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It’s four p.m. on April 22, a beautiful spring day in Baltimore. At the corner of Mount Royal and North avenues, a group of seven people are working in traffic. Dressed in yellow T-shirts, they carry five-gallon buckets with orange tops. When cars stop fo

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Murders this Week: 2 this Year: 92 nd around 40 people shot, so the start of this year’s summer looks comparatively peaceful in Baltimore. Saturday, June 21 2:12 a.m. The body of Emanuel Johnson, a 28-year-old African-American man, was found, ly

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At the start of a recent morning interview in one of the book-lined rooms of Thomas Ward’s Bolton Hill house, the former longtime Baltimore City Circuit Court judge and just-appointed chair of the Baltimore City Liquor License Board forbids a reporter fro

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There’s a two-and-a-half ton granite stone sitting in Kevin Conley’s office at the Barre Monument Company. Conley and the stone have a lot in common—both look as if they’ve been there a while, and neither is going anywhere anytime soon. A man sits across

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For the first time since the second week of March, the murder count held steady for a full week, despite a shooting on Thursday, June 12 that homicide detectives were called to investigate. Police have not updated the identity and condition of that victim.

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Marilyn Mosby’s campaign office is in a seemingly otherwise vacant building at the corner of Eutaw Place and North Avenue. In the basement, past several workers making signs, back next to what looks like an abandoned commercial juice bar, she sits in a ba

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The English 101 class I teach at Coppin is the shit. Technology is on point, we have the latest everything, and my students are amazing. I assign hot contemporary books—right now we’re reading Buck by MK Asante and just finished Jay-Z’s Decoded. We also

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Location: A swath of east/northeast Baltimore from Midtown to the city line, roughly between Harford Rd. and Route 40 East. Demographics: Adult population of about 89,000, almost 72 percent black and 24 percent white.

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Location: From Northwest Baltimore’s Lower Park Heights corridor to portions of Hampden and Remington, reaching southward to Mount Vernon and Midtown and southwest to Violetville. Demographics: Adult population of roughly 93,000, two-thirds African-A

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Location: The city portion of this city/county district, dubbed District 44A, runs roughly from the Upton and Harlem Park neighborhood west to the area between Frederick and Wilkins avenues out to the city line. Demographics: Adult population of abou

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Location: Wraps around the waterfront from Hawkins Point to Brooklyn, northward to the Inner Harbor, then eastward to the city line, roughly south of Route 40 East. Demographics: Adult population of almost 95,000, about 30 percent black and almost 60

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Location: In north/northeast Baltimore, roughly between Charles Street and Harford Road from North Avenue to the city line. Demographics: Adult population of about 95,000 adults, almost 63 percent black and 30 percent white.

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Location: A big chunk of the city’s northwest corner, reaching east to Charles Street and south as far as Frederick Road. Demographics: Adult population of almost 92,000, about 68 percent African-American and a little more than a quarter white.

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In politics, population is power: The more people a place has, the more legislators it gets. Successive U.S. Census counts since the 1970s have halved Baltimore City’s delegation to the Maryland General Assembly, diminishing its voice in Annapolis from a

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t’s been a year of change for the Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Community Center of Baltimore (GLCCB), the group that organizes the Baltimore Pride Festival, from last year’s sale of the group’s headquarters at 241 W. Chase St., to the move to rented d

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Baltimore’s gay nightlife can feel a bit claustrophobic. Many think our options are limited to a handful of uptight Mount Vernon clubs, which seem to cater more and more to weekend warriors who wear T-shirts emblazoned with the name of the store where t

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The LGBTQ community is diverse, and not just in terms of race, class, and gender. We’re also diverse in terms of the stuff we’re into, and just like straight folks, we can get really, really into our shit. And we sort of have to, because for a very long t

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Gravel-voiced, with the thickest of Baltimore accents, the six-foot-tall, 350-pound, dress-wearing, bouffant-sporting Miss Tony couldn’t help but stand out. Radio personality Frank Ski recalls his first encounter with the club vocalist, local radio pers

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We’ve surpassed the one-murder-a-day rate for 2014.Monday, June 2 3:50 p.m. Tavon Henry, a 22-year-old African-American man, was on the 3700 block of Cottage Avenue, in the Park Circle neighborhood, when someone shot him multiple times. Police respond

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Meredith Moise has spent a lifetime working as a community organizer and offers a unique perspective on what has changed over the years and whether things have gotten better for LGBTQ folks. “For some of us, for gay white men, it is getting better,” she

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