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Public Asked to Chime in on Police Consent Decree Monitor Applications

0 Written by: | Friday, Jun 16, 2017 2:43pm

Photo via Mayor’s Office

The applications are in for the position of independent consent decree monitor, which will oversee wide-reaching, court-ordered police reform in the city. Now, officials need the public’s help in combing through the pile.

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City Police Put Officers, Detectives on Mandatory 12-Hour Patrols After 12 People Shot, 6 Killed in 24 Hours

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 5:16pm

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A spate of shootings that Police Commissioner Kevin Davis described today as “an unconscionable amount of violence” unfolded in the last 24 hours around Baltimore, leading the department to ramp up patrols with 12-hour minimum shifts for officers and detectives.

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City Police Stepping Up Patrols After Deadly ISIS Attack in Manchester

0 Written by: | Tuesday, May 23, 2017 11:53am

Monday’s deadly terrorist attack in Manchester, England, is having repercussions here in Baltimore City, with local authorities staying on their toes to try to fend off any similar tragedies on their home turf..

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City Lawmakers Exploring App-Based ‘Guns for Bail’ Exchange

0 Written by: | Tuesday, May 09, 2017 9:51am

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Last night, a resolution went before the Baltimore City Council asking members to consider letting the city  trade bail time to defendants in exchange for their firearms.

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Top Stories: Hamilton’s Green Onion Market to Close, A Praiseworthy Baltimore Cop, Ground Broken for New Ronald McDonald House

0 Written by: | Friday, May 05, 2017 5:02pm

Our top story this week is a sad announcement: Hamilton’s Green Onion Market on Harford Road is going out of business. Co-owner Rich Marsiglia wrote on the business’ Facebook page on Monday that after five years of operating, his giant carrot-topped store is shutting down within two weeks. During that time, he’ll be selling all the fresh goods on the shelves at discounted rates.

Marsiglia didn’t elaborate on why the store is closing. (We couldn’t reach him by phone.)

“I want to say from the bottom of my heart to our many loyal customers, I am truly sad to make this unavoidable business decision and will miss seeing you on a regular basis,” he wrote. He added that he still expects to see everyone around, as he lives in the neighborhood. He said he plans to lease the property to another business soon. And the giant carrot will remain, he told a commenter.

Here were our other most-read stories from the past seven days:

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Top Stories: Family Praises Caring Baltimore Cop, Hunt Cup on ’60 Minutes,’ Sascha’s Café Building Up for Sale

0 Written by: | Friday, Apr 28, 2017 5:03pm

Our top story this week offered some great press for the Baltimore Police Department, which has a very caring and dedicated member in Officer Pierre Dolcine.

Baltimoreans Dawson and Jennifer Nolley reached out to Baltimore Fishbowl writer Ed Gunts to share their touching tale involving Officer Dolcine. It all began with a nasty car accident at Northern Parkway and Loch Raven Boulevard. As they tell it, Jennifer and their two daughters, Elizabeth, 3, and Kathryn, nine months, were in a car at the intersection when their vehicle was sent airborne into a lamp post by another vehicle. Luckily, no one in the car was seriously hurt, but the girls still needed medical attention.

Here’s an excerpt from Dawson Nolley’s letter about what followed:

Office Dolcine was exactly what we needed and infinitely more than we could have hoped for. He was present, he was sincere, and he was genuinely concerned. He was helpful, not just to Jennifer and me, but to Elizabeth. Within seconds, he had her smiling and laughing. He made her comfortable with the EMT’s and the ambulance; he made her excited about a ride to the hospital.

Dolcine stuck around at the hospital, and even followed up with the family afterward. It made for a heartwarming account for a city scarred by tensions between police and residents. Click here to read the full letter.

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Friday Morning Headlines: Plans to Rebuild Druid Hill Park Pool; Humpback Whale Deaths in Md. Waters; and More

0 Written by: | Friday, Apr 28, 2017 7:24am

Baltimore fire department: Cause of fire that killed 6 kids undetermined — WTOP

After 63 years, Druid Hill Park Pool is slated to be rebuilt — Baltimore Brew

Born Prematurely With Crack In His System, Baltimore Man Now Beating The Odds — CBS Baltimore

NOAA investigating spate of humpback whale deaths, including two in Maryland waters — Baltimore Sun

Kim Chase’s death raises more questions about the Southwestern police precinct — City Paper

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Years Later, Authorities Say They Have Caught 3-Year-Old McKenzie Elliott’s Killer

1 Written by: | Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 4:04pm

A poster of McKenzie Elliott, 3, who was killed in a shooting in Waverly in August 2014. Photo via BPD spokesman T.J. Smith/Twitter.

On a Friday evening in summer 2014, as three-year-old McKenzie Elliot stood outside on her family’s porch in Waverly, gunfire erupted nearby. When it was over, Elliott had been fatally wounded by a stray round. The murder sent chills throughout Baltimore.

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Family Praises City Police Officer for Being ‘Exactly What We Needed’ After Severe Car Accident

6 Written by: | Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 3:22pm

Photo courtesy Dawson and Jennifer Nolley

Baltimoreans hear a lot about city police officers when they do something wrong. But recently, one Baltimore resident, Dawson Nolley, wanted to get the word out about an instance where an officer was a hero to his family.

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Woman Dies 11 Days After Being Arrested by Baltimore Police and Collapsing in Cell

0 Written by: | Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 3:27pm

Photo via National Police Car Archives

A woman who suddenly collapsed and fell severely ill after she was arrested by Baltimore police officers last week passed away today.

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