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  • MTA, Pot, Anthony Brown, Baltimore Police Department, and Gregg Bernstein 3/19/2014

    MTA, Pot, Anthony Brown, Baltimore Police Department, and Gregg Bernstein 3/19/2014
    ++++++++++++++++++++ || || || || 1 MTA After years of impassioned pleas (from City Paper, among others), the MTA finally began offering weekend MARC train service to D.C. in December. In response to higher-than-expected ridership, MTA will now add...
  • Murders this Week: 2; Murders this Year: 18

    After a horrific start to 2014, the murder rate slowed during the third week of the year, with a five-day period in which no murders were recorded followed by two new killings over two days. Several people were shot multiple times, however, including a...
  • Murders this Week: 2; Murders this Year: 40

    The slowdown in homicides continued last week with a six-day murder-free stretch before a man's body was found in a house in the Northwest Community Action neighborhood. Friday, March 7 9:44 a.m. Police called to "investigate the trouble" at 2833...
  • True-crime writer Chris Boardman lionizes cops, remembers victims, nurses inmates, and runs for office

    When Christopher Boardman first started working in Baltimore, at the port in the 1970s, he was already a frustrated writer. In the 1960s and early '70s, he'd penned opinions for the progressive Capital Times in Madison, Wisc., and missives for the Distant...
  • The winners and losers in Maryland's pot debate in 2014

    Come Oct. 1, people in Maryland caught with less than 10 grams of pot will no longer face criminal penalties, thanks to the April 7 passage of a marijuana-decriminalization bill in the Maryland General Assembly, which Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) signed on...
  • Murders this Week: 1; Murders this Year: 41

    Another week in which no murders were committed in Baltimore, although a man died following a brutal assault a month before, and a woman was stabbed so many times that police officers on the scene thought she was done for. Police emailed reporters about...
  • How legislators in Baltimore City's six districts fared in Annapolis this election year

    Now that primary elections in Maryland are held in June rather than September, state legislators' performances in the 90-day sessions in Annapolis, which end in April, are fresh meat on the campaign trail as voters contemplate who they'll back at the...
  • Tenant Council President Fights The Power

    Tenant Council President Fights The Power
    Floyd Vines steps through the door to the lobby of the J. Van Story Branch Apartments on the unit block of W. 20th St. and greets a series of people there. This is his lobby now, and these are his people, since he was elected tenant council president on...
  • Murders this Week: 5; Murders this Year: 52

    The pace of murders and shootings kicked up last week. Five people were killed and seven others shot non-fatally, including a spate of four on Good Friday night into Saturday morning. One of the murder victims last week was a promising musician,...
  • Banned, On the Run

    Banned, On the Run
    Baltimore police stopped talking to Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton completely eight weeks ago after the paper published the name of a police officer who had been shot several hours before the cops made the announcement themselves. But the strained...
  • CP Photographer Accused of Raping His Daughter

    CP Photographer Accused of Raping His Daughter
    Ryan "RaRah" Stevenson, a longtime, award-winning contributing photographer for City Paper, is awaiting a criminal jury trial scheduled for July on charges that he raped his 14-year-old daughter at his home last Christmas Eve. The initial charging...
  • Mark Twain musings

    Mark Twain once said of a critic who praised James Fenimore Cooper, "If only he had compared Cooper's English to the English he writes himself." I wish Baynard Woods had compared Laura Lippman's prose to the prose he writes himself and spared us last...