Twenty-five years ago, on November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall came down. University of Baltimore MFA student Ellen Hartley recalls a night in 1966 when she and her student husband tried to cross to East Berlin. What stopped them might make you grateful.
“Halten Sie — sofort!” A guttural voice. “Schnell aus dem Auto!”
Danny slammed on the brakes of our VW Bug. We stumbled out of the car. A pair of burly border guards ordered us to step aside and empty our pockets.
1966, Checkpoint Charlie. My husband and I were students, out for a night at the opera in East Berlin. Read More →
If all goes according to plan, the Sparrows Point blast furnace will be imploded today at 1 PM. Fans of giant explosions, take note. Read More →
Last year, Under Armour passed Adidas and became the second most popular athletic wear company in the world. Number one, of course, was the unassailable Nike, which had a lockdown on 31% of the sportswear market in 2014. Facing a dominant company like that, Under Armour could easily just be content with their #2 spot. Who would blame them? But Under Armour doesn’t appear to be content with second place. Read More →
Wednesday Morning Headlines: Police Issue Amber Alert for Missing Girl; A Look at 16-Story Apartment Tower Proposed for Della Notte Site; Md. Gains 11,000 Jobs in December; and More
Obama Relents on Plan to Alter College Savings – New York Times
Mayor says cuts in education aid would hurt Baltimore – Baltimore Sun
Police Have Issued an Amber Alert for Missing Girl – CBS Baltimore
First look at the 16-story apartment tower proposed for the Della Notte site – Baltimore Business Journal
Maryland gains 11,000 jobs in December, unemployment rate improves – Baltimore Business Journal
Tuesday Afternoon Headlines: Sinkhole Swallows Car; Pregnant Woman Attacked; Annapolis’ Uber Surge; and More
Pregnant woman attacked in Baltimore — Baltimore Sun
Plan to cut Board of Estimates positions moves forward — Fox Baltimore
Teen dies after falling through icy pond — CBS Baltimore
M&T Bank confirms interest in 1 Light St. tower — Balt. Biz Journal
During his time as governor-elect, Larry Hogan said one of his first acts as governor would be to address the heroin epidemic that’s spreading in Maryland (and nationwide) with a State of Emergency. He spent his first acts rolling back Chesapeake Bay pollution regulations and taking gender identity out of a pair of statutes. However, other officials in the Baltimore area have been paying attention to heroin. Here’s a look at three things that are happening that speak to the problem, and they aren’t all in Baltimore City: Read More →
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