Culture, Featured, Lifeline, Real Estate & Home

The Effect of a Dilapidated Home on a Baltimore Block

3 Written by: | Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 1:05pm

A vacant lot where 1906 Boone once stood. Photo via

Baltimore Fishbowl former senior editor Rachel Monroe, who left last year to pursue a freelance career, looks at the effects a single decaying home has on a block near Greenmount Cemetery in “The New Republic.” The house is no longer there, but the story behind it reveals why so many abandoned houses plague Baltimore and other cities. Read an excerpt below and view the entire story at

When it was still standing, 1906 Boone Street was a classic example of a Baltimore row house: three stories tall and only 15 feet wide, with a curved bay window in front and a narrow garden out back. Built in 1920, it featured a red brick facade, five bedrooms, and a claw-foot tub in the second-floor bathroom. Karen Saunders, who now lives two doors down, remembers living in the house as a child in the 1960s. Lewis Mitchell, a Coast Guard welder, purchased the house next door 21 years ago. Together with his brother, who lives one house over, Mitchell spent more than a year cleaning, painting, and repairing his new home. “I build ships,” Mitchell says. “I figured I could do a house.”

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Lifeline, Throwback Thursday

The Ku Klux Klan Is Apparently Still Alive and Well in Maryland

7 Written by: | Thursday, Aug 24, 2017 2:00pm

photo via the SPLC

photo via the SPLC

Baltimore Fishbowl will re-publish posts that have become relevant again on Throwback Thursday, beginning today.

Originally published April 8, 2016 – There are fewer than 10,000 members of the KKK, the most well-known hate group in the United States. And they’re not all living in the Deep South. Read More →

Featured, Lifeline

Baltimore May Be Getting a Professional Soccer Team

0 Written by: | Friday, Sep 16, 2016 9:55am


In 2018, Baltimore sports fans may be able to watch professional soccer matches very close to home. Read More →

Featured, Lifeline

College Park Bus Driver Saves Kids From Burning School Bus

0 Written by: | Thursday, Sep 15, 2016 9:13am


Twenty elementary school children were riding home from school earlier this week when their bus caught fire. (Don’t worry, this story has a happy ending for everyone except the bus.) Read More →

Featured, Schools

Johns Hopkins Is a Top-Ten University (Again)

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016 9:20am

Johns Hopkins University

It was a big deal last year when Johns Hopkins University finally attained a long-time goal of being ranked as one of the top 10 universities in the country, as ranked by US News. This year, when they once again hit the mark, it’s kinda like… meh.

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Featured, Health and Fitness, Money & Power

Judge Dismisses $1 Billion Lawsuit Against Hopkins — For Now

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016 9:33am


Last year, Johns Hopkins was slapped with a $1 billion lawsuit stemming from an unethical experiment the university was involved in in the 1940s. This week, that suit was dismissed — though it may soon be refiled. Read More →

Featured, Health and Fitness

Baltimore Douses City in Pesticides to Combat Zika

1 Written by: | Monday, Sep 12, 2016 9:22am


Last night, Baltimore joined cities like Dallas and New York by spraying insecticide in an attempt to fight back against the Zika virus. Read More →

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Baltimore County’s Shameful Record on Rape Reports

0 Written by: | Friday, Sep 09, 2016 9:38am


Baltimore City has had a rough few weeks, news-wise. Now it seems as though it’s Baltimore County’s turn. Read More →

Featured, Health and Fitness, Money & Power

Some Hospitals Massively Overcharge, Hopkins Study Finds

0 Written by: | Friday, Sep 09, 2016 9:05am


In case you haven’t heard, our health care system is messed up. Read More →

Food & Drink

Uber Launches Food Delivery Service in Baltimore

0 Written by: | Thursday, Sep 08, 2016 9:30am


Pretty soon, Baltimoreans will be able to order up a land-taxi and a water-taxi and a snack via Uber. (Though presumably not all at the same time.)

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