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Off the Grid In Hampden: ‘A Little Vermont, A Little Provence’, A Lot Of Work

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 12:00pm

  Hot House: 1504 Mill Race Road, Baltimore, MD 21211

 

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Stone built cottage, circa 1840, semi-detached with new roof. 4 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1,785 sq. ft. over three stories, no basement. Original wide plank wood floors, 3 fireplace mantles, deep window sills, new electric. Gas heat, no a/c: $140,000 as is (ask about CHAP tax credits)  Read More →

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Hey Baltimore–Don’t Shoot Your Friend for Fun, Even if He’s Wearing a Bulletproof Vest

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 10:46am

Photo of Mark Ramiro via the Baltimore Police Department/Baltimore Sun

Photo of Mark Ramiro via the Baltimore Police Department/Baltimore Sun

Yesterday, we reminded you not to leave your car running with the keys in the ignition unless you’re trying to get it stolen. And today, in further you-should-probably-already-know-this news, we remind you to not shoot your friend in the chest, even if he is wearing a bulletproof vest.
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Featured, Health and Fitness, Lifeline

The Gynecologist Who Secretly Filmed Patients Just Cost Hopkins $190 Million

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 9:22am

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Last year, a former employee tipped Baltimore Police off to the fact that Johns Hopkins gynecologist Nikita Levy was secretly filming patients. An investigation quickly turned up more than 1,300 videos and images; as many as 9,000 patients may have been affected in one way or another. Before he could be prosecuted, Levy killed himself – leaving the hospital to bear the brunt of the victims’ anger (and lawsuits).
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Culture, Featured, Money & Power

David Simon Bonds with O’Malley over The Pogues

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 8:25am

David Simon

David Simon

So recently — and there’s photographic evidenceThe Wire creator and frequent O’Malley critic David Simon found himself on an Acela train with Maryland governor and The Wire hater Martin O’Malley. At the urging of his son, Simon bought O’Malley a beer and the two attempted a civil interaction.

Simon details the friendly encounter — well, not so much “details” as the two spoke mostly off the record — on his blog, The Audacity of Despair. It’s a good read, and Simon’s blog is one of the few places on the Internet where the comments section does not shatter one’s faith in humanity. Read More →

Featured, Lifeline, Money & Power

O’Malley Brainstorms with Faith Leaders on Immigrant Children

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 7:39am

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Photo via the Blue Journal

Only a few days ago, Gov. Martin O’Malley got into a little tiff with White House aides when he blasted the Obama administration’s less-than-welcoming stance toward the wave of unaccompanied immigrant children that recently flooded our border. O’Malley decried the president’s plan to send most of the children back to their home countries as a move that would send them “back to certain death.” In retaliation, the White House leaked that O’Malley had opposed housing the children at a facility in Carroll County. Now O’Malley has to put his money where his mouth is.

On Monday, the governor convened a group of religious leaders to brain-storm how Maryland might aid the immigrant children. According to the Washington Post, the group discussed reuniting families and organizing clothing drives in addition to securing housing. Read More →

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Johns Hopkins Is the 19th Best University in the World

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 21, 2014 10:41am

Photo via JHU Hub

Photo via JHU Hub

Claiming that you have a mathematical formula that can determine the best university in the world is a little silly. How are you really supposed to compare schools in the U.S., Japan, and the U.K., when the educational systems, standards of evaluation, and campus culture are so different?

But hey, who cares, because the Center for World University Rankings says that Johns Hopkins is the 19th-best university in the world. Woo-hoo!!!! (Just forget about the fact that they were 17th-best last year.)
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Featured, Lifeline, Money & Power

57,000 Md. Health Exchange Enrollees May Need to Re-enroll This Year

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 21, 2014 8:52am

The old health exchangeSigning up for health coverage through Maryland’s online health exchange last year was a terribly frustrating experience for many residents, and it looks like some 57,700 of them will be required to re-enroll this fall or risk losing their tax subsidy. There’s just no way to transfer subsidy data to the new Connecticut-inspired system, adopted after our own exchange was abandoned in April.

According to the Baltimore Business Journal, with open enrollment beginning Nov. 15, the new system is being created “on a very tight deadline,” though officials say they are on track. Read More →

Featured, Health and Fitness, Lifeline

Baltimore Youth Track Club Qualifies for U.S. Junior Olympics

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 21, 2014 8:24am

HTL Track Club Qualifies for Junior Olympics

The HTL  Club

Baltimore’s HTL Club began with Vaughn Davis coaching seven Baltimore youths in football skills. Last summer he switched their training to track and field, and a year later the group has qualified for the USA Track & Field National Junior Olympics by placing in three events in the regional competition. The team of 13- and 14-year-olds earned third place in the 400-meter dash, fifth place in the 4×100 relay, and third place in the 4×400 relay. Read More →

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Uber Attempts to Bribe Baltimore With Ice Cream Delivery Today

1 Written by: | Friday, Jul 18, 2014 10:14am

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Ride-share app Uber is facing legal troubles in Baltimore (and around the world). So in an attempt to win customers’ affection, they decided to go with a tried-and-true method: delivering ice cream to your front door/office/park bench/wherever you may be. This seems like a great idea at first — Uber brings you things that you want wherever you are, like cars, or ice cream! — but they turn out to have made one major mistake. Read More →

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Johns Hopkins Plummets to Third Place in Best Hospital Rankings

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 18, 2014 9:58am

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There are 5,723 registered hospitals in the United States, according to the American Hospital Association. Being better than 5,721 of them is pretty impressive–but for Johns Hopkins Hospital, which was ranked by U.S. News as the top hospital in the country for more than two decades, third place is basically synonymous with “LOSER.”
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