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Virginia Tries to Take Credit for Maryland Crabs

4 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 9:14am

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Last week, Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe told a radio interviewer that most so-called Maryland crabs are actually born in Virginia. “So really,” he said, :they should be Virginia crabs.” The nerve! Read More →

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In Criminal Justice Reform, O’Malley Has a Credibility Problem

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 8:15am

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Martin O’Malley the presidential candidate is all about criminal justice reform. According to the Des Moines Register, he sees it as a “defining issue.” He better hope he’s wrong. Read More →

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Look Book: Otakon 2015

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 27, 2015 1:12pm

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Otakon 2015. All photos by Madster Cosplay and Photography

Thousands turned out for the three day anime convention known as Otakon held over the weekend at the Baltimore Convention Center.  The convention focuses on East Asian popular culture and most fans attend in costume. 

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Boat Accident in Baltimore Kills Two, Injures Six

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 27, 2015 9:52am

Photo via U.S. Coast Guard Twitter feed

Photo via U.S. Coast Guard Twitter feed

On Saturday night, a group of women were enjoying themselves at the Hard Yacht Cafe in Dundalk, where they met a man with a boat. After a bit more bar-hopping, a group of 8 boarded Timothy Wilson’s 37-foot boat and went for a cruise down the Patapsco River, the Baltimore Sun reportsRead More →

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NPR Interviews Community Activist from Sandtown

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 27, 2015 8:01am

Since the death of Freddie Gray, Sandtown-WInchester has been getting national media attention.

Since the death of Freddie Gray, Sandtown-WInchester has been getting national media attention.

The plight of West Baltimore was back on the airwaves as NPR’s Rachel Martin interviewed a community activist from Sandtown about what is and is not happening in the neighborhood. Read More →

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Hogan’s Docs Say “Odds Are Great” After Better-Than-Expected Progress

0 Written by: | Saturday, Jul 25, 2015 11:22am

Larry Hogan

Larry Hogan

Gov. Larry Hogan appears to be responding very well to the chemotherapy being administered to fight his non-Hodgkins lymphoma. A tumor in his neck has shrunk by around 80 percent (Hogan’s own estimate) since the treatments began, and he says his doctors are “very, very pleased.” Read More →

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Beach Umbrellas Perform Their Dastardly Dance in Ocean City

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 24, 2015 3:56pm

Screen Shot 2015-07-24 at 3.54.11 PMNever underestimate the ability of people sitting around on vacation to get some footage for those of us stuck working to enjoy. The latest viral video from the shore involves beach umbrellas moving with reckless abandon as a thunderstorm appears to set to descend on an Ocean City beach. If it weren’t so terrifying to imagine being caught in the middle of, the video would be kind of beautiful. Read More →

Culture, Featured

Students Speak: Should Baltimore Take Down Its Confederate Monuments?

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 24, 2015 1:29pm

 

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Jackson and Lee at Wyman Park, Baltimore.

This summer, we have asked our intern, Bryn Mawr School Senior Madi Johnson, to get some insight from area students about the hot issues of the day. We want to know what the leaders of tomorrow think! Want to add your voice to the debate?  Email Madi at madi@baltimorefishbowl.com. 

Earlier this summer, 21 year-old Dylann Roof opened fire on a Bible study group at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina leaving nine people dead. Several days later, images surfaced of Roof posing with the Confederate flag. Roof’s association with the flag, an emblem of Southern heritage to some and racism to others, triggered a debate about the appropriateness of such symbols across the nation, including in Baltimore.

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The Mothers of Baltimore County

6 Written by: | Friday, Jul 24, 2015 12:30pm

This column, That Nature Show, is about the nature right under your nose, in our backyards, playgrounds and parks!  Stop and look around, you’ll be amazed at what surrounds you.

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In Cambridge, Massachusetts where I am reporting live for the next three weeks, I am hanging out with mothers, like an embedded anthropologist. Read More →

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Johns Hopkins to Offer Study Abroad Program in Cuba

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 24, 2015 9:17am

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Normalizing relations between Cuba and the U.S. are opening up all sorts of new possibilities (remember those non-stop flights between BWI and Havana?). Now Johns Hopkins is taking advantage of the changing status of Cuba by offering a semester-long study abroad program on the island, in partnership with a consortium of other schools. Read More →

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