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Shakeup in Baltimore mayor's criminal justice leadership

With Baltimore in the midst of one of its most violent stretches in years, a top criminal justice leader for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has left, marking the biggest shakeup in her administration since the recent rioting and unrest in the city.

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Orioles reliever Brian Matusz ejected in 12th inning for 'foreign substance'

Orioles pitchers Mike Wright, in his second big league game, and Oliver Drake, in his major league debut, were outstanding Saturday night in a 13-inning, 1-0 loss to the Miami Marlins. Wright pitched seven scoreless innings, giving him 14 1/3 to start his big league career, and Drake went three.

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  • B&P Tunnel replacement new focus of Baltimore's push for double-stacked trains

    B&P Tunnel replacement new focus of Baltimore's push for double-stacked trains

    Nearly 20 years ago, Gov. Parris N. Glendening had lunch with the chief executive of CSX to pitch the railroad chief on investing $40 million to expand the Howard Street Tunnel and another one in Harper's Ferry, W.Va., to make the port of Baltimore more competitive.

  • Verizon/AOL deal means more opportunity, competition for Baltimore 'ad tech hub'

    Verizon/AOL deal means more opportunity, competition for Baltimore 'ad tech hub'

    A decade ago, a pair of Baltimore brothers turned technology placing ads within an Internet video game into a $435 million windfall in selling Advertising.com. Ten years later, the same Baltimore-based technology is central to a deal worth 10 times more.

  • Five Questions for Mona Ameli

    Five Questions for Mona Ameli

    Mona Ameli has spent nearly two decades in the world of direct sales, working for companies in California that market products through networks of independent contractors. She's had management roles in some of the largest companies in the health, wellness and beauty industries: Herbalife International,...

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  • The endangered pollinators

    The endangered pollinators

    For those who visit the Maryland State Fair each year, the honey and wax exhibit is always a highlight. A busy hive of bees can be viewed through a plastic window, there's locally-produced honey and candles in a variety of shapes and sizes for sale, and members of the Maryland State Beekeepers...

  • Ready for Kindergarten?

    Ready for Kindergarten?

    Even Maryland's youngest students are feeling the effect of the state's switch to the more rigorous academic requirements of the Common Core standards. This week state officials reported that fewer than half the state's 4- and 5-year-olds are "fully ready" to succeed when they enter Kindergarten,...

  • The false god of politics

    The false god of politics

    If you visit Mount Olympus, you will see scores of crumbling statues to false gods once worshipped by ancient Greeks. The same is true in Rome, where statues of political gods, notably those named Caesar, lay in ruins.

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  • Video spotlights Freddie Gray at Baker and Mount streets

    Video spotlights Freddie Gray at Baker and Mount streets

    On the morning of April 12, Michelle Gross woke up to screaming. Gross, known as "Mom" in West Baltimore's Gilmor Homes area, left her home and saw Freddie Gray — someone she called "son" — being dragged into a police van.

  • Baltimore police rarely charged in deaths

    Baltimore police rarely charged in deaths

    Marleta House struggled for years to stop hating the Baltimore police officer who shot and killed her husband in 1999 after mistaking his cellphone for a gun. "I don't hate him now," said House, who lives in Dundalk. "He has to answer to a higher power."

  • Grow the city by 10,000 businesses? Not really

    Grow the city by 10,000 businesses? Not really

    The new board chair of the Greater Baltimore Committee said in remarks Monday at the organization's annual meeting that the city should focus on growing — not just by 10,000 families, as in Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's mantra, but by 10,000 businesses as well.

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