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 →
Maryland 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 →
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.
A 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 →
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 →
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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