June 20, 2012
Looking for the city's best beer deals? We have a list for that. (On a desktop, laptop or tablet, we recommend our interactive map. ) If we missed your favorite bar, tell us at email@example.com . Thirsty? Of course you are. It's summertime - peak season for cheap, cold beer. And Baltimore bars have some of the cheapest beers around. You just have to know where to look. In that spirit, we scoured the city, looking for the best deals on bottles and cans, draft beers and happy hours.
March 18, 2013
"Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more," I say, quoting Shakespeare's Henry V, the breach being not the hole in the wall at Harfleur, but the gap between who Marylanders are as recyclers and who we could be. How's that for reducing a fine literary allusion into a mundane practicality? But I mean well. I'm talking about the gap between being pretty good recyclers of bottles and cans and being nearly excellent recyclers of same. Into that breach comes the bottle-deposit bill, now before the General Assembly.
October 16, 1991
IT WAS Friday, Oct. 11, and all the federal, state and county offices were open. Even the banks were open, so it was sunshine and service with a smile all the way around.Except Baltimore city. Baltimore was closed down tight in honor of Columbus Day, which this year fell on Saturday. So what did everyone do except Baltimore? Everyone closed down tight on Monday.But a lot of people in Baltimore did not know that Friday was a holiday. Out went the trash. Out went all the stuff for recycling.
February 3, 1995
Garbage day will change for 50,000 city households next month when the pickup day for recyclables moves earlier in the week.Public Works Director George G. Balog said that picking up recyclables on the first trash collection day of each week will reduce staff and equipment needs by 30 percent.The change, which will begin March 6 in 70 neighborhoods, is part of the reorganization of the Bureau of Solid Waste.Distribution of new recycling schedules to all 233,000 households served by city is under way.Changing the pickup schedule will ensure the weekly collection of recyclables even during holidays, Mr. Balog said.
January 11, 1995
This Is Justice?Reading Lyle Denniston's Dec. 29 story, "No immunity for president, but trial delay," I wished I had paid more attention in civics classes.Up until this point, I had no idea there were footnotes to the Supreme Court dictum, "Justice delayed is justice denied."Frederic HollandMillville, Del.Blue Plastic WasteI have been piling recyclables in my basement and hauling them to recycling centers for as long as there were places to take them.Combined with composting most bio-degradable waste, and mulching grass and leaves, this means that we put out one small can of garbage every other week.
March 11, 1992
In South Seattle, where I used to live, recycling was a breeze. Newspaper, steel cans, tinned cans, aluminum cans, bottles of every color, magazines, mixed paper, junk mail and cardboard? I tossed them together in a huge cart on wheels that got emptied, curbside, once a month.The only minor inconvenience was that the cart would fill up prematurely, obliging us to slink down the alley in the wee hours looking for neighbors with emptier bins. We eventually figured out that the city was happy to supply us with a second cart, and all was recycling bliss.