Pugh charged with 11 counts of wire fraud, tax evasion for ‘Healthy Holly’ scheme

Mayor Catherine Pugh displays a set of “Healthy Holly”-affiliated bibs and baby blankets. Still via live stream from Charm TV/Facebook.

Federal prosecutors charged former Mayor Catherine Pugh with 11 counts of wire fraud, conspiracy to defraud the U.S., conspiracy to commit wire fraud and tax evasion related to her “Healthy Holly” children’s book scheme.

Baby’s on Fire to soft open Fells Point location tomorrow, host festivities next week

Photo via Google Street View

Baby’s on Fire is set to open its new Fells Point location tomorrow, and fittingly the record store and cafe that is setting up a new coffee shop in another record store, The Sound Garden, will mark the occasion next week with a free concert.

Stronach Group, owner of Pimlico and Laurel, joins Thoroughbred Safety Coalition

Pimlico Race Course on Preakness day. Photo by World Red Eye.

The Stronach Group, owners of Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park, on Tuesday joined other racetrack operators to announce the Thoroughbred Safety Coalition, a group proposing medical and structural reforms in horse racing to better protect the sport’s equine and human athletes.

Five Good Reasons why You may Need to Spend HOURS in Urgent Care


The last time I asked for a show of hands of who wanted to spend one single second more than is absolutely necessary in emergency or urgent care, despite my dramatic attempt at trying to up-sell the charm of the place and the INTERESTING PEOPLE (ahem) WHO WORK THERE, the results were as you would expect. Zero hands raised. We all have busy lives with carefully measured out schedules, and so when the need for unexpected urgent medical care presents itself we hope for the best to solve the problem as fast as possible. Healthcare marketing jumps right on the bandwagon, advertising minimal wait times and quick in and out care. Sometimes this works just great and is exactly what is needed, but sometimes it isn’t, and I want to present to you a few situations in which hanging around for a bit in emergency or urgent care really is to your benefit. Let’s see if I can convince you.

BSO taps ‘Turnaround King’ to advise on strategic plan

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Michael Kaiser, the arts administrator once dubbed the “Turnaround King” for his ability to rebuild flagging institutions, is set to advise the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra on its plan for a more stable financial future, the orchestra announced today.

Program Profiles: Learn about what’s offered at Baltimore independent schools


Independent schools offer more than just reading, writing, and arithmetic. The below program profiles, from our annually published “Guide to Baltimore Independent Schools,” explore the classes, internships, experiential learning and more that enrich the curricula at area private schools. Applications are due in December at most schools. Check websites for exact dates.

Beth Tfiloh – College Counseling

Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School is Baltimore’s only co-educational college preparatory Jewish day school spanning preschool through 12th grade. Faculty members address each individual learner’s needs throughout the rigorous dual curriculum while building creativity, leadership skills, and community ties.