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Maglev’s Moment? Campaign for High-Speed Train from Baltimore-DC Picks up Steam

0 Written by: | Friday, Oct 24, 2014 2:30pm


The backers of a train that would ping commuters from D.C. to Baltimore in a mere 15 minutes already floated their plans in Baltimore earlier this fall. This week, the bullet train boosters showed the national business media types the train in Japan. But given the hard realities of building such a massive project, are we all being taken for a ride? Read More →

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White Marsh Outlet Mall Approved Despite Neighbors’ Qualms

0 Written by: | Friday, Oct 24, 2014 9:14am

White Marsh Outlet Mall

Thank goodness someone is finally developing White Marsh. Via

Traffic, flooding, stormwater runoff, crime, overcrowded schools. If those don’t exactly sound like White Marsh problems (except for traffic), just wait until Paragon Outlets builds a new 500,000 square-foot outlet mall and residential complex at the junction of I-95 and Route 43. At least, that’s what the locals are saying.

Every one of those concerns and more was brought up during an eight-day administrative hearing on the development project. And yet, despite potentially hurling White Marsh into the Third World*, Baltimore County Administrative Judge John E. Beverungen approved the projects plans, with a few conditions. They’ve got to follow updated stormwater-control protocol, and the main sign can only be so high, “so” being 75 feet. Read More →

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National Aquarium Signs Up for Solar Power

0 Written by: | Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 4:40pm

photo via Travel Channel

photo via Travel Channel

The National Aquarium is mostly made up of water, but it’s looking to solar as a new source of power. Read More →

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$10.5M at Stake in Baltimore’s Failed NAACP Convention Bid

0 Written by: | Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 9:01am

NAACP Convention

Cincinnati, photo by Keith Lanser

It’s mighty embarrassing that the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is leaning toward Cincinnati for the site of its 2016 convention after Baltimore thought it had the bid all wrapped up. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake had even released a statement claiming “events like” the NAACP convention show that “Baltimore is truly a world-class destination, and prove that we are quickly becoming one of the nation’s cornerstones for tourism.” But even worse is the $10.5 million in economic impact we’ll be missing out on. Read More →

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SRB Wants to Meet for Coffee

1 Written by: | Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 3:30pm


Coming soon to a Starbucks near you : Coffee Talk with Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. Read More →

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Ray Rice Takes on Ravens, Could Be Eligible for Millions

1 Written by: | Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 3:00pm

ray-rice-run2Ray Rice was already taking on the league over his indefinite suspension. Now, he’s seeking retribution from the Ravens, according to ProFootballTalk.  Read More →

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Del. Frank M. Conaway, Jr. Just Deleted 54 INSANE YouTube Videos

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 9:53am

Frank M. Conaway

Del. Frank M. Conaway Jr. Photo via Wikipedia.

I guess he didn’t want to spread the message quite that far. A state delegate from Baltimore in his third term, Frank M. Conaway, Jr., had uploaded more than 50 digressive first-person videos to YouTube with titles like “talking horse,” “what rabbits eggs,” “conaway globe,” and “is that you me.” In them, he discusses theories about Ancient Egyptian art, Christian eschatology, and evolution, among other topics. Read More →

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Baltimore Judge Suspended for ‘Sarcastic’ Comments

2 Written by: | Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 9:20am


Baltimore Judge Suspended

Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Lynne K. Stewart Mays has agreed to a five-day suspension without pay for two instances of “sarcastic, embarrassing, demeaning, humiliating, and mocking” behavior. That’s how the judicial-conduct investigators have characterized it, anyway. Read More →

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Piper Kerman, Bill Keller to Speak at Big Change Baltimore, Oct. 27

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 3:20pm


Following the success of Big Change Baltimore 2013, the Open Society Institute-Baltimore is reconvening business, philanthropic and political leaders to discuss how to improve the city at Big Change 2014 on October 27 from 3:30 p.m to 7:00 p.m. at Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert Street. Speakers this year include Piper Kerman, of “Orange is the New Black” fame, former New York Times executive editor Bill Keller and several other extraordinary thinkers, researchers and visionaries. Guests will learn about progress in Baltimore’s communities, share stimulating conversation and ideas, search for answers to stubborn city problems and help chart the course for a promising future for all who live and work in Baltimore. Read More →

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Baltimore Inmate Accidentally Released Friday, Guards Discover He’s Gone Sunday

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 3:00pm

Rodriquez Purnell

Rodriquez Purnell

An inmate was “mistakenly” released from a Baltimore jail while on trial for murder last week, and he’s still on the lam. Now, a state delegate wants to turn the criminal investigation on the prison guards who let him out, according to the Associated Press. Read More →

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