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Featured, Money & Power

Lululemon Suing Under Armour Over Sports Bra Design

1 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 11:15am

Lululemon’s Energy bra (left) vs. Under Armour’s Eclipse Low Impact bra

High-end athletic wear maker Lululemon is arguing that the folks at Under Armour are big fat copycats.

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Culture, Featured, Ravens Nation

Ravens Kicker Justin Tucker Practiced with the Locals Yesterday at Patterson Park

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 9:08am

Tucker in January 2013. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

What’s better than a summertime walk in the park? How about one where you can watch the Ravens’ Pro Bowl kicker drill field goals several feet away?

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Culture, Featured, Lifeline, Mt. Washington

Baltimore Clayworks to File for Bankruptcy, Shut Down

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 17, 2017 5:00pm

Photo via Mount Washington Village Association

Baltimore Clayworks is calling it quits.

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Featured, Lifeline

Police: Suspect Charged in Murder of Warren Brown’s Stepson; Local Rapper in Critical Condition After Stabbing

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 17, 2017 2:53pm

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Police have charged a man seen in a July 1 surveillance video fatally shooting Cody Young, stepson to well-known Baltimore defense attorney Warren Brown.

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Featured, Money & Power, Schools

One Year In, DeRay McKesson Says He’s Leaving his Job with Baltimore City Schools

2 Written by: | Monday, Jul 17, 2017 10:55am

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Baltimore City Public Schools’ highest-profile employee is leaving his North Avenue office behind.

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Featured, Lifeline

Julius, Maryland Zoo’s Newborn Giraffe, Passes Away

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 17, 2017 9:06am

Photo via Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

After a monthlong fight, staff at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore bid goodbye to Julius this weekend.

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Featured, Links

Top Stories: Anti-Panhandler Agenda in Fed Hill, Park Café and Coffee Bar Shuts Down, Apartment for Sale in Wyndhurst Co-Op

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 14, 2017 5:16pm

Our most popular read this week was about the anti-panhandler social media activity of the Federal Hill Hospitality Association, a nonprofit that represents “roughly 20 restaurants and bars” in the South Baltimore neighborhood, according to its website.

This month, the group began posting some pointed messages on its Twitter and Facebook accounts, instructing locals to “#reclaimBALTIMORE” by ceasing to give money to panhandlers. This week, the group regularly posting photos with captions recommending neighbors and patrons use their dollars and change for gas or to pay for parking, instead of giving them to those begging for assistance on the corners and sidewalks. The group has also said it’s called the cops on panhandlers. Some tweets tagged city officials and even the U.S. Justice Department to try to bring attention to the matter.

City residents have lashed back at the campaign online, saying it casts an uncharitable and exclusionary light on the neighborhood’s popular bars and restaurants. The organization’s leaders still haven’t returned requests for comment and couldn’t be reached by phone on Friday, but appear to be defending their stance. In subsequent replies, the group said it really wants to help those less fortunate, tweeting in one instance, “We want the city to help get treatment and we do not want them panhandling and walking to Sharp Leadenhall for a fix.”

Here were our other most popular reads this week:

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Featured, Lifeline, Money & Power

Feds ‘Administratively Close’ Racial Discrimination Investigation into Hogan’s Nixing of Red Line

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 14, 2017 3:55pm

Photo via Gov. Larry Hogan/Twitter

Gov. Larry Hogan is off the hook in a federal civil rights probe into his decision to veto the nearly $3 billion Red Line rail project for Baltimore in June 2015.

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Featured, Lifeline, Money & Power

Council Bill Would Impose Mandatory One-Year Prison Sentence for Those Carrying Illegal Firearms

1 Written by: | Friday, Jul 14, 2017 11:58am

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

A new measure going before the Baltimore City Council next week would ramp up sentencing requirements for those who illegally possess handguns in the city — the same people who police say are carrying out most of Baltimore’s murders.

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Featured, Food & Drink, Hot Plate

Hot Plate: Jimmy’s Reopens, Beer & Mojitos at Birroteca, Artscape Action

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 14, 2017 10:10am

Ejji Ramen is one of many local food companies that will be at Artscape, which starts July 21.

It’s hot out there, Baltimore, but it’s even hotter in the kitchen. It’s a good week to go out.

This week is busy one for restaurants, too, with tons of news, from expansions and reopenings to beer dinners, restaurant yoga and all the festivities surrounding Artscape.

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