Baltimore Banner, a News Start-Up, Aims to Challenge The Sun

The internet has pretty much killed local news wars. The Baltimore Banner, a nonprofit start-up, is trying to change that by taking on The Baltimore Sun.

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‘The Wire’ at 20: A Baltimore Photographer Considers Its Impact

A Baltimore photographer considers the HBO drama’s impact on the city where he was raised, 20 years after the show’s debut.

#baltimore-md, #photography, #television, #the-wire-tv-program

With Legalized Pot in the Air, a Federal Trial Riles Advocates

Although some states have approved cannabis sales, the federal government still considers it a serious drug. That muddle was on display in a case where a man faced 10 years to life in prison.

#baltimore-md, #decisions-and-verdicts, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #law-and-legislation, #mandatory-sentencing, #marijuana

Afghan Restaurateurs Provide Hope to Refugees Fleeing the Taliban

In Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C., established Afghan restaurateurs are reaching out to help refugees fleeing the return of the Taliban.

#afghan-americans, #afghanistan-war-2001, #baltimore-md, #chefs, #humanitarian-aid, #karzai-abdul-qayum, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #restaurants, #richmond-va, #washington-dc

After Five Weeks, Container Ship Is Freed in the Chesapeake

A year after the Ever Given became lodged in the Suez Canal, the Ever Forward, operated by the same company, ran aground in the Chesapeake Bay in March. It was finally dislodged on Sunday.

#baltimore-md, #canals, #chesapeake-bay, #maryland, #ships-and-shipping, #united-states-coast-guard

Baltimore Museum Guards Take Seats at the Curators’ Table

A diverse and kaleidoscopic art exhibition, curated by 17 members of its security staff, spotlights the perspectives of employees typically seen but rarely heard.

#art, #baltimore-md, #baltimore-museum-of-art, #guards, #museums, #organized-labor

The Museum Ships and Submarines That Are National Landmarks 

According to the National Park Service, some 120 vessels in the United States are designated as national historic landmarks.

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A Year After Suez Blockage, Another Evergreen Ship Is Mired in the Chesapeake

The Ever Forward ran aground after leaving Baltimore on Sunday, nearly a year after the Ever Given became lodged in the Suez Canal, disrupting global trade for nearly a week.

#baltimore-md, #canals, #chesapeake-bay, #ever-forward, #ever-given, #ships-and-shipping, #suez-canal, #united-states-coast-guard

A New Message for Police: If You See Something, Say Something

Officers fear retaliation if they step in to stop misconduct by other officers. In the wake of George Floyd’s death, departments are trying to change that.

#baltimore-md, #floyd-george-d-2020, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

Historically Black Colleges Disrupted by Bomb Threats

At least 17 historically Black colleges and universities said they received bomb threats in the past two days, though no explosives have been found.

#baltimore-md, #baton-rouge-la, #black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #columbia-university, #delaware-state-university, #historically-black-colleges-and-universities, #howard-university, #morgan-state-university, #new-orleans-la, #threats-and-threatening-messages, #united-states, #washington-dc, #xavier-university-of-louisiana

3 Firefighters Die After Being Trapped in Blaze at Vacant Baltimore Rowhouse

Part of the building collapsed as they battled the fire. Another firefighter was in critical condition and fighting for his life, officials said.

#baltimore-md, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #hogan-lawrence-j, #maryland

Baltimore Prosecutor Charged With Perjury and Filing False Loan Applications

Marilyn Mosby, the state’s attorney for Baltimore City, is accused of lying about pandemic hardships to withdraw retirement funds and of making false statements in her mortgage applications to buy two Florida vacation homes.

#baltimore-md, #gray-freddie-1989-2015, #mosby-marilyn-j-1980, #mosby-nick-j

In a First, Man Receives a Heart From a Genetically Altered Pig

The breakthrough may lead one day to new supplies of animal organs for transplant into human patients.

#baltimore-md, #cloning, #genetic-engineering, #genetics-and-heredity, #heart, #kidneys, #pigs, #surgery-and-surgeons, #transplants, #university-of-maryland-medical-center, #your-feed-science

A Divided World United to Launch the James Webb Space Telescope

“I’ve always seen space as an area where we cooperate, through all the trying times,” said a professor who oversaw mission control for the global effort to launch a $10 billion telescope into space.

#baltimore-md, #belgium, #california, #canadian-space-agency, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #europe, #european-space-agency, #european-union, #french-guiana, #germany, #great-britain, #james-webb-space-telescope, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #planets, #politics-and-government, #science-and-technology, #space-and-astronomy, #stars-and-galaxies, #telescopes-and-observatories

Metropolitan Museum of Art Limits Attendance Amid Virus Surge

The museum is reducing capacity during a holiday season that usually brings in tourism dollars. And the Baltimore Museum of Art has announced a closure.

