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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. Yet on a recent summer night, 3-year-old Stevie Benchoff hit a wiffle ball off a...
  • 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....
  • Democrats' site criticizes Kittleman's record on education, other topics

    Democrats' site criticizes Kittleman's record on education, other topics
    Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified a positive statement made by former Maryland Superintendent of Schools Nancy Grasmick. While Kittleman's campaign literature quotes Grasmick as saying the state senator "has made...
  • 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...
  • Morgan State still keeping its options open at quarterback

    Morgan State still keeping its options open at quarterback
    When Lee Hull informed Robert Council earlier this week that he would open Morgan State's season as the starting quarterback, the news elicited just the slightest smile from Council. No whoops of joy or leaps into the air. "That's just my expression,"...
  • Harford school buses may get cameras to catch drivers who fail to stop for them

    Harford school buses may get cameras to catch drivers who fail to stop for them
    School buses have several pieces of equipment to warn drivers they are slowing down and stopping to let children off and on, and Harford County bus operators may soon have a powerful tool to help catch those who fail to heed all the visual warnings....
  • Obama needs no more 'red lines' [Commentary]

    Obama needs no more 'red lines' [Commentary]
    President Obama, in his determination to get American foreign policy off what he has called "a perpetual war footing," must take care now not to box himself in with any more comments about "red lines" that restrict his options. As he appraises the...
  • Hammond's Jody Zepp is a finalist for Maryland Teacher of the Year

    Hammond's Jody Zepp is a finalist for Maryland Teacher of the Year
    Hammond High School teacher Jody Zepp has been named one of seven finalists for Maryland Teacher of the Year for 2014. The Maryland State Department of Education announced the finalists Thursday. Other finalists are Kelly O'Hara of Cecil County; Erin...
  • Smoking restrictions on tap for Ocean City next summer

    Smoking restrictions on tap for Ocean City next summer
    Ocean City officials voted earlier this week to draft a law to restrict smoking on the beach and boardwalk beginning May 1, 2015. The proposed ordinance, which passed on a 4-3 vote at a work session for the town council on Tuesday, identifies a number...
  • 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...
  • Rawlings-Blake defends plan to divert $3M in casino impact funds

    Rawlings-Blake defends plan to divert $3M in casino impact funds
    The city's spending panel on Wednesday voted without discussion to divert $3 million in anticipated casino revenue that had been earmarked for community improvements to replace a major artery in the city's underground steam pipe system. After the...
  • Amtrak officials have many options for Susquehanna rail bridge

    Amtrak officials have many options for Susquehanna rail bridge
    A lengthy process remains ahead for Amtrak officials as they work with community leaders on both sides of the Susquehanna River to determine whether to replace or rehabilitate the 108-year-old rail bridge over the river. "I still think it's too soon...