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  • Baltimore's shot in the dark to reduce violence

    Baltimore's shot in the dark to reduce violence

    Our view: Tougher sentences for gun offenders are not likely to solve Baltimore’s violence problem, but the legislation is worth trying, with some amendments Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young kicked off today’s hearing on proposed mandatory minimum sentences for illegally...

  • Wrongs aren't addressed until they happen to whites

    Wrongs aren't addressed until they happen to whites

    If you live long enough, you become aware of this inconvenient truth: Bad things have to happen to white people before there is a groundswell of support for righting wrongs that people of color have suffered for years without sufficient redress. Roland Martin, the host of a daily news show on the...

  • Trump's erratic behavior not just a 'message' problem

    Trump's erratic behavior not just a 'message' problem

    Our view: Allowing President Trump to be himself isn’t playing so well with the ‘beleaguered’ attorney general — or with the American electorate Diehard supporters of Donald J. Trump like to use the phrase, “Let Trump be Trump,” as if the president’s biggest hangup was staff, family or colleagues...

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  • Anthem House holds grand opening

    Anthem House holds grand opening

    Anthem House, the 292-unit luxury apartment building in Locust Point, will hold its grand opening Tuesday. Tenants began moving into the $100 million project by the Bozzuto Group, Scott Plank's War Horse Cities and Solstice Partners in June. Located at 900 E. Fort Ave., Anthem House boasts a 360-degree...

  • ELTA North America opens Cyber Innovation Center

    ELTA North America opens Cyber Innovation Center

    ELTA North America, an Israeli-owned defense manufacturer, is opening a Cyber Innovation Center at its Annapolis Junction headquarters. Modeled after innovation centers at ELTA’s facilities in Israel and other countries, the innovation center will focus on adapting technology and international...

  • Main Street businesses rise from the rubble one year after devastating Ellicott City flood

    Main Street businesses rise from the rubble one year after devastating Ellicott City flood

    On July 30, 2016, disastrous flood waters ripped through about 50 Main Street businesses and killed two people in Ellicott City. As the water curved down Main Street in the historic shopping district, Sweet Elizabeth Jane clothing boutique was at the bend inside Caplan's department store. Everything...

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  • Maryland casinos up the ante with celebrity chefs Gordon Ramsay and Todd English

    Maryland casinos up the ante with celebrity chefs Gordon Ramsay and Todd English

    There’s a key ingredient Maryland’s casinos are throwing into the mix as they look to elevate their culinary offerings: the celebrity factor. As two more celebrity chefs prepare to make their entry into Greater Baltimore, casinos are banking on their pull to boost their profiles to gamblers and...

  • Avenue Kitchen & Bar opens Wednesday in Hampden

    Avenue Kitchen & Bar opens Wednesday in Hampden

    Avenue Kitchen & Bar, the newest addition to Hampden’s dining scene, will make its debut Wednesday. The restaurant is replacing Le Garage, which closed in April at 911 W. 36th St. Patrick Dahlgren and Bill Irvin bought the restaurant with plans to create a destination for both everyday dining and...

  • 'The Bachelorette' recap: Perfect Peter is in trouble

    'The Bachelorette' recap: Perfect Peter is in trouble

    This week on “The Bachelorette,” Rachel takes the final three men to Dallas to meet her family. I’m curious if her dad will be included this season as he, understandably, opted out of meeting Nick last season. Rachel greets Eric, a personal trainer from Baltimore who definitely chugs protein shakes...

  • Olney Theatre delivers vibrant revival of 'Thurgood'

    Olney Theatre delivers vibrant revival of 'Thurgood'

    The term “hero” gets tossed around so liberally these days that it feels good to be reminded of someone who fits the bill thoroughly — Thurgood Marshall, the subject of a one-man play enjoying a welcome revival at Olney Theatre Center. Written about a decade ago by George Stevens Jr., “Thurgood”...

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  • Ray Lewis drops price of Reisterstown estate to $2.5 million

    Ray Lewis drops price of Reisterstown estate to $2.5 million

    Former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis has decreased the original asking price of his 28-acre gated Reisterstown estate by 15 percent, dropping the listed price from $2.95 million to $2.5 million. The roughly 6,600-square-foot Tufton Avenue abode, which was originally listed in late April, has seven...

