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Scenes from Saturday’s Freddie Gray Protests in Baltimore

0 Written by: | Sunday, Apr 26, 2015 1:17pm

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Nearly a week after Freddie Gray died in police custody, hundreds of people marched from West Baltimore to City Hall on Saturday demanding justice in the case. After the pre-planned rally at City Hall was over, pockets of violence flared up as protests continued near Camden Yards, and at other points along Pratt Street. Check out some photos: Read More →

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Study: 1/3 of Baltimore Residents Can’t Afford Water Rates

0 Written by: | Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 5:10pm

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via Sidewalk City

Amid the city’s ongoing efforts to collect back water bills comes a new stat.  Baltimore’s water rates are not affordable for 1/3 of city residents, according to an analysis prepared by Food and Water Watch. Read More →

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Police Union Cries “Lynch Mob,” and Other Protest News

0 Written by: | Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 9:35am

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Freddie Gray

Protests over the death of Freddie Gray are growing in Baltimore.

In a prepared statement, which I can only assume was never proofread, the Baltimore Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 3 compared those protesting the suspicious death of a black man from injuries sustained in police custody to a “lynch mob.” Read More →

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Earth Day 2015: Fix the Roof While the Sun is Shining

2 Written by: | Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 1:02pm

Stanford University's Solutions Project predicts that our world can convert to sustainable energy.

Stanford’s Solutions Project predicts that our world can convert to sustainable energy.

Earth Day 2015 is all about climate change. Since you may not pour over the latest global warming news, we’ve highlighted recent local and global stats in the “skimmer” below. Though global warming is sobering, don’t expect just a “bummersville” read. Have you heard of the Solutions Project? According to this Stanford University think tank, a fossil-free modern world is possible and it is cost-effective. It’s good that someone smart is developing a sustainable plan because scientists say we don’t have much time; we need to cut fossil fuels by 40 to 70 percent in thirty-five short years. Last I looked, there’s no planet B.

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Bloomberg Can’t Stop Funding New Centers at Johns Hopkins

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 10:12am

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Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has a problem: He can’t seem to stop giving Johns Hopkins money. By 2013, Bloomberg had already given or promised more than $1 billion (yes, billion with a “b”) to his alma mater… and he hasn’t slowed down. Read More →

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Feds Open Civil Rights Probe In Death of Freddie Gray

1 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 4:43pm

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Freddie Gray

The U.S. Department of Justice is opening a civil rights investigation into the Baltimore Police Department in connection with the death of Freddie Gray. Read More →

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Bethesda Among “America’s Leading Creative Class Cities in 2015″

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 10:50am

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Bethesda, Md., is not actually a city; it’s a census-designated place with no clear boundaries. But whatever it is, it’s the spot in the United States with the fourth highest concentration of “creative class” workers, according to CityLab‘s Richard Florida. Read More →

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From Howard County to Pluto: New Horizons Is Almost at the Edge of the Solar System

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 9:25am

The New Horizons space probe was launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, naturally. But it was built by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (with the Southwest Research Institute), where it’s currently being controlled from. And it’s about to fly by Pluto. Read More →

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Baltimore Police Get a Grant to Improve Homicide Investigations

0 Written by: | Monday, Apr 20, 2015 9:51am

800px-Baltimore_Police_Homicide_Unit_BuildingFifty years, ago the national homicide clearance rate — meaning the percentage of homicide investigations that lead to the identification and arrest of a suspect — was over 90 percent. Today, it’s 64.1 percent. And in Baltimore, it’s 53.7 percent. So it’s fitting that the Department of Justice has chosen Baltimore as the first city to participate in its “Homicide Investigation Enhancement, Training and Technical Assistance Project,” which, no, does not reduce to a catchy acronym. Read More →

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Don’t Worry About the Yuppies, Station North Developer Says

0 Written by: | Friday, Apr 17, 2015 9:58am

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via LSC Design

A lot has been going on in Station North in recent months–even if the WaPo still doesn’t get it. And if you needed any further confirmation that the burgeoning neighborhood is definitely gentrifying, now you’ve got it: Developers are planning Station North’s first apartment/retail complex, the Baltimore Business Journal reports. Read More →

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