Culture, Featured, Hampden, Hot House, Real Estate & Home

Hot House: A Row House On Hampden’s Fabled Christmas Street, $263K

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 12:27pm

Hot House: 717 W. 34th Street, Hampden, Baltimore MD 21211

Victorian style row house, circa 1900, in brick and stucco, with rubber roof. Front bow window, large front porch,  back deck. Three bedrooms, one full bath over 1,124 sq. ft., with unfinished basement, floored attic. Recently renovated country-style kitchen with six burner stove, exposed brick, Corian counters and large island. Hardwood floors throughout. Private fenced yard with one-car garage and parking pad: $263,000

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Featured, Food & Drink, Hot Plate

Hot Plate: Pasta at Cosima, Cinghiale Turns 10, Gnocco’s Brian Lavin Is a Zagat 30 Under 30 Chef

0 Written by: | Friday, Sep 15, 2017 9:37am

Starting this week, Cosima will offer half-priced pasta dishes on Tuesdays.

With a festival-filled weekend, parties raising funds for great causes and the return of seasonal specials and events, this week is a good one for Baltimore food lovers. Here’s a look at what’s happening in and around town: Read More →


Greenlaurel: Coalition Urges Md. to Hit 50 Percent Renewables By 2030

0 Written by: | Thursday, Sep 14, 2017 3:43pm

A CivicWorks’ Solar Job trainee shares his success story at the ‘Forward with 50’ press event. He’s on his way to a new career in solar.

The newly organized Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Initiative, boasting at least 330 organizations, will urge lawmakers to source 50 percent renewable electricity by 2030 and to invest in solar training programs. Energized people-power is critical because the Trump administration has punted on anything renewable leaving states to come up with their own climate change solutions.

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Big Fish, Culture, Featured, Schools

Big Fish: Sue Sadler, the New Head of the Bryn Mawr School, Is All About The Girls

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017 12:45pm

Bryn Mawr’s new head of school, Sue Sadler, with students at the start of the school year.

In her second week into the new school year, Sue Sadler seems upbeat and at-ease. Her official start as the new head at the Bryn Mawr School was July 1, and she’s spent the past few months settling-in at Bryn Mawr and in Baltimore. She’s eager and ready to lead.

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Chewing the Fat, Featured, Food & Drink

Chef Carlos Raba on Good Energy, Mexican Spaghetti and the Road to Clavel

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017 1:30pm

Carlos Raba, Chef and Co-Owner of Clavel, has quite an interesting story. And it’s one I wasn’t expecting at all. Read More →

Culture, Featured, Hot House, Mt. Vernon, Real Estate & Home

Hot House: Old Calvert Street Mansion Revamped Into Cool Work Space Asks $1.3M

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017 11:30am

Hot House: 1001 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Three-story, brick, corner townhouse, circa 1900, with double bay windows at side and back. Complete 2013 historical renovation designed for office or residential use. Six bedrooms, two half and two full baths, 6,300 sq. ft. Large open floor plan. Original architectural features include 10′ ceilings, exceptional carved wood trim, marble fireplaces and hardwood floors. Sixty windows in total, double paned and insulated.   Large main floor rooms, dining room, industrial style kitchen and bathrooms. State-of-the-art HVAC, lighting, many technological upgrades. Central A/C.  Separate, lower level, above ground office space, additional 1,000 sq. ft.,  with separate entrance. Ten to 12 car parking lot. $1,300,000 (reduced from $1,499,950) Read More →

Featured, Food & Drink, Hot Plate

Hot Plate: New Happenings at The Elephant, Dining Out for Life, Rye Street Tavern Opens & More

0 Written by: | Friday, Sep 08, 2017 9:39am

Upstairs at the Elephant, a new speakeasy-style lounge on The Elephant’s second floor, opened this week.

It’s mid-September, which means fundraiser season is in full swing in Baltimore – and that’s great news for local food lovers. This week brings a variety of different ways to raise money for great causes while eating fabulous food – plus a handful of other fun events and announcements.

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Featured, GreenLaurel, Lifeline

Greenlaurel: Baltimore To Consider ‘No Oil Bomb Train’ Legislation

0 Written by: | Thursday, Sep 07, 2017 3:30pm

The “no oil train” coalition protested during Artscape 2017 – a venue right in the potential oil blast zone.

A dedicated group of Baltimore’s faith leaders, communities and environmentalists have been working hard to put the kibosh on highly flammable “oil bomb trains” entering Baltimore City. The Baltimore City Council will soon consider a creative local zoning law designed to seriously limit dangerous oil trains’ terminal expansion. Here’s why you should care and also some simple actions you can take to make your voice heard.

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Featured, Kid's Stuff, Shop Local, The Rack

Worthy Threads: Two Moms Launch New Baltimore Clothing Line

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Sep 06, 2017 3:31pm

After an unsuccessful search to find unique, comfortable clothes for their own children, Jessica Chappel Kremen and Lily Brown sought out their own fix. Together, they launched their kids apparel line, Worthy Threads, in May.
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Bohemian Rhapsody, Featured

Harvey’s Choice

6 Written by: | Wednesday, Sep 06, 2017 8:00am

As soon as I heard about Hurricane Harvey, I started worrying about the animals. The ones tied up in backyards, the ones waiting on roofs, the ones peering out attic windows. I hoped it would go better for them than it did in 2005 when according to the Louisiana SPCA, tens of thousands of pets died. Read More →

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