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  • In Poe Homes water main break, Baltimore failed its most vulnerable

    In Poe Homes water main break, Baltimore failed its most vulnerable

    The time for patience, understanding and benefit of the doubt is long over, and there’s no other way to say it: The city’s handling of the water main break near Poe Homes in West Baltimore was horrible and put at risk the health of 281 of the city’s most vulnerable residents. Some were still experiencing...

  • Trump's campaign of terror against immigrants

    Trump's campaign of terror against immigrants

    President Donald Trump says he agreed to hold off on multi-city immigration raids to round up people without legal status in the United States to give Democrats and Republicans two weeks to come up with a comprehensive solution to the nation’s immigration problems. Don’t be fooled. He has no interest...

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  • Monarch School was closed because Santelises doesn't believe in charter schools

    Monarch School was closed because Santelises doesn't believe in charter schools

    Thank you for your article on the Monarch Academy (“Baltimore charter school Monarch Academy shuts its doors for the summer — and maybe, for good,” June 19). What you may have missed in the article is that the Monarch School is owned by The Children’s Guild, a charitable organization that has been...

  • Baltimore police 'micro zone' strategy a fresh approach to crime

    Baltimore police 'micro zone' strategy a fresh approach to crime

    It certainly was refreshing this morning to read the article “Baltimore Police deployed to 120 most violent 'micro-zones' three times per patrol shift, under new strategy” (June 24). After a horrendous weekend of murders and shootings, the police department is finally going to drop the hammer on...

  • There is plenty of money in Maryland to support the BSO

    There is plenty of money in Maryland to support the BSO

    The financial distress of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has been ascribed to many factors (“Many American orchestras have emerged stronger from lockouts and strikes; the BSO can too,” June 17). Take two off the table: declining corporate sponsorship and state funding. True, Baltimore has seen...

  • The Sun is not covering lacrosse and other local sports

    The Sun is not covering lacrosse and other local sports

    Professional lacrosse was played at Johns Hopkins University Homewood field this weekend (“Former Johns Hopkins star Paul Rabil brings new Premier Lacrosse League to Baltimore this weekend,” June 21) If you read The Sun print edition you would never know. Apparently foot golf deserves sports page...

  • Fix Harborplace by stopping crime

    Fix Harborplace by stopping crime

    The article ("Harborplace is very 80s, here's how to fix it," June 24), has all brilliant solutions and suggests using ideas from 2013's design firm, Ayers Saint Gross to fix it. The ideas are already six years old, back when weather was more normal. So, the first idea to open up Harborplace forgets...

  • Detroit Symphony member: Learn from us; BSO can't just cut season

    Detroit Symphony member: Learn from us; BSO can't just cut season

    It has been suggested by Baltimore Symphony Orchestra CEO Peter Kjome and repeated by The Baltimore Sun’s editorial board that several orchestras, including the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, have stabilized their financial situations by making cuts to the length of their seasons. At best, Mr. Kjome...

  • Border detention camps are plenty horrible

    Border detention camps are plenty horrible

    Much as I have no wish to spoil Rev. Michael T. Buttner's fantasies (“Border detention camps are not the same as concentration camps,” June 20), credible witnesses have seen and described the conditions in the immigrant detention camps as being as deplorable as any concentration camp from World...

  • Link between crime and liquor stores is not new

    Link between crime and liquor stores is not new

    I read with interest the commentary, “Liquor stores don’t belong in Baltimore neighborhoods” (June 24). Many years ago, I was involved with an after-school program with a local Baltimore City high school. With the kids, we discussed and did projects that involved engineering and science. There...

  • Baltimore and the press failed Poe Home residents

    Baltimore and the press failed Poe Home residents

    The city of Baltimore seriously failed to sufficiently and timely respond to the water emergency affecting the residents of Poe Homes and nearby residents (“Baltimore officials to relocate 24 households at Poe Homes as crews struggle to restore water access,” June 23). What made matters worse is...

  • By hurting Palestinians, Trump and Kushner lessen chances for peace

    By hurting Palestinians, Trump and Kushner lessen chances for peace

    President Donald Trump has a penchant for selecting the worst possible candidates for positions in his administration. For example, Ben Carson as head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development has been clueless regarding his agency’s responsibility to the poor. And a former coal lobbyist,...

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