No One Knows What to Make of Ben Carson’s Weird Popeye’s Story

0 Written by: | Friday, Oct 09, 2015 9:49am

SPLC removes Carson from their Extremist Files

Dr. Ben Carson

Earlier this week, Ben Carson made some comments about the mass shooting at an Oregon community college that raised some eyebrows, to put it politely. To CNN, Carson said that if he were face-to-face with a gunman, he’d “much rather go down fighting”; he also told a Sirius XM radio show an odd story about an instance when he was, in fact, confronted by a man with a weapon while living in Baltimore. Read More →

Featured, Health and Fitness

It’s Hard to Eat or Sleep in Hospitals, Hopkins Research Says

0 Written by: | Friday, Oct 09, 2015 9:29am

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When people are hospitalized, they’re in an incredibly vulnerable state from dealing with whatever injury or illness put them there in the first place. And everyone knows that good food and good sleep are crucial components of healing. So why is eating and sleeping so miserable in hospitals? Read More →

Food & Drink, Health and Fitness

Salmonella Outbreak Spreads to Maryland

0 Written by: | Thursday, Oct 08, 2015 9:54am


Cucumbers are the culprit in this latest salmonella outbreak, and now the outbreak may have spread to Maryland. Read More →

Beaches, Featured, Health and Fitness, Lifeline

Ocean City’s First Smoke Free Summer Was… Not Dramatic

1 Written by: | Thursday, Oct 08, 2015 9:16am

Ocean City to Institute Smoking Ban

After lots of back-and-forth, Ocean City decided to go smoke free this past summer. (Kind of.) So how did the beach’s first summer with smoking restrictions in place go? Read More →


Watch for a Rainbow Cloud Over Baltimore Tonight

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Oct 07, 2015 10:28am


NASA is launching a test rocket from Virginia tonight. Ordinarily, that’s not something most Baltimoreans would pay attention to… but this is no ordinary test rocket. Read More →

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Baltimore Settles Two More Police Brutality Lawsuits

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Oct 07, 2015 10:19am

Baltimore Police Homicide Division

Baltimore Police Homicide Division

Over the past four years, Baltimore City has spent nearly $13 million to settle police brutality lawsuits filed against city cops. This week, that tab got a little bigger, as the city paid a woman who was taken on a notorious “rough ride” $95,000 as well as $125,000 for a man who was shot in the arm and stomach by an officer who was trying to break up a rowdy crowd. Read More →

Charles Village, Featured, Lifeline

Charm City Circulator Finally Extends Route to 33rd Street

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Oct 06, 2015 9:55am

The Charm City Circulator

The Charm City Circulator

Charles Villagers, Johns Hopkinsites, and fans of Carma’s Cafe, rejoice: The Charm City Circulator now travels all the way up to 33rd Street. Read More →

Featured, Lifeline, Links

America’s Next Top… Poe Toaster?

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Oct 06, 2015 9:44am


The Poe Toaster was one of Baltimore’s great traditions–in part thanks to its mystery. Just who was visiting Edgar Allan Poe’s grave every year on his birthday, leaving behind three roses and a bottle of cognac? We may never know, particularly since the Poe Toaster has been MIA since 2009. But now the Maryland Historical Society wants to bring the Poe Toaster back–albeit in a less mysterious manner. Read More →

Featured, Lifeline

Newsweek Profiles Baltimore’s LGBT-Friendly Catholic Church

0 Written by: | Monday, Oct 05, 2015 9:30am

Photo by Eric Kurszewski

Photo by Eric Kurszewski

Pope Francis has been more progressive on LGBT than any other pope so far–but if he wanted to really be inclusive, he could take some lessons from a Catholic church in Baltimore. Read More →

Featured, Lifeline

Missing Container Ship Often Docked in Baltimore

0 Written by: | Monday, Oct 05, 2015 9:15am

Photo via

Photo via

Hurricane Joaquin didn’t cause as much trouble as it might have in Baltimore, but it wreaked havoc elsewhere. El Faro, a cargo ship that regularly docked in Baltimore, has gone missing in the Bahamas, with 33 crew members on board. Read More →

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