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Hours-long waits over two days to exchange Ray Rice jerseys at M&T Bank Stadium

In an attempt to erase all memory of Ray Rice from Baltimore’s collective consciousness, the Ravens held two opportunities for fans to swap their number 27 jerseys for a different one over the weekend. But with nearly two hours left in the first day of the exchange and the line stretching a...

An attempt to trademark a logo with "hon" and the Oriole "O" creates another hontroversy

When Marco Gentile, the Orioles' vice-president for corporate partnerships, saw a new design for hats and t-shirts being sold in the midst of 2014 pennant fever his response was immediate.

Wandering Eye: The CDC gets it wrong on e-cigs, more trouble for the B-1, and more

A Baltimore man filed suit on Sept. 5 against three Baltimore police officers, seeking monetary damages for a strip and anal cavity search he says police performed on him on the sidewalk on the 200 block of North Highland Avenue. As the...

Wandering Eye: The app fad reaches peak stupid, the effects of Hobby Lobby, and juking stats in Chicago

Welp, the app fad has reached peak stupid. Online Health News counts two separate smartphone apps that monitor and tally how...

Wandering Eye: Celebrating a Fells Point savior, credit card bloodsuckers, and the latest from Ferguson

For those who had fun in Fells Point during the Star-Spangled Spectacular this past weekend, something's happening tonight that recognizes someone whose efforts meant Fells Point remains a happening place: the late Lucretia Billings "Lu&...

The Star-Spangled Spectacular is actually pretty bad ass

While it may not seem like the cool or hip thing to do, and something City Paper readers may particularly be avoiding, you'll be kicking yourself if you don't check out the festivities surrounding the Star-Spangled Spectacular going on...

And the Readers Poll winner of tickets to the Best of Baltimore party is...

Andrew Gaddis for his submission of, "The Citypaper [sic] published a picture of me getting arrested on the internet and I all I got was this lousy T-shirt (had to make my own- will wear it to the party)"!

The Orioles will be fine without Chris Davis

Today it was announced that Orioles first baseman Chris Davis would serve a 25-...

Sing it properly and in full, or F.S. Key very arguably would want you jailed

It’s official enough. “The resolution will be able to be passed tonight,” First District Councilman Jim Kraft told his colleagues. “It will be able to go with the Star-Spangled Celebration.” 

Iconic City Paper Photographer Sam Holden Dies At 44

Artist statements tend to be didactic, stilted affairs, less reflective of the artists' work than of the pressure they surely feel when trying to distill what they do into a sentence or two. But Baltimore photographer Sam...

Wandering Eye: Omar and the ACLU, WaPo on Yahoo, Russ Smith on Charles Street, and more

Back in 2005, when HBO was considering canceling "The Wire" after season three, City Paper published a “top 10” piece listing reasons not to do so....

Wandering Eye: Degree requirements in the job market and new University of Maryland unis

Marketplace, the public-radio business show, had an interesting take the other night on "credential creep," the tendency of jobs to...

Judge dismisses landlord's suit against housing blogger

A District Court Judge in Baltimore today dismissed a prominent landlord's case for damages against blogger Carol Ott, who writes the Housing Policy Watch blog (and "Slumlord...

O Say Can You Scream?: The many absurdities of the city code surrounding "The Star-Spangled Banner"

What with all this Star-Spangled hoo-hah going on here in The City With The Dawn's Early Light, we just happened to be skimming through "ARTICLE 19 POLICE ORDINANCES (As Last Amended by Ord. 14-231)," published by the Baltimore City...

Wandering Eye: Neverdon loses bid to get back on ballot, fear of the Black Guerrilla Family, pop-ups in the BBJ, and more

Baltimore State’s Attorney candidate Russell Neverdon suffered another...

Wandering Eye: The war over Uber in Maryland, psychos in the board room, and the U.S. News & World Report college rankings

Sometime CP contributor Andrew Zaleski has an interesting take in Politico on Uber's fight with the...

At 2:18 this afternoon, the Ravens tweeted that they had terminated Ray Rice's contract, after a video was released this morning showing the running back...

Activists say Energy Answers' planned Baltimore incinerator cannot be built lawfully

Ongoing violations of requirements that allowed Energy Answers to begin building its planned waste-to-energy incinerator in...