#baltimore-md, #baltimore-museum-of-art, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #lott-laura-l, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museums, #shutdowns-institutional, #weiss-daniel-h

Painter of Elijah Cummings Portrait Finds It’s a Career-Changer

The Baltimore artist Jerrell Gibbs was commissioned to paint Maryland’s late Representative. The official portrait will be installed at the U.S. Capitol.

#art, #baltimore-md, #baltimore-museum-of-art, #black-people, #capitol-building-washington-dc, #content-type-personal-profile, #cummings-elijah-e, #cummings-maya-rockeymoore, #gibbs-jerrell, #museums

A Baltimore Thanksgiving Memory

Eating had become a chore for my parents, but I was determined to make a feast. I had never given much thought to Dad’s penknife until that meal.

#baltimore-md, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #families-and-family-life, #thanksgiving-day

Search for Abducted Children Leads to Traffic Stop, Gunshots and 4 Dead

Law enforcement authorities in two states had been pursuing a former Baltimore County police officer and a female accomplice, who they said kidnapped the officer’s children.

#baltimore-md, #baltimore-county-md, #fugitives, #hogan-lawrence-j, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #maryland, #pennsylvania, #robberies-and-thefts, #york-pa

Catholic Bishops Avoid Confrontation With Biden Over Communion

In a vote, they endorsed new guidance on offering holy communion to public figures but did not overtly mention the president or other officials who support abortion rights.

#abortion, #baltimore-md, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #christians-and-christianity, #francis, #roman-catholic-church, #united-states-conference-of-catholic-bishops

High Tidal Surges Bring Floods to the Mid-Atlantic Region

The impact was not as severe as forecasters had feared in some places, though flood warnings and advisories remained in effect on Saturday.

#alexandria-va, #annapolis-md, #baltimore-md, #buckley-gavin, #chesapeake-bay, #coastal-areas, #delaware-river, #floods, #interstate-95, #maryland, #mid-atlantic-states-us, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #national-weather-service, #potomac-river, #water, #weather, #wind

Henrietta Lacks, Whose Cells Were Taken Without Her Consent, Is Honored by W.H.O.

In a ceremony in Geneva, the World Health Organization presented an award to the family of Ms. Lacks, whose cancer cells led to world-changing advances in medical and scientific research.

#baltimore-md, #cervical-cancer, #cervix, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #geneva-switzerland, #johns-hopkins-hospital-baltimore-md, #johns-hopkins-university, #lacks-henrietta, #skloot-rebecca, #swaminathan-soumya-1959, #tedros-adhanom-ghebreyesus

Bryson DeChambeau Soars. Patrick Cantlay Drags Him Back to Earth.

After shooting a 60 the previous day, DeChambeau allowed Cantlay to catch up, and the two are tied for the lead at 21 under par heading into the final round at the BMW Championship.

#baltimore-md, #cantlay-patrick, #dechambeau-bryson, #golf, #pga-tour-inc

Baltimore Police Officer Charged With Murdering His Teenage Stepson

Anne Arundel County police officers found Dasan Jones, 15, “unresponsive” in an attic crawl space, authorities said. The cause of death was asphyxiation.

#baltimore-md, #banks-eric-g-jr-1987, #child-custody-and-support, #jones-dasan-dj-d-2021, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides

Emergent BioSolutions Faces Investor Revolt Over Botched Vaccines

In the latest shareholder lawsuit, a pension fund accused executives at Emergent BioSolutions of insider trading. The company, under investigation by Congress, has halted manufacturing of Covid-19 vaccines at its Baltimore factory at regulators’ request.

#baltimore-md, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #el-hibri-fuad, #emergent-biosolutions-inc, #factories-and-manufacturing, #johnsonjohnson, #maryland, #securities-and-commodities-violations, #shareholder-rights-and-activism, #stocks-and-bonds, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #vaccination-and-immunization

Biotech Company That Botched Vaccines Faces Investor Revolt

In the latest shareholder lawsuit, a pension fund accused executives at Emergent BioSolutions of insider trading. The company, under investigation by Congress, has halted manufacturing of Covid-19 vaccines at its Baltimore factory at regulators’ request.