  • Scene and Heard After Work

    Scene and Heard After Work

    Sloane Brown grabs her camera and notebook to get the scoop on Baltimore professionals mingling at after-work gatherings around town.

  • A history of the community of Emory Grove

    A history of the community of Emory Grove

    For Ann Weller Dahl, memories of Emory Grove stretch way back like the sun dappled shadows on a summer’s day that fall from ancient stands of maples, poplars, oaks and pines across 55 acres of what was originally established as a Methodist summer camp meeting in the 19th century. “We would come...

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  • On and off the field, Ravens are under construction as training camp begins

    On and off the field, Ravens are under construction as training camp begins

    When Ravens veterans report to the Under Armour Performance Center on Wednesday, the training facility will be much like the team’s roster over the past six months: under construction. A multiyear $45 million renovation process of the team’s 13-year-old headquarters in Owings Mills remains ongoing....

  • Brain disease seen in most football players in large report

    Brain disease seen in most football players in large report

    Research on 202 former football players found evidence of brain disease in nearly all of them, from athletes in the NFL, college and even high school. It's the largest update on chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a brain disease linked with repeated head blows. But the report doesn't confirm...

  • Towson football hopeful despite being ranked 10th of 12 teams in CAA preseason poll

    Towson football hopeful despite being ranked 10th of 12 teams in CAA preseason poll

    Towson football coach Rob Ambrose held a team meeting in January 2011 and remembers his players displaying the confidence and chemistry of a squad that had a 10-1 record the season before — not the Tigers’ actual 1-10 mark. While Ambrose didn’t anticipate then that the Tigers were two seasons from...

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  • House passes Russia sanctions bill, setting up veto dilemma for Trump

    House passes Russia sanctions bill, setting up veto dilemma for Trump

      The House on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to advance new financial sanctions against key U.S. adversaries and deliver a foreign-policy brushback to President Donald Trump by limiting his ability to waive many of them. Included in the package, which passed 419 to 3, are new measures targeting...

  • Senators on hot mic: Trump is 'crazy,' 'I'm worried'

    Senators on hot mic: Trump is 'crazy,' 'I'm worried'

    At the end of a Senate subcommittee hearing on Tuesday morning, Chairman Susan Collins, R-Maine, didn't switch off her microphone. Apparently speaking to Sen. Jack Reed of Rhode Island, the ranking Democrat of the committee, Collins discussed the federal budget — and President Donald Trump's lack...

  • John McCain returns to cheers from fellow senators

    John McCain returns to cheers from fellow senators

    Applause and whoops greeted Sen. John McCain, who is battling brain cancer, as he returned to the Capitol on Tuesday to vote for moving ahead on legislation to dismantle Obamacare The 80-year-old McCain had a visible scar above his left eye after doctors removed a blood clot earlier this month....

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  • Baltimore gun offenders vary, Sun review shows

    Baltimore gun offenders vary, Sun review shows

    A young woman who says she carried a gun for her own protection. A truck driver passing through Baltimore with a gun in his cab. The manager of an optometrist’s office who, after a car accident, was found to have a gun in his vehicle. As Baltimore’s City Council considers a proposed one-year mandatory...

  • Neighborhood tensions arise as residents learn of plans for medical marijuana dispensaries

    Neighborhood tensions arise as residents learn of plans for medical marijuana dispensaries

    John Seifert was having trouble renting out his shuttered flower shop in Baltimore County. Finally, a real estate agent found a potential tenant: a medical marijuana dispensary. Seifert signed a five-year lease with the firm, which wants to sell cannabis tinctures, oils and other products to patients...

  • New York City establishes tenants' right to lawyer in eviction cases

    New York City establishes tenants' right to lawyer in eviction cases

    The New York City Council passed legislation Thursday that will guarantee free legal representation to all low-income tenants facing eviction, the first measure in the nation to establish a civil right to counsel in housing court. Advocates for tenants in Maryland and across the nation hailed the...

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