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The stories that flow along the Patapsco River.

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A writer’s life in Baltimore, where it’s never too late to be a work-in-progress.

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A Baltimore poet, essayist and educator chronicles adventures and experiences with the places, people, and pastimes they have called home.

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Big Fish

Wednesday Afternoon Headlines: Funding issues threaten upgrades for Pimlico, Laurel Park; Ex-mayor of College Park indicted on 80 counts of child pornography charges; Longtime Maryland elections director announces retirement; and more.

Funding issues threaten Pimlico, Laurel Park race track upgrades — Baltimore Business Journal Former College Park Mayor indicted on 80 counts of child pornography charges — WJZ Linda Lamone, Maryland’s long-serving elections director, announces retirement — Maryland Matters Legislative Audit: Thousands of Maryland toll customers potentially overcharged — WMAR Authorities charge 33 people in sprawling…

Wednesday Morning Headlines: Slain boxer remembered; Number of concerts to double at renovated arena; More money for state workers; and more.

Newly renovated arena set to host twice as many concerts – The Sun Slain boxer remembered at candlelight vigil – WMAR-TV Maryland first lady reveals her struggle with multiple sclerosis – WTOP News Gov. Moore proposes $35 million more for state employees – Maryland Matters Relief teams from Maryland head to Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia…

Tuesday Afternoon Headlines: Adnan Syed convictions reinstated; $20K reward for info on Roy McGrath; Maryland Zoo mourns death of Willow the giraffe; and more.

Adnan Syed convictions reinstated; Maryland appellate court orders new hearing — The Baltimore Sun $20K reward for info leading to arrest of fugitive Roy McGrath — WBAL Maryland Zoo mourns “unexpected” death of giraffe, Willow — WJZ NAACP, housing advocates push action on stalled inclusionary housing bill — The Afro 270-unit apartment tower The Quill…

Tuesday Morning Headlines: Md. has 5th lowest Covid deaths per capita in nation; Independent agency eyed for cannabis oversight; Beer garden slated for Hampden; and more.

Maryland has 5th lowest Covid deaths per capita in nation – The Sun Senate plan calls for independent state agency to oversee recreational cannabis – Maryland Matters City Council votes to raise fines on 3-1-1 calls to vacant homes – WMAR-TV Mayor directs DPW to deny request to discharge processed Ohio wastewater into Baltimore system…

Monday Morning Headlines: Driver fleeing police crashes on Roland Ave., killing passenger; Batimore’s commercial downtown lags many in Covid recovery; Lady Terps in basketball Elite Eight; and more.

Driver who fled officers crashes on Roland Avenue, killing passenger – WBAL-TV Baltimore’s downtown lags other cities in Covid-19 commercial recovery – Baltimore Business Journal Lawmakers pitch solutions to rise in anti-Semitic incidents – Washington Post Maryland Episcopalians elect first woman leader as Bishop – Baltimore Sun Maryland women’s basketball faces No. 1 seed South…

Friday Afternoon Headlines: Baltimore E. coli notifications didn’t meet requirements; Maryland unemployment dips to 2.9%; and more.

Baltimore E. coli notifications to public didn’t meet state, federal requirements, MDE says — The Baltimore Sun Maryland unemployment rate hits record low 2.9%, officials say — WJZ Maryland Capitol Police tased a minor, but is saying little about what happened — The Baltimore Banner Here’s how Baltimore’s Covid-19 comeback compares to other downtowns –…

Goodwill Industries of Chesapeake to open free high school for adults in Baltimore

Adults who have not completed their high school education can face challenges when trying to get hired or advance in their careers, but Goodwill Industries has a solution.  The Goodwill Industries of Chesapeake Inc. will open an adult high school in Baltimore City this year.  The Excel Center is a tuition-free, public high school for…

Baltimore’s Back River plant to process wastewater from Ohio train derailment

The Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant in Baltimore County is expected to process a “significant” number of gallons of liquid wastewater sent over from East Palestine, Ohio train derailment, officials said Friday afternoon during a hastily-called joint news conference on the steps of the historic courthouse in Towson. Baltimore City Mayor Brandon Scott and Baltimore…

Plans for Baltimore Blueway water trail network include increased access points, rest stops, more

Baltimore residents weighed in on a planned network of waterway trails to connect the Inner Harbor and Middle Branch during a community input meeting Wednesday night. About 100 people attended the meeting, hosted by the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore, where residents had the opportunity to ask questions, voice concerns, and make proposals of their own…