7 Light City music acts not to miss, from Biz Markie to Super City

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    Everest Wealth Management barred from investment advisory business

    Everest Wealth Management, the Towson firm known for its "Money Guys" infomercials, and its owner have been permanently barred from the investment advisory business in a sweeping order issued this week by the Maryland attorney general's office. The order also revokes owner Philip Rousseaux's registration...

  • Northrop Grumman showcases new radar system that will aid Marines, secure area jobs

    Northrop Grumman showcases new radar system that will aid Marines, secure area jobs

    Northrop Grumman showed off on Wednesday a new radar system it is producing for the Marine Corps that company officials said will secure jobs at the contractor's Linthicum Heights facility for years to come. The AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar, or G/ATOR, was developed under a contract...

  • Baltimore makes building permitting requests electronic

    Baltimore makes building permitting requests electronic

    Homeowners, business owners and developers no longer have to stand in line at a downtown office counter to request city building permits. Mayor Catherine Pugh announced a new system Wednesday, called ePermits, that lets applicants request building permits online using smartphones, tablets and computers....

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  • At the Black Olive, ordinary dishes become outstanding

    At the Black Olive, ordinary dishes become outstanding

    I'm as guilty as anyone: I gravitate to the shiny new restaurant of the month. But I was reminded recently of a gastronomic treasure in our midst after a visit to The Black Olive in Fells Point. The upscale fish tavern, operated by the Spiliadis family, has been serving diners since 1997. (I once...

  • Snoop Dogg to speak on Tupac Shakur at Rock Hall induction ceremony

    Snoop Dogg to speak on Tupac Shakur at Rock Hall induction ceremony

    Pharrell Williams, Snoop Dogg, Dhani Harrison and Train’s Pat Monahan will join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York on April 7 as guests welcoming in the newest members of the hall. Williams will induct Chic’s Nile Rodgers, Snoop Dogg will give the speech for rapper Tupac...

  • 7 Light City music acts not to miss, from Biz Markie to Super City

    7 Light City music acts not to miss, from Biz Markie to Super City

    In its inaugural year, the Light City Baltimore festival made a splash musically, featuring performances by local party-starters like Dan Deacon and TT the Artist, along with national names including Robert DeLong and DJ Jazzy Jeff. Besides booking recognizable acts, festival organizers looked...

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  • Starting the conversation about race, class and segregation

    Starting the conversation about race, class and segregation

    On Wednesday night, The Sun, Loyola University and Maryland Humanities sponsored a community forum to discuss segregation in public schools, following the paper's four-part series, Bridging the Divide. About 300 people showed up and stayed for more than two and a half hours to discuss subjects...

  • Talking trash in Baltimore

    Talking trash in Baltimore

    Periodically, a rash of letters-to-the editor from Baltimore City residents appear in The Baltimore Sun on reasons the writers might desire to move out of the city. Top reasons given usually are crime, schools and high taxes. Some residents also might hold high on their list the lack of good road...

  • Building a better world through business

    Building a better world through business

    American workers are struggling with the reduction of manufacturing jobs. Refugees are fleeing conflicts in the Middle East. Antarctica is melting before our eyes. Grim headlines fill our screens every day, and we need real, grounded solutions. We need businesses to work toward good, and now's...

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  • Education experts discuss issues around desegregating schools after Baltimore Sun series

    Education experts discuss issues around desegregating schools after Baltimore Sun series

    A group of educators and education experts discussed the challenges in closing racial achievement gaps and desegregating schools in a Baltimore Sun forum on Wednesday night following the Sun's "Bridging the Divide" series. In a four-part series published this month, The Baltimore Sun detailed the...

  • Hartford, Conn., experiment shows challenges, rewards of diversity in schools

    Hartford, Conn., experiment shows challenges, rewards of diversity in schools

    Twenty years ago, public education in Baltimore and this New England capital had much in common. Tens of thousands of minority students, living in pockets of poverty, attended schools that weren't preparing them to graduate. But after a lawsuit, Hartford took a different path. The city and state...

  • Within integrated schools, de facto segregation persists

    Within integrated schools, de facto segregation persists

    They were classmates and best friends, and they both wanted to get into the 11th-grade Advanced Placement English class at Columbia's Hammond High School. Since meeting in summer school just before ninth grade, Mikey Peterson and Eli Sauerwalt had been through a lot together. They'd each battled...

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