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Rat Film, Documentary Featuring Baltimore’s History with Rats, Opens Tomorrow at Parkway Theatre

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A locally produced feature length documentary about Baltimore’s rat population opens Friday, September 15 at Station North’s Parkway Theatre. Theo Anthony’s Rat Film explores what Baltimore’s relationship to rats exposes about boundaries of separation and the history of racism in our city.

Baltimore Bike Share Shuts Down Temporarily To Improve Security

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Baltimore Sun Reports that the Baltimore Bike Share program is shutting down temporarily, to update the security equipment on its 200 piece fleet of rentable bicycles. The local bike share program opened in 2016, but has weathered a rocky start after a high number of instances of theft, and related damage to locking docks. The bikes are outfitted with GPS, and generally recovered when stolen, but the track-downs and maintenance to the bikes and the locking docks take time, money, and man power away from a small staff.

Annie Milli Wants You to Live In the City

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Earlier this summer, 36-year-old Owings Mills native Annie Milli made the impressive leap from nonprofit Live Baltimore’s marketing director to executive director. But when you consider Milli’s intense work ethic and fierce love of Baltimore City, the shock of her rapid-fire professional trajectory eases.

New Beginnings Barbershop: ‘Doing Our Part To Make A Meaningful Difference’

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The New Beginnings Barbershop/Kaiser Permanente (KP) dream team is ready to to see you. From left to right: Troy Staton and Caira Daniels (New Beginnings Barbershop owners), Donette Jones (KP nurse), Sayonia Cheeks (KP lab technician) and Dr. Eddye Bullock (KP Physician).

“Our Hollins Market community sits between Baltimore’s two negative stories: The Corner and The Wire,” said Troy Staton, owner of the New Beginnings Barbershop located in Baltimore City. “We’re so much more than those two stories.”

Baltimore City Wants to Ban Sale of Bath Salts, Synthetic Marijuana

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(photo: Council on Chemical Abuse)
(photo: Council on Chemical Abuse)

Baltimore City Health Commissioner Leana Wen has been rolling out new programs and policies that address heroin addiction over the past few months. On Monday, the City opened a new front against synthetic drugs.

SRB Wants to Sell Parking Garages to Pay For Rec Centers

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Rendering of Druid Hill Park Outdoor Aquatic Center (Baltimore City)
Rendering of Druid Hill Park Outdoor Aquatic Center (Baltimore City)

Baltimore City government owns four downtown parking garages. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake wants to sell them off, and use the money to fund construction at the city’s rec centers and pools.

New Plan for Baltimore’s Heroin Battle: 24-7 Treatment, DontDie.Org

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Screen shot from DontDie.org

About 18,900 people in Baltimore City use heroin, according to a report released by a task force assigned to looking at treatment options in the city. The document also includes a plan designed to get that number down.

Ex-Charm City Circulator Chief Gets Year in Prison

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The Charm City Circulator
The Charm City Circulator

The former Baltimore City transportation official who oversaw the Charm City Circulator and Water Taxi is taking a trip to prison, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday. 

Baltimore City Landfill Employees in Bribery, Scrap Metal Schemes

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Quarantine Road Landfill via Baltimore Innerspace

The “Waste Management Business” has long been associated with graft. On Tuesday, federal prosecutors provided the latest example, indicting trash companies and landfill employees from Baltimore City in connection with a bribery scheme.

Mosby: 6 Police Officers Charged in Homicide of Freddie Gray (UPDATED)

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Officer Caesar R. Goodson Jr., Officer Edward M. Nero, Officer Garrett E Miller (top L-R), Officer William G. Porter, Lt. Brian W. Rice, Sgt. Alicia D. White (bottom L-R),
Officer Caesar R. Goodson Jr., Officer Edward M. Nero, Officer Garrett E Miller (top L-R), Officer William G. Porter, Lt. Brian W. Rice, Sgt. Alicia D. White (bottom L-R),

Six Baltimore police officers were charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray on Friday morning, Maryland State’s Attorney for the city of Baltimore Marilyn Mosby announced. Gray’s death was ruled a homicide by the state medical examiner on Friday, Mosby said.