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Sun Spotting: UPDATE

Now that we are set up in

, we're going to be taking a closer look at the doings of our neighbors downstairs. As

The Sun

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Friday, on Feb 21, a police officer "forcibly escorted

Baltimore Sun

photo editor Chris Assaf away from the scene of a police-involved shooting." Robert Hamilton,

The Sun

's director of photography, wrote a piece, "In Defense of the First Amendment," to go along with all of the photos of the incident, which are chilling. Hamilton didn't mention the

of

City Paper

photographer Noah Scialom at a performance at the Coward Shoe building last November (we posted

of that encounter too), but

. Still, Chris Assaf, thanks for fighting for us all. Speaking of the Coward Shoe,

Sun

columnist Jacques Kelly really needs to do some reporting. He went for a stroll down Howard St. last week and

"I kept walking and spotted the old Coward Shoe building on Howard near Saratoga. Someone has fixed it up." If he asked around, or ever read

City Paper

, he might have known that the location is a venue, now called Summa. You can come upstairs and ask, if you need,  Jacques. When we were uncertain about our own jobs last week, it was nice to see that the

Sun

was advertising for an investigative reporter, not only because it was a possible job for one of us, but because it meant

The Sun

was expanding. Now, we see that Scott Calvert announced on Twitter last Thursday that, after 14 years at

The Sun

, he has accepted a job at the

Wall Street Journal

.  This week's

on the Lexington Market is not a bad way to go out. We wish him luck. Initially*, we thought that this meant there was not to be an expansion, but, as it turns out, one new investigative position has reportedly been filled and

The Sun

is still looking to hire, in order to fill out a larger investigative team. Bravo! More on the new hire as soon as we can confirm. Finally, in the interest of full disclosure, several

Sun

reporters invited a few of our folks down the the Sidebar for some drinks this week to welcome us, which we all enjoyed. Thanks. *This post originally reported that there were no evident expansions.

City Paper

regrets the error.

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