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  • All Wet?

    All Wet?
    After Baltimore City wrested its water and sewage system away from the private Baltimore Water Company in 1854, the municipal system expanded and made improvements, so much so that by 1914 the city crowed about its “finest in the world” new...
  • Just Business?

    Just Business?
    Kenneth W. Watford says he is here because of an injustice.  Sitting on the other side of the sloppily caulked double Plexiglas window, his wide face and short cropped hair flecked with gray leaning into a flat microphone and speaker affixed to the...
  • O'Malley's Reddit appearance goes about as well as expected

    O'Malley's Reddit appearance goes about as well as expected
    [caption id="attachment_21523" align="alignleft" width="300"] O'Malley's AMA: Not pretty[/caption] Governor Martin O'Malley followed the well-trod path to Presidential Viability this morning with an "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) on the highly-relevant web...
  • Mainstream Extremism

    Mainstream Extremism
    Anne Arundel County’s Fifth Councilmanic District is the whitest, most-educated, and richest of the county’s seven districts, and its voters lean heavily in favor of Republicans. If that pattern holds true in November’s general...
  • From a small slice of Maryland, Michael Peroutka seeks to mainstream extremism

    From a small slice of Maryland, Michael Peroutka seeks to mainstream extremism
    Anne Arundel County's Fifth Councilmanic District is the whitest, most educated, and richest of the county's seven districts, and its voters lean heavily in favor of Republicans. If that pattern holds true in November's general election for the council...
  • Could Mizeur Be the Brat of the Left?

    As everybody knows, Tea Party-backed candidate Dave Brat beat House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a Republican Congressional primary in Virgina, marking one of the biggest political upsets in history. (My favorite tweet on the matter, from Mother Jones...
  • Alice Goffman: On The Run

    Alice Goffman: On The Run
    The first time I saw someone cut off his GPS monitoring device I was surprised by the casualness of it. He was a student in a GED class I was teaching, and we were standing outside near the corner of Eager and Greenmount and I thought the young man...
  • 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...
  • The Mizeur Effect

    The Mizeur Effect
    After the polls closed at 8 p.m. on June 24, it quickly became clear that Heather Mizeur was not going to be the Democrats’ standard-bearer heading into November’s general election, much less Maryland’s first gay, woman governor...
  • The Governors Ball NYC Music Festival: We Probably Should've Just Gone to Ladyfest

    Photo by Shannon Gormley "Dance so it won't be awkward." If only the crowd attending The Governors Ball would've taken witty Odd Future word-bender Earl Sweatshirt's advice. There was a notable lack of dancing at the three day festival that took place...
  • Conflicts of Interest

    Conflicts of Interest
    For the first time in decades, City Paper was not invited to the V.I.P. Artscape kickoff party. In fact, Bill Gilmore, the head of the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, personally turned Jennifer Marsh, our general manager, away from the door at...
  • Crime Coordinator Charged With Crimes

    Crime Coordinator Charged With Crimes
    A disbarred lawyer who has been working part time for a city agency on public safety matters has been charged in a theft scheme.  A criminal information filed on June 30 charges Sharon L. Guida with one count of theft between $10,000 and $100,000, and...