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FRIDAY AFTERNOON HEADLINES: 3 GIRLS FOUND DEAD IN CLINTON HOME; HOME DEPOT TRANSFORMING STORE ROOFTOPS IN MARYLAND INTO MINI SOLAR FARMS; AND MORE

0 Written by: | Friday, Aug 18, 2017 5:30pm

3 Girls Found Dead In Clinton Home – WBAL

Maryland Dems Ask For Details On Kushner Properties – WBAL

Scientists Are Excited To Study How Earth Reacts To The Eclipse – CBS Baltimore

Home Depot transforming store rooftops in Maryland into ‘mini solar farms’ – Baltimore Business Journal

Camp Open Arms reaches out to kids with limb challenges – Baltimore Sun

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Top Stories: Baltimore’s Confederate Monuments Come Down, Activist Sculpture Toppled, Hate is Alive in Md.

0 Written by: | Friday, Aug 18, 2017 5:05pm

Our top story this week marked what will likely prove to be a pivotal moment in 2017: City lawmakers voted unanimously to tear down four controversial statues honoring the Confederate legacy in Baltimore.

Following last weekend’s violent, hate-motivated unrest that began with protests about a Confederate statue in Charlottesville, Va., cities around the country moved to eject their controversial monuments with lightning speed. While Baltimore didn’t beat out the citizens of Durham, N.C., lawmakers here nonetheless acted quickly. Over the weekend, Councilman Brandon Scott drafted a resolution that called for the city to “destroy” the statues. On Monday night, right after he modified the proposal by subbing out “deconstruct” for “destroy,” he and his colleagues all voted in favor.

The following night, Mayor Catherine Pugh ordered all of them to be torn and carted off, and the rest was…actually, that history is still playing out.

Here were the other most popular stories from Baltimore Fishbowl this week:

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Lifeline, Ravens Nation

In Sad Announcement, Former Raven Zach Orr Says He is Retiring, After All

0 Written by: | Friday, Aug 18, 2017 4:00pm

Credit: Sabina Moran/PressBox

At 25, Zachary Orr didn’t foresee ending his professional football career after just three years, particularly after his breakout 2016 season. Sadly, injuries can overpower even the most persistent of athletes possessing a wealth of potential.

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Five Places Around Maryland to Watch Monday’s Rare Solar Eclipse

0 Written by: | Friday, Aug 18, 2017 2:35pm

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

As we inch closer to the much-awaited solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, you might want to start considering where you’ll take it all in.

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Featured, Lifeline, Schools

Coppin State to Waive Tuition for Local High School Grads Who Earn Their Associate’s Degree

0 Written by: | Friday, Aug 18, 2017 11:38am

Coppin State University’s Physical Education Complex. Photo via Visit Baltimore.

Coppin State University is piggybacking off of Mayor Catherine Pugh’s plan to send more city youth to college at no cost.

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Featured, Money & Power

Md. Senate Prez Irked by How His Colleagues Went About Voting to Remove Taney Statue

1 Written by: | Friday, Aug 18, 2017 10:03am

Roger Taney’s since-removed statue in Annapolis. Photo via City of Annapolis.

The Democratic president of Maryland’s senate is upset about emails – specifically those relating to the removal of Roger Taney’s bronze likeness outside the State House.

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Featured, Food & Drink, Hot Plate

Hot Plate: Crab Bash at B&O, Pop Ups at Gnocco & SoBo Market, Fiesta del Sol at Union with Clavel & The Charmery

0 Written by: | Friday, Aug 18, 2017 9:15am

B&O American Brasserie’s annual crab bash, which brings chefs from all over the city together to benefit the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore, takes place this Sunday.

Summer might be winding down, but that spells good news for local food lovers, as restaurants kick into high gear with a variety of events and festivals on the horizon.

Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

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Friday Morning Headlines: Roger Taney’s Statue Removed in Annapolis; Heat Advisory in Effect for City; and More

0 Written by: | Friday, Aug 18, 2017 7:25am

Dutch company moving its executive team to downtown Baltimore — BBJ

A “Tent City” outside City Hall to press the mayor on homelessness and more — Baltimore Brew

Roger B. Taney statue removed from State Hose grounds Friday morning — AP

Mallett uneven again as Ravens’ starting offense struggles in 31-7 win over Dolphins — Baltimore Sun

Heat Advisory For Baltimore Area On Friday — WBAL

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Thursday afternoon headlines: Police Prevent Suicide Attempt In McHenry Tunnel; Police Investigating Teen’s Havre De Grace Death As Homicide; and more

0 Written by: | Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 5:30pm

State Troopers, MdTA Police Prevent Suicide Attempt In McHenry Tunnel – WBAL

Baltimore’s Confederate Statues Under Tarps, Police Guard On City Lot – CBS Baltimore

Police Investigating Teen’s Havre De Grace Death As Homicide – WBAL

One Md. Company Is Streaming The Entire Solar Eclipse From Above The Clouds – CBS Baltimore

PURGG is helping Baltimore youth learn about robots – Technical.ly

Culture, Featured

Someone Toppled the ‘Madre Luz’ Sculpture that Briefly Replaced Baltimore’s Lee-Jackson Monument

2 Written by: | Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 5:29pm

“Madre Luz,” by Pablo Machioli, knocked down in the Wyman Park Dell.

On Thursday morning, Pablo Machioli’s sculpture depicting a pregnant black woman with her fist raised, child on her back, stood proudly atop a marble base in the Wyman Park Dell. By the late afternoon, someone had knocked over and destroyed the sculpture; on a step nearby were the words, “Honor History,” painted in gold.

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Md. Senate Prez Irked by How His Colleagues Went About Voting to Remove Taney Statue

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