Dan Rodricks is a long-time columnist for The Baltimore Sun, and a local radio and television personality who has won several national and regional journalism awards over a reporting, writing and broadcast career spanning five decades. He is the author of three books, including "Father's Day Creek" (Apprentice House 2019).
A report on the early results of Opportunity Zones in Baltimore says the federal program should change to increase investment in areas of the city that are truly distressed -- not those already enjoying the attention of developers and investors.
The new year is off to another terrible start in Baltimore, with homicides and shootings already ahead of 2020. The anti-violence program, Roca, is in its third year, trying to intervene in the lives of boys and young men who've been shot or face the real risk of death or prison. Roca makes some successful interventions but it's not enough. The city needs interventions on a mass scale.