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Top Stories: Barnes and Noble Leaving Towson, Looney’s Pub in Canton Shuttered for Health Code Violations, Big Plans for Old Hutzler’s Building Downtown

0 Written by: | Friday, Feb 24, 2017 5:11pm

The most well-read story on Baltimore Fishbowl this week was Ed Gunts’ breaking news from Monday about the impending departure of Towson’s last major bookstore. The two-story Barnes and Noble in the old Hutzler’s building at Towson Circle is the only large brick-and-mortar book retailer left in that area after the Border’s on York Road and Ukazoo Books in Dulaney Plaza recently cleared their shelves. Now, Barnes and Noble will vacate its space in June, several months after the adjacent Trader Joe’s, to make way for redevelopment of the shopping center.

Here were our other most popular stories over the last seven days:

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Orioles VP Says Trump Apology Would Have to Come Before POTUS First Pitch

2 Written by: | Friday, Feb 24, 2017 3:31pm

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Frank Underwood was welcomed to throw out the first pitch at Camden Yards. Donald Trump, however, may not be getting the ball. Read More →

Featured, Lifeline

Video Appears to Show Rough Arrest, Macing of Teenager in Woodlawn

0 Written by: | Friday, Feb 24, 2017 2:37pm

Photo via National Police Car Archives

A new video making the rounds online appears to show Baltimore County police officers aggressively detaining and macing a 16-year-old boy in Woodlawn.

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Featured, Money & Power, Schools

Teachers, Students, Parents and Others Rally in Annapolis for City Schools Funding Fix

0 Written by: | Friday, Feb 24, 2017 10:00am

Photo by Chris Frederick

Lawyers Mall outside the State House in Annapolis was packed last night with students, parents, teachers and other advocates pushing for Gov. Larry Hogan and the State to help Baltimore City Public Schools address a significant budget shortfall.

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Featured, Food & Drink, Hot Plate

Hot Plate: Local Fry Pops Up at Wet City, Brunch at The Elephant Announced, Wine Dinner at Cinghiale

0 Written by: | Friday, Feb 24, 2017 9:50am

On Monday, The Local Fry teams up with Wet City for CHIMAEK, featuring several Korean specialties plus beer pairings.

With another springlike week behind us and more pleasant weather on the way, Baltimore’s restaurants have been filled with customers in good spirits. Let’s keep that going.

Though this week marks the start of Lent, traditionally a time of abstention, there are still plenty of events to keep local food lovers busy. Here’s a look at what’s happening in and around Baltimore this week:

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Featured, Real Estate & Home

Seven-level Luxury Apartment Building Planned for North Roland Park

2 Written by: | Friday, Feb 24, 2017 9:15am

A rendering of the proposed apartment complex.

A 12-acre development parcel in North Roland Park would become the site of a 157-unit, seven-level luxury apartment building if developers move ahead with plans presented yesterday to Baltimore’s Urban Design and Architecture Review Panel. Read More →

Culture, Featured

Mike Gibbons Ends 35-year Tenure as Director of the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation

0 Written by: | Friday, Feb 24, 2017 8:42am

Photo courtesy of The Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum

For the first time in three and a half decades, the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation does not have Mike Gibbons at the helm.

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Featured, Health and Fitness, Lifeline, Money & Power

Michael Phelps Called to Testify Before Congress in Anti-Doping Hearing

0 Written by: | Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 4:16pm

Still via NBC

Lawmakers are very interested in what the now-retired Baltimore Bullet has to say about doping in international sports.

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Featured, Food & Drink, Hampden

Photos: A Walking Tour of the New CinéBistro at the Rotunda

0 Written by: | Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 2:14pm

The bar and lounge area inside CinéBistro.

The wait will soon be over: Hampden’s new restaurant-bar-lounge-movie theater, known as CinéBistro, opens tomorrow.
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Featured, Money & Power, Schools

JHU President and His Wife Help Fund $1M Endowment for First-Generation Students

0 Written by: | Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 11:26am

Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins is making another power play to support its undergraduate students, this time for those who are among the first in their families to attend college.

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