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McKeldin Square reopens with grass and trees in place of fountain

McKeldin Square reopens with grass and trees in place of fountain

Thick grass, trees and terrace seating have replaced the brutalist-style fountain and blocks of concrete at McKeldin Square in downtown Baltimore. The Downtown Partnership of Baltimore unveiled on Thursday a $4 million makeover of the square at the corner of Pratt and Light streets. The improvements...

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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...

  • Pitts: You can't take the low road to the high place

    Pitts: You can't take the low road to the high place

    The other day, a Muslim saved a terrorist. It happened just after midnight Monday in London. The terrorist, according to authorities, was Darren Osborne, 47, from Cardiff, Wales, who drove a rented van 150 miles to the British capital, where he jumped a sidewalk and plowed into a crowd of worshipers...

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  • Airbnb said to ready a premium tier to compete more with hotels

    Airbnb said to ready a premium tier to compete more with hotels

    Airbnb is close to launching a new service that will match guests with quality-inspected home and apartment rentals. The product is intended to attract higher-paying travelers who have yet to use Airbnb because they prefer the amenities guaranteed by fancy hotels, said three people familiar with...

  • 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...

  • Live Casino hosts event to connect small firms to gambling industry

    Live Casino hosts event to connect small firms to gambling industry

    Live Casino & Hotel in Hanover teamed up with the American Gaming Association Thursday to promote business opportunities for small, minority-owned firms and highlight the industry's economic impact in Maryland. Association representatives are touring U.S. casinos to highlight gambling's impact...

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  • 'Finding Neverland' heads to Baltimore with vintage message, new Hook

    'Finding Neverland' heads to Baltimore with vintage message, new Hook

    No less an expert on youth and adventure than Mark Twain loved J. M. Barrie’s play “Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up,” declaring it to be “a great and refining and uplifting benefaction to this sordid and money-mad age.” That assessment was made a century ago, but the sordid, money-mad...

  • 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,...

  • '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...

  • Patsy Cline's spirit comes to Annapolis for a 'Closer Walk' at Infinity Theater

    Patsy Cline's spirit comes to Annapolis for a 'Closer Walk' at Infinity Theater

    Infinity Theatre in Annapolis is opening its season with an engaging musical tribute in Dean Regan's "A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline." It was two seasons ago that Infinity presented, with great success, "Always … Patsy Cline," in which a fan tells Patsy's story. "Closer Walk" is more concert than...

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  • Baltimore is getting yet another trash wheel

    Baltimore is getting yet another trash wheel

    Baltimore’s family of trash-collecting water wheels continues to grow. The Maryland Port Administration plans to install a trash wheel near its dredged material placement site in Masonville Cove in South Baltimore. The device, which the port administration intends to install in February, joins...

  • 10 of the East Coast's best small-town Fourth of July celebrations

    10 of the East Coast's best small-town Fourth of July celebrations

    We looked around the Land of The Free and found an array of July 4 destinations worthy of a journey. While countless towns host festive parades, those we recommend honor U.S. service members who made it their mission to protect our prized democracy. Many of our selected spots possess great Fourth...

  • 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...

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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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