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  • Brewing Up Change

    Brewing Up Change
    At the start of a recent morning interview in one of the book-lined rooms of Thomas Ward's Bolton Hill house, the former longtime Baltimore City Circuit Court judge and just-appointed chair of the Baltimore City Liquor License Board forbids a reporter...
  • Court decides CIA's “Bay of Pigs” report can stay secret

    More than half a century after the CIA's most infamous failure collapsed on an obscure Cuban beach, The Appeals Court for the District of Columbia has ruled that one volume of a five-part "opus" penned in 1973 can remain under wraps indefinitely, under...
  • Baltimore City liquor board gets a new chairman: 87-year-old former judge Thomas Ward

    Baltimore City liquor board gets a new chairman: 87-year-old former judge Thomas Ward
    Former Baltimore City Circuit Court judge Thomas Ward, an 87-year-old who retired in the bench in 1997, after having served in the 1960s as a Baltimore City Councilman and in the 1950s as a Baltimore Sun reporter, has been named as the new chairman of the...
  • Baltimore stevedores' union sued for payment of illegal-strike award

    Baltimore stevedores' union sued for payment of illegal-strike award
    Last fall, a brief strike by Local 333 of the International Longshoremen's Association shut down operations at the Seagirt and Dundalk marine terminals in Baltimore, affecting commerce for numerous shippers. When an arbitrator ruled the strike was in...
  • THE CASE AGAINST 8

    THE CASE AGAINST 8
    The Case Against 8 has an advantage over a lot of documentaries in that it was filmed while the outcome of its story was still very much in doubt. Following the developments of Proposition 8—the California referendum that banned same-sex marriage in...
  • 40th Legislative District

    40th Legislative District
    Location: From Northwest Baltimore's Lower Park Heights corridor to portions of Hampden and Remington, reaching southward to Mount Vernon and Midtown and southwest to Violetville. Demographics: Adult population of roughly 93,000, two-thirds African-...
  • Hot Grease

    Hot Grease
    On normal shifts working the mean streets of Baltimore's northwest police district, officer Maunda Williams catches people engaged in typical Mobtown crimes, like shooting people. But just after midnight on Oct. 18, 2012, Williams' shift started with...
  • Two men want detectives made famous by David Simon to pay after flawed murder convictions put them in prison for decades

    James Owens is angry. "I get pissed off every time I think about this," the 53-year-old from Southeast Baltimore declares, sitting at a conference table in his lawyer's office. "I don't trust the cops," he says, his glasses only slightly shielding the...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Porn-DVD incident spawns litigation revealing alleged Baltimore District Court gender hostilities

    More than three years ago, Kim Sumner discovered her boss, then-administrative clerk Lonnie P. Ferguson of the Baltimore City District Court, had given her a passel of pornographic DVDs. The long-simmering aftermath of the incident, including an ongoing...
  • The BMA regains a long-lost Renoir

    A U.S. district court judge ended the dispute over "On the Shore of the Seine," a stolen Renoir painting, on Friday, Jan. 10 when he awarded ownership of the painting to the Baltimore Museum of Art, from which the painting was stolen in 1951. Marcia...