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BREAKING: A boy who turned 15 last Friday has been arrested and charged as an adult in connection with the fatal shootin...
14/07/2022
Fifteen-year-old squeegee worker arrested in fatal shooting of bat-wielding motorist

BREAKING: A boy who turned 15 last Friday has been arrested and charged as an adult in connection with the fatal shooting of a 48-year-old motorist who confronted squeegee workers with a baseball bat.

Timothy Reynolds left his car idling and crossed eight lanes of traffic to confront a group of squeegee workers before he was fatally shot.

A tear streaked down a man's face in court today as he listened to a corrupt police sergeant's sentencing. The former se...
13/07/2022
Victim frustrated as corrupt former Baltimore Police sergeant sentenced to 21 months

A tear streaked down a man's face in court today as he listened to a corrupt police sergeant's sentencing. The former sergeant got 21 months for helping to plant a BB gun on him:

“If I do something one time, I’m a menace.”

Former Police Sgt. Keith Gladstone was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison Wednesday for helping plant a BB gun on Demetric Simon.

“America’s most gerrymandered district” got a makeover (new boundaries after a redistricting process) and these three Re...
13/07/2022
Republicans hope they can compete in Central Maryland’s redrawn 3rd Congressional District

“America’s most gerrymandered district” got a makeover (new boundaries after a redistricting process) and these three Republicans hope they can compete. https://www.thebaltimorebanner.com/politics-power/national-politics/republicans-hope-they-can-compete-in-central-marylands-redrawn-3rd-congressional-district-ZSTIPHUA55FK3BAH5HVQP3KKLM/?tag1=facebook&tag2=socialnewsdesk

A handful of challengers are competing for a chance to take on an eight-term Democratic incumbent in Central Maryland.

People on this Baltimore team were the first in the world to see images captured by the James Webb Space Telescope. They...
13/07/2022
How a team from Baltimore turned data from the James Webb Space Telescope into the images seen around the world

People on this Baltimore team were the first in the world to see images captured by the James Webb Space Telescope. They had to edit and tweak the images to make them shine. And they feel a huge sense of relief. https://www.thebaltimorebanner.com/article/how-a-team-from-baltimore-turned-data-from-the-james-webb-telescope-into-the-images-seen-around-the-world-HWIA5JQ6AJBW7CA5G6OJBEKSLQ/?tag1=twitter&tag2=socialnewsdesk&tag1=facebook&tag2=socialnewsdesk

Release of first full-color images from the telescope marks the culmination of more than three decades of work.

A Baltimore County official and aide to Johnny Olszewski Jr. has resigned. A recent IG report showed that the official a...
12/07/2022
Baltimore County’s deputy admin officer to resign, replaced by former city sanitation regulator, prosecutor

A Baltimore County official and aide to Johnny Olszewski Jr. has resigned. A recent IG report showed that the official and other Olszewski aides involved themselves with the permitting process for a wealthy developer's plans for a tennis barn. https://www.thebaltimorebanner.com/baltimore-county/baltimore-countys-deputy-admin-officer-to-resign-replaced-by-former-city-sanitation-regulator-prosecutor-62JX4EPTYZAMVAQXO56VC4N5CY/?tag1=facebook&tag2=socialnewsdesk

Drew Vetter, a top aide to Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr., is leaving his post as deputy administrative officer Friday. He will be replaced by Rebecca Young, a former city prosecutor who most recently oversaw the city's sanitation regulatory board.

Outside political groups are spending big in several Maryland primaries. In Baltimore County, a committee accrued almost...
12/07/2022
Outside political groups spending big in several Maryland primaries

Outside political groups are spending big in several Maryland primaries.

In Baltimore County, a committee accrued almost $538k in debt to support Democratic state's attorney candidate Robbie Leonard. Most of that money is owed to a NYC-based PR firm.

Outside political influencers are playing a more significant role in a few down-ballot races, in some cases putting more money on the table than candidates have brought in on their own.

Baltimore did this. The James Webb Space Telescope's science and mission operations are directed by the Baltimore-based ...
12/07/2022

Baltimore did this. The James Webb Space Telescope's science and mission operations are directed by the Baltimore-based Space Telescope Science Institute.

Yesterday President Biden unveiled a teaser infrared image from the James Webb Space Telescope. It's the deepest and sharpest infrared image of the distant universe to date. And it was just a preview.

NASA will unveil the full set of full-color images from #JWST around 10 a.m. today. Reporter Cadence Quaranta will be covering it. https://www.thebaltimorebanner.com/article/james-webb-photos-baltimore-space-telescope-science-institute-releases-first-images-VAWYCJWPLVF7DKICZM37HYWZKM/

Candidates in the nonpartisan Baltimore County Public Schools school board race show wide differences of opinion on topi...
11/07/2022
Candidates for Baltimore County school board have varying viewpoints on important education issues

Candidates in the nonpartisan Baltimore County Public Schools school board race show wide differences of opinion on topics like race, LGBTQ issues and masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Here's what you need to know about the races taking place in Districts 1, 2 and 4.

