‘Hidden village’ on western edge of Baltimore


This is one in a series of occasional articles exploring neighborhoods in the Baltimore metropolitan area.

Tucked away on Baltimore’s west side is Franklintown, a neighborhood marked by its serene natural setting and an almost rural feel.

The neighborhood of about 1,200 residents is on the city-county…


Under Armour signs deal with top NBA prospect Josh Jackson


Under Armour has signed top NBA draft prospect Josh Jackson to a multi-year partnership. 

Jackson, who played for the University of Kansas for one season, is expected to be a top pick during tonight’s NBA draft.

“I am thrilled to officially be a part of team Under Armour as I start my professional…


Live Casino hosts event to connect small firms to gambling industry


Live Casino & Hotel in Hanover teamed up with the American Gaming Association Thursday to promote business opportunities for small, minority-owned firms and highlight the industry’s economic impact in Maryland.

Association representatives are touring U.S. casinos to highlight gambling’s impact…


McKeldin Square reopens with grass and trees in place of fountain


Thick grass, trees and terrace seating have replaced the brutalist-style fountain and blocks of concrete at McKeldin Square in downtown Baltimore.

The Downtown Partnership of Baltimore unveiled on Thursday a $4 million makeover of the square at the corner of Pratt and Light streets.

The improvements…


Baltimore businesses destroyed during riots sue city officials for failing to prevent violence


Dozens of Baltimore business owners are suing city officials, including the police department and former Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, saying they mishandled the city’s response to the rioting in 2015.

In a nearly 700-page complaint filed in federal court this week, more than 60 plaintiffs say…


State considers rate increases on the health exchange as another insurer drops out


As U.S. Senate leaders prepare to unveil their plan to remake the Affordable Care Act over time, Maryland officials must press ahead as with the system as it stands for hundreds of thousands of residents.

The Maryland Insurance Administration held its first hearing Wednesday on the large rate increases…


Caves Valley Partners acquires 5.2 acres in South Baltimore


Caves Valley Partners has acquired 5.2 acres in South Baltimore.

The property, in the 1800 and 1900 blocks of S. Hanover St., contains space for commercial truck repair company Middleton & Meads and a vacant warehouse.

Arsh Mirmiran, a partner at Caves Valley Partners, said the Towson firm is exploring…