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Jesse Jackson Jr. Checks Into Baltimore Halfway House

0 Written by: | Friday, Mar 27, 2015 7:45am

Jesse Jackson Jr.'s official Congressional portrait.

Jesse Jackson Jr., son of the civil rights and former Illinois congressman who pleaded guilty two years ago to misusing $750,000 in campaign money, left federal prison for a Baltimore halfway house on Thursday. WJZ reports. Read More →

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Hogan: Publish Smog Rules So Baltimore Can Breathe Easier, Please

7 Written by: | Thursday, Mar 26, 2015 11:44am

Hopefully by this summer, Baltimore's kids will breathe easier because local coal-fired electricity plants will run smog pollution controls on hot, smoggy summer days.

Hopefully this summer, Baltimore’s kids will breathe easier because local coal-fired electricity plants will run smog pollution controls on hot, smoggy summer days.

Richard, a Baltimore Fishbowl reader, commented on my recent article about fixing Baltimore’s crappy air pollution. His basic point was that I offered some good info, but I had missed the third air pollution fix being considered in Maryland’s General Assembly, the Healthy Air for All Act. This bill is based on the almost-on-the-books air pollution regulations that Larry Hogan nixed on his first day as Governor. Read More →

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Maryland Bans Powdered Alcohol Before it Hits the Shelves

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015 4:44pm

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Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot issued a “voluntary ban” on powdered alcohol – or palcohol – in Maryland on Wednesday, and added that the state’s entire alcohol industry was behind him. Read More →

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What Counts as “Middle Class” in Baltimore?

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015 9:07am

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As we’ve previously noted, Baltimore makes it on to lists of both the richest and poorest cities in America. So where does that leave the middle? Read More →

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Salon Publishes Essay “Against the New Baltimore”

7 Written by: | Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015 7:45am

D. Watkins

Photo via d-watkins.com

Writer (and speaker and educator) D. Watkins has written so much, and so movingly, about life in Baltimore that he has become, in his words, “the go-to guy on issues concerning the Negro culture of our city.” In his new essay at Salon, “Black History Bulldozed for Another Starbucks: Against the New Baltimore,” Watkins wonders aloud whether he even still loves Baltimore, which, despite his frequent meetings with “politicians, investors,” and other local mucky-mucks, has changed into something “alien.” Read More →

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Baltimore City Council Refuses to Require Restaurants to Post Inspection Grades

1 Written by: | Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 3:47pm

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Two weeks ago, the Baltimore City Council gave initial passage to legislation that would have required restaurants to post restaurant inspection grades. In two weeks, something changed. The council rejected the bill on a final vote Monday night. Read More →

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Towson Is Running Out of Green Spaces, Residents Say

1 Written by: | Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 8:15am

Towson Row, image via Design Collective.

Towson Row, image via Design Collective.

Towson has been on fire with development projects lately, but residents see a downside to revitalization — a lack of green and open spaces. Read More →

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Maryland Officials Willing to Spend $200M to Bring FBI to the State

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 7:40am

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If there’s one thing Democrats and Republicans can agree on, it’s doing whatever it takes to bring the FBI to Prince George’s County once it leaves its current headquarters in Washington, D.C., and feels the almost inescapable pull of Virginia. Read More →

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New York Democrats to Support O’Malley (If Hillary Doesn’t Run)

1 Written by: | Monday, Mar 23, 2015 9:00am

Martin O'Malley

A certain unnamed “strong Clinton backer whose views carry considerable weight with party members” told the New York Post that New York Democrats favor former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley for president in 2016 — that is, should Hillary Clinton decide not to run. Read More →

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NYT Mag Cover Story Shows Carson Campaign Seeking to Tone Down Message

0 Written by: | Friday, Mar 20, 2015 10:40am

Dr. Benjamin Carson

Dr. Ben Carson

Outrageous statements are kind of Dr. Ben Carson’s thing. They’re what his supporters love about him. They’re what his detractors hate about him. And they’re what makes the Republican establishment shudder at the thought of his candidacy. Still, Carson has been looking to tone them down a bit as of late. He sees that they prevent him from being taken seriously in the mainstream and don’t “allow [people] to hear what [he’s] saying.” Read More →

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