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This week’s announcement that Coppin State fired men’s basketball coach Juan Dixon resonated on a more personal level fo...
03/16/2023
Celebrity and basketball: The harsh reality for former Coppin State Coach Juan Dixon

This week’s announcement that Coppin State fired men’s basketball coach Juan Dixon resonated on a more personal level for folks in Baltimore and Maryland.

This week’s announcement that Coppin State fired men’s basketball coach Juan Dixon resonated on a more personal level for folks in Baltimore and the state of Maryland who have followed his Horatio Alger-like rise to fame and prominence.

“It’s not your mama’s teahouse. You won’t find lace and doilies here.”Don't miss Baltimore's unique and exciting tea sce...
03/16/2023
Here’s the tea on Baltimore's tea scene

“It’s not your mama’s teahouse. You won’t find lace and doilies here.”

Don't miss Baltimore's unique and exciting tea scene!

From a motorcycle punk tea house to a proper British experience, Baltimore's tea scene is unique and exciting.

Data, dots and devotees made the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 map huge. Now it’s done, the map frozen with numbers many became...
03/16/2023
The Johns Hopkins COVID-19 map was huge. Now it’s done.

Data, dots and devotees made the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 map huge.

Now it’s done, the map frozen with numbers many became numb to ages ago: 676,609,955 cases and 6,881,955 deaths around the world.

Excluding NORAD’s Christmas Eve Santa tracker, there may not be a world map viewed so many times as the one Johns Hopkins University engineers created to keep tabs on COVID-19.

It's March (pizza) Madness! Vote for your favorite pizza place in Baltimore in our Slice Showdown bracket. Here are the ...
03/15/2023
Slice showdown: Who has the best pizza in Baltimore?

It's March (pizza) Madness!
Vote for your favorite pizza place in Baltimore in our Slice Showdown bracket. Here are the first round matchups:
Angeli's Pizzeria vs. Zella's Pizzeria
Maria D's vs. Johnny Rad's Pizzeria Tavern
Hersh's vs. Squire's
Trinacria Baltimore vs. Gil's Pizza
Di Pasquale's Marketplace vs. Ty's Place
Paulie Gee's Hampden vs. Isabella's
JBGB's vs. Pasta Mista
Verde vs. DeSantis' Pizza Grill & Bar
Chef Paolino Cafe, Catonsville vs. Vinny's Italian Cafe
Noona's vs. Joe Benny's
Iggie's vs. Ribaldi's
Tutti Gusti vs. Double Zero
Earth, Wood & Fire - Baltimore vs. Turp's Sports Bar & Restaurant
Scittino's Italian Market Place vs. HomeSlyce Pizza Bar
Joe Squared Pizza vs. Matthew's Pizza
Vito's Pizza vs. Barfly's

Vote now! First round closes Friday.

Who has the best slice in town? Vote for your favorite in The Baltimore Banner’s Slice Showdown pizza bracket.

“This particular bill is political activism cloaked as health education.”
03/15/2023
A Maryland bill could change who controls what’s taught in schools

“This particular bill is political activism cloaked as health education.”

What started as a health education bill could end up giving the Maryland schools superintendent broad power to withhold funding from school districts who don't follow curriculum guidance.

NEW: When former Maryland government official Roy McGrath didn’t show for his fraud trial Monday, FBI agents placed a co...
03/15/2023
Roy McGrath manhunt: FBI called Florida sheriff concerned for fugitive’s welfare

NEW: When former Maryland government official Roy McGrath didn’t show for his fraud trial Monday, FBI agents placed a concerned phone call to the sheriff’s office near his home in Florida.

“We’re concerned that something may have happened.”

'We’re concerned that something may have happened,' FBI agent told sheriff’s deputies in a Monday phone call.

The city’s five-member Board of Estimates unanimously approved a two-year ban on contracts with the New Jersey-based Met...
03/15/2023
Baltimore bans contractor for two years over ‘utter disregard’ for minority business rules

The city’s five-member Board of Estimates unanimously approved a two-year ban on contracts with the New Jersey-based Metra Industries for a series of late payments to a Black-owned subcontractor.

The city has only sanctioned a company once before for failing to uphold minority and women-owned business requirements, and leaders hoped Wednesday's decision would send a signal about their commitment to supporting them going forward.

Mathematical sweetness — math nerds around the world rejoice!A look at how local pie shops prepped for Pi Day
03/15/2023
A look at how local pie shops prepped for Pi Day

Mathematical sweetness — math nerds around the world rejoice!

A look at how local pie shops prepped for Pi Day

For Pie Time and Dangerously Delicious Pies, March 14 is their time to shine.

