Coppin Plans to Re-stabilize North Avenue Corridor

On a vacant parcel less than a mile from its campus, Coppin State University commenced the first phase of a revitalization project over 10 years in the making. The venture calls for streetscraping, infill...

Cosby Enters Baltimore Political Scene

Legendary comedian, educator and activist Bill Cosby left his stamp on Baltimore politics when he visited the city for a performance Jan 11. The 73-year-old icon has been vocal over the years about the...

Irene Reid Dies at 78

Irene Bennett Reid, a retired city Department of Social Services employee and mother of former Baltimore Mayor Kurt Schmoke, succumbed to lung cancer and died at Sinai Hospital on Jan. 11. She was 78. Reared...

Uncertainty Surrounds Swearing-in of Baltimore Orphans Court Candidate

Baltimore City residents elected a new candidate to the city’s Orphan’s Court in November, but under orders of the Maryland governor, she may not take office. While city voters selected Laudette Ramona Moore Baker...

State Police Investigate Suspected Explosives

Maryland State Police are investigating two explosive devices that injured at least two employees in Annapolis and Hanover state buildings on Jan. 6. Annapolis fire crews responded shortly before 1 p.m. to an incident at...

Bernstein Sworn-in, City Leaders Call for Tougher Gun Laws

The city’s new top prosecutor Gregg Bernstein, who proposed tougher legal treatment of violent offenders while on the campaign trail, was sworn in Jan. 3 during a private official event. Bernstein, who is White,...

FBI Joins Search for N.C. Teen

Baltimore Police say they are “enormously concerned” about a 16-year-old girl from North Carolina visiting family in Baltimore, who has not been seen or heard from since Dec. 28. And they have requested the...

Community Giving Warms Struggling Family’s Holiday Spirit

People lined up outside Ashley Johnson’s West Baltimore home the evening of Dec. 29, all bearing at least one gift. To her surprise and delight, the “secret Santas”—many of them strangers—placed the gifts under...

Black-Led Workers Party Pushes for Statewide Recognition

Members of a local Black grassroots organization say Marylanders need a new type of political party that advocates for the working class. The “community-controlled” Ujima People’s Progressive Party supports a living wage, the reregulation of...

City Tests ‘Greener’ Ways to Heat City Buildings

The city will continue testing biofuels as a way to heat municipal buildings in a bid community leaders hope will lead to a cleaner and cheaper alternative to heating oil for residents. The Board of...

2010 a Stormy Year in Baltimore

From an historic blizzard, a convicted mayor, taunting robocalls, the 2010 census and a string of fires, the year culminating the first decade of the 2000s was a memorable one in Baltimore. January brought the...

Nonprofit Aims to ‘Amplify’ Baltimore through Series of Community Discussions

Despite Baltimore’s list of socioeconomic issues and challenges, April Yvonne Garrett, founder and president of the national nonprofit organization Civic Frame, believes the city retains a silver lining. “Every city has something absolutely exquisite about...

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