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City nears 300 homicides for the fourth straight year

A crime scene technician laid out evidence markers Friday morning where a 42-year-old man had been shot and killed in Northeast Baltimore the night before. Two miles south, officers collected evidence from another shooting — the city’s 297th homicide. The victim, a former Public Enemy No. 1, had...

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    Before George H.W. Bush fades from memory into the darkness of history books, one more point needs to be made. It is about the contrast between how most of the major media treated him when he was president and how they mostly (but not completely) did a 180 during their coverage and commentary of...

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    There are tough votes, and then there are votes that break your heart. My vote yesterday in support of a procedural rule to advance what’s known as the Farm Bill was one that broke my heart. That’s because members of the Republican Party’s most conservative wing — with the approval of House Speaker...

  • GBC head: Baltimore County Council should approve Tradepoint Atlantic funding proposal

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    A proposal before the Baltimore County Council that will provide for the expedited construction of infrastructure at Tradepoint Atlantic, the former site of the old Bethlehem Steel plant in Sparrows Point, is a prime example of private industry collaborating with government to devise a sensible...

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  • Rolling Stone names Baltimore's Ottobar one of '10 Best Live Music Venues in America'

    Rolling Stone names Baltimore's Ottobar one of '10 Best Live Music Venues in America'

    In a recent article, music and entertainment magazine Rolling Stone did the difficult job of narrowing down hundreds of live music venues and clubs in the country to the 10 best, and a Baltimore music venue made the cut. Alongside other noteworthy music venues like Austin’s Stubbs, Nashville, Nashville’s...

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    Robin Wright gets a SAG Award nod for 'House of Cards'

    Robin Wright’s final stint on “House of Cards” is getting some love from her fellow actors. Wright’s performance as U.S. President Claire Underwood, in a final season that saw the veteran actor pushed to the front of the show after Kevin Spacey was fired following allegations of sexual abuse, has...

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    Like oppressed minorities throughout the centuries, gay Victorians used a coded language to communicate privately with one another, a code designed to be undetectable by members of mainstream society. In the hands of the sophisticated and witty Irish playwright Oscar Wilde, that secret cipher became...

  • Conrad's Seafood of Perry Hall seeks to open restaurant at Boulevard at Box Hill in Abingdon

    Conrad's Seafood of Perry Hall seeks to open restaurant at Boulevard at Box Hill in Abingdon

    When Chris Conrad moved back to Maryland from the West Coast two years ago, he asked his brother where people in Harford County go to eat seafood. “They come to our place,” said Anthony Conrad, who founded Conrad’s Seafood Restaurant in Perry Hall with his wife, Andrea. What if they don’t want...

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