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  • Is Baltimore selling its past?

    Is Baltimore selling its past?
    It is the clearest sign of the direction historic preservation may be going: Even a building called Government House, a 19th-century mansion in Baltimore's Midtown neighborhood, is now in private hands. While some history buffs were horrified to learn...
  • Illegal immigration isn't an issue for Baltimore City residents

    I question assertion that Baltimore City residents are being taken advantage of by illegal immigrants. Speaking as a 25-year city resident, I have no problems with immigrants, legal or otherwise. In fact, I embrace them. Nor am I the only one. The...
  • Immigrants key to reaching mayor's population goal

    Immigrants key to reaching mayor's population goal
    What comes to mind when Mexican immigrant Elsa Garcia thinks of Baltimore's drawbacks? "Basura. O las drogas," said the East Baltimore resident. "Trash. Or drugs." Then, quickly, comes her list of Baltimore's pluses: Her husband has been able to find...
  • Sykesville Freedom District Fire Department nets grant to aid water rescues

    The Sykesville Freedom District Fire Department was recently awarded $47,610 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant. According to a release from the offices of U.S. Sens. Barbara Mikulski...
  • Put out the welcome mat

    Put out the welcome mat
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's inauguration speech last year laid out an ambitious goal of growing the city's population by 10,000 families over the next decade. Where are those approximately 22,000 new residents to come from? Clearly, the mayor hopes...
  • Ruppersberger not so hot on national security after all

    Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger has been receiving a great deal of media attention lately as the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee due to the demise of Osama bin Laden ("Ruppersberger: It was bin Laden," May 13). According to the...
  • Easton lacrosse suspensions: Lessons in cowardice

    Easton lacrosse suspensions: Lessons in cowardice
    Remember John Tyner? He was the young man whose smartphone captured an "enhanced" pat-down at the San Diego Airport — a search immortalized when he warned, "Don't touch my junk." This simple quote captured how many of us felt about the government...
  • Salisbury man among 50 arrested for Puerto Rico-based identity trafficking

    A Salisbury man was arrested Wednesday as part of a nationwide, coordinated seizure of 50 individuals prosecutors say are involved in a Puerto Rico-based identity-trafficking ring, according to the federal immigration agency. Darcia Ramirez-Segura, 43,...
  • Baltimore native named Homeland Security inspector general

    President Barack Obama has nominated Baltimore native Roslyn A. Mazer to be inspector general of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the White House announced Thursday. The former Western High School student is currently the inspector general of...
  • Baltimore Police hire ex-DEA, Homeland Security official to oversee internal affairs

    Baltimore Police hire ex-DEA, Homeland Security official to oversee internal affairs
    The Baltimore Police Department has hired a former DEA official and presidential appointee to head internal investigations, a move that the signals the agency's desire to get tougher on police misconduct. Grayling Williams starts today in his new...
  • Hundreds of deportation cases may be closed

    Federal authorities will recommend closing 366 pending immigration cases in Baltimore after the Department of Homeland Security used the city as a pilot for how to expedite the review of backlogs. If the court agrees with the recommendation, the 366 won'...
  • New heads of city police discipline, training speak of reforms

    New heads of city police discipline, training speak of reforms
    Baltimore police officials said Friday that the new heads of training and internal discipline — hires made from outside the department — will help restore public trust in an agency marred in the past year by corruption and a "friendly-fire"...