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NYPD Group Comes to Baltimore to Comfort Stressed-Out Cops

0 Written by: | Tuesday, May 26, 2015 9:47am

Baltimore Police Homicide Division

Baltimore Police Homicide Division

The Police Organization Providing Peer Assistance is a group of retired and active New York police officers dedicated to giving confidential support to cops struggling with stress, “changing the culture of isolationism and avoidance of police officers seeking help.” Since the protests following the death of Freddie Gray, POPPA has turned its attention to Baltimore. Read More →

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Hogan Vetoes Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Over Toking and Driving

1 Written by: | Friday, May 22, 2015 4:28pm

stoneddrivingMaryland is fine with decriminalizing marijuana. But Gov. Larry Hogan isn’t onboard with penalties passed by the legislature because of worries about people getting stoned while driving. Read More →


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Hogan Vetoes Bills That Would’ve Given Ex-Cons Right to Vote

0 Written by: | Friday, May 22, 2015 4:05pm


Larry Hogan

Larry Hogan

The state legislature made a much-applauded move to approve a measure that would give convicted felons to vote after they are released from prison. Gov. Larry Hogan, however, didn’t agree with the idea. Read More →

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The Inspired Interiors of the New Ivy Hotel in Mount Vernon

0 Written by: | Friday, May 22, 2015 12:15pm

Photo via the Garrett Hotel Consultants website.

The Ivy Hotel. Photo via the Garrett Hotel Consultants’ website.

A few weeks ago, our friend Meg Fielding of Pigtown Design shared with us her pictures of  The Ivy Hotel mid-construction. On Wednesday evening, I saw the new boutique hotel with the furnishings installed, and the results are stunning! The Ivy, owned by Baltimore businessman and philanthropist Eddie Brown and historic real estate refurbisher Marty Azola, is managed by the Charlotte, Vermont company Garrett Hotel Consultants, which also runs The Wilcox in South Carolina, The Pink Adobe in New Mexico, and Twin Farms in Vermont, among others.  When it opens in mid-June (June 19 to be exact) The Ivy, at Calvert and Biddle Streets, will stand alone in Baltimore as the city’s only world-class small luxury hotel, and Garrett’s first urban hotel.

Ivy Hotel front room

Ivy Hotel

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Ben Carson Doesn’t Stumble on Iraq War Question

0 Written by: | Friday, May 22, 2015 8:16am

Dr. Benjamin Carson

Dr. Benjamin Carson

Several Republican presidential hopefuls have stumbled over the question of whether, knowing what we know now, it was the right decision to invade Iraq in 2003. Not Ben Carson! The conservative neurosurgeon knows exactly what he thinks of the Iraq War. Read More →

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6 Baltimore PD Officers Indicted in Freddie Gray Case

0 Written by: | Thursday, May 21, 2015 5:20pm

Screen-Shot-2015-05-01-at-10.40.54-PMA grand jury returned indictments against all six officers in connection with the death of Freddie Gray, State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced at a Thursday afternoon news conference. Read More →

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Hogan Still Thinks He Can Do What He Wants with That $68M

0 Written by: | Wednesday, May 20, 2015 9:51am

Larry Hogan doesn't like Common Core

I can’t wait to find out how this is going to end. Gov. Larry Hogan announced that he would withhold $68 million earmarked for Maryland public schools, putting it toward the state pension fund instead. Read More →

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Maryland Taxed Too Much, Supreme Court Says

0 Written by: | Tuesday, May 19, 2015 9:28am


Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a Maryland law that caused some people to effectively pay taxes twice. And now it looks like the state might owe a bunch of people some money. Read More →

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If This Republican Wins Mikulski’s Senate Seat, He’ll Make History

0 Written by: | Tuesday, May 19, 2015 9:07am

Chrys Kefalas

Kefalas, advocating for gay marriage in Maryland in 2011.

Chrysovalantis Kefalas is the first Republican to announce an exploratory committee to run for Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski’s Senate seat. And if he wins, he’ll become the first Republican to enter Congress as openly gay. Read More →

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O’Malley Is Wishy-Washy on the War of 1812

0 Written by: | Monday, May 18, 2015 10:07am

Via O'Malley's Twitter account

Martin O’Malley, via Twitter.

At the same as Republican presidential hopefuls have been stumbling over the question of whether the decision to invade Iraq in 2003 was a mistake, Democrat Martin O’Malley was evasive in response to a similar question about the War of 1812. Read More →

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