The rule was unanimously recommended for approval Monday by the state Air Quality Control Advisory Council, and Maryland...
03/15/2023
Gov. Moore supports phasing out the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035

The rule was unanimously recommended for approval Monday by the state Air Quality Control Advisory Council, and Maryland environmental regulators expect it will be adopted this fall.

Of cars sold to Maryland dealers in model year 2027 — or just three years from now — 43% must be zero emissions. That share steadily increases every year until the 100% requirement goes into effect in model year 2035.

“Small, little, agile legs making some quick cuts, which kind of gives me a good gauge on how the field is playing a lit...
03/15/2023
Meet Thatch, the real star of Orioles’ spring training

“Small, little, agile legs making some quick cuts, which kind of gives me a good gauge on how the field is playing a little bit. So he’s kind of a work dog, too.”

Drew Wolcott is a Maryland native who now takes care of the field at Ed Smith Stadium. And his assistant is a dog he adopted because he heard a lady at the shelter say, “He’s kind of the one we think was dropped on his head as a child.”

As a Black woman, Amanda Mack is excited about helping “to create a new legacy for the Inner Harbor.”The family-run Crus...
03/15/2023
Black-owned bakery savors chance to bring delectables to Harborplace

As a Black woman, Amanda Mack is excited about helping “to create a new legacy for the Inner Harbor.”

The family-run Crust By Mack is the first new tenant signed by the iconic complex’s new owners

The Baltimore business is the first new tenant to be inked by the iconic complex’s new owners, who hope to draw crowds back as they weigh long-term plans for the site.

Baltimore police are now investigating the death of a 2-year-old girl, after medical examiners ruled the cause of death ...
03/14/2023
Baltimore Police probe death of 2-year-old girl from fentanyl

Baltimore police are now investigating the death of a 2-year-old girl, after medical examiners ruled the cause of death to be fentanyl intoxication, police said Monday.

Baltimore police are now investigating the death of a 2-year-old girl, after medical examiners ruled the cause of death to be fentanyl intoxication, police said Monday.

Bagpipes, flag twirling and a vintage green Buick: The 2023 St. Patrick Parade in photos
03/14/2023
The 2023 St. Patrick Parade in photos

Bagpipes, flag twirling and a vintage green Buick: The 2023 St. Patrick Parade in photos

The annual parade had attractions including traditional Irish music, flag twirling and multiple hot rod collector cars.

Opinion: With recreational ma*****na use becoming legal in Maryland, the General Assembly must now preclude police offic...
03/14/2023
Commentary: End police stops, searches prompted by ma*****na odor

Opinion: With recreational ma*****na use becoming legal in Maryland, the General Assembly must now preclude police officers from relying on cannabis odor alone as a pretext for stops and searches

With recreational ma*****na use becoming legal in Maryland, the General Assembly must now preclude police officers from relying on cannabis odor alone as a pretext for stops and searches, Michele D. Hall, an assistant Maryland public defender, says.

A 1,918-square-foot house built in 1913 has changed hands for $370,000 in Baltimore City.
03/14/2023
Single family house in Baltimore City sells for $370,000

A 1,918-square-foot house built in 1913 has changed hands for $370,000 in Baltimore City.

Looking for Baltimore City homes for sale? Learn more about the details of a historic property recently sold and trends in the Baltimore real estate market.

Column: With killers like these among us, maybe there is such a thing as evil
03/14/2023
With killers like these among us, maybe there is such a thing as evil

Column: With killers like these among us, maybe there is such a thing as evil

I don’t believe you can see evil in someone’s face. I’m not even sure it exists. It’s an old-fashioned concept, one you don’t hear much discussed anymore. Is Alex Murdaugh evil? Was Forrest Clyde Williams III?

The Maryland Senate has passed a bill that would remove the governor from the parole process for prisoners serving life ...
03/14/2023
Maryland Senate passes bill to remove governor from medical parole

The Maryland Senate has passed a bill that would remove the governor from the parole process for prisoners serving life sentences who are chronically ill or dying and meet strict standards.

The Maryland General Assembly in 2021 passed a bill that removed the governor from the regular parole process for those who are serving life sentences.

An attempt by the ACLU of Maryland and the Legal Defense Fund to resurrect a nearly 30-year-old lawsuit to gain more sta...
03/14/2023
Court rules against advocates seeking more funding for city schools

An attempt by the ACLU of Maryland and the Legal Defense Fund to resurrect a nearly 30-year-old lawsuit to gain more state funding for Baltimore City schools was scuttled by a Circuit Court Judge earlier this month.

Education advocates hoping to secure more state funding for Baltimore City schools lost in the latest round of a nearly 30-year-old lawsuit.

