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  • Md. Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown Announces Engagement

    A summer 2012 wedding is in the works for the state of Maryland, according to the joint statement issued May 16 by Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Karmen Bailey Walker announcing their engagement. "It brings us great joy to announce to our friends, family, and neighbors that we are engaged to ...

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  • MTA Holds Red Line Open House

    Sheila Davis, a 34-year resident of Hunting Ridge—the serene, isolated community bound by Edmonson Village and Leakin Park—came to an MTA-hosted open house for the proposed Red Line last weekend with a gamut of questions. She’s worried that the new transit system, an above and ...

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  • Young Fights for More Locals on City Projects

    City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young says a local hiring preference program could help reduce Baltimore City’s sizeable unemployment rate, which looms at 9.9 percent. At the May 9 City Council meeting, he proposed a resolution that would charge members across five ...

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  • Funeral Held for Phylicia Barnes in Georgia

    At a Georgia church, May 7, friends and family remembered Phylicia Barnes as an angelic, driven, role model with a priceless smile. They gathered at Springfield Baptist Church in Conyers, Ga. for a private funeral for the teen, who went missing from her half-sister’s Northwest Baltimore ...

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  • What a Party

    On May 6, the Maryland Unified Licensee Beverage Association (MULBA) held its annual Urban Expo Trade Show at the Patapsco Arena in Baltimore. Distributors of popular non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages previewed their products and honored those persons who have contributed to the ...

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  • Mayor’s Budget Heads to City Council

    The Board of Estimates approved Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s $2.7 billion budget proposal for fiscal year 2012 last week. The plan now heads to the City Council for review. Council members haven't seen a detailed spreadsheet of the proposal, but a general budget overview is ...

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  • One Year Later, Clarke Fights for Living Wage

    It’s been one year since Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke, D-14, first introduced a bill that would have required major retailers to pay employees a living wage. The galvanizing ordinance—filed May 3, 2010—thrilled many city residents, who saw the possibility to earn more money in ...

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  • Trial for Jewish Citizen Patrollers Postponed

    A jury trial for two Jewish citizen patrolmen accused of assaulting a Black teenager last November has been postponed for two months. Former Shomrim patroller Eliyahu Werdesheim and his brother Avi were scheduled to stand trial May 2 in the racially charged case that led several Black leaders ...

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  • Baltimore reacts to news of Osama bin Laden’s death

    The news came just a little before midnight on March 1: Osama bin Laden, the mastermind of the devastating terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, was dead. After a decade of eluding capture by America’s and its allies’ forces, the al-Qaeda leader was killed in a U.S. special forces ...

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