Weekend Events Calendar: Artscape, after-hours events for Artscape, Ratscape and more

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Artscape 2017. Photo via Facebook.

Welcome to the middle of the summer, Baltimore. Of course, that means Artscape has arrived. Get the lowdown on what’s happening inside and around the Station North festival. Plus, a few foodie events and chances to combine fitness and awareness. Get out there:

Maryland’s Aggressive Driving Laws May be Changing

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Aggressive Drivers

Sponsored Content: Policymakers in Maryland want to change the aggressive driving laws in the state. The proposed changes would make it easier for police to stop aggressive drivers and force alleged offenders to face individuals they affect.

Feds give Baltimore $30 million to help demolish Perkins Homes, redevelop surrounding area

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Photo by Ethan McLeod

The feds have awarded $30 million to Baltimore City to kick off a rebuild of the 75-year-old Perkins Homes, nearby Oldtown and the former Somerset Homes.

By razing 629 units spread across the Perkins Homes’ 48-building community in stages, the city and developers are aiming to construct a larger, 1,345-unit community on 244 acres that the mayor’s office is calling a “transformation zone.” Demolition is slated to begin within a couple years.

Menswear company Paul Fredrick plots move to Baltimore County

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Paul Fredrick dress shirts and ties. Photo via Facebook.

Paul Fredrick, a Pennsylvania-based men’s clothing company now run by two former Jos. A Bank executives, is planning to relocate its corporate headquarters to Baltimore County, bringing 70 white-collar positions to the area.

7-year-old Taylor Hayes, shot two weeks ago in Southwest Baltimore, dies

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Taylor Hayes. Photo via the Baltimore Police Department.

Taylor Hayes, the 7-year-old girl who was shot while sitting in the backseat of a car two weeks ago, has died, police said this morning.

Event Pick: A trivia fundraiser at Mick O’Shea’s for Capital Gazette shooting victims

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Three weeks have passed since a mass shooting at the Capital Gazette headquarters claimed the lives of five newspaper employees and wounded two others. We’ve since heard tales of heroics from the scene, tearjerking commemorations of those lost and poignant reminders that there are reporters in Annapolis covering the tragedy that struck their very own newsroom.

Treat Your Taste Buds to Baltimore Restaurant Week this Summer Starting July 27

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Baltimore Restaurant Week

This summer, treat yourself to some tasty eats, delicious drinks and good company with Baltimore Restaurant Week. Baltimore is a delicious city, and from July 27th-August 5th, over 100 restaurants are offering super deals on amazing food.

Baltimore County police officer who shot theft suspect in Rosedale won’t be charged

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A grand jury has decided not to charge a Baltimore County cop who shot a theft suspect during a vehicular pursuit in Rosedale earlier this month.