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Pugh names separate heads for Baltimore housing agencies

Pugh names separate heads for Baltimore housing agencies

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh named two leaders for the city's housing agencies Thursday, a key step toward fulfilling a pledge to separate the public housing authority and the housing and community development department. Pugh named Janet Abrahams as executive director of the Housing Authority...

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  • Dear Baltimore judge: 'Manning up' is not admitting guilt, it's avoiding the crime

    Dear Baltimore judge: 'Manning up' is not admitting guilt, it's avoiding the crime

    On Sept. 7th, Dakei Perry, then 18, ordered from a Baltimore pizza place so he and his two accomplices could attack the delivery driver. They choked her, pawed through her pockets, stole her cash and cell phone — and then ate the food. Five days later, young Mr. Perry joined in the group assault...

  • Baltimore schools should look for students in an unlikely place: the suburbs

    Baltimore schools should look for students in an unlikely place: the suburbs

    Enrollment is the key to many of Baltimore City schools’ problems. Declines in the last few years have put pressure on the budget; each lost student means more than $11,000 in reduced aid from the state. That forces budget cuts — often to the very programs and services that make the schools attractive...

  • New GOP health care bill is just as bad as the old one

    New GOP health care bill is just as bad as the old one

    For weeks, Americans were left to wonder what 13 Republican senators were doing in their behind-closed-doors rewrite of the American Health Care Act. Now that they’ve released the bill, we’re left to wonder … what in the heck were they doing? This new bill is almost exactly the same as the old...

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  • Under Armour signs deal with top NBA prospect Josh Jackson

    Under Armour signs deal with top NBA prospect Josh Jackson

    Under Armour has signed top NBA draft prospect Josh Jackson to a multi-year partnership.  Jackson, who played for the University of Kansas for one season, is expected to be a top pick during tonight's NBA draft. "I am thrilled to officially be a part of team Under Armour as I start my professional...

  • State considers rate increases on the health exchange as another insurer drops out

    State considers rate increases on the health exchange as another insurer drops out

    As U.S. Senate leaders prepare to unveil their plan to remake the Affordable Care Act over time, Maryland officials must press ahead with the system as it stands for hundreds of thousands of residents. The Maryland Insurance Administration held its first hearing Wednesday on the large rate increases...

  • Caves Valley Partners acquires 5.2 acres in South Baltimore

    Caves Valley Partners acquires 5.2 acres in South Baltimore

    Caves Valley Partners has acquired 5.2 acres in South Baltimore. The property, in the 1800 and 1900 blocks of S. Hanover St., contains space for commercial truck repair company Middleton & Meads and a vacant warehouse. Arsh Mirmiran, a partner at Caves Valley Partners, said the Towson firm is exploring...

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  • At Canners Row, surprisingly good food on the waterfront

    At Canners Row, surprisingly good food on the waterfront

    In warm weather, we want to commune with nature, especially when eating a meal. Canners Row in Canton is the newest spot to provide a waterfront view — with the bonus of great food and drinks. The restaurant, which opened in mid-April, offers an eclectic American menu with appetizers, entrees,...

  • When ‘Jaws’ took a bite out of the summer of 1975

    When ‘Jaws’ took a bite out of the summer of 1975

    The film “Jaws” landed in the early days of the summer of 1975 and it was all anyone talked about. In describing “Jaws,” The Sun’s film critic, R. H. Gardner, wrote on June 23, 1975, “For nerve-racking suspense sustained over a long period of time, even the final scenes of ‘Moby Dick’ can’t compare...

  • 'Fargo' Season 3 finale recap: A mostly satisfying, but ambiguous ending

    'Fargo' Season 3 finale recap: A mostly satisfying, but ambiguous ending

    Season 3 of “Fargo” came to a satisfying and poignant close with its finale episode, “Somebody to Love.” Justice is exacted, stories are told, death is doled and we get a frustratingly ambiguous, yet narratively inevitable ending. The episode begins with Gloria Burgle submitting her resignation...