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There's a lot on the primary ballots this year. If you're still making up your mind, perhaps The Baltimore Banner's voter guide can help.

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Check out BreakAway Yoga Studio and owner, Jennifer Lucas in a recent article in The Baltimore Banner re: a newcomers journey info the local yoga community.

https://www.thebaltimorebanner.com/culture/lifestyle/baltimore-yoga-studios-that-caught-a-newcomers-eye-consider-this-an-invitation-625N2NY7AVGAFIKMPQPFAAQFZ4/?fbclid=IwAR2fE7eYvnwFdtjiso-gX3xF4hUUHrXlKTCsRj9ixLyf7Pim25_-Ftp8ces
I'm proud to stand with leaders from across Southeast Baltimore to endorse Ivan J. Bates, Esq. to be Baltimore's next State's Attorney. People have told me it would be politically prudent to stay out of this race. But this isn't a moment for politics. This is a moment for public safety. Our city is hurting. Leaders need to step up and speak up.

Here's why I support Ivan: Too many victims of violence have been ignored or dismissed. When I raised a concern about a possible murder in my District, I was told by staff of the SAO that I was being a "Bad partner."

As documented by the The Baltimore Sun and The Baltimore Banner the State's Attorney's office is massively understaffed. We are hemorrhaging talent. I've been told by many former prosecutors that they would love to come back, but they will only work for one person: Ivan Bates.

Ivan will rebuild the broken relationship between the State's Attorney's Office and BPD. We need prosecutors and police working together. AND he will hold corrupt cops accountable. He defended the victims of the Gun Trace Taskforce. He will take bad officers off our streets.

Ivan will finally free Keith Davis.

Keith will become the 2nd most tried man in America. In a violence crisis, we have wasted far too many resources keeping him incarcerated. Ivan understand's that these trials are no longer in the interest of justice. It's time to Free Keith.

Finally: Character matters. I've watched Ivan operate with integrity when the cameras are on, and when the cameras are off. We've talked a lot about the world we hope to build for our children. While we may not agree on every policy, I know Ivan is the right man for this moment.
Does The Banner have plans to cover the Orioles and Ravens closer (game by game)? Honestly the sports coverage is the only thing stopping me from cancelling The Sun & subscribing to the BB.
I need a Baltimore-based realtor to interview by phone this week about those offer emails and texts that you get begging to buy your home. Anyone? The Baltimore Banner
Don't miss the boat!

Today is the last day of FREE deck tours from 11 AM to 6 PM aboard ARA LIBERTAD. Get on down to the Inner Harbor & check the ship out. Registration is required to tour the vessel, go to https://www.sailbaltimore.org/events.php to sign up.

ARA LIBERTAD will be casting off lines & getting underway tomorrow (7/12) at approximately Noon. The ship will be visible from around the harbor promenade as she departs.

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We are excited that Shift Yoga Studio has been featured in The Baltimore Banner‘s newest article, ‘Baltimore yoga studios that caught newcomer’s eye: Consider this an invitation’

Read more: https://www.thebaltimorebanner.com/culture/lifestyle/baltimore-yoga-studios-that-caught-a-newcomers-eye-consider-this-an-invitation-625N2NY7AVGAFIKMPQPFAAQFZ4/
“Grief is like a lake inside your body you can’t swim out of, suffocating and lonely.”

Prolonged grief is now being classified as a mental illness. Dr. Daniel Hoover, a clinical adolescent psychologist at Kennedy Krieger and widow, spoke to The Baltimore Banner about this change and what prolonged grief feels like.
Maryland citizens who have made a choice about who they want as their next governor, or person in congress, or any of the scores of other public offices up for election this year, have started voting in the party primary -- either in person or by mail or dropbox. They have until 8 p.m. July 19 to vote.

On the Record talked with Pamela Wood of The Baltimore Banner and WYPR's Rachel Baye to get their sense of the divergent ways Republicans and Democrats look at the world, the economy and the primary election already underway.
I wrote about kids for The Baltimore Banner and that how you feel about the issue is determined by how you see them as people. Or if you see them as people.
Deadrise Marine Photography got some amazing images of ARA LIBERTAD's arrival this morning. Check them out!

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Congrats to Baltimore artist Kumasi Barnett, who has just been featured in this fantastic article from The Baltimore Banner! You can see Kumasi Barnett's work at the Peale this weekend, from 10-4pm. It's FREE! Plus, register for Kumasi's free artist talk on July 14, discussing his work. https://www.thebaltimorebanner.com/culture/arts/the-amazing-black-man-sticks-around-at-the-peale-KYUSA4OH3JGMHF74RORSRDIM6Q/
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