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  • Tribune Co. hires banks to manage offers for newspapers

    Tribune Co. hires banks to manage offers for newspapers
    Tribune Co. has hired two investment banks to manage offers to buy its newspapers, executives said Tuesday, adding that no decisions have been made about whether to sell any properties. JPMorgan Chase and Evercore Partners will oversee a process to...
  • 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...
  • Harbor pollution going public, real-time

    Harbor pollution going public, real-time
    Boaters, anglers and anyone bold enough to swim in Baltimore's troubled harbor will soon be able to get timely information about whether they're risking an upset stomach or infection from splashing in water fouled with sewage leaks and other pollution....
  • Organizer of skateboard park rolling toward city funding deadline

    Organizer of skateboard park rolling toward city funding deadline
    Baltimore City's $75,000 grant offer to the Skatepark of Baltimore still stands — but not for much longer. It's a matching grant with an expiration deadline of May 31, which means that supporters of a planned skateboarding park in Hampden have less...
  • Baltimore's oldest black cemetery finally restored, with help of inmates

    Baltimore's oldest black cemetery finally restored, with help of inmates
    Five years after burying his father, Samuel W. Moore could no longer find the grave. That was 1976, and Mount Auburn Cemetery, one of the oldest African-American burial grounds in the country, was overcome with stickerbushes, weeds and garbage —...
  • New Baltimore Community ToolBank lends tools to volunteers working on charitable projects

    New Baltimore Community ToolBank lends tools to volunteers working on charitable projects
    The first sign that this isn't an ordinary warehouse in southwest Baltimore is the bright blue murals of screwdrivers, wrenches and other tools painted on the exterior. Inside, the real thing: shovels, rakes, hammers, paint trays, pliers, hard hats,...
  • George Zimmerman case shows how bail is supposed to work

    George Zimmerman case shows how bail is supposed to work
    Proceedings in Florida's case against George Zimmerman for the tragic shooting death of Trayvon Martin have recently provided an object lesson in how the institution of bail is supposed to work — but almost never does. Last week, George Zimmerman's...
  • Councilman pledges to halt City Hall's tax breaks for developers

    The City Council's finance committee chairman threatened Thursday to impose a moratorium on tax breaks for developers until City Hall implements more transparency in the process and funds more projects outside of downtown. Carl Stokes, who chairs the...
  • For the sake of victims' families, repeal the death penalty

    For the sake of victims' families, repeal the death penalty
    I always thought murder was something that happened to other families. You read about it in the paper. You see the legal process unfold on TV. There's so much attention paid to certain murders that you assume the families going through their tragedy are...
  • Harbor cleanup plan stirs hope - what now?

    Harbor cleanup plan stirs hope - what now?
    Hope, humor and determination abounded at the unveiling today of the "Healthy Harbor" plan. Now comes the hard part - following through, so kids like 12-year-olds Dana and Diamond Johnson can feel safe swimming and fishing in Baltimore's waters by the...
  • Local tech incubator launches accelerator program

    The Emerging Technology Center, Baltimore's main incubator for technology firms, is hopping onto the latest trend in cultivating startups by launching its own accelerator program. Modeled after similar programs across the country, the ETC's "Accelerate...
  • Parades electrify residents still surviving without power

    Parades electrify residents still surviving without power
    As 400 people gathered at the Roland Park Library for the annual Independence Day parade Wednesday morning, a Baltimore Gas & Electric crew was hard at work in an alley alongside the library - restoring power to homes that lost it in Friday's storm. "We'...