Nearly a week after Freddie Gray died in police custody, hundreds of people marched from West Baltimore to City Hall on Saturday demanding justice in the case. After the pre-planned rally at City Hall was over, pockets of violence flared up as protests continued near Camden Yards, and at other points along Pratt Street. Check out some photos: Read More →
Amid the city’s ongoing efforts to collect back water bills comes a new stat. Baltimore’s water rates are not affordable for 1/3 of city residents, according to an analysis prepared by Food and Water Watch. Read More →
Protests over the death of Freddie Gray are growing in Baltimore.
In a prepared statement, which I can only assume was never proofread, the Baltimore Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 3 compared those protesting the suspicious death of a black man from injuries sustained in police custody to a “lynch mob.” Read More →
Earth Day 2015 is all about climate change. Since you may not pour over the latest global warming news, we’ve highlighted recent local and global stats in the “skimmer” below. Though global warming is sobering, don’t expect just a “bummersville” read. Have you heard of the Solutions Project? According to this Stanford University think tank, a fossil-free modern world is possible and it is cost-effective. It’s good that someone smart is developing a sustainable plan because scientists say we don’t have much time; we need to cut fossil fuels by 40 to 70 percent in thirty-five short years. Last I looked, there’s no planet B.
The U.S. Department of Justice is opening a civil rights investigation into the Baltimore Police Department in connection with the death of Freddie Gray. Read More →
The New Horizons space probe was launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, naturally. But it was built by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (with the Southwest Research Institute), where it’s currently being controlled from. And it’s about to fly by Pluto. Read More →
Fifty years, ago the national homicide clearance rate — meaning the percentage of homicide investigations that lead to the identification and arrest of a suspect — was over 90 percent. Today, it’s 64.1 percent. And in Baltimore, it’s 53.7 percent. So it’s fitting that the Department of Justice has chosen Baltimore as the first city to participate in its “Homicide Investigation Enhancement, Training and Technical Assistance Project,” which, no, does not reduce to a catchy acronym. Read More →
A lot has been going on in Station North in recent months–even if the WaPo still doesn’t get it. And if you needed any further confirmation that the burgeoning neighborhood is definitely gentrifying, now you’ve got it: Developers are planning Station North’s first apartment/retail complex, the Baltimore Business Journal reports. Read More →
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