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  • That time the liquor board chairman quoted the Smiths

    Photo illustration by Charlie Herrick. Politicians and public officials often try to co-opt songs and pop culture references when they're on the campaign trail. It makes them "relatable" or something. It's rarer to see a public official cite lyrics when...
  • Lie-In D.O.A.

    On Sunday, 246 people were supposed to lie down in War Memorial Plaza to provide a visual representation of the people who have been murdered this year in Baltimore City. It was a noble idea and one that we were rooting for. Finally, a visual that would...
  • The New York Way

    New York City has a problem looks familiar to City Paper readers: shoddy engineering work that leads to collapses and injuries. According to today's report in the New York Times, city officials gave architects and engineers authority to inspect and sign...
  • Surprise: The Baltimore Peanut Gallery Doesn't Like Bike Lanes

    "I have a problem with marking up our streets with the stupid bike markers.  I can't tell you when that last time I saw a person on a bike in my area. Who thinks up these stupid ideas!" This is a comment forwarded to Nate Evans, Baltimore's Bike and...
  • Angry residents turn out at Canton Red Line meeting

    Last night the Maryland Transportation Authority hosted its second meeting regarding the maintenance of traffic during construction of the Baltimore Red Line's Downtown East Portal. For several years now, the controversial east-west train line has been...
  • Banned, On the Run

    Banned, On the Run
    Baltimore police stopped talking to Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton completely eight weeks ago after the paper published the name of a police officer who had been shot several hours before the cops made the announcement themselves. But the strained...
  • THAT TIME THE LIQUOR BOARD CHAIRMAN QUOTED THE SMITHS

    Politicians and public officials often try to co-opt songs and pop culture references when they’re on the campaign trail. It makes them “relatable” or something. It’s rarer to see a public official cite lyrics when referencing a...
  • A neighborhood watchdog targets a big landlord, property gets damaged

    The man in the video looks to be white and substantial. He walks up to the front of Matt and Summer Gonter's house at 18 N. Ellwood Ave. and splashes a 5-gallon bucket of silver paint on the marble stoop. The vandalism, caught on the Gonter's security...
  • The boom in building-busting looks more like a ding

    After more than a decade of small-scale and emergency demolition projects that did not keep pace with the burgeoning vacancy rate in the city's residential areas, Baltimore has embarked on a slightly less-small-scale demolition surge. In the past, the...
  • 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....
  • Baltimore's rec centers remain vital community hubs as they struggle to stay afloat

    The James McHenry Recreation Center is bustling on a cool Friday evening. A handful of preteen boys play air hockey and “all ball” on a pool table, knocking in all the balls without bothering to cue up or even take turns. Down a flight of...
  • The Baltimore Grand Prix

    The entire scenario sounds far too contrived to be believed. An ex-con living in his mom's basement decides that having race cars zip through the streets of downtown Baltimore at more than 170 miles per hour would be just what his hometown, a city with...