Cut Ray Rice Now

As you've probably seen/heard by now, TMZ posted the previously unreleased video from inside the elevator where your Baltimore Raven Ray Rice knocked his then-fiancee (now wife) Janay Palmer unconscious, and then, perhaps even more...

The Wandering Eye: Waterfront revitalization in New Jersey, John Waters reflects on his career, and more

Al-Jazeera writer Jake Blumgart yesterday posted a well-researched story about Camden, New Jersey's struggle to rebound by...

Though he didn't get a uniform patch, Paul Blair will be recognized on Sept. 12 with Paul Blair Day

Next week, the Baltimore City Council will declare Sept. 12, 2014 "Paul Blair Day" in Baltimore.

The Wandering Eye: More batshit craziness from Michael Peroutka, a maglev train to D.C., and more

The week-long 2014 Burning Man Festival ended Sept. 1, and the best commentary from attendees may be coming from a most unexpected corner: Grover Norquist, the Republican anti-tax advocate known for adapting left-wing organizing tactics...

The Wandering Eye: The effects of climate change on the Bay, false confessions, and more

While a new study funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration sets out to understand changes in the Chesapeake and...

The Wandering Eye: A melee at Baltimore's new casino, income distribution in the city, the history of Labor Day, and more

The Wandering Eye is a new weekday blog series in which members of the City Paper staff give their take on the news of the day.

Informant's phone calls lead to massive federal drug-dealing indictment in Baltimore

The FBI had a busy day in Baltimore on Aug. 11, thanks to an informant's flurry of phone calls setting up drug deals that resulted in federal charges against nine men. The informant, dubbed "CW1" in court documents, had been arrested with...

Baltimore Police say we can't know which cops fired what shots, ever, ever

The Baltimore Police Department has denied City Paper's request to see records of police use of firearms, citing the provision of the law that exempts personnel records. 

Why the hell won't Baltimore City Social Services answer the damn phone?

Allen Savage is a friend of mine. He helps me make tasteless music video parodies like this

Baltimore police "credibility issues" in drug case stymie feds' effort to keep $106,000 in seized cash

U.S. District Court Judge Richard Bennett on Aug. 26 ruled that the federal government has no right to keep $106,467 in cash that a Baltimore City Circuit Court judge previously ruled had been seized illegally from a drug suspect by...

This week's 4 p.m.-Friday Sewer Spill Press Release: No, wait, it was actually 12 million gallons

And what drops in our email box at 4:38 p.m.? Presented without comment. Because why even bother?

Board of Elections rules against putting Neverdon on State's Attorney race ballot, candidate vows to appeal

The election race for Baltimore City State's Attorney is back on this week, as Russell A. Neverdon pledged to go to court to overturn the election board's decision not to put him on the ballot against Marilyn Mosby, who defeated incumbent...

At last night's rally protesting the deaths of Tyrone West and Mike Brown, a call for police accountability

For more than a year the family of Tyrone West, a 44-year-old African-American man who died in a police confrontation on July 18, 2013, has staged a protest and rally each Wednesday night in front of City Hall and/or the Baltimore State's...

311 is a Joke

Headed back from our morning coffee run today we noticed a large, sweet-looking black and white pit bull walking off the curb into the path of our car. The animal had no collar, looked a little scruffy, confused, and its face was scraped...

Three million gallons of sewage is a lot of sewage, and all of it spilled into the Patapsco River as a result of Tuesday's rain

Just before 4 p.m. on Friday, Baltimore Department of Public Works (DPW) helpfully reported that Tuesday's rain had caused more than 3 million gallons of untreated sewage to spill into the Patapsco River. 

Here is what the mayor's first veto is actually about

The Sun did a great service today in highlighting Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's first veto of her Mayorality-ship, but it failed to explain just what the veto was about.

More movement on the Hennessy Heist; 11 more bottles of stolen hooch found

In yet another crack in the Hennessy Heist, state comptroller agents issued a summons to the proprietor of Apple Tree Liquors at 4159 Patterson Ave. on Aug. 1 after they found 11 more bottles of the stolen hooch in the store.

Johns Hopkins University under investigation for sexual-assault complaint

The U.S. Department of Education is investigating Johns Hopkins University for its handling of a sexual-assault complaint, the university announced in a campus-wide email on Tuesday. University officials were notified of the investigation...

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