(If you're not sure which council district you live in, use this tool from Baltimore County to figure it out: https://vote.baltimorecountymd.gov/Address.aspx)

Responses from the Baltimore County school board candidates in this nonpartisan race show wide differences of opinion on contentious topics such as race, LGBTQ issues and masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Dashcam video shows the final seconds of Timothy Reynolds’ fatal encounter with squeegee workers.
09/07/2022
Dashcam video shows final seconds of Timothy Reynolds’ fatal encounter with squeegee workers, but questions remain

Dashcam video shows the final seconds of Timothy Reynolds’ fatal encounter with squeegee workers.

A car dashcam video obtained by The Baltimore Banner captured the end of the fatal encounter between bat-wielding motorist Timothy Reynolds and a group of squeegee workers. It provides some news details not previously discussed by police, but still leaves many unanswered questions about the shooting...

In response to Thursday's fatal shooting between a squeegee worker and a driver, Mayor Brandon Scott said he will increa...
08/07/2022
Mayor Scott announces enhanced police patrols, more youth outreach after fatal shooting involving squeegee worker and driver

In response to Thursday's fatal shooting between a squeegee worker and a driver, Mayor Brandon Scott said he will increase police presence at intersections, arrest squeegee workers who damage vehicles and increase youth outreach. https://www.thebaltimorebanner.com/baltimore/central-baltimore/mayor-scott-announces-enhanced-police-patrols-more-youth-outreach-after-fatal-shooting-involving-squeegee-worker-and-driver-B5BXTHBXEZHYNPDDFIA6UNH3CM/?tag1=facebook&tag2=socialnewsdesk

Baltimore Police to increase presence after fatal encounter between squeegee workers and a bat-wielding driver.

If you grew up in this area or you've been here for a while, you've probably heard Art Ehrens' jingles. He died unexpect...
07/07/2022
How one Maryland ad man’s life’s work became a time capsule of regional advertising

If you grew up in this area or you've been here for a while, you've probably heard Art Ehrens' jingles.

He died unexpectedly in April and his son compiled a 48-track album of ads that's both tribute and time capsule.

Ourisman Dodge, Jerry’s Subs & Pizza, Jiffy Lube, Len the Plumber are among the brands made recognizable by Art Ehrens' jingles.

The funding will support things like workforce development, education for refugee youth and violence prevention in the L...
07/07/2022
Baltimore awards $7.3M in federal pandemic stimulus grants to nonprofits

The funding will support things like workforce development, education for refugee youth and violence prevention in the LGBTQ community.

The grants include programs for workforce development, educational opportunities for refugee youth and violence prevention in Baltimore’s LGBTQ community.

Under the right circumstances, taking your kid to a concert can be a fun bonding experience, says Leslie Streeter. And i...
06/07/2022
Jamming in his jammies: Making my kid my concert buddy

Under the right circumstances, taking your kid to a concert can be a fun bonding experience, says Leslie Streeter. And it’s cheaper than a sitter.

It’s not about being the cool parent. It’s about sharing a cool moment with your child.

Slow your roll and find some peace at these Baltimore-area gardens.
06/07/2022
Favorite gardens of a reporter with a green thumb

Slow your roll and find some peace at these Baltimore-area gardens.

Even as Liz Bowie works patiently and waits for plants to grow in her home garden, she visits other gardens that fill her with ideas and joy

What drives someone to repeatedly run for office? Three candidates for governor have collectively sought political offic...
06/07/2022
Perennial candidates bring single-issue focus to Maryland governor’s race

What drives someone to repeatedly run for office? Three candidates for governor have collectively sought political office 34 times with little success.

Despite their single-digit poll numbers, Robin Ficker, Ralph Jaffe and Joe Werner remain undeterred, resolute and fearless however unlikely it is their candidacies will bloom past the July 19 primary.

In a recent poll, 35% of Maryland Dems weren't sure who they would vote for in the primary race for governor. Analysts b...
06/07/2022
Baltimore-area residents undecided, underwhelmed as primary approaches

In a recent poll, 35% of Maryland Dems weren't sure who they would vote for in the primary race for governor. Analysts blame the lack of enthusiasm on a date change and candidates themselves.

The candidates will have to spend the final weeks before the election keeping those voters on their side and figuring out how to engage those not tuned in.

