Decades-old plans to put an interstate through the center of Baltimore were a topic of conversation at the White House Wednesday, but there wasn’t a threat this time. Barbara Mikulski received the highest honor a civilian can get from President Barack Obama. Read More →
He’s not polling as well as retired Hopkins neurosurgeon Ben Carson (or even former mayor Martin O’Malley), but he’s a conversation-starting presidential hopeful who made his name in Baltimore, that name being Vermin Supreme. Read More →
Judge Barry Williams held the last in a string of fall hearings ahead of the trial of the officers accused in the death of Freddie Gray on Tuesday morning. Among the takeaways: we won’t know the identities of the jurors, and Williams still isn’t moving the setting. Read More →
Calling it “one of the most innovative approaches to education that I have seen in some time,” Gov. Larry Hogan announced Monday that he wants Maryland to partner with IBM to open four hybrid high school-early college vocational programs in the state, two of which would operate in Baltimore City. Read More →
You’ve probably heard by now that the first publicly-released poll for next year’s mayor’s race says Sheila Dixon is the early front-runner in the race. But several other data points in the Baltimore Sun/University of Baltimore poll of nearly 400 voters tell a story about how far the race has to go before April 26. Here are three: Read More →
The new leader of Baltimore’s one-year-old casino has seen how gambling is done in places that are famous for gambling. Read More →
Low on cash, Martin O’Malley has resorted to public financing to fund his presidential campaign. Read More →
The Penn-North CVS is being rebuilt, but the looting and burning of the drug store during April’s rioting continues to be revisited in court. Read More →
As expected, all seven Baltimore County Council members voted to axe the recently imposed stormwater fee. Unlike most other states with major U.S. cities, Maryland has punted on earnestly tackling our urban runoff pollution. The 2012 Watershed Protection and Restoration Program created a dedicated bucket of cash funded by homeowners and businesses to pay for federally-mandated urban runoff cleanup. Here’s what we know: Baltimore County residents and businesses won’t pay the fee, but the county will still invest $16 million per year to stop city grime from freely flowing into the Chesapeake Bay. The “rain tax” political process is disheartening. And, once again, our supposed “Chesapeake Bay jewel” is the football in another political game.
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