There are going to be a lot of new college grads around town this weekend. Before they were sent off on the streets of Baltimore, some of our leaders provided words of inspiration. Here’s a look at the local commencement speeches, and a chance to watch some of them: Read More →
Amid the violence that followed Freddie Gray’s funeral, federal agents say people gathered at Pennsylvania Ave. and North Ave. used “incendiary devices” made from looted materials to start at least four fires. Read More →
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently parsed some macabre–but fascinating–data. Using state death data, they determined which causes of death were most “distinctive” on a state-by-state basis. To break this down a bit: All over the country, the leading causes of death (heart attack, accident, suicide, etc.) are the same. This particular data-crunching was looking for something else– causes of death that might not represent huge populations, but were significantly higher, statistically speaking, than in other states. Read More →
Yesterday we learned that the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration would no longer require prospective drivers to successfully parallel park to obtain a license. For city dwellers, the decision can be mystifying. There are two distinct reasons for the decision that have been floating around the Internet. Read More →
To many humans, fewer bees buzzing around Maryland might seem like a good thing. But when placed against the backdrop of staggering honeybee die-offs nationwide, it’s clear that we’re in a position to get stung by the losses. Read More →
A Towson University student was an accomplice in a weekend home invasion near campus, Baltimore County police said. Read More →
As many outsiders tried to explain Baltimore a few weeks ago, one of the topics that appeared to slip through the cracks was suburban migration. That’s because it took an organization like the New Geography to dig into IRS statistics to find out just how many people actually left. Read More →
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