Author Archives: Sean Yoes

  • “We Do It All, From the Beginning to the End”

    On a rainy Tuesday morning, Aug. 12, just after 7 a.m., the lifeless, contorted bodies of seven men of assorted ages and races lie separately on steel carts within the autopsy suite at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME). One man with a mangled motorcycle helmet still strapped to ...

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  • Curfew Law Still Attracts Debate

    Baltimore’s expanded curfew law, which is being described by some as one of the strictest in the nation officially went into effect last weekend on August 8 and the new measure is already dramatically influencing the decisions of some parents. “My kids…worked summer jobs saved their ...

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  • Md. Autopsy Techs Fight for Increased Pay, Better Treatment

    For decades, Baltimore has been infamously known as one of the, “murder capitals of America.” And 12 autopsy technicians within the state’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner at the BioPark on West Baltimore Street perform post mortems for all the homicides, as well as suicides and all other ...

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  • Retirees & Others Feel Redline Tunnel Threatens Sanctity

    After 25 years of nursing, among other occupations over her lifetime, Lorraine Ledbetter sought the solace of retirement in the 300 block of N. Fremont Avenue in West Baltimore when she purchased her home in 1999. Variations on that retirement narrative played out for several individuals in ...

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  • Beatty Optimistic About Future of Entire City

    After months of consternation by some in the city the Harbor Point project broke ground between Harbor East and historic Fells Point in June. Yet, despite his detractors and the tribalism within the state’s development community Michael Beatty, the developer of the billion-dollar project is ...

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  • Mosby Wins Big Over Bernstein 55% to 45%

    A little after five o’clock Tuesday afternoon it was clear to me former Baltimore City assistant prosecutor Marilyn Mosby was going to defeat incumbent state’s attorney Gregg Bernstein, her old boss. Because it was right around that time I descended the steps of Mosby’s humid basement election ...

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  • Black Legal, Political Vanguard Rallies Around Mosby

    With less than a week to go before the June 24th primary Baltimore State’s Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein – who is attempting to fend off a rugged challenge by former assistant city prosecutor Marilyn J. Mosby – has recently been touting the fact he was born in Baltimore, in contrast to his ...

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  • Cardin, Frosh Squabble, Braveboy Focuses on Issues

    The acrimony between Del. Jon Cardin, D-District 11, and Sen. Brian Frosh, D-District 16, escalated during the June 9 attorney general’s debate at the University of Baltimore, while Del. Aisha Braveboy, D-District 25, mostly stayed above the fray and focused on the issues. From the ...

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  • Commencement Controversy Continues

    Next year Bowie State University – one of the oldest Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) in the nation – will celebrate its 150th anniversary. And many members of the school’s proud alumni continue to question why the last two spring commencement ceremonies ...

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  • Baltimore County’s Kelley Battles to Hold Senate Seat

    Veteran Baltimore County Sen. Delores Kelley, a member of the State Senate since 1995, is in a rough and tumble contest with two other candidates for her 10th District seat. The 10th District, which encompasses a large swath of western Baltimore County, includes Randallstown, parts of Woodlawn, ...

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