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  • Occupy the Past

    Occupy the Past
    William Barry was a union organizer for over 20 years. Then, in his words, he “went bad—got married and had kids.” He stayed at home to raise those kids for five years and subsequently landed a spot as the director of labor studies at what was then Dundalk Community College, now Community College of Baltimore County. Barry spent his career there teaching the nuts and bolts of union organizing, but he never had the time or space to do research on the history of the labor movement in Baltimore. Fast forward to the fall of 2011. Barry found himself speaking to a meeting of Occupy Baltimore. We are on hallowed ground, he said, standing at the site of the first “occupy Baltimore”—this one back in 1877. That’s when workers at the B&O Railroad carried out the first national strike. Barry learned that night that very few people had ever even heard of this great event in Baltimore’s history, and with the space and time of retirement, he has written “The 1877 Railroad Strike in Baltimore” to tell this story that has been lost in the deepest recesses of the B&O Railroad Museum’s archives.
  • Taking stock of the session that just ended

    The Maryland General Assembly considered 2,672 bills in the 2014 session that, after 90 days, ended at midnight on April 7, and 811 of them got the thumbs-up in both the Senate and the House of Delegates. That's a lot of business attended to, and City...

    Rawlings-Blake's Annapolis agenda heavy on anti-crime proposals this year

    The majority of Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's proposals before the Maryland General Assembly this year seek to add to authorities' crime-fighting toolbox, a shift from last year's effort, which resulted mostly in new laws geared toward...

    Tacos Y Pupusas

    Tacos Y Pupusas
    Tacos Y Pupusas The parking lot of B&T Auto Center, 210 Reisterstown Road There was a time when Pikesville was a thoroughly Jewish community, when Shapiro's kosher supermarket, on the corner of Old Court and Reisterstown Roads, was an institution (a...

    Marianne Frederick remembers when East Baltimore was the center of Polish immigrant life

    If you walk down Eastern Avenue and look up, you can still see the stone headers on the buildings: the names of the Polish businesses, a lot of them savings and loans, all reminders of an earlier Fells Point. Long before it was the darling of historic...