Lifeline, Money & Power, Sponsored Post

Officers’ Right to Privacy When Being Recorded in Public

0 Written by: | Wednesday, May 04, 2016 10:00am

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In March of 2010, Anthony Graber was charged with felony violation of the Maryland wiretapping law. Mr. Garber was confronted by a plain-clothes police officer, Joseph David Ulher, for speeding and recklessly driving his motorcycle. Mr. Garber had a video recording device on his helmet, recording his drive. When Mr. Garber was confronted by Officer Ulher, he neglected to tell him that the device on his helmet was recording the interaction. Read More →

Featured, Schools

Baltimore Schools CEO Is Replaced

0 Written by: | Wednesday, May 04, 2016 9:33am

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Sonja Santelises

Only two years into his four year contract, Baltimore Schools CEO Gregory Thornton is on his way out. Read More →

Culture, Featured

‘The Voice’ Contestant Adam Wakefield on Baltimore’s Music Scene

0 Written by: | Wednesday, May 04, 2016 9:22am

Adam Wakefield from The Voice (by way of Nashville, by way of Baltimore)

Adam Wakefield of The Voice (by way of Nashville, by way of Baltimore)

We all know that Baltimore’s music scene is fertile and varied. And now we have another testament to that, from The Voice contestant Adam Wakefield. Read More →

Culture, Featured, Schools

MICA Librarian Creates Beyonce Study Guide

0 Written by: | Wednesday, May 04, 2016 9:15am

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Beyonce quotes Nigerian write Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in her pop songs and releases music videos that inspire deep discussion and analysis. Read More →

Bohemian Rhapsody

My Trip to New Orleans Was Decadent and Depraved

5 Written by: | Wednesday, May 04, 2016 8:00am

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Author’s note: My favorite travel story of all time is Hunter S. Thompson’s The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved. If you’ve never read it, you should. It really puts things in perspective.

Because my son Vincie the Wonder Poodle (don’t you wish I was your mom so you could have a nickname like this?) will soon be moving to NYC for graduate school, I cooked up a reason to make one last pilgrimage to visit him down in New Orleans: the 26th birthday of his longtime girlfriend, Shannon, who lives here in Baltimore, in April. So the traveling party was me, Shannon, and bringing up the rear, Vince’s sister Jane, a fifteen-year-old trying gamely to overcome dark memories of indigestion gone very wrong during a New Orleans visit of her childhood. (Believe it or not, the culprit was K-Pauls, otherwise a very good restaurant.) Read More →

Links

Wednesday Morning Headlines: Smashburger Closes in Fells Point; “Crackonomics” in Baltimore; City Official Defends Las Vegas Trip; and More

0 Written by: | Wednesday, May 04, 2016 7:00am

Fugitive Kills Himself After Police in Baltimore Try to Arrest Him – CBS Baltimore

Smashburger closes after only a year in Fells Point – BBJ

Crackonomics in Baltimore – Pacific Standard

Facing up to the reality of Baltimore’s vacants – Baltimore Sun

Baltimore City official defends pricey Las Vegas trip – Baltimore Sun

Links

Tuesday Afternoon Headlines: Peeping Tom at Towson Unviersity; Make Way for Outdoor Cafes at Inner Harbor; and more

0 Written by: | Tuesday, May 03, 2016 5:09pm

While police investigate double shooting, teen is killed up the street — Baltimore Sun

Police searching for peeping tom at Towson University — CBS Baltimore

City kids looking forward to getting playground — WBAL-TV

Legislation aims to bring cafes along Rash Field, West Shore Park in Inner Harbor — BBJ

Orioles place JJ Hardy on DL with foot fracture — ESPN

Winning Cash4Life ticket purchased in Maryland — Fox Baltimore

Money & Power, Real Estate & Home

Scott Plank’s Next Redevelopment Project is a West Baltimore Police Station

0 Written by: | Tuesday, May 03, 2016 4:34pm

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Artist’s rendering of a new training facility.

The Sandtown Winchester police station that was the scene of protests following the death of Freddie Gray is set for renovations.  Read More →

Culture, Giving, Lifeline

One Year After the Riots, BSO Plans Free Concert in West Baltimore

0 Written by: | Tuesday, May 03, 2016 4:10pm

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Music Director Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra are heading back to West Baltimore to present a free concert, one year after the riots following the death of Freddie Gray.

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Money & Power

Sheila Dixon Says the Mayoral Election Isn’t Over

0 Written by: | Tuesday, May 03, 2016 3:50pm

sheilabluedress-new-500x600Sheila Dixon promised that she wasn’t done with politics during her speech after the mayoral primary. A week later, the ink is barely dry on the thinkpieces, and the former mayor is alleging improprieties in the election that was called for State Sen. Catherine Pugh. Read More →

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