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  • Michael Olesker's book trades in nostalgia for a more innocent time

    Front Stoops in the Fifties Michael Olesker Johns Hopkins University Press The cover of Michael Olesker's book Front Stoops in the Fifties (Johns Hopkins University Press) shows women and children scrubbing the marble steps of their rowhouses in the...
  • New cases could make it harder to hold landlords accountable

    Two decisions by the Maryland Court of Appeals clarify how lead paint cases against private landlords must proceed, and could hamper plaintiffs suing Baltimore. "We intend to file a motion to reconsider," says Saul Kerpelman, whose firm handled both...
  • Another massive indictment, new details in Baltimore's ongoing correctional corruption debacle

    The federal racketeering prosecution of inmates and staff at Baltimore facilities managed by Maryland's correctional agency now involves 44 defendants, including 27 correctional officers (COs), with the Nov. 21 unsealing of a superseding indictment in a...
  • Feds say Baltimore man was trusted client of Colombian heroin traffickers

    For nearly six years, Paul Eugene Sessomes of Baltimore was on the radar of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents in New York and Bogota, Colombia, who believed he was coordinating delivery of heroin proceeds on behalf of Colombians at the top...
  • Big Boyz Bail Bonds follows the law. But do they keep their word?

    On hearing the verdict, Herman O. Darr whirls around, mutters loudly and storms out of Courtroom 4. It's a little after 2:30 P.M. on March 1, 2013. Judge Jennifer Etheridge dispatches a bailiff, who hustles to the door and raises his radio, which beeps...
  • Alleged cocaine trafficking Mastermind Richie Rich isn't going down without a fight

    Baltimore is rife with neighborhoods ravaged as fronts in the drug war, but the area around 30th and St. Paul streets, in Charles Village, isn't one of them. This is a "college town" neighborhood near the Homewood campus of Johns Hopkins University,...
  • Dragon's Den bath salt seller faces 20-year sentence

    Carlo Ernesto D'Addario, the 42-year-old Baltimore man accused in Virginia federal court of selling illegal synthetic drugs known as "bath salts" out of the Dragon's Den Smoke Shop in Fells Point ("Under Cover in the Dragon's Den," Mobtown Beat, May 30),...
  • Accused "spice" distributor foiled by fake Newport packaging, but charges dropped.

    On May 3, 2011, federal, state, and local law enforcers jumped at reports of suspicious parcels, all of similar size and shape, arriving from China at Baltimore-area UPS stores. After two women attempted to pick up one of the packages that day in Howard...
  • Baltimore man nabbed in FBI motorcycle-club probe in Philadelphia

    The FBI has a long, storied history of infiltrating and prosecuting the Outlaws Motorcycle Club (OMC) as an organized-crime gang, including some high-profile cases in recent years. On Jan. 31, a Baltimore man put himself squarely in the middle of one such...
  • Community leader charged for laundering drug dealer's loan repayment

    Stewart D. Sachs' impressive resume, built over 40 years in banking and finance, includes being president and CEO of Regal Savings Bank, founder of Maryland Permanent Bank and Trust Company, and board member of Lexington National Insurance Company (the...
  • Tales from the struggle to give poor defendants a chance

    Chasing Gideon: The Elusive Quest for Poor People's Justice Karen Houppert The New Press As Baltimore author Karen Houppert points out in the introduction to her new book, Chasing Gideon: The Elusive Quest for Poor People's Justice, any American who's...
  • The obvious solution is for the city to sell street parking permits at market price.

    I see an opportunity for both Canton residents and the city in CP's recent story about the Residential Permit Parking plan ("You Down With RPP?" Mobtown Beat, Feb. 6). The city owns something valuable (street parking in Area 43) that it's giving away...