And with that — a 93-word statement of resignation from the board of the University of Maryland Medical System — the mayor of Baltimore moved on to other matters or, in her words, “pressing concerns that require my full attention, energy and efforts.” Unfortunately, “Healthy Holly” is going to be “Haunting Holly” for some time.Read more
I come to this column having just finished a conference call with two young attorneys who represent a troubled man who spent 12 years in a Maryland prison for crimes he did not commit. At 67, the man has little in life but the clothes on his back; the attorneys say he’s one step away from homelessness.Read more
Someone spray-painted a question on the sheet of plywood that covers the front door of one of the old, lovely and abandoned three-story rowhouses near Lafayette Square in West Baltimore: “Why no Starbucks here?”
I suppose this was meant to be ironic in that dystopian way we’ve grown accustomed to since the Freddie Gray uprising of nearly five springs ago.Read more
Gov. Larry Hogan has more pressing matters — saving Pimlico Race Course, keeping the Preakness in Baltimore, working with the General Assembly to get Maryland up to full speed on funding public education — but since he’s put the idea of a third Chesapeake Bay bridge out there, allow me to make a suggestion:
Forget it. There’s no need to build it, and no need to spend millions planning for it.Read more
It was a Friday night in December, and for almost an hour before his wife’s memorial service, Keith Smith stood in the aisles of Helping Hands Ministries in Churchville, Harford County, accepting words of consolation from those who had come to mourn his wife.
He hugged men. He hugged and kissed women.Read more