Money & Power

Feds Offer Money to Help Revive a Campground in Gwynns Falls Leakin Park

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 24, 2017 4:06pm

A view of the Winans Meadow in Gwynns Falls Leakin Park. Photo via Baltimore Parks and Open Space Alliance.

Gwynns Falls Leakin Park is set to get a sizable makeover, with a little bit of help from federal officials.

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Featured, Lifeline

Memorial Ride Planned Monday Night for Aaron Laciny, Cyclist Killed in June Hit-and-Run

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 24, 2017 2:16pm

Aaron Laciny, photo via Hopkins Hub

Baltimore cyclists are gathering and riding through the city tonight in memory of 20-year-old Aaron Laciny, starting near the very spot where he was killed late last month.

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Lifeline, Sponsored Post

Maryland Drugged Driving Fatalities on the Rise

2 Written by: | Monday, Jul 24, 2017 1:00pm

The Governors Highway Safety Administration and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility recently issued a report, noting that in 2015, drugs were present in 43 percent of the fatally-injured drivers who had a test result, which was more frequent than alcohol. Additionally, the report noted that one-third of those tested positive for marijuana. Read More →

Culture, Featured

Bit Gen, a Festival Wholly Devoted to Video Game Music, Returns at the Ottobar

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 24, 2017 11:32am

Rare Candy plays at Bit Gen Gamer Fest in 2016. Photo courtesy of Bit Gen.

It’s a rare, special moment, John DeCampos explains: You’re immersed in a classic arcade game, drinking a nice, cold craft beer, when a live band across the room starts playing a high-energy, spot-on cover of a tune from the very game that’s captivated you.

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Giving, green spring station, Shop Local

Lutherville’s Wee Chic to Host ‘Storytime with the Softies’ Adoption Event and Benefit

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 24, 2017 11:30am

Ryan Jensen, #66, Center, Baltimore Ravens

Next month, kids will get a chance to show their soft side and meet some furry friends at Wee Chic’s “Storytime with the Softies” adoption and benefit event.

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Food & Drink, Neighborhoods, Parties, Sponsored Post

Don’t miss the only event celebrating Baltimore City’s 288th birthday!

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 24, 2017 10:00am

This year’s event celebrates Baltimore City’s 288th birthday in style with birthday cakes from local bakers, beers from local brewers, a signature cocktail with local spirits, lite fare, music from DJ Landis Expandis, and a generally great time. Read More →

Culture, Featured

Phelps Loses ‘Shark Week’ Race to Computer-Simulated Great White Shark

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 24, 2017 9:17am

Still via YouTube/Discovery Channel

In an athletic showdown between the Baltimore Bullet and one of nature’s most feared beasts, nature triumphed…sort of.

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Monday Morning Headlines: Va. Developer Pitches ‘The Baltimore Renaissance’; Md. House Minority Leader Hurt in Pit Bull Attack; and More 

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 24, 2017 7:24am

Maryland House Minority Leader Injured In Pit Bull Attack – AP

Inner Harbor’s Rash Field To Receive $20 Million Upgrade – CBS Baltimore

Transformer fire prompts closure of Eastpoint Mall – WBAL-TV

Virginia developer gets hearing with City Council for his $10 billion ‘Baltimore Renaissance’ idea – Baltimore Sun

O’s outslug Astros in wild, seesaw finale –


Friday Afternoon Headlines: Two BPD Detectives Plead Guilty to Racketeering; Big Ideas at Sinclair Broadcasting; Food Network Star to Open Baltimore Restaurant; and more

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 21, 2017 5:10pm

Two Baltimore Detectives Plead Guilty to Racketeering Charges – The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore’s Sinclair Broadcast’s Revolution Will Be Televised.  It Will Just Have Low Production Values – Bloomberg News

Giada de Laurentiis Says She is Opening a Baltimore Restaurant – BBJ

Maryland Gains 13,300 Jobs in June – BBJ

Baltimore Narrows List of Applicants to Oversee Consent Decree – The Baltimore Sun

Featured, Links

Top Stories: Police Say Hopkins Student Fell from High-Rise, Fed Hill Bars Discourage Helping Panhandlers, DeRay Mckesson Leaving City Schools Gig

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 21, 2017 4:45pm

The most-read piece on our site this week was a sad update about the death of a 19-year-old student athlete at Johns Hopkins University. Abigail Bastien “fell from quite a distance” from a high-rise on N. Charles Street to her death, Baltimore police spokesman T.J. Smith said at a news conference on Monday. Bastien’s body had been discovered on the morning of Thursday, July 13.

Smith said investigators weren’t sure exactly high up she was before her fall. The evidence detectives pulled together indicated it was an accidental death, he said, noting that “nothing in this case points towards homicide.”

Members of the Hopkins community and Bastien’s hometown of Sandusky, Ohio, mourned her passing. Bastien was a sprinter on the Hopkins track-and-field team and a member of the school’s Alpha Phi sorority chapter. Her high school track coach told the Sandusky Register she “was a person with a heart of gold and was all about everyone first and putting herself second.”

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