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Teachers should only be in the classroom for the right reason. We each might have our own; there isn’t only one answer to the question, “Why do you teach?” But there are so, so many wrong answers—reasons that simply aren’t worthy of our students. In today’s essay for The Baltimore Banner, I explain my reasons: the wrong ones, and then, mercifully, the right.
I'd love to learn more about advertising. Can someone send me a media kit?
Just a reminder, ARA LIBERTAD is Baltimore bound! Schedule: Friday, July 8 | 9am (approximate arrival time) Friday, July 8 | 2pm-8pm | FREE DECK TOURS Sunday, July 10 | 11am-8pm | FREE DECK TOURS Monday, July 11 | 11am-8pm | FREE DECK TOURS Registration is required to tour the vessel, go to https://www.sailbaltimore.org/events.php to learn more & register. #wemakeshipshappen #Sailing #TallShips The Baltimore Banner The Baltimore Sun SpinSheet Magazine Chesapeake Bay Magazine WJZ-TV | CBS Baltimore
Going up? Someone get our cook, Ian, an extra rum ration because he went above & beyond the call of duty to film this timelapse of PRIDE II passing through the Welland Canal yesterday. Considered the gateway to the upper lakes, the canal was designed to bypass Niagara Falls & carry ships over the Niagara Escarpment. SpinSheet Magazine The Baltimore Banner Marlinspike Magazine Chesapeake Bay Magazine Tall Ships America - Adventure and Education Under Sail
Waiting for the Catonsville July 4th parade
Uncle Sam in Catonsville!
Yesterday we welcomed partners from the Mayor Brandon M. Scott'a office, Baltimore City Fire Department, and Baltimore Crisis Response, Inc. to announce updates to the 911 diversion project and $2 million in federal funding coming to BHSB to expand this work. View the press conference and find overage from The Baltimore Banner, The Baltimore Sun and WMAR-2 News Baltimore here:
Baltimore is home to an amazing community of artists. As Imani Spence, arts and community reporter, put it, Baltimore is a "creative powerhouse and dance, music and visual art are a part of its rich cultural history." Visit the The Baltimore Banner to learn more about some of the places in Baltimore that nurtured Spence's interest in art. #BmoreHome #bmorelove #bmoreart
After saying repeatedly he would not make an endorsement in the Democratic Gubernatorial race, Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Friday threw his support behind former U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez. Olszewski’s endorsement of Perez could help the candidate in Maryland’s third most populous county. Democrats outnumber Republicans in Baltimore County by about two to one. Olszewski won the 2018 county executive race with almost 58% of the vote. A Goucher College Poll, conducted in partnership with WYPR and The Baltimore Banner, released this week found that Perez is in a tight three-way race for governor with Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot and author and small business owner Wes Moore.
“Jon Baron pledges to ‘do what works’ if he becomes Maryland governor” Check out today’s article on our campaign in The Baltimore Banner:
ARA LIBERTAD, the full-rigged, class "A" sailing ship that serves as a school vessel in the Argentine Navy is Baltimore bound! We are just over a week away from her arrival & can't wait to welcome her to Charm City. The ship will be open for FREE deck tours during her stay at the Inner Harbor's West Wall. Schedule: Friday, July 8 | 9am (approximate arrival time) Friday, July 8 | 2pm-8pm | FREE DECK TOURS Sunday, July 10 | 11am-8pm | FREE DECK TOURS Monday, July 11 | 11am-8pm | FREE DECK TOURS Registration is required to tour the vessel, go to https://www.sailbaltimore.org/events.php to learn more & register. The Baltimore Banner The Baltimore Sun SpinSheet Magazine
A great read in The Baltimore Banner about a lifelong reader's favorite Pratt branches. Which branch is your favorite? https://loom.ly/M-CmoyY
Democrats and Republicans don’t seem to agree on much these days, but a new Goucher College poll, conducted in partnership with WYPR and The Baltimore Banner, found the majority of voters in both political parties thought that the rule of law in the U.S. and democracy itself is under threat. About 81% of Democrats view that the events on Jan. 6 were “an insurrection and an attack on democracy,” according to the poll. Only 17% of the Republicans surveyed agreed. Republican voters said the bigger threat to democracy is the election process. Additionally, according to the poll results, the vast majority of both Democrats and Republicans in Maryland said abortion should remain legal at least some of the time.
The first piece I wrote for The Baltimore Banner is live today! Years before my grandma died, I suffered with anticipatory grief. When we actually did lose her—suddenly last November, not even three months after Tyler’s awful and untimely death—I found that I didn’t have the capacity to grieve her the way I would have. The way I wanted to. When my editor told me everyone at The Banner would be creating a list of their favorite Baltimore spots, I immediately knew I’d be writing about the Enoch Pratt Free Library. What I didn’t expect, but am so grateful for, is how writing this piece helped me grieve my beloved grandmother more than anything else has. Read it here:
🚨BREAKING NEWS: A new The Baltimore Banner and WYPR poll shows our campaign leading by 14%! We have the momentum but A TON of people are still undecided in this race so we need your help during early vote! Sign up for an early vote poll shift here: brookelierman.com/earlyvote
The majority of Democrats and Republicans statewide polled by Goucher College said they worry about the quality of the K-12 school system. About 62 percent of Republicans alongside 63 percent of Democrats said the quality of public school education in the state is a major concern, according to a mid-June poll conducted by Goucher College in partnership with WYPR and The Baltimore Banner. Voters raised alarm bells about a variety of issues including school budgets, overspending, lack of building maintenance and even allegedly falsified grades in schools across Baltimore city. Voters were concerned about school districts spending so much taxpayer money per student without reaping the benefits of improved test scores and grades. Funding for elementary schools, which typically educate pre-kindergarten through fifth grade students, varied widely across the state.