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Hot Plate: Light Up Lexington, Grano Pasta Bar Opens in Federal Hill

0 Written by: | Friday, Apr 29, 2016 3:35pm

Light Up Lexington

Light Up Lexington

Next week is as busy as ever in the Baltimore restaurant world, with wine events and fundraisers, opportunities to check out spaces new and old and tons of new spring-inspired dishes and drinks. Here’s a look at what we have to look forward to in the week to come: Read More →

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Did Gov. Hogan “Save” Baltimore?

0 Written by: | Friday, Apr 29, 2016 11:54am

Larry Hogan doesn't like Common Core

A year ago this week, the city was spiraling out of control until a tough guy stepped in to save the day; thanks to his decisive actions, all the troublemakers went “scurrying home.” At least, that’s how Gov. Larry Hogan saw what happened last year. Read More →

Culture, Featured, Giving

Plans Fall Through for Baltimore Decorators’ Show House

1 Written by: | Friday, Apr 29, 2016 8:16am

'Oakhurst,' the 2015 BSO Decorator's Show House.

The 2015 BSO Decorators’ Show House. The BSO will not hold one in 2016.

For the first time in 40 years, there will be no Baltimore Symphony Decorators’ Show House.

The decision was spelled out in a letter from Sandy Feldman, president of the Baltimore Symphony Associates, a volunteer organization that selects and organizes the Show House as a fundraiser.

Dear Friends of the Baltimore Symphony Associates,

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in the Baltimore Symphony Associates Decorators’ Show House. We appreciate your continued support of this annual fundraiser for the educational programs of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Read More →

Culture, Featured, Station North

Chicken Box Demolition Makes Way for Parkway Film Center

1 Written by: | Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 4:17pm

 

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They called it the Chicken Box, because for many years it housed a fried chicken business.

After this week, it will be history. Read More →

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Cal Ripken Jr., Kelly Ripken Divorce After Nearly 30 Years of Marriage

3 Written by: | Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 11:32am

cal-ripken-commencementOrioles legend Cal Ripken Jr. and Kelly Ripken finalized a divorce after more than 30 years of marriage on Thursday. Read More →

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Photographs Show the Eerie Aftermath of Murder in Baltimore

0 Written by: | Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 11:03am

400 Manse Court- Miriah Barnes. Photo by Wil Sands

400 Manse Court- Miriah Barnes. Photo by Wil Sands

Photojournalist Wil Sands takes photographs of crime scenes–but not in the way that you’re used to.  Read More →

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13-Year-Old Boy With Replica Gun Shot by Baltimore Police

1 Written by: | Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 5:42pm

Commissioner Kevin Davis briefs reporters/Periscope

Commissioner Kevin Davis briefs reporters/Periscope

A teen was shot by a police officer in Southeast Baltimore on the one-year anniversary of Freddie Gray’s funeral.  Police commissioner Kevin Davis said the 13-year-old boy was holding a replica gun. His injuries are non-life-threatening. Read More →

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A Year After Burning, East Baltimore Senior Center Opens

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 4:27pm

photo via Larry Hogan/Facebook

photo via Larry Hogan/Facebook

The big fire at the under-construction Mary Harvin Senior Center in East Baltimore became one of the go-to images for TV networks during the rioting that followed Freddie Gray’s funeral. On the one-year anniversary of the fire, the building is officially open. Read More →

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Seven Things My Mother Taught Me

4 Written by: | Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 10:25am

The author and her mother.

The author and her mother.

Just in time for Mother’s Day, University of Baltimore MFA student Roxanne V. Young remembers her mom’s sage advice on black pride, self-confidence, and still more.

  1. I’m Black and I’m Proud (James Brown)

My mother was the consummate teacher in the classroom and in life.

It was a frigid January afternoon, but I was enjoying the warmth of rare one-on-one time with my mother. We both had skipped school that day to celebrate my 10th birthday. On January 18, 1965 we sat down at the lunch counter at a Baltimore Woolworth’s. It was my first time dining out with my mother. While we waited for the waitress, she took a few minutes to discreetly give me a quick lesson on proper table etiquette. Read More →

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Mondawmin: Not a Predictable Mall

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 9:52am

Mondawmin

The unrest that seized Baltimore a year ago this week began when police in riot gear shut down bus transit from Mondawmin Mall. But there’s much more to Mondawmin than that. Read More →

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