Baltimore is the “Realest City in America,” according to a song by Zadia

Singer Zadia wrote and performed the song “Realest City in America” to be used in a new advertising campaign for the city by Visit Baltimore and the Bellweather Agency. Screenshot via Facebook.

Baltimore has had plenty of nicknames over the years, including Charm City, Clipper City, The Monumental City, The City That Reads, The Greatest City in America, Mobtown, Bodymore, and Smalltimore.

Now it’s being touted as the “Realest City in America” in a campaign launched by Visit Baltimore, the city’s official destination sales and marketing organization. The woman who wrote it, Zadia, performed it last month during the organization’s annual meeting at the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum.

Owings Mills man faces federal charges for alleged distribution of more than 600 fake COVID-19 vaccination cards

COVID vaccination card. Photo by The Focal Project/Flickr.

A 23-year-old man from Owings Mills is now facing federal charges in connection with his alleged distribution of fake COVID-19 vaccination cards.

Meet Ronnie Footlick


Ronnie Footlick is a life-long volunteer in Baltimore’s Jewish community. A campaign solicitor for over 30 years, she served as the women’s campaign chair for the 2019 campaign. After working on the committee for Baltimore’s Lion of Judah Endowment initiative, she is now serving as chair of Planned Giving and Endowment for The Associated.

Maryland dedicates more than $9 million to revitalize six historic buildings

Wilkins Rogers Mill – Frederick Road, Baltimore County
The Wilkins Rogers Mill was awarded $3 million. Photo provided by the Maryland Department of Planning.

The Maryland Historical Trust recently awarded $9 million in tax credits to six projects restoring historic buildings in the state.

Challenger makes Shellenberger play defense in forum

Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger and his opponent, attorney Robbie Leonard. Credit: Shellenberger/Leonard

Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger has not had a Democratic primary challenger since he was first elected in 2006.

The four-term incumbent has one now.

Portrait of late Rep. Elijah Cummings to be unveiled at Baltimore Museum of Art before being permanently displayed at U.S. Capitol

Portrait of Elijah E. Cummings. Image provided by the Baltimore Museum of Art.

A portrait of the late Maryland congressman Elijah Cummings will go on display this month at the Baltimore Museum of Art before it’s permanently installed in the U. S. Capitol.

Maryland residents submit most telemarketing call, robocall complaints to FTC per capita

Marylanders submitted the most complaints per capita to the Federal Trade Commission regarding telemarketing sales calls and robocalls, according to 2021 fiscal year data released by the FTC. Photo by Jennie/Flickr.

Capital News Service — During the 2021 fiscal year, Maryland residents submitted the most complaints to the Federal Trade Commission per 100,000 people regarding telemarketing sales calls and robocalls, according to recent data released by the FTC.