Monday Afternoon Headlines: Trevor Noah to take Daily Show chair; 2 Dozen Pigs Killed in Fire; Jos. A Bank Layoffs; and More

0 Written by: | Monday, Mar 30, 2015 4:36pm

Trevor Noah will replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show — Washington Post

Former president of Curtis Bay distributor firm faces trial on fraud charges — Baltimore Sun

Police investigating school bus accident in Anne Arundel County — CBS Baltimore

Carnival Pride returns to Baltimore — WBAL-TV

Jos. A. Bank to lay off 122 at Hampstead headquarters — Balt. Biz Journal

More than 2 dozen pigs killed in Maryland barn fire — WBAL

Money & Power

Offshore Drilling Would Risk Ruining Chesapeake Bay, Says Md. AG

0 Written by: | Monday, Mar 30, 2015 4:02pm

Oil_platform_P-51_(Brazil)The debate over whether to allow offshore drilling in the Atlantic is quietly bubbling to the surface. On Monday, Maryland’s Attorney General weighed in on behalf of the Chesapeake Bay. Read More →


Men Dress Up as Women, Try to Crash NSA Gate

0 Written by: | Monday, Mar 30, 2015 2:16pm

nsarestTwo men dressed as women tried to break into Fort Meade on Monday morning, leading to a shootout that left one of the men dead, according to official statements and news reports. Read More →

Featured, Lifeline

An O’s-Nats World Series Means Free Furniture

0 Written by: | Monday, Mar 30, 2015 10:10am

See if they've got this in stock.

See if they’ve got this in stock.

It would be awesome to watch the Orioles play the World Series, and the Nationals were there too, all the better! In fact the only thing that would make it sweeter, would be if I were refunded for all the furniture I bought back in April. One component of that three-part dream is now in place. Read More →

Big Fish, Featured, Health and Fitness

Meet Dr. Leana Wen, Baltimore City’s New Health Commissioner

0 Written by: | Monday, Mar 30, 2015 10:01am

Dr. Wen

Last January, Dr. Leana S. Wen took the reins from Dr. Oxiris Barbot as Baltimore City Health Commissioner.  Being responsible for the health of the entire city seems like a gargantuan charge, especially for someone barely 30. But given Wen’s accomplishments to date—she entered college at 13, studied public health and health policy as a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford, served on an advisory commission to Congress regarding graduate medical education, worked as an attending physician in a busy emergency room, gave four popular TED and TEDMed talks, wrote a critically-acclaimed book When Doctor’s Don’t Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests, to name a few—she’s probably up to the task. Read More →

Money & Power

O’Malley Insults Clinton and Bush at the Same Time

0 Written by: | Monday, Mar 30, 2015 9:46am

What was he thinking?

What was he thinking?

In an interview with ABC’s This Week, former Maryland governor and presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley managed to diss both a Bush (Jeb) and a Clinton (Hillary) at the same time. Hey, two birds, one stone, why not? Read More →

Featured, Schools

Johns Hopkins Admissions: More Competitive Than Ever

0 Written by: | Monday, Mar 30, 2015 9:29am

Johns Hopkins University

This year, 24,717 hopeful high school seniors sent in applications to Johns Hopkins to become part of the Class of 2019. And only 3,065 got the good news they wanted to hear. Read More →

Culture, Featured

Cosby Fans Greeted by Protestors at the Lyric on Friday

0 Written by: | Monday, Mar 30, 2015 9:19am

Bill Cosby in 2011. Photo via the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia

Bill Cosby in 2011. Photo via the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia

Even if I were a huge fan of Bill Cosby (I used to be!) and even if I felt that somehow the allegations of more than three dozen women likely amounted to nothing (hard to believe!), I can’t imagine going to a Cosby standup set and expecting to have a nice, humorous time. Read More →


Monday Morning Headlines: Feds Visit JHU as Part of Sexual Misconduct Investigation; Baltimore Police Use Inner Harbor Project to Bond with Teens; “Art Bonds” Sold to Benefit Planned Art Park Beneath JFX; and More

0 Written by: | Monday, Mar 30, 2015 7:00am

Baltimore police use Inner Harbor Project to forge bond with teenagers – Washington Post

Belair-Edison: Fighting for a neighborhood for ‘the middle’ – Baltimore Sun

Horse Discovery Centers are the latest effort to promote Maryland horse industry – Baltimore Sun

Federal officials to visit JHU as part of sexual misconduct investigation – Baltimore Sun

Rascovar: Fracking follies at the State House – Maryland Reporter

Flight From BWI Forced to Land After Bird Strikes Windshield – CBS Baltimore

Section1 Project is selling ‘art bonds’ to benefit the planned art park beneath the JFX – Baltimore Business Journal

Baltimore Fishbowl Weekend, Featured

The Famously Wed and The Very Dead: Touring Green Mount Cemetery

1 Written by: | Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 4:00pm

From Mid-Atlantic Day Trips – Longtime readers of this blog know I love visiting cemeteries — especially the lovely “rural garden” or “garden park” cemeteries of the mid to late 1800s. So when I learned of historic Green Mount Cemetery, in northern Baltimore, I was excited.

Green Mount Cemetery was established a the very beginning of the rural garden cemetery movement in the United States, and it is notable for being one of the earliest of the Victorian rural garden cemeteries in the United States. Designed to be outdoor galleries of art and architecture, these were destinations in and of themselves, whether you had a loved one buried there or not. I particularly enjoyed this cemetery because of some of the very lovely bronze sculptures situated throughout the cemetery. The sculptors include William Henry Rinehart (himself interred within the grounds), Hans Schuler, and J. Maxwell Miller.

Read More →

Most Comments This Week


Salon Publishes Essay "Against the New Baltimore"

Written by Robert OBrien

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015 9:41am


Curative or Curse: Medicating for ADHD

Written by Jane Marzlow

Thursday, Mar 26, 2015 9:18am


Butchers Hill

Written by Tyler Merbler

Friday, Mar 27, 2015 8:29pm

Recent Comments

Curative or Curse: Medicating for ADHD

"It is good to get the topic out there because I still think many kids and parents do not...

Butchers Hill

"Thanks for this. I can see the domes from my house as well and it always makes me smile

Salon Publishes Essay “Against the New Baltimore”

"This post and the Salon article make me sad. I think Baltimore is more...

Bill Mcallen