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Today Baltimore is expected to hit three-digit temperatures and the Baltimore City Health Department has released the list of cooling centers to seek relief from the heat. Click here for the details. Below are a few tips to beat the heat. The Baltimore City Health Department recommends that city residents: Drink plenty of water or […]

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Via: WJZ-TV 17-year-old John Crowder was shot and killed Monday morning just two blocks away from his grandmother’s home. The victim, his cousin and a friend were walking home and were all shot. Crowder was already being sought out by colleges to play football. He just moved back into the city a month ago after […]

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Via: The Baltimore Sun Wednesday the city laid off or forced to retire 100 workers. Originally the cut was to include 122 positions but as an effort to save some jobs by moving employees into different positions, a smaller number was let go. The layoffs came on the last day of the fiscal year in […]

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Via: Baltimore Sun July 1 marks the day that a slew of new state laws go into effect. School and police will be able to communicate about gang activity, fees for civil court filings will increase, foreclosure mediation between homeowners and lending institutions are among the new changes. For more on this story, click here.

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Former Maryland Governor Ehrlich has selected MAry Kane as his running mate to reclaim the governor’s seat.The Republican announced his lieutenant governor pick Wednesday on Facebook of all places. Kane, 48,is  a resident of Montgomery COunty and served as Maryland secretary of state for 18 months under Ehrlich. For more on this story, click here.

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Via: The Baltimore Sun According to reports hundreds of Baltimore City employees over the past three years have earned overtime pay equal to more than half their annual salary, even as finances are an issue for the city. Among those paid the highest overtime are 36 police officers and a firefighter who took home more […]

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Via: WJZ-TV City police are investigating a MTA bus crash on The Alameda that involved 8 vehicles being damaged and four passengers being taken to the hospital. The accident occurred 4 a.m. Wednesday and reports indicate that the driver fell blacked out while at the wheel. The driver is being tested, which is routine. The […]

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Via: Baltimore Sun Maryland State Police troopers have identified the pedestrian struck on the inner loop of 695 near I-95. Alvarino Vigil, 41, of Rosedale was struck by a Mitsubishi Eclipse merging onto I-695 from southbound I-95 and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was taken to Franklin Square Hospital for treatment and […]

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Via: Baltimore Sun After debating for months over the city budget, cuts have been made minus large layoffs or deep service cuts. But analysts warn that such charges are a warning of tougher impact on income taxes. The budget is not perfect. $50 million will come from the rainy day fund – the first time […]

You know it’s officially summer in Baltimore with the kickoff of the 2010 African American Heritage Festival at the M&T Bank Stadium. The eventful weekend opened its gates Friday afternoon at 4 and is scheduled to continue until Sunday evening. And it’s FREE before 4 pm. Vendors from all over the city are stationed here […]