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Cheers to Baltimore’s Irish Heritage: West of Charles Street

The Irish Railroad Museum in Baltimore. Credit: Jennifer Bishop for Baltimore Fishbowl

To the truly Irish — whether in America, the old country or the global diaspora of Eire — St. Patrick’s Day is about something quite different than you may find tonight in Fells Point.

“A very traditional affair in Ireland,” said the muralist Patrick John Harnett, 49, who immigrated to Baltimore from County Limerick in 2011. “Religion, heritage and family.”

Of course there is a toast or two at the local pub — a day when children are allowed to run in and out of saloons with little admonishment — but few abide Root Boy Slim’s encouragement to “Boogie ’til You Puke.”

A slice of pizza and a slice of history: 9 1/2 Hours in Baltimore’s Public Markets (Part I)


People are staying closer to home these days, but there’s still lots to do in the region. 9 ½ Hours is a feature with suggestions for local day trips.

Baltimore in 1839 was kind of a big deal.

It was the second-largest city in the nation, after New York City, with a fast-growing population of about 100,000 people.

Neighborhood Spotlight: Historic Charm, Bustling Businesses and More Near UMB


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From the historic charm and elegant homes of Union Square to Pigtown’s happening Main Street, the neighborhoods around the University of Maryland, Baltimore offer lots to do and a little something for everyone.

“The people are first,” said Tony Scott, who has lived in Union Square for three years, when asked about what he loves about his neighborhood. “It’s one of those unique pockets of Baltimore, where there is ethnic and economic diversity and people from all walks of life.”

War Horse shares details for planned row homes in historic Union Square

A diagram of six planned row houses on Hollins Street, via War Horse Cities/CHAP

Plank family-affiliated War Horse Cities has shared details for a set of three-story row homes it plans to build in historic Union Square in Southwest Baltimore.

Hot House: Hook & Ladder 13 for sale in Hollins Market; $500K, includes three fire poles


Hot House: 43 S. Carey Street, Baltimore, 21223

Former Baltimore City firehouse, circa 1906, decommissioned in 2001 and zoned for residential use.  Two-story brick building, with basement. 3,780 sq. ft. unfinished space, with one full bath, two possible bedrooms. Fifteen foot+ ceilings on lower level, 13’ ceilings on second level, basement with eight-foot ceilings. Steam heat. Property being sold “as is”: $499,900

Event pick: TT The Artist and DJ Trillnatured—plus Philly’s DJ Diamond Kuts—play a block party in Hollins Market

TT the Artist. Image via Facebook.

If a free Saturday night summer block party in one of Baltimore’s more interesting historic neighborhoods isn’t enough to grab your attention, ther’’s this: Modern-day Baltimore club stars TT the Artist and DJ Trillnatured and Philly radio star and remix queen DJ Diamond Kuts are providing the soundtrack.