Voters in Northwest Baltimore's sprawling 5th District — home to Pimlico Race Course and some of the city's poorest and wealthiest residents — will elect in April the first new representative to serve them on the council in nearly 40 years. Seven Democrats are competing to replace retiring Councilwoman Rochelle "Rikki" Spector in the April 26 primary. No Republicans or third-party candidates filed for the seat.
Twenty years after the Maryland General Assembly passed a law to encourage the development of Bicycle and Pedestrian Priority Areas across the state, only one such area exists, according to the State Highway Administration (SHA) — an outrageous failure.
After spending $700 million over the past 13 years, the city of Baltimore plans to drop another $400 million to fix an aging, leaky sewer system that routinely fouls areas streams and the harbor with raw human waste. But less than four months before a court-ordered deadline, the overhaul is nowhere near done.
Construction on the $7.5 million extension — expected to begin in September 2014 — won't start until sometime in 2016, a lengthy delay city park officials blame on obtaining necessary easements, layers of approval necessary to spend federal money and a complicated design and engineering plan.
Despite success on the track at North Carroll and Syracuse, Katie Zaferes, 26, has proven that running isn't her only love, nor her sole talent. Following her college graduation, Zaferes shifted her focus to triathlon, and after finding early success in the sport, she's got high hopes of competing on the world's biggest stage: the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.