Baltimore would be ‘clean energy capital’ under Baker’s new green industry plan

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Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker, the leading contender for the Democratic nomination to unseat Gov. Larry Hogan, according to polls, would make Baltimore “the nation’s clean energy capital” under a new green jobs plan announced today.

Greenlaurel: Moveable Orchards, a brilliant solution to help Baltimore’s food deserts

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While many of Baltimore’s urban spaces don’t have the proper soil conditions to support a newly planted orchard, the folks at the nonprofit Civic Works have come up with a solution: Make the orchards portable, and bring them to the communities that need them.

Event Pick: Rise Bmore, a spoken and musical commemoration of Freddie Gray’s death

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Freddie Gray Mural
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On this day three years ago, doctors pronounced Freddie Gray dead at University of Maryland Shock Trauma, a week after Baltimore police officers dragged him into a van for a fateful ride leading to his death. Tonight, local poets, writers, musicians and others will honor the 25-year-old whose death at the hands of police set off an uprising.

Orioles announce theme nights, including tributes to ‘The Sandlot,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ and good dogs

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The Baltimore Orioles today announced a full slate of themed promotional events throughout the season, including a yoga night and games dedicated to classic kids’ baseball movie “The Sandlot,” HBO’s fantasy epic “Game of Thrones” and good doggos.

From Homeland to Ruxton – Three open houses this Sunday

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Open Houses

Sunday, April 22  12pm – 2pm

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7614 L’HIRONDELLE CLUB RD, RUXTON

MOD Pizza opens at The Rotunda in Hampden

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MOD Pizza, a national pizza chain specializing in made-to-order pies and salads, has opened its newest location in Hampden’s slowly revitalizing, semi-upscale Rotunda shopping center.

De Sousa appears, alongside Pugh, at Eric B. and Rakim show, gets booed

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Mayor Catherine Pugh, right, and Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa address the media on April 4, 2018. Screengrab via Facebook Live.

Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa, alongside Mayor Catherine Pugh, appeared onstage during last night’s Eric B. and Rakim show at Baltimore Soundstage to “apologize for all the things that the police have done, dating back 200 years.”

The apology was met with boos.

Amid construction on Druid Lake Reservoir, city to install pedestrian, bike paths connecting Remington and Reservoir Hill

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The new planned layout for Druid Park Lake Drive, eastbound. Image via Bikemore.

In its present sprawling state, Druid Park Lake Drive “acts as a divider”—”a moat,” even—for pedestrians and residents living near Druid Hill Park, Councilman Leon Pinkett says. “The speed and the width of that corridor doesn’t allow communities of West Baltimore…to really access the park in the way that it should.”

But with Baltimore’s Department of Transportation already set to close off lanes along the thoroughfare to make way for construction equipment for the ongoing Druid Lake Reservoir project, the city is trying a temporary experiment that Pinkett suggests is a “win-win.”