Featured, Lifeline

This Is Exactly the Wrong Message for the Baltimore Police to Be Giving Right Now

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 03, 2015 11:17am

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The Baltimore Police Department recently announced that it would be installing new cameras capable of recording in all its police vans by an unspecified date. But maybe they should start by removing offensive signs first. Read More →

Lifeline

Former Baltimore DEA Agent Pleads Guilty to Extortion, Money Laundering

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jul 02, 2015 10:11am

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The story of Silk Road, the once-thriving online drug marketplace, is insane, with more twists and turns than a windy mountain road. Perhaps the most unexpected–or the most predictable, if you’re cynical–was how some of the agents tasked with taking down Silk Road instead became enamored with the idea that they, too, could get rich quick. Read More →

Lifeline

Baltimore Police Vans Will Now Include Video Cameras

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jul 02, 2015 9:52am

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On April 12, a young man named Freddie Gray was arrested and put into a police van. At some point during the drive to the police station, Gray fell into a coma and later died. What exactly happened in that van is an issue in major dispute, and will be at the heart of the upcoming trial of six Baltimore police officers. Read More →

Schools

Johns Hopkins Graduation Will Move Indoors

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jul 01, 2015 10:16am

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It’s lovely to have your graduation ceremony outside–as long as the weather cooperates, the mosquitos stay away, and no one’s grandmother faints from standing in the sun too long. In fact, most local universities–from MICA to Morgan State–hold their commencements indoors. And as of next year, Johns Hopkins will join them. Read More →

Lifeline

Adnan Syed Petitions to Have Alibi Witness Testify in Serial Case

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jul 01, 2015 10:01am

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It’s been 15 years since Baltimore teenager Adnan Syed was convicted of murdering his high school girlfriend, Hae Min Lee. After the wildly popular podcast program Serial revived interest in the case, Syed and his legal team have been filing court challenges in hopes of winning another trial. Read More →

Featured, Health and Fitness

Medical Marijuana Inches Closer to Reality in Maryland

2 Written by: | Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 10:18am

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Marylanders with anxiety, glaucoma, or chronic pain may be able to get medical marijuana as soon as next year, as the state slowly continues to work through all the obligatory bureaucratic red tape. Read More →

Food & Drink

More Food Trucks for East Baltimore

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 9:53am

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If you’re in East Baltimore around lunchtime and you find yourself craving burgers, barbecue, or samosas, you’re in luck: There’s a new food truck hub in town. Read More →

Featured, Lifeline

What Baltimore Emojis Should There Be?

3 Written by: | Monday, Jun 29, 2015 10:09am

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Among some people, emoji are rapidly replacing words as the preferred method of communication. To help broaden communication options, enterprising graphic designers in San Francisco have come up with a set of city-specific emoji: Read More →

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Lifeline

Baltimoreans Have Terrible Commutes

1 Written by: | Monday, Jun 29, 2015 9:34am

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The average Baltimore resident drove nearly 31 minutes to get to work this morning, according to an AP analysis of data recently released by the U.S. Census Bureau. That’s the sixth longest commute in the entire country. Read More →

Lifeline

We Are in the Middle of Baltimore’s Raniest June. Ever.

0 Written by: | Friday, Jun 26, 2015 9:28am

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It sure has been damp around here recently, hasn’t it? Between the rain clouds, slow summer drizzles, and dramatic tornado-warning thunderstorms, we’ve seen nearly 10 inches of rain so far this month–that’s almost three times the average of 3.46 inches of rain. Read More →

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