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  • Bringing addicts in from the streets

    Bringing addicts in from the streets
    It is mid-morning on a recent Friday in West Baltimore, and there is a long line snaking down the street and around the corner. Why? Vendors are dispensing free heroin samples. In other areas of the city, buyers are risking arrest and drug contamination...
  • A transformative leader for UB

    A transformative leader for UB
    Robert L. Bogomolny, who announced his retirement this week as president of the University of Baltimore, has not always had the smoothest tenure, having stoked tensions at times both in the city and the academic community. But history will judge him...
  • Md.'s teacher certification law criticized as too tough

    Md.'s teacher certification law criticized as too tough
    After a stint in the military and on his way to earning a bachelor's degree in physics from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Rory Holderness decided he wanted to become a high school teacher. He enrolled in Towson University's graduate...
  • Push urged for more cool roofs in Baltimore

    Push urged for more cool roofs in Baltimore
    Leigh Peterson has one of the coolest roofs in Baltimore. Her rowhouse near Patterson Park sports a blinding white cap, topped by a row of shiny solar panels. Peterson, 29, a graduate student at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health,...
  • City schools chief Alonso resigns

    City schools chief Alonso resigns
    Baltimore schools CEO Andrés Alonso tearfully announced his resignation Monday, ending a six-year tenure marked by bold yet often divisive reforms and casting uncertainty on the future of the long-troubled school system. Under Alonso's leadership,...
  • Fetting retirement from Legg Mason a major loss for Baltimore

    Mark Fetting's departure from Legg Mason is a major blow to the city ("Legg Mason CEO to step down," Sept. 11). Under his leadership no corporation has been more committed to improving the city than Legg Mason, even though Baltimore is blessed with some...
  • At the Mechanic, a tragedy in two acts

    At the Mechanic, a tragedy in two acts
    Lurking beneath the surface of the controversy over the future of the Morris Mechanic Theatre are two issues which, if not resolved, can only be described as tragedies for the future of historic preservation in Baltimore. The first is the undermining...
  • Accelerate Baltimore readies for second class of startup dreamers next year

    Big news today for startup dreamers: The Accelerate Baltimore program, run out of the Emerging Technology Center in Baltimore, is going to launch its second program next year, and will over spots to six companies. The first Accelerate Baltimore class...
  • Not quite a Hollywood ending at the Senator

    Not quite a Hollywood ending at the Senator
    It's easy to see why the city's sale of the Senator Theatre gave Comptroller Joan Pratt heartburn. The city paid $810,000 for the movie palace three years ago and this week sold it for a $310,000 loss. Worse yet, the city is hardly washing its hands of...
  • Baltimore condos' tax bills increase in a big way

    Baltimore condos' tax bills increase in a big way
    Two luxury condominium complexes alongside Baltimore's waterfront will have to pay nearly $2.3 million in additional property taxes this year, thanks to new assessed values that acknowledge — four years after the first residents moved in —...
  • City Hall challenges census numbers

    City Hall challenges census numbers
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration is challenging U.S. census numbers that show Baltimore is shrinking, arguing the city actually has 30,000 more residents than reported. If the city wins its challenge — in which it argues that...
  • City approves plan to give police quick access to private security cameras

    Baltimore officials approved Wednesday an expansion of the Police Department's camera system that will give officers quick access to private security cameras at businesses and homes that choose to be part of the effort. The new program, funded by a $53,...