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  • A Little Italy bocce feud winds up in court

    “We don’t need any negativity about Little Italy,” Giovanna Marie “Gia” Blatterman says over the phone on June 15. The 64-year-old businesswoman is one of the neighborhood’s most visible and diehard promoters, and...
  • Baltimore residents want to dump the Environmental Control Board

    Patricia “Nemi” Trent thought she’d covered her bases. Last year, this well-preserved West Baltimore senior citizen received a citation from the city for a bag of trash found without a trash can several blocks from her house; a piece...
  • Members of Orthodox Jewish citizen-patrol group Shomrim sued for assault

    The local Jewish community patrol group Shomrim is described on the organization’s web site as the “eyes and ears” of the neighborhoods it serves. The word “shomrim” is, in fact, Hebrew for “watchers.” But a civil...
  • The battle over a Beans and Bread expansion takes a new turn

    Douglass Place residents have declared a partial victory in their dispute with the Beans and Bread soup kitchen and homeless services center. On Jan. 27, a Circuit Court judge granted a stay of enforcement over Beans and Bread’s planned expansion,...
  • Fiction by Meg Waite Clayton

      The Four Ms. Bradwells By Meg Waite Clayton Ballantine Books; hardcover No, The Four Ms. Bradwells isn’t a novel unwinding the juicy tales of four ladies that were married at one point to Mr. Bradwell—although the cover’s pearl...
  • Feds dismiss drug indictment of waterfront union worker

    Baltimore dockworker Michael Thames has dodged drug-related criminal charges before, but none as severe as the federal cocaine indictment brought against him last fall by a grand jury. On Feb. 24, U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz granted Assistant U....
  • A new biography lends context to the controversial Margaret Sanger

    Margaret Sanger: A Life of Passion By Jean Baker Hill and Wang Google Margaret Sanger, pioneer of the birth control movement, and you barely need to scroll down the page to find her name associated with various controversial topics, including eugenics&...
  • Community advocates wanted bigger changes; zoning board head and developers successfully resisted

    The City Council’s Legislative and Investigations Committee voted on Dec. 2 to water down a bill to reform the procedures of the city’s zoning board. Those who are pushing for the reform, however, still see progress being made. “We...
  • Bill Doyle believes that Saudi Arabia bankrolled the Sept. 11 attacks, and despite U.S. government opposition, he hopes to prove it

    On May 2, 2011, a U.S. Navy SEAL shot and killed Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan, ending a manhunt that had lasted nearly a decade. Three days later, President Barack Obama flew to New York City to commemorate the anniversary of the Sept. 11,...
  • The collections industry is . . . pleased

    In the fall of 2007, Kevin Zurrin and his wife, Jennifer Levy, were shocked to learn that they were being dunned for almost $20,000. A writ of property garnishment had been filed in the city’s Circuit Court, and a law firm was coming after them....
  • Prosecutor at hearing alludes to facts not made public

    Federal District Judge Roger W. Titus sentenced former Baltimore defense attorney Stanley H. Needleman to a year and a day in federal prison and fined him $10,000 on Dec. 15 after a nearly three-hour hearing in which lawyers and former judges from...
  • The lawsuit is settled, but the he said/she said continues

    Playing bocce—a game similar to shuffleboard, in which players score points by rolling balls on a court—is supposed to be fun. But in Baltimore’s Little Italy neighborhood, the good times at the city-owned Thomas J. D’Alesandro Jr....