the composer’s short, but brilliant life during his annual Informance! The concert opens with the Symphony No. 13 and Symphony No. 32, led by Guest Conductor Michael Avagliano, followed…

Wednesday Morning Headlines: Sinclair Broadcast subsidiary files for bankruptcy; Grocery store coming to East Baltimore; Councilman proposes leaf-blower ban; and more.

Sports subsidiary of Sinclair Broadcast Group files for bankruptcy – The Sun Baltimore councilman proposes ban on gas-powered leaf blowers – WBAL News Nation’s largest electric grid operator warns of capacity challenges – Maryland Matters New grocery store coming to area near Johns Hopkins Hospital – Baltimore Business Journal Juan Dixon out as head basketball…

Baltimore’s employment development director Jason Perkins-Cohen resigns

The director of the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development, Jason Perkins-Cohen, is resigning from his role after eight years, the mayor’s office announced Tuesday. “It has been a tremendous honor to serve my hometown and work within the agency to bring truth to our shared value that ‘every resident deserves the opportunity for meaningful work…

Meet Lauren and Lauren – An Interfaith Couple Navigating An Office Romance at UM

Baltimore native Lauren Sibel met Lauren George while working at the University of Maryland Medical Center, where their love of dogs, food and sarcasm helped them form a connection. Now in a loving relationship, Lauren Sibel, who is involved in The Associated’s Young Adult Division, and Lauren George, who is Christian, share their interfaith story. Read…

Where’s the band? A spirited and suspenseful show at The Compound.

Last Wednesday night at the former ForkLift repair facility known as The Compound on 2239 Kirk Ave. in East Baltimore Midway, folks gathered for a three-band bill, a DJ, and a space that offers a reprieve from the norm. My friends Marlon Ziello and Nick Wisniewski bought the place years back and transformed it with…

Take a Bite out of Birroteca – 5-Star Reviews from Open Table

Located in the Hampden/Woodberry area of Baltimore, Birroteca is the destination for modern, rustic Italian cuisine, crafted using ingredients sourced from local ranchers, farmers and local fisherman. Guests enjoy communal dining service in a refined, casual setting. Birrtoeca offers 20 craft beers on tap in addition to an Italian-focused wine list, and unique craft cocktails…