Featured, Lifeline

It’s Now Legal to Host a Poker Game at Home in Maryland

0 Written by: | Thursday, May 19, 2016 4:51pm

This is legal at your house.

This is legal at your house.

Your neighborhood poker game is now safe from the authorities. Read More →

Featured, Money & Power

Kamenetz Accelerates School A/C Repairs, Hogan Criticism After Funding Freeze

0 Written by: | Thursday, May 19, 2016 4:20pm


After the governor and comptroller froze school funding over air conditioning, Baltimore County came up with a new plan to cool the schools. But the rhetoric remained hot. Read More →

Culture, Featured, Lifeline

Sunrise at Old Hilltop Two Days Before Preakness

0 Written by: | Thursday, May 19, 2016 3:55pm


All photos by Elizabeth Bastos

There were a handful of kids on former jockey Charlie Fenwick’s great pre -Preakness tour of Pimlico this morning. I stood on the apron next to a lady named Janice who knows things because she follows Claire Novak of Blood Horse on Twitter and has a farm of quarter horses herself. I really like Janice. “Follow the drone,” she told me, “it’s following Nyquist,” and she was right.

Featured, Food & Drink

Makers of ‘Raging Bitch’ Use Court Winnings to Fund Free Speech Org

0 Written by: | Thursday, May 19, 2016 11:37am


Remember that lawsuit Flying Dog Brewery brought against the Michigan Liquor Control Commission for refusing to allow its Raging Bitch IPA in the state from 2009-2011 on the grounds that its name and label artwork were “detrimental to the health, safety, and welfare of the general public?” Read More →

Featured, Lifeline, Schools

No More Live Animal Experimentation for Johns Hopkins Students

0 Written by: | Thursday, May 19, 2016 10:24am


For years, medical students practiced certain procedures on live animals–primarily pigs–in order to hone their techniques before dealing with actual patients; afterwards, the animals are euthanized. But that practice has increasingly come under attack from animal rights activists. Read More →

Featured, Lifeline, Patterson Park

Why Yes, Patterson Park IS Great, Thanks for Noticing

1 Written by: | Thursday, May 19, 2016 10:13am


Patterson Park, one of Baltimore’s most popular places for a stroll (or a jog, if you’re feeling ambitious) is getting some nice attention recently. Read More →

Culture, Featured, Lifeline

Famous Architect Recommends Major Changes to National Aquarium

3 Written by: | Wednesday, May 18, 2016 1:58pm


All photos via the Architects’ Newspaper, archpaper.com.

From archpaper.com – The sculptural centerpiece of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, the National Aquarium, would take on an entirely new look and identity under a design proposal from architect and MacArthur Foundation genius grant recipient Jeanne Gang of Chicago.
The redesign is driven by proposed changes in the uses and “a new unifying concept for the exhibits” of the aquarium’s multi building campus, also recommended by Gang’s firm, Studio Gang, and others.

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Featured, Hot House, Lafayette Square, Real Estate & Home

1868 Matthew Sellers Mansion Goes To Auction: ‘A History of Hate, Loneliness and Mystery’ … Interested?

1 Written by: | Wednesday, May 18, 2016 11:15am

Hot House: 801 N. Arlington Avenue, Baltimore MD 21217


Second Empire Italianate-style mansion, circa 1868,  brick with slate mansard roof and two extended porticos. Three stories, 7,200 sq. ft. with 18 rooms, including formal living and dining rooms, multiple fireplaces, hardwood floors. House is in poor condition and requires total renovation. .1 acre lot: $10,000 (minimum bid)

Auction: Thursday, June 9 at 11 a.m., at the Radisson Hotel, Cross Keys. Contact ajbillig.com for more information. Read More →

Culture, Featured, Giving, Roland Park, Schools

Roland Park Couple to Receive JHU Honorary Degrees Today

1 Written by: | Wednesday, May 18, 2016 9:35am

shale stiller and ellen heller

Attorney Shale Stiller and Judge Ellen Heller will receive honorary degrees today from Johns Hopkins University. Photo via midweek.com.

One Baltimore couple is getting “his and hers” honorary degrees from Johns Hopkins University today.

Filmmaker Spike Lee may be doing the heavy lifting when he gives the keynote speech and receives an honorary degree at Hopkins 140th commencement ceremony, but seven others will receive honorary degrees as well, including longtime Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Ellen Heller and her husband, attorney Shale Stiller from Roland Park who have made contributions in the fields of law and philanthropy.

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Featured, Money & Power

“The Wire” Actor Says Alleged Victim Tried to Pull Him into Her Hotel Room

2 Written by: | Wednesday, May 18, 2016 9:20am

Wendell Pierce as "Bunk" Moreland in The Wire.

Wendell Pierce as “Bunk” Moreland in The Wire.

The story of The Wire actor Wendell Pierce’s arrest for simple battery has accrued more details as well as more dispute. Read More →

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