Horse Lords announce new album, ‘The Common Task’

Credit: Audrey Gatewood

Local avant-garde rock band Horse Lords is back with their first album since 2016’s “Interventions.”

The four-piece today announced the release of fourth album “The Common Task,” due out March 13 on Northern Spy Records. As a teaser, the band put out a first single, “Fanfare for Effective Freedom,” out on Bandcamp.

José Andrés bringing taco stall to Johns Hopkins

Credit: Ryan Forbes.

Celebrity chef and humanitarian José Andrés is opening a new restaurant on the Johns Hopkins University campus.

Butterfly Tacos y Tortas, as its called, will be a fast-casual spot serving food inspired by the street culture of Mexico City.

Among bills for small business, ‘big lemonade’ stands out

Photo by Julie Depenbrock/Capital News Service

By Ryan E. Little
Capital News Service

ANNAPOLIS — State legislators always want to support small business. But one bill introduced this session aims to help the smallest of businesses.

A bill introduced in the Maryland House would protect lemonade stands from local authorities who might want to enforce local permit laws that could shut them down.

Baltimore County announces new data center, targeted policing to combat crime

Baltimore County Police Chief Melissa Hyatt, center, speaks as Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr., second from right, and council members Israel “Izzy” Patoka, left, and Julian E. Jones Jr., right, look on. Credit: Baltimore County Police Department.

After seeing an 85 percent increase in homicides last year, Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. and Police Chief Melissa Hyatt today announced a new Real Time Crime Center and an increase in discretionary spending for police to combat violent crime.

Olszewski said the new public safety plan is a “deliberate and decisive response” to the 50 homicides in the county last year, a total that surpassed the previous high of 43 killings in 1992, seven years after the FBI began collecting local data on violent crime.

The Influencers: Teacher and Administrator Profiles


The following feature was originally published in our annual Guide to Baltimore Independent Schools. To view the guide in its entirety, click here.

Passionate educators, beloved teachers, and inspiring mentors: Meet the educators leading the way at area independent schools.

Boys’ Latin School of Maryland

R. Brandon Mollett, Head of Middle School
The Boys’ Latin School of Maryland

The journey that led Boys’ Latin (BL) Middle School Head Brandon Mollett back to his alma mater began after his graduation from Middlebury College and a stint as a journalist. Nineteen years ago, the 1994 graduate returned to Boys’ Latin, where he has served as an administrator, teacher and coach.