  • Playing 'Joshua Tree,' U2 makes the past relevant at FedEx Field

    Playing 'Joshua Tree,' U2 makes the past relevant at FedEx Field

    This was a cool way for U2 to start its show at FedEx Field in Landover on Tuesday: The recorded music faded, the lights went down and Larry Mullen Jr. appeared on the broad, empty stage in the northwest end zone, before a giant screen showing a single Joshua Tree. He strode down a walkway to the...

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  • Herd mentality: Goat yoga is gaining popularity in Maryland

    Herd mentality: Goat yoga is gaining popularity in Maryland

    A cool breeze rippled through the grass as baby pygmy goats roamed inside a fenced-off field in Carroll County one recent Saturday. The gentle call of birds floated overhead, occasionally mixing with the goats' bleats, as yogis laid out mats among the pygmies. That back-to-nature feel — and the...

  • Longtime instructor at Towson Y wows students at age 73

    Longtime instructor at Towson Y wows students at age 73

    "Curl. Roll. Give me first position, legs at 90 degrees. Now 60. Thirty." For an hour, the diminutive Pilates instructor at the front of the packed class calls out commands in a loud and controlled voice. While instructing and bellowing messages of encouragement to the class, she demonstrates each...

  • Newborn giraffe at Maryland Zoo receives plasma transfusion after having trouble nursing

    Newborn giraffe at Maryland Zoo receives plasma transfusion after having trouble nursing

    A baby giraffe born at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore received a transfusion of plasma Saturday from a giraffe at the Columbus Zoo after the calf was having trouble nursing. The unnamed calf is “doing OK, but not out of the woods yet,” said Maryland Zoo veterinarian Samantha Sander. Because the...

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  • Shooting coach and trainer Joe Abunassar discusses working with Maryland's Melo Trimble

    Shooting coach and trainer Joe Abunassar discusses working with Maryland's Melo Trimble

    From the day Melo Trimble showed up at his Impact Basketball training facility in Las Vegas, Joe Abunassar’s job was twofold: restoring the former Maryland guard’s consistency with his outside shot, along with the confidence he had taking it. Given what transpired over the next two months — minus...

  • Ravens mailbag: Could they still sign Anquan Boldin? What O-linemen are available?

    Ravens mailbag: Could they still sign Anquan Boldin? What O-linemen are available?

    A sampling of the questions that I’m getting most often on social media these days and my attempt at answering them without the character limit: Even after signing Jeremy Maclin, could the Ravens still add Anquan Boldin? As long as Boldin remains available and intent on returning for his 15th NFL...

  • Quickley, Huerter named to U.S. U-19 basketball team

    Quickley, Huerter named to U.S. U-19 basketball team

    Maryland rising sophomore wing Kevin Huerter and five-star point guard prospect Immanuel Quickley (John Carroll) have made the 12-man roster to represent the United States in the FIBA U-19 World Cup next month in Egypt. It marks the second straight year that Huerter and Quickley have made their...

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  • Maryland's children fare well in well-being

    Maryland's children fare well in well-being

    Maryland children are thriving in most areas of life, but a recent spike in deaths unveiled in an annual report on the well-being of young people is raising concern among advocates. Maryland ranked 16th among states for the well-being of its children in the 2017 Kids Count Data Book, released each...

  • Pugh to travel to U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting

    Pugh to travel to U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting

    Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh plans to travel to the annual U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Florida next weekend, her first trip to the gathering since being elected last year. The bipartisan get-together is a chance for mayors to discuss common challenges and opportunities they see for the...

  • Baltimore County employee withdraws request for sewer deal that was questioned

    Baltimore County employee withdraws request for sewer deal that was questioned

    A Baltimore County government employee has withdrawn her request for taxpayer help to extend a public sewer line to a property she owns in Reisterstown, a proposal that was first approved by the County Council, then put on hold. Suzanne Berger, the county's deputy director of human resources, withdrew...

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