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Thursday Morning Headlines: ‘Tent City’ Taken Down at City Hall; David Simon Discusses His New Show; and More

0 Written by: | Thursday, Aug 24, 2017 7:26am

Baltimore officials to move homeless at ‘Tent City’ to shelter — Baltimore Sun

Taxi business booming in Baltimore, despite competition with Uber — Fox45

Lutherville church’s Black Lives Matter sign vandalized a sixth time — Baltimore Brew

Majority of Maryland students failing to pass PARCC exams — ABC2

David Simon Discusses New HBO Series The Deuce — Baltimore magazine

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Top Stories: Goat Island for Sale, Cheap Lighthouse Near Baltimore for $15K, Mansion on Market in Roland Park

0 Written by: | Friday, Aug 11, 2017 5:04pm

 

The most popular story on our site this week may have looked like a spotlight on just any old piece of land on the market, but really, it was all about the goats. Bradshaw’s First Purchase has actually been up for sale for months, but it only recently grabbed Marylanders’ attention — and who can blame them? It’s a secluded 55-acre isle located right off of Smith Island on the shore, and it comes with a herd of about 30 goats.

The owner of the land told The Daily Times of Salisbury his parcel is known to locals as Goat Island, nevermind its actual formal name. Evidently, the island has a long history with goats, though this bunch is relatively new; the old herd was reportedly wiped out by a particularly rough winter two decades ago.

Whoever wants the land and its goats has to shell out $1.5 million. If that seems steep, just know that 10 years ago, the owners were asking $15 million.

Here were Baltimore Fishbowl’s other most popular reads during the last seven days:

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David Simon Condemns War on Drugs at NYT Conference, Using Baltimore as an Example

0 Written by: | Monday, Aug 07, 2017 2:27pm

Still via video from The New York Times

A lot has changed in the two yeas since David Simon sat down with the president to discuss drug policy, but the writer and producer’s message remains the same.

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Baltimoreans Join in Solidarity at David Simon’s ‘City of Immigrants’ Rally-Fundraiser

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 9:43am

“The Wire” creator holds up images of his late relatives at the podium in Beth Am Synagogue.

An array of local celebrities, public officials, religious leaders, attorneys, prominent activists and others touched the hearts of around 1,000 people who packed into Beth Am Synagogue in Reservoir Hill on Monday for an evening of solidarity with immigrants.

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David Simon, Tech Activists Organize Rally Against Trump’s Immigration Policies

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017 2:05pm

A photo of David Simon from 2010, Courtesy the MacArthur Foundation

Baltimoreans will get to hear local activist leaders and experts share their thoughts on Donald Trump’s new immigration orders early next week at a rally organized by hometown hero and Baltimore writer and producer David Simon and a D.C.-based tech activist group.

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David Simon’s Time in Baltimore Homicide Unit Prepared Him for GOP’s Embrace of Trump

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jun 07, 2016 1:52pm

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The Republican establishment’s arm’s-length embrace of presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump is mystifying to many, but not to David Simon. Read More →

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David Simon’s New HBO Show Is About Porn, Not Baltimore

0 Written by: | Friday, Jan 22, 2016 9:07am

 

David SimonDavid Simon has produced a number of shows and miniseries for HBO since The Wire made critics swoon a decade ago — but none of them have been set in Simon’s beloved Baltimore.

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David Simon Wants You to Stop Using The Wire to Explain Baltimore

0 Written by: | Thursday, Aug 13, 2015 10:43am

David Simon with cast members from The Wire. Photo courtesy the Marc Steiner Show.

David Simon with cast members from The Wire. Photo courtesy the Marc Steiner Show.

When the national media discusses Baltimore’s issues–whether it’s political corruption or violent police tactics or drug-related violence–they almost invariably namecheck The Wire. David Simon, the famously crotchety creator of that beloved HBO series, thinks that is “f***ed up.” Read More →

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David Simon: Come to Baltimore and Say Riots Were a ‘Good’ Thing

3 Written by: | Wednesday, Aug 05, 2015 11:20am

David SimonSince he has a new show coming out, David Simon is giving interviews again. On Tuesday, Salon talked to the creator of The Wire about his new project “Show Me a Hero” and how it compares to his other shows. Then, at the end, interviwer Sonia Saraiya asks Simon about police brutality. Read More →

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It Looks Like David Simon Came Around and Joined Twitter

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jul 23, 2015 3:45pm

David SimonDavid Simon’s position on Twitter has apparently evolved. The Wire creator and former Baltimore reporter once wrote that it was a medium where one can “simplify anything to the point of stupidity.” Last week, however, Simon started Tweeting. Read More →

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