Thursday Afternoon Headlines: Canton Start-Up Acquired by AOL; Ravens to Debut Gigantic $18 Burger; Three Drunk Women Get on School Bus Full of Kids; and more

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Millennial Media to Be Acquired by AOL for $238 Million– Baltimore Business Journal

Police Seeking Suspect For Multiple Towson Burglaries– CBS Baltimore

M&T Bank Stadium to Debut Gigantic $18 Burger– Baltimore Sun

Three Drunk Women Get on School Bus Full of Kids– ABC 2 News

Wild Assateague Island Horse Kicks Lifeguard– CBS Baltimore

This Fells Point Bar Owner Wants to Be Your Next Mayor– Baltimore Business Journal

Money & Power

Crown Cork & Seal to Shut Down Essex Plant

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Baltimore Design School, in a former Crown Cork and Seal Building

Baltimore Design School, in a former Crown Cork and Seal Building

Crown, Cork & Seal buildings may be familiar to Baltimoreans. The buildings that were once owned by the company that came about after William Painter’s invention of the Crown Cork bottle cap in Baltimore are now home to new creativity like the studios in the Copy Cat building in Station North, or the home of tech companies like the Emerging Technology Center in Highlandtown. Even the Baltimore Design School is in a former Crown Cork and Seal building.

The original company, however, is still alive as the global company Crown Holding. But it’s about to lose one of its last buildings in the Baltimore area. Read More →

Money & Power

Batts: Baltimore Officers ‘Took a Knee’ After Freddie Gray Charges

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Anthony Batts

Former Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts

As Baltimore saw record murders this summer, we were being treated to a smorgasboard of theories about the reason why. The DEA seems to prefer the looting at drug stores that introduced new pills into the market. Others think maybe the police didn’t want to do their job after seeing six of their colleagues charged in connection with Freddie Gray’s death. Now that he’s a little freer to speak, it looks like former Police Commissioner Anthony Batts is going with Choice B. Read More →

Culture, Links

Akimbo: Dance Movement and Art Festival, September 12

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Akimbo - Fishbowl flyer-01

Real Estate & Home, Sponsored Post

$150,000 in City Home-Buying Incentives Available at ‘Buying Into Baltimore’

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On Sept. 26, Live Baltimore will host its final Buying Into Baltimore event of 2015, from which thirty $5,000 homebuying incentives will be made available. The event will include narrated bus tours of homes currently for sale in Baltimore City, as well as exhibitors from Baltimore City Housing, the State of Maryland, neighborhood and community groups, and the real estate industry. Additionally, a special workshop will feature information on the newly announced “Maryland Grand Slam” program. Buying Into Baltimore is a homebuying incentive, made possible by the City of Baltimore as part of its B-HiP Initiative.

WHAT: Buying Into Baltimore: $5,000 Homebuying Incentive Event

WHO: Live Baltimore, in partnership with Baltimore City Housing

WHEN: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015; workshops begin at 9 a.m., bus tours begin at 1 p.m.

WHERE: Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, 1400 W Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, 21209

WHY: Attendance at this event will make homebuyers eligible for $5,000 in downpayment and closing cost assistance from the City of Baltimore. The thirty available incentives may be used toward homes anywhere in the city. The cost to attend is $10 with online registration at or $15 at the door. Full incentive details are available 

About Live Baltimore

Live Baltimore is a nationally recognized, independent nonprofit organization committed to promoting the benefits of Baltimore City living. Each year, Live Baltimore provides thousands of individuals with information on the city’s 250+ neighborhoods, rental living options, homebuying incentive programs, historic tax credits, and more. For more information, visit



Students Speak: Should Colleges Ban Fraternities and Sororities from Campus?

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This article is part of a student series written by BMS Senior Madi Johnson. Feel free to contact her at: if you’re interested in commenting on a future topic. 


Last November, an 18 year-old Kappa Sigma pledge at West Virginia University was found unresponsive at an off-campus fraternity house with a blood-alcohol level six times the legal limit. He subsequently died from alcohol poisoning, and the national branch of Kappa Sigma pulled its charter from WVU. Last fall, Johns Hopkins University banned open social events at fraternities after two allegations of sexual assault associated with a fraternity. In March, a video surfaced of the Oklahoma Kappa chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon singing a racist chant aboard a bus. More recently, the Sigma Nu fraternity was suspended from Old Dominion University on August 24 after hanging three sexually suggestive banners from the front porch of members’ off-campus house. Read More →

Culture, Food & Drink, Hampden

Dan Deacon is Going to Serve Up New Ice Cream Flavors at The Charmery

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Dan Deacon

Dan Deacon

catch of the day fish (2)Dan Deacon came back to Baltimore for a triumphant reunion with the music scene’s best exports at Windjammer last weekend. While he’s in town, the much-loved musician will also get back together with some of the best ice cream in town. Read More →

Featured, Money & Power

AOL Will Acquire Millennial Media, Uniting 2 Big Baltimore Tech Offices

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When Millennial Media went public.

When Millennial Media went public.

After a summer of speculation, AOL confirmed it will acquire Millennial Media on Thursday morning.

AOL is paying $1.75 per share of common stock for the publicly-traded, Canton-based adtech company. TechCrunch estimates the deal is worth $238 million when also accounting for Millennial’s debt. That’s a 31 percent premium over the closing price on Wednesday of $1.34. Read More →

Featured, GreenLaurel, Health and Fitness

Code Orange, Explained: When Mercury Rises, So Does Smog

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During yesterday's Code Orange AQI day, Baltimore's smog/ozone levels shot past the moderate levels between 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Credit:

During yesterday’s Code Orange AQI day, Baltimore’s smog/ozone levels shot past the moderate levels between 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Credit:

“Tomorrow’s going to be a Code Orange air quality day.” Sure enough, September 2, 2015 was a typical Baltimore muggy scorcher of a day and our air quality was crappy. Understanding local air quality alerts will help protect your family. Even if your friends and family aren’t impacted by air pollution, collectively reducing pollution on ‘Code Orange’ days contributes to cleaner air for your neighbors. Read More →

Featured, Money & Power

“All the Words That Mean Joyous”: Looted Baltimore Fashion Boutique Reopens

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Flawless Damsels after the looting. Photo via the store's gofundme campaign.

Flawless Damsels after the looting. Photo via the store’s gofundme campaign.

Taylor Alexander has finally reopened her Flawless Damsels clothing shop after being looted in April, and she is, let’s say, very happy to be back in business. “Elated, all the words that mean joyous — that’s how I feel right now,” Alexander told NPR’s Pam Fessler upon her packed reopening. Read More →

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