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  • A former Baraka Boy pleads guilty to drug conspiracy

    A 13-year-old Romesh Vance sat on a Baltimore carousel eight years ago, spinning slowly as he predicted his future. "I think all our lives [are] going to be bad now," he said. The statement was captured on camera by the documentary filmmakers...
  • 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,...
  • City surveillance camera system to expand

    City surveillance camera system to expand
    When Baltimore first installed crime cameras in 2005, they numbered fewer than 200 and were largely confined to high-crime areas. Two mayors later, the number of cameras in the city's police surveillance system has quadrupled. Baltimore owns 583 and...
  • Baltimore school test results hit three-year lull

    Baltimore school test results hit three-year lull
    For a decade, the news from the city schools was good. Buildings might be dilapidated, deficits might bring schools to the brink of bankruptcy, and superintendents might be fired, but every summer, educators released test results standing next to charts...
  • Baltimore's first accelerator class ready to graduate; one company heads to San Francisco

    How time flies. Just last year, many of us in the Baltimore technology community were talking about whether our city needed an accelerator program. The Emerging Technology Center, with the help of the Abell Foundation, stepped up and provided one. The...
  • First crop of Baltimore accelerator companies graduate

    First crop of Baltimore accelerator companies graduate
    Devin Partlow had a comfortable defense contractor job, earning six figures as a computer programmer. But the 27-year-old Severn resident also had a side project that he grew to love more: a mobile app that helps connect people and plan activities and...
  • No deposit, no return: UM study says bottle laws curb litter

    No deposit, no return: UM study says bottle laws curb litter
    Some ideas just won't go away. Researchers with the University of Maryland have taken another look at bottle-deposit laws and found that they actually do reduce litter without undermining recycling of other waste items. Asking consumers to pony up a...
  • Legal scholars demand death penalty repeal

    More than three dozen legal scholars and attorneys — including former Gov. Harry R. Hughes and two former Maryland attorneys general, J. Joseph Curran Jr. and Stephen H. Sachs — are sending a letter and report to members of the General...
  • Town Hall meeting planned for Baltimore's tech future

    A few weeks back, I wrote about the Abell Foundation funding a survey of Baltimore's tech community, which was being pushed by a new group called the Innovation Alliance. About 170 people responded to the IA's survey. Apparently, we'll get the results...
  • New fund targets Baltimore tech startups

    A Baltimore charitable foundation is joining Maryland's main technology development agency to create a $3.3 million investment fund to pump money into new tech startups in the city, officials plan to announce Tuesday. The Abell Foundation is investing $3...