#baltimore-md, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #el-hibri-fuad, #emergent-biosolutions-inc, #factories-and-manufacturing, #johnsonjohnson, #maryland, #securities-and-commodities-violations, #shareholder-rights-and-activism, #stocks-and-bonds, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #vaccination-and-immunization

Target Store Closings Show Limits of Pledge to Black Communities

The shuttering of a store in Baltimore is a sobering reminder of the realities of capitalism in a moment when corporations are promising to support Black Americans.

#baltimore-md, #black-people, #cornell-brian-c, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #gray-freddie-1989-2015, #mosby-nick-j, #rev-frank-lance, #shopping-and-retail, #shopping-centers-and-malls, #target-corporation

Earthquake of 2.6 Magnitude Rattles Woodlawn, Md.

No damage or injuries were reported after the earthquake, which was detected on Friday afternoon near Woodlawn, in Baltimore County, Md.

#baltimore-md, #baltimore-county-md, #earthquakes, #maryland, #united-states-geological-survey, #woodlawn-md

Vaccine Maker Earned Record Profits but Delivered Disappointment in Return

Emergent BioSolutions was awarded a $628 million federal contract with no competitive bidding. Top executives received big bonuses while factories mostly sat idle and tens of millions of Covid-19 doses were thrown away.

#astrazeneca-plc, #baltimore-md, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emergent-biosolutions-inc, #food-and-drug-administration, #gaithersburg-md, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #health-and-human-services-department, #johnsonjohnson, #kadlec-robert-p, #maryland, #michigan, #rockville-md, #trump-donald-j, #vaccination-and-immunization

FDA Details Failures at Baltimore Plant That Spoiled Vaccine Doses

The F.D.A. advised Johnson & Johnson on Friday that it should throw out the equivalent of 60 million doses produced at the Baltimore plant.

#astrazeneca-plc, #baltimore-md, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emergent-biosolutions-inc, #factories-and-manufacturing, #food-and-drug-administration, #internal-essential, #johnsonjohnson, #vaccination-and-immunization

She Built a Baltimore Restaurant Empire, but She Still Works the Stove

Cindy Wolf is a rarity — a seasoned chef focused on her flagship and a style of white-linen dining that’s been endangered by the pandemic.

#baltimore-md, #charleston-baltimore-md-restaurant, #chefs, #content-type-personal-profile, #french-food-cuisine, #restaurants, #wolf-cindy-chef

Emergent, Which Ruined Vaccine Doses, Gave Its Top Executives Bonuses

The government has so far paid Emergent BioSolutions $271 million, even though American regulators have yet to clear a single dose of vaccine produced at its manufacturing plant in Baltimore.

#baltimore-md, #bonuses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emergent-biosolutions-inc, #executive-compensation, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #internal-essential, #kadlec-robert-p, #kramer-robert-g, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

Bob Baffert Barred From Belmont Stakes by NY Racing Officials

The Hall of Fame trainer was already under suspension at Churchill Downs, where he won his seventh Kentucky Derby before his horse failed a drug test.

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Horse Racing’s Integrity Faces Another Test

Ahead of the Preakness, with horse racing’s best-known trainer mired in controversy, it seems the sport’s credibility is going down to the wire.

#baffert-bob, #baltimore-md, #doping-sports, #horse-racing, #kentucky-derby, #louisville-ky, #preakness-stakes, #triple-crown-horse-racing, #velazquez-john-r

Baffert, Medina Springs’s Trainer, Denies Cheating Allegations

A day after the Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit was revealed to have failed a drug test, the horse’s trainer cited “cancel culture” in his denials.

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$1.7 Million Homes in Maryland, Oregon and California

A contemporary-style glass house in Monkton, a 1914 Craftsman bungalow in Portland and a modernist home designed by Stan Allen in Glendale.

#baltimore-md, #glendale-calif, #portland-ore, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Vaccines Made at Troubled Baltimore Plant Were Shipped to Canada and Mexico

The Biden administration said it did not know of manufacturing problems at the Emergent factory when it approved shipping millions of doses of AstraZeneca’s vaccine. The company says the doses were safe.

#astrazeneca-plc, #baltimore-md, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #emergent-biosolutions-inc, #factories-and-manufacturing, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #international-trade-and-world-market, #mexico, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

Federal Inspectors Say More Vaccines at Troubled Plant May Be Contaminated

Last month, up to 15 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine had to be discarded at Emergent’s factory in Baltimore. A new report says problems were not fully investigated and other doses may be compromised.

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Top Official Warned That Covid Vaccine Plant Had to Be ‘Monitored Closely’

An Operation Warp Speed report last June flagged staffing and quality control concerns at Emergent BioSolutions’ factory in Baltimore. The troubled plant recently had to throw out up to 15 million doses.

