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Druid Hill Park Gets a Waterfall and Rowboats for its Birthday

1 Written by: | Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 10:02am

Rendering via Friends of Druid Hill Park

Rendering via Friends of Druid Hill Park

This month marks the 154th birthday of Druid Hill Park, Baltimore’s centerpiece of urban greenery, and one of the oldest city parks in the entire United States. To celebrate that birthday — and also to comply with new federal mandates requiring cities to have more on-hand drinking water — the park is about to get an upgrade. What do we have to look forward to? In three words: Waterfalls and rowboats.

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Featured, Lifeline

New White House Fence Jumper Is From Bel-Air

1 Written by: | Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 8:23am

White House Fence Jumper Dominic Adesanya

Via Dominic Adesanya’s Instagram account

Wednesday night, another person jumped the fence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in D.C. and made it onto the White House lawn. This time the man was apprehended before making it to the residence. The jumper has been identified as Dominic Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air, Md.

A LinkedIn account in Adesanya’s name boasts a network of zero and a few angsty jokes. His professions are identified as “American Slave” and “Ha Ha at Rothschild.” In another reference to the prominent banking family, the profile says: ““Still waiting for Nathaniel Philip Rothschild and his father; Nathaniel Charles Jacob Rothschild-4th Baron Rothschild to let me go. Whenever that day comes…” Read More →

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Is There Email After Death?

25 Written by: | Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 8:00am

jane and hy

Jane and Hy

 

For Jen Michalski

Dear Mom,

As it has been six and a half years since we last spoke, we really have a lot to talk about. Marriages, births, deaths, graduations, all sorts of good news and bad. Your little namesake started high school in September, and just a couple of weeks ago, your pal Leon Katz died. I so wanted to call you to discuss it, to reminisce about the old days, the old crowd, Jane and Hy, Diane and Leon, Nancy and Caesar, Lois and Emmett. Maybe you would have told me things I couldn’t have known as a child. I would love some fifty-year-old gossip. Read More →

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Country House In The Greenspring Valley: A Nice View From the Top

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 12:21pm

Hot House: 405 Chatolanee Hill Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117

 

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Brick Georgian colonial style house with slate roof, circa 1930, with more recent two-story wing additions on both sides. Six bedrooms, 5.5 baths, over three levels. Luxurious master suite. Cook’s kitchen, breakfast room overlooking pool, library/family room with wet bar, fireplace and French doors opening to private, landscaped four acres. Very fine gardens with hardscaping and attached garage: $1,995,000 Read More →

Featured, Lifeline, Money & Power

What If Baltimore’s Homeless Moved Into Our Vacant Houses?

1 Written by: | Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 9:46am

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Baltimore has 16,000 vacant homes; on any given night, there are an average of 3,000 homeless people within the city limits. Putting those two facts next to each other begs an obvious question. Read More →

Featured, Food & Drink, Lifeline

Fells Point Bar ‘Bad Decisions’ Installs the Region’s First Bitcoin ATM

1 Written by: | Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 8:38am

Bitcoin ATM

A Bitcoin ATM

The Fells Point bar Bad Decisions has the Baltimore region’s first bitcoin ATM. Before their Coin Outlet-brand ATM was installed Monday night, Baltimoreans would have had to travel to New York, North Carolina, or Ohio to find a machine that dispenses the anonymous and wildly fluctuating digital currency. Read More →

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Big Fish: Onward and Upward With New Goucher President Jose Bowen

0 Written by: | Monday, Oct 20, 2014 2:53pm

jose brown

Jose Bowen’s CV is 33 pages long, and it reads like a how-to guide to a liberal arts education. A musicologist with four Stanford degrees under his belt, starting with a B.S. in Chemistry, Bowen has risen quickly through the ranks of academia – at Stanford, the University of Southampton (England), Georgetown University, Miami University, and for the past eight years, as Dean of the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Read More →

Featured, Giving, Health and Fitness

Under Armour Donates Fancy Gyms to Baltimore’s Firehouses

0 Written by: | Monday, Oct 20, 2014 9:15am

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Not long ago, the Baltimore Fire Department was so cash-strapped that they considered selling ad space on the sides of their fire trucks. Clearly, there was no extra money in the budget for fancy gym equipment–even though staying in shape is a crucial part of a firefighter’s job. Luckily, some of our favorite local do-gooders decided to adopt this problem as their own, resulting in new, state-of-the-art gym equipment in the city’s three busiest fire houses.

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Featured, Money & Power

Ray Rice Could Be Back in the NFL This Season

0 Written by: | Monday, Oct 20, 2014 9:12am

Ray Rice Could Be Back in the NFL

But he won’t be wearing purple.

I guess this is what they mean by “indefinite suspension.” Former Ravens running back Ray Rice is appealing the punishment he received following the release of security footage that depicted his assault of his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City hotel elevator. And according to CBS Sports, his case looks “exceedingly strong.” Read More →

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20 Baltimore-Area Residents Will Test Ebola Vaccine

0 Written by: | Monday, Oct 20, 2014 8:35am

Ebola scare

You might think that most would be hesitant to join an early round of human test subjects for a fast-tracked Ebola vaccine. You might be wrong. According to the Sun, when the call went out for Baltimore-area volunteers, “[t]he response was overwhelming.” Within a month, 20 Baltimoreans will receive the same vaccine that was tested on humans in Mali earlier in October.

Just in case you are as confused as I am on how vaccines work and have the vague impression that this vaccine may actually contain Ebola in some form, it doesn’t. The vaccine, one of several Ebola vaccines in the works, was developed by the National Institutes of Health. It contains a non-reproducing version of a “chimpanzee cold virus that carries an Ebola protein.” Read More →

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