School board votes to close Banneker Blake Academy, along with five other schools

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Image courtesy of Benjamin DuBose.

Despite outcry from parents and protests from the Benjamin Banneker Eubie Blake Academy for Arts & Sciences’ co-founders and board, the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners on Tuesday night voted to close the Northeast Baltimore charter school at the end of the current school year.

To Iceland and Beyond with the GreenMount School

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GreenMount Immersion Program in IcelandEach year, the eighth-grade students of GreenMount School travel to a remote part of the United States or to another country as part of their Immersion Program. Students are immersed in the destination, learning about the geography, history, and culture of the people who call that area home. Students generally travel in the spring for 6-9 days, depending on the destination and goals of the trip. Recently, students traveled to Iceland to experience the raw beauty in nature and immerse themselves in the study of geology and Icelandic culture. In other years, the students have traveled to the Canyonlands of Utah, Costa Rica, the Netherlands, Scotland, and Spain. Academic preparation includes an independent study project on the country to inform travel and communication.

Caught up in a procedural ‘Catch-22,’ city panel votes to let the Divine mural stay up

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Divine is finally legal.

Baltimore’s Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation voted unanimously on Tuesday to follow its staff’s recommendation and give “retroactive approval” to a three-story-high mural of the drag performer and actor that was painted last month on the side of a Mount Vernon row house without prior authorization.

DDm announces ‘Holiday Slay,’ a night of storytelling and music on Dec. 15

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There’s no shortage of events during the holiday season offering songs, stories and/or cheer. But “Holiday Slay,” scheduled for Dec. 15 at the Metro Gallery, promises much more.

At long last, $19 million Harford Road Bridge replacement set to begin in Northeast Baltimore

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Photo via Baltimore City Department of Transportation

In less than a week’s time, the city will shut down the well-traveled, woefully aged Harford Road Bridge spanning Herring Run, and begin the process of replacing the 106-year-old passageway with one better equipped for pedestrians and the estimated 22,000 cars that travel it each day.

Event Pick: ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ begins its run at the Hippodrome

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The goal of our site’s Event Picks is to make you a match, find you a find, catch you a catch when it comes to tracking down great ways to spend your free time. We look all across the interwebs to make you a perfect match. And that’s why we’re directing you to the Hippodrome Theatre tonight, for the first night of a five-day run of the classic musical “Fiddler on the Roof.”

Husband-and-wife team bring a small-town feel to local shopping with Ruxton Mercantile

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At the new Ruxton Mercantile general store, customers can buy activated charcoal toothpaste, throw blankets made on antique looms and merino wool clothing from New Zealand.

And they can head to the back to grab a cup of Ceremony Coffee with an array of add-ins that will enhance your skin, like collagen, peptide boosters, and raw honey.