Dundalk, Lifeline, Money & Power

Hogan Prods Kamenetz While Announcing $330K to Fight Midge Swarms on Back River

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Mar 08, 2017 4:24pm

Waste “digesters” at the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

In a breaking point in a standoff over flies between Gov. Larry Hogan and Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, the governor’s office now says it will pay to spray a biological insecticide in “hot spots” of the Back River to fight off pesky midge swarms.

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Featured, Lifeline

Health Department Shutters Berger’s Bakery in Lexington Market

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016 9:02am

Courtesy Lexington Market

Courtesy Lexington Market

The bakery that sells everyone’s favorite hometown cookie in Lexington Market has closed its doors by order of the City Health Department.

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Annapolis, Featured, Real Estate & Home

Annapolis “Snake House” Sounds Like a Real Estate Nightmare

4 Written by: | Tuesday, Jun 02, 2015 9:40am

Photo via the Virginia Herpetological Association

Photo via the Virginia Herpetological Association

Imagine this: You buy a lovely house in Annapolis for $410,000, imagining that you’re going to live there for decades. You’ll raise your kids there. The future stretches out before you, happy and cozy and safe. And then you see a snake. And another snake. And another. Read More →

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Baltimore Makes Yet Another List: BED BUGS!

0 Written by: | Monday, Mar 19, 2012 12:13pm

When Orkin released their 2011 list of top bed bug cities in the U.S. they could have just said, “These 50 cities have a lot of bed bugs,” but that kind of non-hierarchical statement smacks of socialism. For us, living in the meritocratic United States, ranking is nothing to fear. In fact it is a good thing; it inspires us to improve ourselves.

That’s why it is so crucial that we in Baltimore know the unvarnished truth, namely that our city ranks exactly 18th in nation in bed bug infestations. It’s a sobering statistic, sure, but when we bear in mind that we were tenth on last year’s list, we are right to feel proud of our dramatic improvement.

Now, I know that local politicians will rush to take all the credit for Baltimore’s bed bug decline, but the honor belongs to us all: you, who removed all material articles from the area around your bed, including clothing, towels, sheets, pillows, blankets and small rugs, and sealed them in clear plastic bags; you, who sealed up additional bed bug hiding spots with spackle; you, who applied double-sided tape along the floorboards all the way around the room and on the legs of bedroom furniture — some of you probably even set fire to things precious to you, all in the name of eradicating this most maligned pestilence. Thank you, all of you; you have made Baltimore a better place to go to bed.

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