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SRB to Make Theatrical Debut in ‘Chicago’

0 Written by: | Friday, Feb 27, 2015 4:19pm

Photo via Vanity Fair

Photo via Vanity Fair

Being mayor comes with a few perks. Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will add the old Razzle Dazzle to her beneifts next week. The Baltimore mayor will appear in the musical Chicago, as the production debuts at the Hippodrome Theater. Read More →

Featured, Money & Power, Schools

State Considers Cracking Down on College Hazing

0 Written by: | Friday, Feb 27, 2015 9:09am


Victims of college hazing rituals testified before the state Senate on Thursday, on behalf of a bill that would increase the penalty for violent hazing in Maryland. State Sen. Jamie Raskin introduced the bill, which would raise the maximum fine from $500 to $5,000. Read More →

Featured, Money & Power

Why Hogan Is Wrong About the ‘Rain Tax’

3 Written by: | Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 11:00am

1 inch of rain on 1 acre of hard surface creates 27,000 gallons of yucky polluted runoff. Courtesy: Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Rain used to be fun, cleansing, even peaceful. It was about snuggling under blankets and baking cookies. Not anymore. Rain is now a weather event that can be taxed.  Rain is now urban polluted runoff. It’s even a political marketing tool. Rain helped a governor win an election. Read More →

Culture, Featured, Money & Power

Ravens Release “the Best Returner in the Game”

0 Written by: | Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 10:02am

Jacoby Jones

He was crucial to the Baltimore Ravens’ Super Bowl win in 2013, but after a drop-off in his performance last season (which still earned him top 10 rankings in both kick off and punt returns), wide receiver Jacoby Jones has been released by the team. Read More →

Featured, Food & Drink, Money & Power

M&T Bank Pulls Commercial Featuring Union Craft Brewing Founders

1 Written by: | Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015 4:23pm

Still from the commercial (YouTube)

Still from the commercial (YouTube)

Union Craft Brewing’s moments of TV fame were short-lived. M&T Bank pulled a spot featuring the Hampden-based brewers after officials discovered an Urban Dictionary entry. Read More →

Lifeline, Money & Power

Baltimore Police Face New Brutality Claim

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015 10:50am


After being shown cell phone video of man being punched in the face by a Baltimore police officer before being arrested, police have begun an investigation into the incident. Read More →

Featured, Lifeline, Money & Power

Pot Will Become Legal in D.C. Thursday, Unless Congress Can Stop It

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015 9:13am

Legal pot in D.C.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has promised that recreational marijuana will become legal in the district beginning at 12:01 a.m. Thursday morning, in accordance with a voter-approved measure. House Republicans are attempting to quash it at the last minute, with a letter that argues the measure violates federal law. One of the letter’s authors, Rep. Jason Chaffetz told the Washington Post that D.C. officials “can go to prison for [enacting legalization]. We’re not playing a little game here.” Read More →

Lifeline, Money & Power

Here’s Hogan’s Plan for Fighting Pollution in the Chesapeake

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015 10:22am

Larry Hogan doesn't like Common Core

When Gov. Larry Hogan decided to chuck environmental regulations created by former Gov. Martin O’Malley, he promised he would propose his own plan for protecting the Chesapeake Bay from phosphorus pollution from agricultural activity on the Eastern Shore.. Well, he’s got it figured out now, and according to the Baltimore Sun, environmentalists have greeted it with “guarded praise.” Read More →

Money & Power

World Series of Poker Circuit Comes to Baltimore

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015 9:45am

World Series of Poker

“A Waterloo,” by Cassius Marcellus Coolidge.

If you’ve been itching to participate in the World Series of Poker since amateur player Chris Moneymaker won the Main Event on ESPN in 2003 and got everyone age 18-34 talking about No-Limit Texas Hold ‘em (which as far as I can tell is the only poker game with an entry in The Associated Press Stylebook), you’re out of excuses. A World Series of Poker Circuit is coming to Baltimore on Thursday. Read More →

Money & Power

Supreme Court Finally Tracks Down Bobby Chen, Denies His Case Anyway

0 Written by: | Monday, Feb 23, 2015 3:02pm

Supreme_Court_US_2010The U.S. Supreme Court’s long search for Bobby Chen finally came to an end. Justices being justices, they decided Chen’s case wasn’t worth considering, after all. Read More →

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