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

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    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...

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    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...

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  • 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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  • Welcome back, speed cameras

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    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...

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    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...

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    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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