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Tawon Boyd’s Family Files Wrongful Death Suit Against Baltimore County Police

0 Written by: | Friday, Sep 22, 2017 2:26pm

Tawon Boyd, hospitalized before his death. Photo courtesy of the Law Office of A. Dwight Pettit, PA.

Family members of the late Tawon Boyd are suing five police officers, a paramedic and an EMT from Baltimore County in connection with Boyd’s in-custody death one year ago.

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Greenlaurel: Your Top 7 Electric Vehicle (EV) Questions

0 Written by: | Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 3:18pm

There are over 700 public electric vehicle chargers in Baltimore, like this one at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Even better, EVs often get preferred parking spaces.

They’re cool. They’re supposedly green. And yes, electric vehicles (EV) can be confusing. Check out the real-world answers below to seven classic EV questions.  We’ve even discovered some crazy sweet (like $10,000 sweet) EV coupons that expire Sept. 30. Maybe it’s time to go electric?

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Highly Invasive Snails from New Zealand Found in Baltimore County

0 Written by: | Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 2:12pm

Photo by Michal Maňas, via Wikimedia Commons

Good news! Maryland’s got a new snail. The bad news: it’s highly invasive and could throw off entire aquatic ecosystems around the state.

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Black and White Marylanders Disagree on What Racial Inequality Looks Like, New Poll Shows

0 Written by: | Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 11:27am

Photo by Elvert Barnes, via Wikimedia Commons

Most Maryland voters, black or white, agree that race relations are in decline, according to the newest Goucher Poll for fall 2017. But when it comes to the details of how that manifests, there’s an apparent divide along racial lines.

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City Council Unanimously Backs 50 Percent Renewable-Energy Plan for Md. by 2030

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017 4:14pm

For what it’s worth, every one of Baltimore’s council members supports significantly boosting Maryland’s reliance on renewable energy in the next 13 years.

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The Upside of Sibling Rivalry

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017 11:00am

Ask anyone with more than one child if their kids get along and you’re likely to hear some version of “they get along great when they get along, but they can fight over the most ridiculous things.” Read More →

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3 Md. Congressmen Push Bill to Remove Robert E. Lee Statue at Antietam

1 Written by: | Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 4:06pm

Photo via National Park Service

The campaign against Confederate statues rages on in Maryland, this time out west at a historic Civil War battlefield.

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The Effect of a Dilapidated Home on a Baltimore Block

2 Written by: | Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 1:05pm

A vacant lot where 1906 Boone once stood. Photo via newrepublic.com.

Baltimore Fishbowl former senior editor Rachel Monroe, who left last year to pursue a freelance career, looks at the effects a single decaying home has on a block near Greenmount Cemetery in “The New Republic.” The house is no longer there, but the story behind it reveals why so many abandoned houses plague Baltimore and other cities. Read an excerpt below and view the entire story at newrepublic.com.

When it was still standing, 1906 Boone Street was a classic example of a Baltimore row house: three stories tall and only 15 feet wide, with a curved bay window in front and a narrow garden out back. Built in 1920, it featured a red brick facade, five bedrooms, and a claw-foot tub in the second-floor bathroom. Karen Saunders, who now lives two doors down, remembers living in the house as a child in the 1960s. Lewis Mitchell, a Coast Guard welder, purchased the house next door 21 years ago. Together with his brother, who lives one house over, Mitchell spent more than a year cleaning, painting, and repairing his new home. “I build ships,” Mitchell says. “I figured I could do a house.”

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Sports and Competition: Are We Pushing Our Kids?

0 Written by: | Monday, Sep 18, 2017 4:50pm

If you have young children in sports, you know the deal. Game day. The pressure to win. The desire to be the best. Read More →

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Baltimore Archdiocese Steadfastly Denies Access to ‘The Keepers’ Priest’s Records

2 Written by: | Monday, Sep 18, 2017 4:16pm

Father A. Joseph Maskell’s file with the Catholic Church will remain sealed, to the dismay of tens of thousands of petition signatories.

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