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Council Bill Would Impose Mandatory One-Year Prison Sentence for Those Carrying Illegal Firearms

1 Written by: | Friday, Jul 14, 2017 11:58am

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

A new measure going before the Baltimore City Council next week would ramp up sentencing requirements for those who illegally possess handguns in the city — the same people who police say are carrying out most of Baltimore’s murders.

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Cycling Advocates, City Reach Settlement in Potomac Street Bike Lane Lawsuit

2 Written by: | Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017 9:32am

Bike Party

A Baltimore Bike Party event in 2014. Photo by Brian O’Doherty.

Local cycling advocacy group Bikemore says it’s reached a settlement with the city that will keep the Potomac Street bike lane intact.

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Wednesday Morning Headlines: A Long Ride with a Dundalk Heroin Addict; Pugh Appoints Nine to Civilian Oversight Task Force; and More

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017 7:25am

Baltimore police shoot gunman in Curtis Bay – WBAL-TV

Long Ride – City Paper

Pugh appoints nine to Baltimore Civilian Oversight Task Force mandated by consent decree – Baltimore Sun

Hogan Repeals Waste Policy He Says Usurped Local Authority – AP

$1 million Multi-Match jackpot-winning ticket sold in Baltimore – Fox45

 

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Friday Morning Headlines: New Housing Agency Heads Announced; Remodeled McKeldin Square Reopens; and More

0 Written by: | Friday, Jun 23, 2017 7:25am

Check out this alternate history of Baltimore, courtesy of ‘Civilization VI’ – Technical.ly

Pugh names transportation chief and separate heads for housing agencies – Baltimore Brew

Downtown Baltimore cleanup still underway days after steam pipe explosion – Fox45

Calls For Confederate Marker To Be Removed From Md. Courthouse – CBS Baltimore

McKeldin Square reopens with grass and trees in place of fountain – Baltimore Sun

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First Wave of Restored Speed Cameras to Begin Operating on Monday

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 4:38pm

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

As promised, traffic enforcement cameras are back in Baltimore.

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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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Monday Morning Headlines: Paddlers Take to Harbor in Second Annual ‘Floatilla’; Fourteen Shot in City this Past Weekend; and More

0 Written by: | Monday, Jun 12, 2017 7:24am

Paul Simon Impresses at Merriweather – Baltimore Magazine

Fourteen shot, one killed in violent weekend in Baltimore – Baltimore Sun

Mayor’s ‘Call to Action’ event draws hundreds of people – WBAL-TV

Blue skies above, polluted water below, paddlers call for a cleaner Inner Harbor – Baltimore Brew

Postal workers rally to save jobs in downtown Baltimore – Fox45

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Roland Park Civic League Asks City to Rip Out Mile-Long Cycle Track

8 Written by: | Friday, Jun 09, 2017 12:25pm

It’s a bad week to be a bike lane in Baltimore.

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Canton, Featured, Lifeline

Mayor’s Office Says City Will Review Other Bike Lanes, Parking After Flare-Up Over Potomac Street

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jun 08, 2017 10:02am

Bike Party

A Baltimore Bike Party event in 2014.

A great deal of careful planning has gone into equipping Baltimore City with a network of safe lanes for cyclists. Now, officials are reportedly having second thoughts.

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Mayor Pugh, Kevin Plank, Hopkins President Pledge to Fight Climate Change After Trump Drop U.S. from Paris Agreement

0 Written by: | Monday, Jun 05, 2017 4:05pm

Photo by Alfred Palmer, via Library of Congress

Late last week, President Donald Trump made the unsurprising announcement that he would remove the United States from a pact with 194 other countries to mitigate greenhouse gas production and fight global warming. Here in Baltimore, three of the city’s most influential figures responded with criticism, resilience and promises.

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