Stokes Backs Out

After months of shaking hands and participating in mayoral debates, City Councilman Carl Stokes, D-12, decided not to run for mayor and filed for his 12th District seat instead. He made the decision the...

State Center: A Road to Nowhere?

Caroline Moore, leader of the team behind the pending 28-acre State Center Project, made an announcement about the massive development via e-mail recently. “Join us as we celebrate the signing of the ‘Economic Inclusion Plan,’...

The Legendary ‘Little Willie’ Adams, Dead at 97

The West Baltimore businessman, real estate tycoon, venture capitalist and political heavyweight who famously had an illegal gambling conviction overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, died June 27 from pneumonia at the age of...

Churches, Police, Businesses Team Up to Fight Crime

In August 2008, Baltimore City Police Maj. Melvin Russell realized he wasn’t going to combat crime and help build sustainable neighborhoods solely through police tactics. “We need a holistic approach and we need help...

Race for Mayor Underway

Roughly 11 weeks remain until Baltimore’s mayoral primary, but Democratic candidates are already dominating airwaves, television and print media, publicizing how they would transform Baltimore if they were mayor. Current Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who, by...

Walk-in Methadone Clinic to Prescribe in 15 minutes

More tailored, expedited services for drug-addicted residents could help reduce Baltimore City’s crime rate, according to a Northeast Baltimore pastor. The Rev. Milton Williams, of New Life Evangelical Baptist Church, says that’s why he’s launching...

One in 30 Marylanders is a Problem Gambler

One in 30 Maryland residents is a problem gambler, according to the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The label refers to someone who is, according to substance abuse experts, at risk to become...

Ruth Kirk, Longtime Lawmaker, Dies at 81

Former Del. Ruth M. Kirk, a longtime community activist who represented West Baltimore’s 44th district in the Maryland General Assembly for nearly 30 years, died of heart failure June 17. She was 81. Dubbed a...

State Talks Settlement in HBCU Case

The state and the coalition representing students and alumni from Maryland’s four HBCU’s in a controversial legal case are discussing a settlement. But, adding to the complexity of the case, the state has hired...

Sustainability at the Heart of the State Center Project

State Center, as it stands today, can be a very foreboding place, especially at night after thousands of state employees have vanished at the end of a work day. After hours, the sprawling complex is...

Symposium Unearths Educational Setbacks Hindering Black Male Students

In the struggle to improve educational outcomes for African-American boys as a whole, the most important battles must be fought during the first nine years of their lives — a crucial period that lasts...

Officer in Critical but Stable Condition after Accident

Theresa Rigby, a three-year veteran Baltimore City Police officer, was in critical but stable condition June 22, after being thrown off an elevated embankment on I-83 while tending to a car accident. Rigby plummeted 25...

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