Young will call on DOT to synchronize traffic lights ahead of Don’t Block the Box rollout

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Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young will introduce a resolution at tonight’s council meeting calling on the Department of Transportation to properly synchronize traffic lights ahead of the Don’t Block the Box initiative.

Scheduled to start May 1 with a warning period, Don’t Block the Box would give a ticket to any driver caught in the intersection after the light has changed. Once the warning period ends, motorists found blocking the box will receive a ticket with a $90 fine and one point on their driver’s license.

Q&A: Krish Vignarajah on her Baltimore roots, fighting for moms, education funding and her campaign for governor

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Krishanti Vignarajah, 38, is proud of the factors that distinguish her from her competitors seeking to unseat Republican Gov. Larry Hogan in the November general election. Beyond the most obvious difference—aside from her, it’s an all-male Democratic primary field—the former Obama administration State Department senior advisor and policy director for Michelle Obama says she stands alone as the only immigrant in the running, having left civil war-plagued Sri Lanka with her parents for Baltimore when she was a child.

“I had the luck of living a life that allowed me to go from Woodlawn High to the White House,” she says. “And I don’t want my life story to be the exception. I want it to be the rule.”

Labs@LightCity: ArtLab Emphasizes the Important Influence of Art and Creativity in Baltimore City

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Labs@LightCity ArtLab
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Innovation LABS at the third annual Light City Baltimore concluded last week, packed with unprecedented access to Baltimore’s movers and shakers, and the nudge to get the city collaborating for change.

Laurel-based Something Awesome wins Charles Town Classic

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With a determined surge in the home stretch, Laurel Park-based 7-year-old Something Awesome took home the $1.2 million Grade 2 Charles Town Classic on Saturday, dueling nose to nose with War Story before the finish line.

Event Pick: Get out and celebrate Earth Day

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For all of its environmental challenges, Baltimore has some pretty breathtaking natural spaces, and plenty of enthusiastic environmentalists to help take care of the them. Today is your day to get out and join them with some cleaning and greening, or even just hanging out.

Event Pick: Peabody Heights throws a party for its new Thomas Dolby-inspired trash wheel brew

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Tonight, Waverly’s Peabody Heights Brewery debuts its newest creation, the long-windedly titled “Professor Trash Wheel Blinded Me Wit Science.” The Belgian wit is named for–you guessed it–the 1982 hit song that launched Baltimore-dwelling musician and professor Thomas Dolby’s popular career, as well as the Ph.D-holding, garbage-eating robot that lives at Canton’s waterfront.