Tuesday Afternoon Headlines: Man Found Dead in Bathroom at Hopkins Hospital; First Mariner Sold to Investors with Local Ties; Inner Harbor Gets Shake Shack in 2015

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Man Found Dead of Gunshot Wound in Bathroom at Hopkins Hospital – The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore Attorney Cracking Down on Slumlords -

Local Investors Win Bid to Take Over First Mariner - The BBJ

Shack Shake Will Open at Inner Harbor in 2015 - BBJ

MARC Sets Weekend DC Ridership Record with Cherry Blossom Festival - The BBJ



Baltimore Humane Society’s Pets of the Week

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 3:00pm

baltimore humane society pet of the week

I’m Parcheezi and I’m a super happy girl who would love to have a new forever home. I love people, getting attention, and belly rubs. Going for long walks with my new family would make me really happy and you’ll enjoy it too. I also like playing with squeaky toys and stuffed animals. In my previous home I lived with kids and they loved me as much as I hope you will. Stop in soon to see me.

Baltimore Humane Society Pet of the Week

Hello! My name is Betty Lou. I originally came here with my sisters and now I’m the only one left without a home. Being at the shelter can be a little scary, honestly, and I would love to be in a home that I can call my own. I am a little on the shyer side, and am most comfortable when I have another cat with me to be my buddy. I also really enjoy food and get rather talkative around meal times! So if you have another kitty at home who is laid back and looking for a friend, come and see me! I’ll be waiting! Betty Lou’s adoption fee has been sponsored by a generous donor.

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Food & Drink

Maryland Restaurant Association Names “Stars of the Industry”

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 2:00pm

The Restaurant Association of Maryland announced last week the winners of its 60th Annual McCormick & Company Stars of the Industry Awards.  Over twenty-five thousand members of Maryland’s dining public voted for their favorite Maryland restaurants and industry professionals. Read More →

Culture, Monkton, Sponsored Post

Maryland Hunt Cup Steeplechase on Saturday, April 26

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Winner of the 2012 Maryland Hunt Cup: Twill Do, owned by Lucy A. Goelet, trained by William Meister, and ridden by James Stierhoff.

catch of the day fish (2)With this phenomenal spring weather, there’s really no reason not to hit every steeplechase race of the season. And since every steeplechase presents its own unique course of obstacles, each one offers an exciting and unpredictable race. But few can rival the tradition and challenge of the Maryland Hunt Cup.  The thrill of horse racing coupled with the sport’s rich tradition in Maryland make a day at the races a fabulous weekend outing for the family, or a really cool date idea, or simply a great way to get away from it all momentarily. When you attend the Hunt Cup, you’re attending a horse race that has been run here in Maryland since 1894, when members of the Elkridge Fox Hunting Club challenged the members of Green Spring Valley Hounds to a timber race. Thus was born the Hunt Cup.  In keeping with the challenge, the first race was limited to members of the two original fox hunting clubs, but it proved such a success that the next year it was opened to all fox hunting clubs in Maryland. The race’s popularity spread like wildfire, and in 1903, members from recognized clubs all throughout the United States and Canada were invited to participate. Read More →

Featured, Hot House, Real Estate, Home & Garden, Ruxton

Grand Ruxton Mansion on Bellona, Circa 1923: A Father’s Wedding Gift

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Hot House: 7206 Bellona Avenue, Ruxton, Baltimore, 21204

bellona avenue mansion

Provencal style mansion in stucco with slate roof and copper trim, circa 1923, with later addition. Five bedrooms, 5 baths, 4,906 sq. feet over 3 stories. Marble foyer, formal living room with stone fireplace, formal dining room, sun room. Trish Houk custom kitchen leads to family room w fireplace, master suite w/ fireplace, separate spa tub, shower. Stone hardscaping and patio, unfinished basement, sound and security systems, heated 2-car garage, extensive landscaping with mature plantings on 2.5 acres: $2,595,000 Read More →

Food & Drink, Sponsored Post

Mt. Washington Tavern to Host Special Easter Brunch

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 10:56am

Easter Brunch in the Pimlico Room

The Mt. Washington Tavern will celebrate the holiday with a special Easter Brunch next Sunday, April 20.  From 10:30 am until 3:00 pm, the Tavern will offer a special buffet brunch menu featuring a selection of favorites including Ham, Frittata, Eggs Benedict, French Toast, Smoked Salmon, Pasta with Veggies, Bacon, assorted Danish, juice, sodas and coffee, along with the Tavern’s traditional brunch a la carte menu, too. Easter Buffet Brunch will be served in the Pimlico Room and SkyBar Only and cost $23 per person.  For the complete Easter Brunch menu, visit

The Mt. Washington Tavern is located at 5700 Newbury Street in Mt. Washington Village.

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Featured, Schools

Students Build Musical Staircase at Johns Hopkins

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 10:42am

In the course of daily life, most of us go up and down dozens of stairs every day. And usually, we don’t think much of it. But thanks to a transformation by undergrads in the Johns Hopkins Robotics Club, a staircase in one of the university’s academic buildings is now a whole different kind of experience.
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Volunteer Firefighter Accused of Setting Fire

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 10:32am

Photo via Wikipedia

Photo via Wikipedia

In September 2007, a fire broke out in a home on Myrtle Avenue in Halethorpe, destroying the building. It was just one of a series of suspicious fires in the area around that time–and last week, a volunteer firefighter who put out the blaze was accused of setting it.
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Featured, Lifeline, Station North

Cyclist Videotapes His Assault by Teenagers in Station North

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 9:52am

The attack occurred two blocks North of the Guilford Bike Boulevard. Photo by Payton Chung, via Flickr.

The attack occurred two blocks North of the Guilford Bike Boulevard. Photo by Payton Chung, via Flickr.

Michael Bowman was riding his bicycle on the Guilford Bike Boulevard in Station North on Saturday when he was attacked by a group of teenagers. He happened to be recording video at the time, and he uploaded footage of the incident — which cuts out as the kids appear to gang up on him and begin attacking him in earnest — to YouTube.

In the video description he said the attack left him with “damage” to his thumb after the youths “stomped it.” He said he “took punches” but didn’t end up with any marks. After the camera cut out Bowman yelled for help, which brought residents onto the street, and “a distant siren scared [the attackers] off.”

This incident is eerily similar to a spate of attacks that occurred on Guilford Avenue last April. In one instance, the intended victim was able to pedal away from his attackers. In another, the cyclist sustained “a few scrapes and a black eye” before residents came to his aid and the attackers fled. Read More →

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Old Fells Point Police Station Reopens as Mixed-Income Apartments

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 8:45am

fells-point-stationLease ‘em, Danno!

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake thinks that Fells Point’s historic police-station-turned-apartment-building reminds residents of the “charm we all love so much about Baltimore.” But hopefully some of that police-station mojo has been lost. I mean, who wants to spend the night there?

Originally envisioned as luxury condos, Fells Point Station opened as a mixed-income project (though their slogan is “the definition of luxury”). 70 percent of the one- and two-bedroom units are income-based (qualifying tenants pay 30 percent of their income); the rest are leased at market rate, between $900 and $1,400 a month. Read More →


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