ROLAND PARK – OPEN HOUSE, SUNDAY, MAY 19, 1PM – 3PM

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118 Hawthorn Road, Roland Park, 21210

4 beds, 2/1 baths

Listing Price: $599,900

Listing agent: Jason Perlow, Perlow Home Team

Charm abounds in this attractive early-Colonial Roland Park home. You are greeted by a handsome, full-width front veranda and enter the home into a cheerful parlor. Hardwood floors throughout the home, nine-foot ceilings throughout the main level, plus a splendid three-story addition with a family room, game room and expanded second bedroom. You will want to stay outdoors all day on the patio or balcony, overlooking the large, flat, fenced rear yard. Many improvements in this enchanting home!

Open House: Sunday, May 19, 1PM – 3PM

City unveils ransomware workaround for real estate transactions; recovery for other services may take ‘months’

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Photo by Christopher Sessums, via Flickr

Baltimore’s municipal computer networks remain under siege from last week’s ransomware attack, but Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young today announced a “workaround” for real estate agents and home buyers to complete real estate deals that have stalled for over a week.

MD’s consumer advocates push for new debt collection laws

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Some of Maryland’s debt collection laws haven’t been updated since the Reagan administration. Lawmakers and consumer advocates are trying to update the law to protect low-income Marylanders from collection tactics like body attachments. (Brooks DuBose/Capital News Service)

By Brooks DuBose
Capital News Service

ANNAPOLIS — Jailing a person for an unpaid debt has been illegal for almost two centuries in the United States.

But in Maryland, through a roundabout court procedure, hundreds of people every year are jailed for essentially just that: Owing money.

Pimlico track detectives make sure the whole Preakness operation is on the level

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Pimlico track detective Gary Yamin. Photo by J.M. Giordano.

The office smells like cigar smoke and horse. It’s not his cigar, though; the quality stogie belongs to a swell outside on a break from placing bets.

Gary Yamin doesn’t smoke. He sits behind a small desk with maps on the wall and maps in front of him and an icon of the Virgin Mary tacked to a bulletin board for prayers and luck. Yamin is Pimlico’s track detective, and he’s getting ready for the biggest, longest two days on the local racing calendar.

He’s a police vet, hitting the beat with the Baltimore Police Department for his 20 years, and a local. Parents are from Park Heights, the area he patrolled as a cop and his base at the track during the racing season.

Hot Plate: Fat Tiger, El Tigre and Old Boy open in Broadway Market, Preakness specials, Mac and Cheese Festival and more

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Topside celebrates Preakness Friday and Saturday with a “raising the steaks” special.

This week is full of great restaurant news, including multiple openings and new offerings, Preakness-related specials and an opportunity to learn from some of the best and brightest women in the Baltimore restaurant scene.

Here’s a look at what’s been happening and what’s on tap:

Featured Hot Listing: Timeless Jack Arnold Home in Huntington | OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, MAY 19 1PM – 3PM

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Forest Bluff2 FOREST BLUFF COURT, OWINGS MILLS, MD 21117

4 bedrooms, 3 baths

Listing Price: $1,100,000

OPEN HOUSE: SUNDAY, MAY 19, 1PM – 3PM

A timeless Jack Arnold home in desirable Huntington. Alexander Baer’s vision comes to life with inviting spaces, impressive beams and refreshing color. A palette for all ages. New and sparkling master bath in which to soak and relax. Functionality meets luxury in a lower level awash with light. Glorious outdoor living with a heated lap pool, fire pit and extensive landscaping by Bob Jackson. Retreat starts here. Open House: Sunday, May 19th 1PM – 3PM.

As council considers income-based water billing, Baltimore bill payers and advocates share horror stories

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Photo by Ethan McLeod

Baltimore residents and advocates packed the council chambers on Thursday evening to share their terrible tales of inaccurate meter readings, seeing their properties brought to tax sale and the resulting fallout in their lives stemming from the city’s administration of water bills.

Most came to support legislation that would establish income-based billing for low-income households, as well as an independent office for resolving disputes.