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Nearly 3,000 Counterfeit Sinks, Valued at $1 Million, Intercepted at Port of Baltimore

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Photo via U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Who knew a sink could be fake? And so valuable?

Mayor Fires Police Commissioner Kevin Davis: ‘I’m Impatient. We Need Violence Reduction.’

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Newly appointed Police Commissioner Darryl DeSousa (left) and former Police Commissioner Kevin Davis. Photos via Baltimore Police Department.

After roughly two and a half years at the helm of the Baltimore Police Department, Police Commissioner Kevin Davis has been let go.

Mayor Pugh, Council Vice Prez Middleton Re-Launching Baltimore City Women’s Commission

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Baltimore’s mayor and council vice president are seeking 19 women to join a commission being reinstated to advance the female cause.

Alleged Peeping Tom in White Marsh Mall ‘Spy Cam’ Case Arrested, Now Free on Bail

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Still via YouTube/Baltimore County Police

County police have identified the man who they say accidentally videotaped himself setting up a spy camera in a family bathroom in White Marsh.

‘Food Deserts’ Get New Name, But Still Prevalent in Baltimore

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A map of “healthy food priority areas,” formerly called food deserts, from the city’s 2018
Food Environment Report. About 23.5 percent of Baltimore residents live in such areas, the report says.

Baltimore food policy officials have renamed what’s pretty much a household term now to describe a place where families lack nearby healthy food options and live in dire poverty, though the issue still remains a major problem in the city, according to a new report.

Students Need City’s Arts, Cultural Institutions (and vice versa)

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Posted by Tom Buck, Upper School English teacher at Friends School of Baltimore

I have been teaching high school and college English for more than 40 years and, although I’m way too old to wallow in regret, it wasn’t until practically the third decade of my career that I understood the transcendent importance of exposing my students to what Baltimore and the metropolitan area have to offer – culturally, historically, and educationally. Our kids have priceless opportunities to see and learn from the myriad museums, theaters, and galleries that surround them; What’s more, these cultural institutions need us almost as badly as we need them.

Watch: Footage Shows Dramatic Shootout Between Officers, Robbers at 7-Eleven Downtown

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Warning: May be graphic to some.

Two brazen suspects robbed a 7-Eleven downtown last night, shot at (and missed) police officers at the scene and then managed to escape. CitiWatch camera operators captured the entire thing.

Dr. Onaje X. O. Woodbine to Speak about Race, Education and Athletics on January 25

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The public is invited to join Dr. Onaje X. O. Woodbine, a religious studies teacher at Phillips Academy (MA) and author of Black Gods of the Asphalt for a thought-provoking conversation about race, education, and athletics on Thursday, January 25 at Gilman School. The 6:00 p.m. event is free, a light supper will be served, and childcare will be available with advance registration. Register for the lecture here. 

Police Charge Man, 29, in Murder of Baltimore Tattoo Museum Employee

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One of James Forrester’s alleged killers is now in custody.

Maryland Lawmakers Override Gov. Hogan’s Veto to Enact Paid Sick Leave Law

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Photo via Sen. Bill Ferguson/Instagram

Thirty Maryland senators today overrode Gov. Larry Hogan’s 2017 veto of a sick-leave bill, requiring employers across Maryland to give hundreds of thousands of workers paid time off for medical reasons.