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Blast star William Vanzela bonds with special fan from New Freedom, Pa.

Blast star William Vanzela bonds with special fan from New Freedom, Pa.

Blast goalie William Vanzela’s visit with 7-year-old Liam Fanning ended with a pinky promise. The vow was for both to do exactly what their doctors say, work hard and do everything they can to get better as soon as possible. Fanning, a soccer-loving Blast fan from New Freedom, Pa., learned in February...

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  • No code of silence can protect the killer of a child

    No code of silence can protect the killer of a child

    The code of silence on Baltimore’s streets has protected many who have done despicable deeds, but none more than those whose depravity results in the death of a child. We witnessed it four years ago when 3-year-old McKenzie Elliott was struck by a stray bullet and killed in Waverly. It was broad...

  • Md. Dems take a page from Trump

    Md. Dems take a page from Trump

    Wednesday evening, the Maryland Democratic Party sent out an email blast — identified as being from “Ben Jealous Press” — with the subject line: “FYI: Hidin' Hogan Afraid To Debate and Defend His Record.” And then, in case you missed that one, it followed up Thursday morning with another message,...

  • What Baltimore's job posting for a new police commissioner should say

    What Baltimore's job posting for a new police commissioner should say

    The Sun reported this week on a job announcement the city of Baltimore posted for a new police commissioner. The four-page document doesn’t sugar coat the situation here — it acknowledges Baltimore’s high crime rate and the longstanding strain between the police department and the community — but...

  • Hopkins must break with ICE — now

    Hopkins must break with ICE — now

    Among the top 10 organizations in Maryland profiting from work with the controversial Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE), you won’t be surprised to find weapons manufacturers, IT firms or facilities operators. But you might be surprised to find Johns Hopkins School of Education. Starting...

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  • FCC questions public interest in Sinclair Broadcast's deal for Tribune

    FCC questions public interest in Sinclair Broadcast's deal for Tribune

    The Federal Communications Commission questioned the public interest of approving Sinclair Broadcast Group’s $3.9 billion deal to take over Tribune Media in a document released Thursday. The agency said in the hearing order that Hunt Valley-based Sinclair might have tried to skirt federal broadcast...

  • Maryland officials approve $60 million expansion at BWI Airport over Franchot's objections

    Maryland officials approve $60 million expansion at BWI Airport over Franchot's objections

    Maryland officials on Thursday approved a $60 million renovation and expansion project at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport over the objections of Comptroller Peter Franchot and residents who live near the airport. The Board of Public Works voted 2-1 to fund the project — which airport officials say...

  • Howard County petitions FAA to reduce flight noise at BWI

    Howard County petitions FAA to reduce flight noise at BWI

    The debate over flight patterns at BWI Marshall Airport continued Wednesday, with Howard County petitioning the Federal Aviation Administration to take immediate action to reduce noise in the area. Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman said the sound of low-flying airplanes has disrupted the...

  • Menswear maker Paul Fredrick relocating headquarters to Baltimore County

    Menswear maker Paul Fredrick relocating headquarters to Baltimore County

    Menswear brand Paul Fredrick will relocate its headquarters to Baltimore County from Pennsylvania later this year, the county announced. The relocation will bring 70 jobs to the county over five years — a mix of existing positions and new hires, Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler said, adding...

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  • Summer cocktails at Baltimore bars

    Summer cocktails at Baltimore bars

    If you ask us, the antidote to the summer’s sweltering heat comes in a glass. When the temperatures are sky high, we head to the bar, and in Baltimore, there’s never a shortage of options. We checked in with local bartenders to find out the creative ways they’re beating the heat. Some are reimagining...

  • Pop-up restaurant and bar South Point to open in Port Covington next weekend

    Pop-up restaurant and bar South Point to open in Port Covington next weekend

    South Point, a pop-up open-air restaurant, bar and event space, will host its grand opening next weekend on South Baltimore’s Port Covington waterfront. Created by Weller Entertainment, South Point will open to the public from 5-11 p.m. July 28, and maintain the same hours going forward on Thursdays-Saturdays....

  • YouTube removes more channels by 'DaddyOFive' creators

    YouTube removes more channels by 'DaddyOFive' creators

    Two additional YouTube channels from the creators of the controversial “DaddyOFive” videos were removed Wednesday. The channels by Michael and Heather Martin, “FamilyOFive” and “FamilyOFive Gaming,” were taken down Wednesday, a spokesperson for YouTube confirmed. “Content that endangers children...

  • Jazz + Soju spices up the Locust Point dining scene

    Jazz + Soju spices up the Locust Point dining scene

    A fusion of flavor and visual flair make Jazz + Soju a distinctive addition to the Locust Point area. The handsome restaurant on the ground floor of Anthem House combines industrial chic (high ceilings, exposed duct work, eclectic lighting fixtures, etc.) with a neat homage to classic jazz — album...

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  • White House invites Putin to Washington for fall meeting

    White House invites Putin to Washington for fall meeting

    Unbowed by criticism over his Helsinki summit, President Donald Trump extended an invitation to Russian President Vladimir Putin to meet in Washington in the fall, the White House said Thursday. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Twitter that Trump had asked National Security Adviser...

  • Trump's nominee for consumer protection bureau grilled by Senate Democrats

    Trump's nominee for consumer protection bureau grilled by Senate Democrats

    Kathy Kraninger, President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, repeatedly dodged questions from Senate Democrats on Thursday about issues facing the watchdog agency and her involvement in the administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy. Kraninger, a...

  • Senate GOP withdraws Trump judicial nominee amid concerns about his college writings

    Senate GOP withdraws Trump judicial nominee amid concerns about his college writings

    The GOP's bid to transform the federal bench with conservative judges hit its first significant snag Thursday, after Senate Republicans were forced to withdraw the nomination of Ryan Bounds, Trump's pick to serve on the powerful 9th Circuit appeals court. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell,...

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