Park Heights to Receive Million Dollar Green Space

Partnering with The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, Baltimore Housing Commissioner Michael Braverman and leaders from the community, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake recently cleared the way for a million dollar project to better Baltimore neighborhoods. “We...

Safe Streets Baltimore Seeks New Lead Agency

Looking to expand Baltimore City's Safe Streets program, the Baltimore City Health Department's Office of Youth Violence Prevention has sent out a call to all organizations looking to help create a safer city. Offering...

Baltimore Fire Department Sued for Racial Discrimination

Lloyd Carter, deputy chief of recruitment for the Baltimore Fire Department, is suing Baltimore City and the fire department for racial discrimination in employment. Carter, who is Black, alleges in the federal lawsuit that...

Douglass Class of ’76 Reunites for a Red Carpet Affair

Douglass students never tire of celebrating the greatness of their school and it alumna, so the Class of 1976 recently rolled out the Red Carpet and hosted a reunion to be remembered. Until the...

Nickel and Diming…

Last month Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced her intention to more than double the bottle tax that she raised last year from two cents to five cents, all in an effort to physically bolster many...

Doctors’ Rx for Community Ills

The Crossroads restaurant inside the Radisson Cross Keys in North Baltimore bills itself as, “the premier location for a power breakfast.” Of course the city’s veteran power brokers are well aware of that fact without...

Questions Linger Surrounding Rescued Philly Teen

Davonia Grogan, the older sister of 15-year old Affrika Clarke finally got the news she was hoping for; her little sister who had been missing since November 30 was found alive Monday, December 12....

Jury Finds Robert Ehrlich Aide Guilty

Paul Schurick, political aide to former Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich was found guilty by a Baltimore jury on Dec. 6 for conspiring to curb Black voter turnout during the 2010 gubernatorial election. According to the...

Educator Fosters Teachable Moments at the Lewis Museum

Dr. A. Skipp Sanders, interim executive director of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, is the son of a Baltimore City Police officer and a factory worker. Despite his blue-collar upbringing he says that education...

Holiday Shopping, Freeze or Please

Black Friday is over and Cyber Monday has passed, but merchants are open and hoping to profit off the most lucrative shopping season of the year. But with the rebounding economy, are consumers planning to...

City Officials Fail in Attempt to Rally Support for Privatization

The battle continues over the future of nearly half the city’s recreational centers. Gregory Baylor, director of Recreation and Parks, and Recreation Bureau Chief Bill Tyler met with residents at the Chick Webb Recreation Center...

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