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Jeff Burdick and his next-door neighbors have nearly identical two-story rowhouses, on the same block of East Clement Street with the same public schools and the same city trash pickup. But one striking difference is the $5,300 he pays in yearly...
Baltimore's Union Square Christmas Cookie Tour is often less about cookies than it is about the houses that open their doors to serve them. "These are Victorian houses, and they are almost always under construction or restoration," said Sylva Lin....
The Baltimore SunA 4.5 magnitude earthquake – an apparent aftershock to Tuesday’s 5.8 quake that shook Baltimore – was recorded at 1:08 a.m., near Mineral, Va., the U.S. Geological Survey is reporting. The details of the aftershock are here. Some...
The Baltimore SunSometimes, it's just the littlest of things that can bring people together. In this case it's a kitten, a little furry thing that's charmed an entire Baltimore neighborhood. No one's sure exactly when the kitten came into their lives. She was just there...
Tags: Human Interest
Butchers Hill property owner Alex Stroh had the right question about The Sun's comparison of two public databases that found hundreds of vacant Baltimore properties getting a tax break for owner-occupied homes: "Why couldn't the city just do that?"...
Property tax breaks meant to encourage homeownership have been awarded to 465 vacant houses in Baltimore, depriving the city of uncollected revenue in a difficult budget year and calling into question past promises from city officials to crack down on tax...
Tags: Government, Politics, Real Estate, Mortgages, Property Tax
Before Barry Glassman could begin his garden, he first had to find the ground. His row house had been an apartment building and the yard next door a dump for the residents' refuse for 20 years. In 1996, he bought the property and began the transformation....
A pub crawl is simple: Gather some friends, hit some bars and stumble your separate ways home. While fun, the routine can get a little repetitive. That's why, in the past couple years, a number of off-beat bar crawls have sprung up. Now, you and a...
Late July is the height of vacation season, but instead of a week at the beach or a trip to Europe this year, many Americans are still opting for the staycation or choosing to visit friends or relatives for a long weekend. Whether you find yourself...
He was shielded from the afternoon sun by the awning that covered his booth, but the bright mood emanating from Larry Stevens was hard to miss. An artist who grew up in Baltimore, Stevens was so busy selling prints of his colorful cityscapes he barely...
It's not every couple that can take full advantage of a 3,500-square-foot townhouse. "We use every room in this house," said Jennifer Foster of the property, which has three bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, a brick patio and a courtyard garden...
From the sidewalk in front of the Butchers Hill home of Jay Rubin and Frank Mondimore, a reminder unique to Maryland sport gives passers-by pause. Stubby and banged-up duckpins, alongside shiny bowling trophies, line the sills inside of two street-level...
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