While you weren’t looking, a new coffee shop was born in March on W. Preston Street in Mount Vernon. Tooth N’ Nail isn’t of the sleek, modern variety, opting instead for a laid-back ’90s vibe and, per a description on its Facebook page, an aim of “hearkening back to the old days when they were community spaces for artists, students and local people to gather.”
Local sports boosters: If the slumping Orioles have got you down, here’s yet another reminder that the University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s men’s basketball program made history two months ago by toppling the mighty 1-seeded University of Virginia. Now, there’s a bobblehead to mark the triumphant day.
One week after the sudden and tragic death of Democratic gubernatorial contender Kevin Kamenetz, his running mate, former Montgomery County Councilwoman Valerie Ervin, says she plans to run in his place.
Eighteen months ago, construction crews reduced the Brutalist concrete fountain at the heart of the Inner Harbor’s McKeldin Square plaza to rubble, making way for green space and some additional seating at the corner of Pratt and Light streets. The effort was led by the Downtown Partnership, whose leaders said the structure had become an eyesore.
Gone is the 35-year-old sharp-edged edifice that played host to curious wanderers traversing its walkways and people wading into its waters, and served as a backdrop to countless demonstrations, from pinnacle events like the 2015 protests of police after Freddie Gray’s death and the 2011 Occupy campouts to weekly protests.
But it lives again—if you have a screen handy. Just search “Nonument 01” on your app store.
If you weren’t among the Maryland Film Festival-goers who caught the premiere of Matthew Porterfield’s “Sollers Point” last week, you’re in luck. The film kicks off a three-week run at The Parkway tonight, and both Porterfield and the movie’s lead actor, McCaul Lombardi, will be on hand to discuss their work.
Mayor Catherine Pugh has suspended Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa with pay as a result of the federal charges filed against him for failing to file tax returns for three straight years.