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  • 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...
  • So where do the city's elected officials live, again?

    Just about every election season, word circulates that this or that elected official (or candidate) does not actually live in his or her district. Most recently, City Councilwoman Belinda Conaway faced questions about the home in Randallstown—in...
  • Baltimore residents want to dump the Environmental Control Board

    Patricia “Nemi” Trent thought she’d covered her bases. Last year, this well-preserved West Baltimore senior citizen received a citation from the city for a bag of trash found without a trash can several blocks from her house; a piece...
  • 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...
  • Political corruption, Occupy Baltimore, Baltimore Grand Prix, Police corruption, Voter turnout, and more.

    The death of William Donald Schaefer on April 18 did not make City Paper’s annual list of the top 10 news events of 2011. It was certainly newsworthy, at least by certain measures: The number of screen pixels, radio airwaves, and gallons of ink...
  • Your complete guide to every ballot question, bond proposal, charter amendment, and race

    Presidential elections are civic rituals worthy of the exhortation Bob Schieffer, the moderator of the final debate between Barack Obama (D) and Mitt Romney (R), says his mom used to make: "Go vote. It makes you feel big and strong." But who should be...
  • On the agenda for Feb. 27

    12-0031 Employees and Elected Officials Retirement Systems—Modification To update the regular interest rate and other assumptions used to evaluate benefits and the level of city funding; modifying certain provisions relating to the method of...
  • A state constitutional convention comes up for a vote-whether politicians, or voters, want it or not

    The last time Maryland had a constitutional convention, society was weathering the influences of “[a] population explosion, inferior schools, congestions, unemployment, racial hatred, the hippies and flower children, H. Rap Brown, and glue sniffing,...
  • Poll: What Should the Highest Speed Limit Be?

     
    You might resent speed limits when on a road trip or otherwise with few other travelers around and a desire to be at your destination as soon as possible. Surely driving 5 or 10 mph faster can't hurt. But you......
  • Resident recalls snow-dumping from Allentown's Linden Street Bridge; Boyle Park supporter wants city to keep promise to restore ballfields in spring

     
    Friday's column on municipalities being forced to pile snow removed from streets and curbsides ever higher on parking lots, park land and other open sites (still available at mcall.com) sparked comments from a number of fellow warriors. I've included...