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  • We'll Call Them, um, "Bail Bonds"?

    | Image by Newtonian Finances Ltd The New York Times has a story about the Obama Administration's propsal to allow ordinary folks to invest in the bank bailout: As part of its sweeping plan to purge banks of troublesome assets, the Obama administration...
  • Local 44 files labor complaint against Convention Center and city

    Today we were delivered a copy of an unfair labor practice complaint, filed by the Baltimore Municipal Employees Union, Local 44, against the Baltimore Convention Center, Mayor and City Council of Baltimore. The complaint, filed June 11, charges Baltimore...
  • The Governor Responds to Suggestions

    Two months ago when Gov. O'Malley opened his e-mail box for budget suggestions, I sent a few lines and links to two stories—one on MMG, the other on Commercial Fuel Systems. Both these contracts are sole-source, shady, and expensive compared to what...
  • Maryland Governor's Cup Winners

    Less than a week after our Best of Baltimore issue named Black Ankle Vineyards "Best Local Winery", the Maryland Wine Festival celebrated the results of the Governor's Cup Competition, awarding Best of Show top honors to Black Ankle's 2007 Crumbling Rock,...
  • Journalism Study Focuses on Baltimore

    It looks like more bad press for—and in—Baltimore. The Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism released a study today on the news "ecosystem" of our fair city. It focuses on how the news is reported and who reports it, how...
  • The Quiet Revolution

    The Quiet Revolution
    More than a quarter-century has passed since Maryland's last truly competitive Democratic primary for governor in 1986, when Attorney General Stephen Sachs lost to Baltimore Mayor William Donald Schaefer. So this year's polling on June 24 will be...
  • Maryland's lack of transgender civil rights protections is becoming "embarrassing," proponents say

    Discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations based on a person's race, sex, age, creed, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, and sexual orientation is prohibited all across Maryland. The same protections,...
  • Marvin Mandel: A Complicated Life

    Marvin Mandel: A Complicated Life Produced by Maryland Public Television, where it debuts Feb. 24 at 9 p.m.   Maryland's 56th governor, a two-term Democrat, went to federal prison for 19 months for a 1977 corruption conviction. His name was Marvin...
  • KAL has been drawing-and occasionally influencing-history for 35 years

    Kevin "KAL" Kallaugher once saved the Block, Baltimore's notorious red-light district. Or at least that's how former Mayor Kurt Schmoke sees it. In a 2012 article, Schmoke, then the dean of Howard University's law school, wrote that in the face of...
  • 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...
  • Ride-sharing companies push the limits of real-world peer-to-peer services

    Since Oct. 17, and at least until or unless a cease-and-desist order comes from state regulators, Baltimoreans have been able to download an application to their smartphones and summon an ordinary car to wherever they are, tell them to drop them off...
  • Events to remind us what it means to be human

    Every week, City Paper is divided between coverage of news and the arts. Baltimore itself is divided in much the same way-split between the tragic world of crime and corruption; and the lighter, enlivening worlds of film, music, art, theater, and books....