Maryland Seeks to Expand Coverage of State “Move Over” Law

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emergency vehicle

Sponsored Content: Under current Maryland law, drivers who see an emergency vehicle with flashing lights on the side of the road are required to slow down or move one lane over, if possible, to afford more room to those emergency workers.  The goal of the law is to provide conditions that are as safe as possible for first responders.  A new law that is being proposed would expand those “move over” protections to nearly all service vehicles, including mowers and trash trucks.

Weekend Events Calendar: Charm City Night Market, Pigtown Festival, Cherry Hill Arts and Music Festival and more

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SQUEAKness (via Pigtown Main Street)

The city’s cross-section of cultures is on full display with the Night Market at the former site of Chinatown, and festivals celebrating Polish and German heritage across town. Plus neighborhood festivals spotlight Pigtown, Belair-Edison and Cherry Hill. Elsewhere, check out the BMA’s new exhibit with Mark Bradford, or some of the best in local music at Baltimore magazine‘s festival. Here’s the rundown:

ACLU bites back at Sessions for spreading misinformation about Baltimore’s consent decree

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Jeff Sessions at a Trump campaign rally. Photo by Gage Skidmore, via Wikimedia Commons.

In a speech before law enforcement officers Wednesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions denounced consent decrees as a contributor to rising crime in American cities like Chicago and Baltimore, where those court orders requiring police departments to fix complex internal issues have been implemented to confront corruption and discrimination by officers.

Under Armour to lay off 400 as part of restructuring plan

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Under Armour’s headquarters, photo via Wikimedia Commons

Under Armour announced today it will lay off 400 employees, or about 3 percent of its total workforce, as the sports apparel company updates a restructuring plan enacted earlier this year.

Suspect dead of self-inflicted wound in Harford County mass shooting; three dead, three injured

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The Rite Aid distribution center where the shooting took place. Image via Google Street View.

For the second time in a year, multiple people have died in a workplace mass shooting in Harford County.

I Heart City Life Happy Hour at Creative Alliance with Live Baltimore – October 5

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Live Baltimore October Happy Hour
Photo Credit: Creative Alliance Facebook

City Life is the only life for us. Live Baltimore is raising a pint to their love for the city with a happy hour at Creative Alliance on October 5 from 5-8pm. October’s event celebrates National Hispanic Heritage month. For a $10 donation you will receive a commemorative pint glass and one free beer. The first 100 guests to register will receive the third glass in the 2018 series as their take-home pint glass.

How CHAT Helped Katie Fink Connect

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Katie Fink

In her mid-twenties, Katie Fink felt like something was missing in her life.

A Baltimore native, Katie returned to Baltimore after attending college in Ithaca, New York and started looking for ways to connect with her peers. That’s why she signed up for CHAT: Conversations Happening Around Town, a program through IMPACT (The Associated’s young adult division) that brings together young adults in Jewish Baltimore to meet new people and explore available opportunities in Jewish Baltimore.