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Misty Copeland is Speaking in Baltimore This Weekend

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 31, 2015 2:11pm

Still from I Will What I Want/Under Armour

Still from I Will What I Want/Under Armour

catch of the day fish (2)Misty Copeland is known nationwide as a groundbreaking ballerina who became the first African American principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre. She assumes the title on Saturday. Conincidentally, she will be in Baltimore that day giving a talk at the Reginald F. Lewis African American History and Culture Museum. Read More →

Culture, Featured

Here’s Rawlings-Blake as a Cartoon Pony

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 31, 2015 9:10am

Image by Centchi.

Image by Centchi.

It’s a week until adult fans of a children’s cartoon descend on the Baltimore Convention Center for BronyCon. While you wait for Inner Harbor to fill with brightly colored costumes, here are two Brony-related pictures of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. Read More →

Featured, Lifeline, Money & Power

Amazon: Make That More Like 2,500 Jobs

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 31, 2015 8:15am

Amazon introduces same-day delivery

Online retail behemoth Amazon had promised to hire 1,000 Baltimoreans to work full-time at its new fulfillment center in Southeast Baltimore. But the company announced Thursday that the real number is more like 2,500, according to the Baltimore Sun. Read More →

Featured, Money & Power

Hogan Closes Baltimore City Jail, Effective Immediately

2 Written by: | Thursday, Jul 30, 2015 3:59pm

BCDC (used under Creative Commons/Wikimedia user groupuscule)

BCDC (used under Creative Commons/Wikimedia user groupuscule)

Gov. Larry Hogan is shuttering the Baltimore City Detention Center’s men’s jail, effective immediately. Over the coming days, about 750 male inmates housed at the jail will be moved. Read More →

Featured, Money & Power

Why It’s Hard for a Baltimorean to Run for U.S. Senate

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jul 30, 2015 11:26am

Rep. Elijah Cummings

Rep. Elijah Cummings

There is one Baltimorean in the race for Barbara A. Mikulski’s soon-to-be-vacant U.S. senate seat: Republican Chrys Kefalas. So far, no Democrats. And, assuming the seat truly is “Safe Democrat,” that’s where all the action is going to be. Read More →

Featured, GreenLaurel, Money & Power

Saving Cash on Your Hot BGE Summer Bill

1 Written by: | Thursday, Jul 30, 2015 10:50am

Cutting electricity through BGE's PeakRewards and Energy Saver days offers both climate and financial benefits.

Cutting electricity through BGE’s PeakRewards and Energy Saver Days offers both climate and financial benefits.

Have you been wondering when you signed up for BGE’s Smart Energy Saver’s Program? More than 800,000 BGE customers participated in the June 21 collective effort to cut electricity via BGE’s PeakRewards and Smart Energy Saver programs. The goal of both initiatives is to reduce our area’s peak electric grid load and help avoid “brown outs,” where power is cut to many.  The energy reducing programs, which are funded through EmPOWER Maryland, are also a clever way to motivate us to finally take steps to reduce monthly energy. Read More →

Featured, Health and Fitness, Lifeline

CPR Was Born in Baltimore; Its Creator Died This Week at Age 87

4 Written by: | Thursday, Jul 30, 2015 9:14am

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In the 1950s, if you keeled over because your heart stopped, that was generally it. But a Johns Hopkins electrical engineer thought there must be a better way. In the 1950s, William Kouwenhoven began work on the first cardiac defibrillator, which he used to shock lab dogs’ hearts back to life after they’d stopped beating. And then came the famous day in 1958 when a dog’s heart stopped–but the lifesaving defibrillator was on the wrong floor of the hospital. Read More →

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Does Ray Rice Deserve Another Chance?

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015 9:11am

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Every week seems to bring a new NFL drama. This week it’s Tom Brady’s turn (again). But despite the focus on deflategate, there’s another scandal-plagued football player being discussed in ESPN circles: Ray Rice. Read More →

Culture, Featured, Money & Power

Jana Hunter, Abdu Ali Talk About Race in the Baltimore Music Scene

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015 8:45am

israel and palestine

Jana Hunter is a white Baltimore transplant. Abdu Ali is a black Baltimore native. For an Op-Ed piece at Pitchfork the two lauded musicians sat down and talked about the ways segregation, privilege, and oppression play out in the city’s music scene.

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On The Market: Former Warehouse, Legendary Studio/Home of Photographer Sam Holden

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 11:30am

Hot House: 904 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore 21202

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Former provisions warehouse, circa 1920, in painted brick with glass block windows and triple membrane rubber roof. Features 4,435 sq. ft. over two levels, with 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, commercial kitchen, two wood-burning stoves, office, separate laundry area. Commercial grade HVAC w/central air, security system, large roof deck. Commercial rollup garage door, interior accommodates 6 cars. Hybrid zoning offers multiple use options: $1,200,000 Read More →

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