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  • Indian-Pakistani restaurant opening in Union Square

    Indian-Pakistani restaurant opening in Union Square

    In Baltimore’s Union Square neighborhood, a to-be-named restaurant centered on Indian and Pakistani cuisine is slated to open this summer. The eatery will open at 1500 W. Pratt St. in the building that housed the International Academy of Hair Design and Technology, seating about 35 guests, according...

  • Local campaigns aim to help Baltimore students see 'Black Panther'

    Local campaigns aim to help Baltimore students see 'Black Panther'

    Aaron Maybin, the NFL linebacker-turned-art teacher who drew national attention to the city’s cold schools after posting a picture online of his students huddled in coats in a classroom, is looking to start another campaign to benefit his students. Maybin, an educator at Matthew A. Henson Elementary...

  • Cinemark Theatres banning big bags starting Thursday

    Cinemark Theatres banning big bags starting Thursday

    Starting Thursday, you’ll no longer be able to bring a big bag into Cinemark Theatres, according to a notice on the company’s website. The company — which operates theaters in Towson and Hanover — said that the ban on bags larger than 12’ x 12’ x 6’ is meant to “enhance the safety and security...

  • Brookside Market opening in Jacksonville in Baltimore County

    Brookside Market opening in Jacksonville in Baltimore County

    Brookside Market, a new deli and restaurant, is preparing to open in Jacksonville in Baltimore County. Chef-owner Casey Brooks said he’s hoping to open the doors next week at 14232 Jarrettsville Pike in the building that most recently housed the Dogwood Tack shop. Brooks previously owned Casey’s...

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  • 1,000th African penguin chick hatches at Maryland Zoo

    1,000th African penguin chick hatches at Maryland Zoo

    The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore hit a very cute and fuzzy milestone this month: the hatching of its 1,000th African penguin chick. It’s the first time a zoo or aquarium has reached such a feat, the Maryland Zoo said in a release Thursday. The monumental chick was hatched on Feb. 13 — the 13th to...

  • Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir: 10 top looks from the Olympic fashionistas

    Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir: 10 top looks from the Olympic fashionistas

    Former Olympic figure skaters Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir have been giving the current athletes a run for their money, at least in terms of glitz and glam. The NBC commentators have appeared on TV dressed to the nines – and in many cases, coordinated – at this year's Winter Games in Pyeongchang. ...

  • Longtime executive director of B&O Railroad Museum to resign

    Longtime executive director of B&O Railroad Museum to resign

    The executive director of the B&O Railroad Museum — whose tenure included a massive rebuilding project after a roof collapse during a 2003 snowstorm — has announced he will be leaving in the fall. “I feel that now is the right time to identify new leadership to continue to move the museum forward,”...

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  • Federal judge knocks down Florida's voting ban for ex-felons

    Federal judge knocks down Florida's voting ban for ex-felons

    In a ruling that could have reverberations on this year's crucial elections, a federal judge Thursday ruled that Florida's current ban on former felons voting is unconstitutional and needs to be changed as soon as possible. U.S. District Judge Mark Walker issued a blistering ruling that says the...

  • Cuba state media: Fidel Castro's son has killed himself

    Cuba state media: Fidel Castro's son has killed himself

    The oldest son of late Cuban leader Fidel Castro killed himself on Thursday after months of treatment for depression, state media reported. He was 68. Official website Cubadebate said that Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart had been in a "deeply depressed state." A brief note read on state television said...

  • Behind the Obama portraits: Michelle's dress symbolizes equality, Barack jokingly asked for less gray

    Behind the Obama portraits: Michelle's dress symbolizes equality, Barack jokingly asked for less gray

    When Barack Obama speaks, people listen. At least they did when he was in the White House. But that kind of authority didn't hold much sway when it came time for his presidential portrait. At a ceremony Monday to unveil portraits of him and former first lady Michelle Obama, the former president...

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