BGE proposes hiking rates by roughly $8.53 per month per household bill

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Photo by callison-burch, via Flickr

Regional utility Baltimore Gas and Electric has filed an application with the Maryland Public Service Commission to bump up its rates and bring in an additional $133 million—translating to roughly $8.53 more per month for the average household.

Beach House to serve as WTMD’s inaugural artist in residence

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Photo by Shawn Brackbill.

Local dream-pop duo Beach House is the first artist in residence with Towson-based alternative music station WTMD, the station announced today.

So what does that mean exactly? It means vocalist/keyboardist Victoria Legrand and guitarist Alex Scally will offer a series of radio specials in the lead-up to the duo’s June 11 homecoming show at the Hippodrome Theatre.

Developers plan renewable energy-reliant ‘eco-village’ in NE Baltimore

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Rendering via Living Design Lab

After years of planning to bring new life to Coldstream Homestead Montebello’s blighted Tivoly Triangle, city officials this morning announced a development team for the project with a sustainable vision.

Memorial Day Weekend Events Calendar: SoWeBo Arts and Music Festival, Brew at the Zoo, John Waters

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The Sowebo Arts and Music Festival. Photo by Ed Linton.

Summer is upon us once again with the arrival of Memorial Day weekend. There are plenty of local events that don’t involve the beach, like one of the city’s most-loved neighborhood festivals in Hollins Market, a chance to imbibe among the animals and an event to buy herbs in the park.

Shelley Hendler’s Chapter Two: Exploring the Next Great Thing

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From the time she was a teenager, Shelley Hendler worked. First making money babysitting and tutoring in high school, then later as an educator in the Baltimore County school system, then for 12 years, she served as a middle school administrator for Krieger Schechter Day School.

Yet, five years ago, Shelley felt it was time to move on and start her own “chapter two.” Knowing she was still young, and looking to broaden her horizons, this empty-nester wasn’t quite sure what she wanted to do. Then several opportunities came knocking at her door.

Hot Plate: Party at Sandlot, Market at Montebello debuts, Raw & Refined opens and more

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This week offers opportunities to eat and drink outdoors, including at a party at the Sandlot on Sunday.

The unofficial start of summer is upon us and the Baltimore restaurant scene is in celebration mode this week, with tons of al fresco dining options, a handful of fun new openings and several strong incentives to raise a glass. Here’s a look at what’s happening:

Jawbox headlining Metro Gallery for club’s 12th anniversary

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Photo by Shane Gardner.

Jawbox, the highly regarded 1990s post-hardcore band, will grace the Metro Gallery’s stage on Saturday to mark the club’s 12th anniversary, the venue announced today.

Fronted by J. Robbins, who now runs the Magpie Cage Recording Studio here in Baltimore, the group released two LPs on the seminal punk label Dischord Records before scoring a deal with Atlantic.