Along the Patapsco

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

Friday Afternoon Headlines: Judge allows Mosby’s lawyers to quit case; Maryland gas prices rising; Application deadline extended for Moore’s boards and committees; and more.

Judge permits Marilyn Mosby’s entire defense team to quit case — The Baltimore Sun Gas prices continue to rise in Maryland. Here’s why. — WMAR-TV Application deadline for Gov. Moore’s boards and committee appointments moved to Jan. 31 — The Afro Gov. Moore is about to shake up the Public Service Commission. Here’s why it…

Friday Morning Headlines: Moore highlights tax break for military retirees; Judge expresses concern over BPD hiring; More turmoil in Columbia; and more.

Columbia Association future uncertain as board accepts CEO resignation and two others depart – The Sun Gov. Moore highlights tax break proposal for military retirees – WTOP News Federal judge overseeing consent decree concerned about BPD recruitment – WBAL News Housing prices increase, despite slowdown in buying – WMAR-TV 35-acre mixed-use development underway in Bel…

Thursday Afternoon Headlines: BGE pushes for control of Baltimore’s underground conduit system; McCormick reports sales and profit decline; and more.

BGE is quietly pushing to control Baltimore’s underground conduit system — Baltimore Brew McCormick reports sales and profit decline in fourth quarter — The Baltimore Sun Associated Black Charities loses multimillion-dollar grant contract highlighted in scathing city audit — Baltimore Business Journal Singer, ‘courtwatcher’ Fiona Apple champions Md. bill to cement online access to courtrooms…

Thursday Morning Headlines: Gov. to replace head of stadium authority; Cannabis and education among top priorities of Legislative Black Caucus; Teachers seek higher pay; and more.

Moore to replace head of Maryland Stadium Authority and dozens of other Hogan appointees – Maryland Matters Cannabis, health care and education among top priorities of Legislative Black Caucus – Baltimore Banner Baltimore County educators seek cost-of-living adjustments – The Sun Legislation introduced to assist health care workers – WMAR-TV Company defends its higher ambulance…

Wednesday Afternoon Headlines: Baltimore to run out of federal eviction prevention funds in March; 11 puppies dead, 2 people injured in house fire; Gorilla statue stolen; and more.

Baltimore to run out of federal eviction prevention funds by mid-March, officials say — The Baltimore Sun 11 puppies found dead, 2 people injured in Bentalou Street house fire — WBAL-TV PNC closing another eight branches in Baltimore County — Baltimore Business Journal $10k reward offered leading to arrest of man caught on video stealing…

Don’t Say Gay

Writer Will Richardson remembers a recent Halloween adventure, more frightening for his and his husband’s journey into MAGA territory than any spooky costumes at hand.

Wednesday Morning Headlines: Former D.C. Metro head named state transportation chief; Md. sues recycling company for ‘open dumps’; The impact of 6,000 state agency vacancies; and more.

Gov. names former head of D.C. Metro as state transportation secretary – NBC4 News Maryland sues recycling company, accusing it of operating ‘open dumps’ in Baltimore, Prince George’s – The Sun New school-area speed camera locations announced – WBFF-TV How Dawn Flythe Moore will approach the role of first spouse – Baltimore Banner The impact…

Tuesday Afternoon Headlines: Maryland fined for alleged misuse of AmeriCorps funds; How Baltimore-area students are scoring in English and math; Light snow accumulation in Maryland on Wednesday; and more.

State of Maryland settles with feds after alleged misuse of AmeriCorps funds — Baltimore Brew Students in Baltimore region are moving past the pandemic in English, but many are flubbing math — The Baltimore Banner Light accumulation expected in Maryland Wednesday morning — WBAL-TV Baltimore County schools partially at fault for 2020 cyberattack, Maryland inspector…

10 Things to Know About Jessica Gorsky

Jessica Gorsky has been involved with The Associated for the past seven years. She balances a busy professional career as a Trusts and Estates attorney and mom to an active two-year old with her volunteer positions as co-chair of the Ben-Gurion Society, board member of The Associated’s Young Adult Division (YAD) and ambassador for the Baltimore-Odesa Partnership. Here…

Chesapeake Conservancy data scientists taught a new AI tool to map wetlands more accurately

Chesapeake Conservancy is datafying the country’s dirt. The Annapolis nonprofit’s data science team has developed a new artificial intelligence deep learning model for mapping wetlands, with a reported 94% accuracy. This “AI wetlands model” shows hope for what has been decades of challenges for protecting and conserving wetlands, VP for Climate Strategy Susan Minnemeyer told Technical.ly.