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  • Baltimore man sues Justice Department and The Washington Post

    What does William C. Bond do when he feels backed against a wall, armed only with evidence of alleged wrongdoing by members of Maryland’s federal bench and bar? He sues pro se—that is, without the aid of an attorney. In September, the 46-...
  • The bottom of the ballot proves an odd and sometimes fascinating place

    If numbers are any indication, giving Baltimoreans a chance to vote on legislative issues—the bottom-of-the-ballot measures known as ballot questions—is just a formality. The city posed 45 questions to its residents over the course of the last...
  • So where do the city's elected officials live, again?

    Just about every election season, word circulates that this or that elected official (or candidate) does not actually live in his or her district. Most recently, City Councilwoman Belinda Conaway faced questions about the home in Randallstown—in...
  • Reptilian Records' Chris X pleads guilty, gets probation on drug charges

    On March 15, 44-year-old Christopher Neu, better known as “Chris X,” owner of Reptilian Records in Baltimore, started five years of probation during which he could face up to 60 years of incarceration if he is found to be in violation. As...
  • Armed drug dealer challenges conviction based on dirty cop's conduct

    The fallout from former Baltimore Police Detective Mark Lunsford’s 2010 conviction for theft and lying continues. On March 9, an attorney for an armed drug dealer argued in a federal court filing that her client’s 2008 guilty plea should be...
  • 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&...