Frigid temperatures could result in smaller crowds in downtown Baltimore on New Year’s Eve, which would be bad news for bars and restaurants looking for revelers to boost business. “I think for us, we know weather’s a factor, and New Year’s Eve can be weather dependent. So with the lower temperatures, we don’t want to […]
New York, London, Moscow, Beijing, Kolkata and downtown Easton, Md. are all among the places CNN will be broadcasting from to ring in the new year on Wednesday, Dec. 31.
HAGERSTOWN — New Year’s Eve revelers in Hagerstown are sweetening their celebration with a doughnut drop. The event Tuesday night in the downtown Public Square is sponsored by locally made Krumpe’s Do-nuts. The doughnut drops early, at 7 p.m., to make the event family friendly. Elsewhere in western Maryland, the Civitan Club of Frederick is […]
After three sessions of the General Assembly that spanned almost 100 days in 2012, the last of the 797 bills approved by state legislators and made law by Gov. Martin O'Malley this year will go into effect as the fireworks start in Baltimore's Inner Harbor.
It looks like Baltimore will ring in the 2012 with fireworks after all. City officials said Friday that more than $32,500 was donated following a report Thursday in The Daily Record that the city’s Office of Promotion & the Arts lacked money for the annual fireworks display on New Year’s Eve. “We are confident we’ll […]
Kicking off 2012 in Baltimore this year may lack some spark. Officials at the city’s Office of Promotion & the Arts say there is not enough money to produce the Baltimore’s New Year’s Eve Spectacular entertainment and fireworks display at the Inner Harbor, which attracts 100,000 viewers and revelers. “We have known since the spring […]
WESTMINSTER — Holiday sales, shopping contests and a New Year’s Eve celebration are among the ways city officials are hoping to drive more people into downtown Westminster. Lori Graham, chairwoman of the Downtown Westminster Main Street Program, has been helping the city by creating new contests and planning future events. She said she wants more […]
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Baltimore Orioles reliever Alfredo Simon has been acquitted of an involuntary manslaughter charge. Defense attorney Dinora Dilone said Simon was acquitted Tuesday in the New Year’s Eve shooting death of 25-year-old Michel Castillo Almonte. Dilone says experts testified that the fatal bullet did not come from Simon’s gun and that […]
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Baltimore Orioles reliever Alfredo Simon surrendered to police Monday to face an involuntary manslaughter charge in a fatal shooting New Year’s Eve. His lawyer said he was firing celebratory shots in the air. The Dominican pitcher is suspected of killing 25-year-old Michel Castillo Almonte and wounding his 17-year-old brother in […]
NEW YORK — Stocks were higher at midday Wednesday in thin trading as the market approached the end of the year. In the absence of any fresh economic data, traders’ moods appear to be buoyed by the spate of mostly positive economic news in recent weeks. Strong corporate profits have also pushed stocks higher for […]
Lori Biancofiori has been looking forward to 2011 for a long time. That’s when she hopes to leave 2009 behind for good. Her husband was laid off, her salary shrunk, the transmission blew on their car and they racked up $17,000 in credit card debt. Now, nearly three years later, her hubby’s working again and […]
NEW YORK — As travelers take to road, air and sky in the sometimes-hectic last days before Christmas, they should keep one thing in mind: It could be worse. Planes took off into windy but accommodating skies Thursday morning at New York’s LaGuardia Airport as Steve Kent prepared to fly to Denver for a family […]