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  • Residents put gates on alleys to shut out criminals

    Residents put gates on alleys to shut out criminals
    The rear alleys in the communities surrounding Broadway in Southeast Baltimore typically conjure up images of rats, litter or worse — not of a playground for children.
  • O'Malley tightens rules on federal immigration requests

    O'Malley tightens rules on federal immigration requests
    Gov. Martin O'Malley has imposed strict new rules to limit when the state may hold immigrants in Baltimore's jail at the request of federal authorities, dealing a new blow to a national program intended to catch people who are in the country illegally....

    Equality Maryland head arrested at immigration reform rally

    Equality Maryland head arrested at immigration reform rally
    Carrie Evans, the executive director of Equality Maryland, was arrested at an immigration reform rally in Washington on Thursday afternoon, the state's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organization said. The arrest wasn't surprising, as...

    All Together Now at Howard library branches

    All Together Now at Howard library branches
    Central Library 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. 410-313-7860. •A Comet is Coming to Mars. Sept. 12, 3:30 p.m. Solar system ambassador Becca Sepan answers questions about Comet Siding Spring making a close approach to Mars in October....

    Hail to the chief [Editorial]

    Hail to the chief  [Editorial]
    Almost exactly two years ago this week Anthony Batts arrived in Baltimore to take over the leadership of the city's police department. Since then Baltimore has seen homicides go up, then come down again as Mr. Batts has instituted reforms, shaken up the...