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Councilman Henry picks back up on push to ban plastic bags in Baltimore City

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Photo by Jackie, via Flickr

Years after Stephanie Rawlings-Blake vetoed legislation banning stores from handing out plastics bags in Baltimore City, Councilman Bill Henry is giving it another go.

With ceremonial ‘ship christening,’ Port Discovery unveils two new exhibits

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Photo via Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Baltimore’s Port Discovery children’s museum finally has a port–and a ship to sail in it.

Manager at DOT was driving for rideshare service while on the clock, inspector general says

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Photo by Christopher Sessums, via Flickr

For the third time in four months, a city Department of Transportation employee has been investigated for unethical behavior while on the job. The latest case involves a now-former manager who investigators say was pulling double duty as a driver for a rideshare service and falsifying hours on his timesheet.

Baltimost: Cori Dioquino, actor and co-founder of the Baltimore Asian Pasifika Arts Collective

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Credit: Human Being Productions

Baltimost is a Baltimore Fishbowl feature series that asks locals what they love about their city. The idea is to celebrate Baltimore and the people who make it so unique.

So what makes Baltimore the Baltimost to you? It could be a favorite place, a great meal, a memorable interaction or something else entirely. Email suggestions to Karen at [email protected]

Cori Dioquino, 34, is an actor, producer, arts integration educator and co-founder of the Baltimore Asian Pasifika Arts Collective (BAPAC). In her words:

Hot Plate: Steak for dads, cocktails for Pride, Cunningham’s chef on ‘Chopped’ and more

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The Tomahawk steak at Topside is one of several Father’s Day weekend specials that will make carnivorous dads happy.

From wine to Pride to Father’s Day and beyond, this weekend and week are busy in Baltimore. Check out what’s happening in the local restaurant world:

Weekend Events Calendar: Baltimore Pride festivities, Father’s Day, Baltimore Wine Festival

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The Pride Parade makes its way through Mount Vernon. Photo by Ted Eytan, via Flickr.

Pride Weekend has arrived, kicking off three days of celebrating the LGBTQ+ community from Druid Hill Park to Station North. In Southeast Baltimore, it’s World Refugee Day, the Baltimore Wine Festival and a pair of pool parties. Check out the summer fun:

The Elephant’s owners want you to know they are, in fact, open

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Photo via The Elephant/Facebook

Steven Rivelis found himself in an odd position the other day. He was sitting outside The Elephant, the restaurant he co-owns at 924 N. Charles St., having a drink when a woman approached him to offer her condolences for their closure.

When he informed her The Elephant is actually still very much open, pointing to an “OPEN” sign on the door nearby and diners inside, she said he was wrong. She had read the coverage of the Mount Vernon eatery’s impending demise and was certain they had shut down, despite what he was telling her. (“There are people eating dinner in the window, you can see that,” he says he protested.)

UMBC’s Hilltop Dawgs alumni team headed back to The Basketball Tournament

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Photo courtesy of Hilltop Dawgs

For the first time in three years, the final two rounds of The Basketball Tournament won’t be held in Baltimore City. But a team of alumni from the now-famous University of Maryland, Baltimore County men’s basketball program will be making a comeback.

Water bills won’t be going out for June due to ransomware attack

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That headline sounds like a blessing—no more water bills!—but just remember it’s only temporary, and you will eventually be charged for running your faucet or flushing the toilet.

City withdraws lawsuit seeking control of Pimlico, says Stronach willing to talk keeping Preakness in Baltimore

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The Preakness Stakes at Pimlico. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Nearly three months after taking the owners of Pimlico Race Course to court over the 149-year-old track’s deterioration, as well as their plans to move the second jewel of the Triple Crown to Laurel Park, the city has withdrawn its lawsuit against the Ontario-based Stronach Group and its subsidiary, the Maryland Jockey Club.

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