Featured, Lifeline

The Baltimore Year in Scandal

0 Written by: | Monday, Dec 29, 2014 9:27am

3interview
If you’re the kind of person who enjoys juicy stories full of scandal and people behaving badly, then you probably loved 2014. The rest of us just gritted our teeth and tried to get through it. Read More →

Tags:

Schools, Towson

Towson Professor Rabbi Freundel Accused of Voyeurism

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 9:30am

5200967_G

Rabbi Barry Freundel, an associate professor of religion at Towson University, was arrested at his Washington, DC home last Tuesday. Yesterday, as news of Freundel’s alleged voyeurism spread, the university announced that it is suspending him without pay due to “the serious nature of this matter.”

Read More →

Featured, Lifeline

Johns Hopkins Is Off the Hook (For Now) in Case of OB/GYN Who Filmed Patients

0 Written by: | Monday, Mar 24, 2014 10:20am

johns_hopkins_hospital

Last February, a Johns Hopkins Hospital employee informed administrators that an OB/GYN at the hospital may have been secretly filming and photographing patients with a camera hidden inside his pen. Two weeks later, Levy killed himself–but the FBI and the Baltimore City Police Department continued the investigation for over a year, trying to determine whether there was any evidence that might result in the arrest of other parties.
Read More →

Featured, Lifeline

Governor-Wannabe Gansler Adds “Teen Drinking Party” to His List of Controversies

1 Written by: | Friday, Oct 25, 2013 9:34am

Gansler is the grown-up looking one in the white shirt. Photo via Instagram.

Gansler is the grown-up looking one in the white shirt. Photo via Instagram.

Pro-tip for any wannabe politicians out there:  You probably don’t want to get yourself involved in any situation that involves the phrase “drunk teen party.” And you definitely don’t want to get yourself photographed at one of those parties. Sounds pretty obvious, maybe, but no one appears to have given that simple advice to governor-wannabe Doug Gansler.
Read More →

Lifeline

What Is It, Sleazy Dudes Week? Baltimore OB/GYN Arrested for Taking Pictures of Patients

0 Written by: | Monday, Oct 21, 2013 10:32am

Photo via WJZ

Photo via WJZ

Believe it or not, that federal air marshal who was using his cell phone to take upskirt pictures of female passengers isn’t even the sleaziest dude of the week. That award goes to Dr. John Yacoub, a veteran OB/GYN with an office at GBMC, who is in trouble for: 1) cocaine abuse; 2) prescription drug abuse; 3) taking disturbing cell phone pictures of his patients; and 4) sending controlled substances to a patient he was also having sex with. Yike!
Read More →

Featured, Lifeline

Hopkins OB/GYN Doc Who Secretly Filmed Patients Kills Himself

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013 10:21am

johns_hopkins_hospital

Two weeks ago, an employee of Johns Hopkins Hospital informed administrators that OB/GYN doc Nikita Levy was taking photographs of patients (“and possibly others,” according to the hospital — though it’s unclear what that means) without their consent. After being barred from contact with patients, Dr. Levy killed himself at his Towson home.
Read More →

Featured, Lifeline

The Year in Scandal: From “Slave for a Day” to the Elmo Sex Drama

0 Written by: | Thursday, Dec 27, 2012 12:00pm

elmo-and-kevin-clash-008

Oh, Baltimore. You’re a city of so many wonderful things (kaddo bowrani; Lower Dens; and Ray Rice — to name a few), but still you have so many problems. Our roundup of 2012’s biggest Baltimore scandals is below; let us know if we’ve forgotten anything juicy: Read More →

Featured, Schools

McDonogh Grad at Center of Duke Lacrosse’s Latest Controversy

0 Written by: | Thursday, Nov 15, 2012 12:29pm

The photograph was only online briefly, but that was long enough to spur a minor controversy. The image featured members of Duke’s women’s lacrosse team dressed up as the Little Rascals for Halloween — and Duke junior/Ellicott City native/McDonogh grad Taylor Virden is in blackface.
Read More →

Money & Power

O’Malley Ditches Tainted Campaign Contributions from Jeff Thompson

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 9:13am

Gov. Martin O’Malley just gave away $38,000 in campaign funds he received from Jeff Thompson, his associates, and businesses . The money is not dirty in itself and was donated legally to O’Malley’s campaign, but the funds are tainted by Thompson’s alleged involvement in a massive campaign finance scandal in D.C. involving more than $650,000 in undocumented funds funneled to Vincent C. Gray’s successful mayoral campaign. The money was donated to the Maryland Veteran’s Trust Fund Read More →

Links

Tuesday Links: Problems in Instruction at City Schools, Comptroller vs. the Mayor, Ocean City Criminalizes Open Containers, and More

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 7:00am

City school evaluations show problems in instruction – Baltimore Sun
Inside City Hall: The claws are out – Baltimore Brew
In Ocean City, open beer in public now can lead to arrest – Baltimore Sun
Baltimore County man sentenced to life in murder-for-hire scheme – Baltimore Sun
More hospitals protect gay patients, report says – Washington Post

Most Comments This Week

17

Black and White

Written by Terri Steel

Thursday, Jan 22, 2015 3:28am

8

Hogan Spends First Day in Office Making People Mad

Written by Rachel Monroe

Saturday, Jan 24, 2015 9:56am

4

Grand Cru Wine Bar to be Sold to Unitas Grandson

Written by Amy Langrehr

Thursday, Jan 22, 2015 9:19pm

3

1

Is the Latest Plastic Bag Ban Bill the Lucky #7?

Written by Laurel Peltier

Thursday, Jan 22, 2015 11:07am

Recent Comments

anon.e.mouse
York Road College Bar Shut Down For Being Too Crazy

"Sarah... from what's been written here, and in other places, including tweets from Loyola...

Sarah
York Road College Bar Shut Down For Being Too Crazy

"There is another side to this story that is not being told here. This business owner, an...

Nancy Pistorio
Notice Change in Towson? Planning Director Shares What’s Ahead for the County’s Up-and-Coming Urban Hub

"As a long time resident of the area, I am very happy to see the new projects and...

Frank Bond
Freshman Lacrosse Player Found Dead in Johns Hopkins Dorm

"Tragic occurrence which impacts the entire freshman class, the entire Hopkins community....

Terri Steel
Black and White

"Thanks for your comments, Barbie!