#astrazeneca-plc, #baltimore-md, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #emergent-biosolutions-inc, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #johnsonjohnson, #novavax-inc, #public-private-sector-cooperation, #stockpiling, #trump-donald-j, #vaccination-and-immunization

Maryland’s State Song, a Nod to the Confederacy, Nears Repeal

The lyrics of “Maryland, My Maryland,” long criticized as sympathetic to the Confederacy, refer to Abraham Lincoln as a “despot” and Union soldiers as “Northern scum!”

#baltimore-md, #black-people, #bowie-state-university, #civil-war-us-1861-65, #hogan-lawrence-j, #horse-racing, #law-and-legislation, #lincoln-abraham, #maryland, #maryland-my-maryland-song, #music, #poetry-and-poets, #politics-and-government, #preakness-stakes, #state-legislatures, #the-star-spangled-banner-song, #triple-crown-horse-racing, #united-states-politics-and-government

Amazon and the Breaking of Baltimore

Regional inequality has deepened across the country.

#baltimore-md, #bethlehem-steel, #black-people, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #united-states-economy, #washington-dc

Morgan State Gets $20 Million Pledge From Former Student

The gift will help Morgan State University, a historically Black college, finance scholarships for financially needy students.

#baltimore-md, #colleges-and-universities, #historically-black-colleges-and-universities, #morgan-state-university, #philanthropy, #scholarships-and-fellowships, #tyler-calvin-e-jr, #united-parcel-service-inc

The Merit, Thrills, Boredom and Fear of Police Work

“Tangled Up in Blue,” by Rosa Brooks, and “We Own This City,” by Justin Fenton, take readers inside two police forces (in Washington and Baltimore) to examine a complicated culture.

#baltimore-md, #books-and-literature, #brooks-rosa, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #fenton-justin, #metropolitan-police-department-dc, #police, #tangled-up-in-blue-policing-the-american-city-book, #washington-dc, #we-own-this-city-a-true-story-of-crime-cops-and-corruption-book

Who is Stewart Bainum? The New Owner of The Baltimore Sun

Stewart Bainum, a hotel magnate and former politician, has swooped in with a plan to run it and other papers in Maryland as part of a nonprofit.

#alden-global-capital, #bainum-stewart-jr, #baltimore-md, #baltimore-sun, #choice-hotels-international-inc, #content-type-personal-profile, #hedge-funds, #maryland, #news-and-news-media, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy, #tribune-publishing-company

If ‘Housing Is a Right,’ How Do We Make It Happen?

For starters, Biden can improve lives right now by recalibrating existing programs.

#affordable-housing, #baltimore-md, #discrimination, #evictions, #housing-and-urban-development-department, #public-and-subsidized-housing, #race-and-ethnicity, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #section-8-housing, #vouchers

Three Men Are Accused in Scheme to Sell Covid-19 Vaccines

Prosecutors said the men created a fake duplicate of the Moderna website to fraudulently sell doses of the vaccine, which they never had.

#baltimore-md, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #frauds-and-swindling, #moderna-inc, #oluwalade-odunayo-baba, #oluwalade-olakitan, #vaccination-and-immunization, #williams-kelly-lamont

How We Decided to Send Our Daughter Back to School

I thought I would have until our first grader went off to college before I would feel such anxiety.

#baltimore-md, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education-k-12, #parenting

Restaurants Find a New Revenue Source: Feeding the Hungry

What began as an emergency measure in the pandemic’s early days has turned into a long-term business plan that could help many kitchens keep running.

#alkimiah-nonprofit, #alma-cocina-latina-baltimore-md-restaurant, #baltimore-md, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food-insecurity, #new-york-city, #philanthropy, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #rethink-food-nyc-inc, #world-central-kitchen

Children Need to Be Back in School Tomorrow

Teacher resistance is a disaster for the most vulnerable.

#baltimore-md, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #chicago-ill, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #national-education-assn, #organized-labor, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #shutdowns-institutional, #washington-dc

Supreme Court Case Could Limit Future Lawsuits Against Fossil Fuel Industry

The court will hear arguments on a technical legal question in a case that demands fossil fuel companies help pay for the costs of dealing with climate change.

#baltimore-md, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #supreme-court-us

Dante Barksdale Crusaded Against Gun Violence in Baltimore. Then He Was Shot and Killed.

Dante Barksdale helped lead Baltimore’s Safe Streets program and was a nephew of Nathan Barksdale, a drug trafficker known as Bodie who was an inspiration for the character Avon Barksdale in “The Wire.”

#baltimore-md, #barksdale-dante, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #gangs, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #the-wire-tv-program