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Baltimore Judge Suspended for ‘Sarcastic’ Comments

0 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.

According to the Daily Record, in 2012 Mays called a defendant “catatonic” and asked his fiancee “where’s the ring?” before telling her to “sit down and keep your mouth shut” when she rose to speak for the defendant. 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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What If Baltimore’s Homeless Moved Into Our Vacant Houses?

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 9:46am


Baltimore has 16,000 vacant homes; on any given night, there are an average of 3,000 homeless people within the city limits. Putting those two facts next to each other begs an obvious question. Read More →

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Great Blacks in Wax Museum Plans Major Expansion

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 9:37am

The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum already occupies nearly an entire city block of North Avenue in East Baltimore. But if a planned $75 million expansion goes forward, the museum would quadruple in size. Read More →

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Baltimore’s Young Professional Population Nearly Doubled in a Decade

0 Written by: | Monday, Oct 20, 2014 3:00pm

photo via

photo via

Long-time residents and the owners of all those hip new restaurants have observed that there’s a lot more of the young people running around Baltimore neighborhoods like Federal Hill, Canton and Hampden in the new millennium. Today, City Observer released some numbers that prove the chatter is true: The city’s growth among young people was in the top 5 nationwide, while the metro area was in the top 10. Read More →

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Ray Rice Could Be Back in the NFL This Season

0 Written by: | Monday, Oct 20, 2014 9:12am

Ray Rice Could Be Back in the NFL

But he won’t be wearing purple.

I guess this is what they mean by “indefinite suspension.” Former Ravens running back Ray Rice is appealing the punishment he received following the release of security footage that depicted his assault of his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City hotel elevator. And according to CBS Sports, his case looks “exceedingly strong.” Read More →

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USA Today Offers ‘Insider’s Guide’ to Baltimore

0 Written by: | Friday, Oct 17, 2014 4:01pm

beachvolleyballFor the follow-up to their look at the city’s food scene, USA Today is branching out to the rest of Baltimore’s offerings. They even gave us a fancy graphic this time. Read More →

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ACLU: Baltimore County Animal Shelter Pic Policy Muzzles Criticism

0 Written by: | Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 4:21pm

photo via ACLU

photo via ACLU

Cute pet pics may fill up Facebook walls, but the images aren’t allowed at the Baltimore County Animal Shelter (BCAS). Joining a group of current and former members who have raised concerns about animal welfare practices at the shelter, the American Civil Liberties Union alleged Thursday that the shelter’s “No Photography” police is a violation of the First Amendment. Read More →

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Baltimore Is the Fifth-Most Expensive City to Live In

1 Written by: | Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 10:35am

pratt-street-redevelopment-baltimoreWhen the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a statistical analysis of housing costs recently, everyone flipped out because results showed that DC is a more expensive city to live in than New York. That is indeed surprising (and also more complicated than it seems on the surface). But we here at Baltimore Fishbowl were shocked by another data point that the survey revealed.

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