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Baltimore Is “America’s Most Eccentric City,” Apparently

0 Written by: | Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 9:21am

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Ah, Baltimore. The land of weirdos. Read More →

Culture, Featured

Good News: No Super Bowl Appearances Projected for the Ravens for 25 Years

0 Written by: | Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 9:01am

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ESPN’s Thomas Neumann released projections for the next 25 Super Bowls, and the Baltimore Ravens don’t appear once. Read More →

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Morgan State Receives $5M for Baltimore City Scholarships

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 4:32pm

Calvin and Tina Tyler

Calvin and Tina Tyler

A retired UPS executive just gave Morgan State University its largest-ever monetary gift, and it won’t be used for a new building. Read More →

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Maryland Prof Compares Students to Dead Bunnies, Chaos Ensues

1 Written by: | Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 9:49am

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Simon Newman

At Mount St. Mary’s University of Maryland, the school’s president’s controversial comments to a student newspaper have resulted in a number of people losing their jobs. And it’s all because of some dead bunnies. Read More →

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I Served on a Baltimore City Jury and I Don’t Feel That Great About It

15 Written by: | Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 8:00am

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The Clarence M. Mitchell Courthouse. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

At the beginning and end of each day, the judge implored us not to discuss the case with anyone. But when he finally dismissed us from the dusty climes of the Mitchell Courthouse back into our lives, he lifted the ban. In fact, he urged us to tell our friends, neighbors, and families what we had done, because we had performed an essential and noble duty of citizenship.

But what had we done, after all? Nothing to brag about, I’m afraid.  Read More →

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Outpouring of Donations for Woman Injured in Fells Point Crash Top $50K

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Feb 09, 2016 1:57pm

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Video still prior to the crash

On a chaotic Saturday morning in Fells Point, a hit-and-run crash left a woman with a long road to recovery. The community has stepped to support, as a GoFundMe page has already topped its $50,000 goal.  Read More →

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Move Here Before It Explodes: Post-Industrial Chic Loft Style Townhouse In Locust Point

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Feb 09, 2016 11:17am

1310 Andre Street #A, Locust Point, Baltimore, MD 21230

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Recent renovation of circa 1875 attached brick-fronted townhouse with asphalt shingle roof, sided back,  large roof deck. Four bedrooms, three bathrooms, 2,500 sq. ft. over four levels with finished basement. Open plan, extensive wall space, all new stainless steel kitchen, hardwood floors throughout, rain showers, sep. whirlpool tub, dual zone HVAC. 360-degree views from roof deck include water views. Parking pad in rear: $468,500 (recently reduced) Read More →

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After Feedback, Harford Schools Reverse Baltimore Travel Ban

1 Written by: | Tuesday, Feb 09, 2016 10:50am

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After a wave of criticism, Harford County schools Superintendent Barbara Canavan has announced that the ban on student travel to Baltimore City has been lifted. Read More →

Culture, Featured

Baltimore Band’s Van Stolen–Then Recovered!–in Texas

1 Written by: | Tuesday, Feb 09, 2016 9:08am

Lower Dens' Escape From Evil, via Ribbonmusic.com

Lower Dens’ Escape From Evil, via Ribbonmusic.com

Yesterday, Baltimore musician Jana Hunter went out for a cup of midday coffee in San Antonio, where her band Lower Dens is on tour. When she returned less than an hour later, the band’s van was gone–along with all their gear. Read More →

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SNL’s Kate McKinnon Trying Her Best Baltimore Accent with Sturdy Barbie

4 Written by: | Monday, Feb 08, 2016 3:42pm

via NBC

via NBC

Larry David and Bernie Sanders got all the attention on the weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live, but it wasn’t complete without a Barbie from Baltimore. On Weekend Update, Kate McKinnon played “Sturdy Barbie,” who didn’t quite make the cut when Mattel rebooted the age-old doll collection. Read More →

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