Story | Oct 1, 2014 | 11:13 AM
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Baltimore's narcotic history dates back to the 19th-century shipping-driven boom, quietly aided by bringing Turkish opium to ChinaStory | Oct 21, 2014 | 12:26 PMWith its longstanding reputation as a high-volume heroin town, Baltimore’s modern black-market economy is openly opiated, driving sizeable budgets for maintaining the criminal-justice apparatus to combat it. Far less appreciated, and only opaquely understood, is the role another poppy-derived narcotic—opium—had in forming Baltimore’s 19th-century fortunes, when trade with China helped fuel the city’s shipping boom. In fact, merchant John O’Donnell was the first to bring goods from the Chinese city Canton to Baltimore and it was such a boon that he named his waterfront plantation Canton, and the name for the area persists today (along with its O’Donnell Square).
Story | Jun 25, 2014 | 8:27 AM
One hundred years ago, the Maryland General Assembly wrapped up its annual session in a lively debate over whether or not to racially segregate streetcars in Maryland. HB 904, sponsored by George Arnold Frick (D) from the 3rd District of Baltimore,...
Story | Aug 5, 2014 | 3:18 AM
Story | Sep 16, 2014 | 12:47 PM
(410) 481-1010, wolbbaltimore.newsone.com When it’s time to vote for a new mayor in Baltimore, we keep finding ourselves tuning in to 1010-AM in the morning. Larry Young (yes, the one who was suspended from the Maryland State Senate in 1998) and...