Baltimore public defender Todd Oppenheim won’t seek judgeship in 2018

Todd Oppenheim announces his candidacy for judge in 2015. Image still via YouTube.

Public defender Todd Oppenheim today announced he will not seek a judgeship in Baltimore City Circuit Court this election cycle.

GTTF-Protected Drug Dealers Sentenced to Prison Time, Sold Heroin Tied to Fatal Overdoses in Counties

Momodu Gondo, a former city police officer who helped sell drugs in a heroin ring in. Photo via Baltimore Police Department.

Two Baltimore men who worked with a corrupt city police officer in the Gun Trace Task Force to sell heroin in North Baltimore have been sentenced to 25 and nearly 16 years in prison.

Report: State Plans to Shut Down Baltimore Metro Again This August

Photo by Adam E. Moreira, via Wikimedia Commons

Baltimore’s subway commuters will reportedly need to plan ahead for a second system-wide shutdown this year.

Loch Raven High School Student Charged in Gun Scare

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The 14-year-old who brought a pellet gun to Loch Raven High School yesterday, leading to a lockdown as Baltimore County police tactical units and officers searched the building, has been charged as a juvenile with disturbing activities at school and having dangerous weapons on school property.

Student in Custody After Lockdown at Loch Raven HS; Pellet Gun Recovered

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Loch Raven High School was placed on lockdown late this morning after a school resource officer approached a 14-year-old student believed to be carrying a gun in their backpack, county authorities said.

Here’s how Baltimore leaders pitched Amazon to bring HQ2 to Port Covington

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Last month, we learned that Baltimore wasn’t on the shortlist of cities being considered by Amazon for its second headquarters. With the proposal to bring HQ2 to Port Covington no longer in the running, officials made the bid publicly available this week.

Hundreds of Thousands of Baltimoreans Would be Affected by Trump’s SNAP Plan



A map of “high priority food access areas,” formerly called food deserts, from the city’s 2018
Food Environment Report.

A new budget proposal from the Trump administration would cut benefits to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, in half and instead send recipients a “USDA America’s Harvest Box” with “shelf-stable milk, ready to eat cereals, pasta, peanut butter, beans and canned fruit and vegetables.”

City’s Homicide-Free Spell Ends at 12 Days


The city’s stretch of homicide-free days ended this afternoon, with the death of a yet-unidentified 22-year-old man in Belair-Edison.

Gun Trace Task Force Members Hersl and Taylor Convicted of Racketeering, Robbery and Other Charges

Former officers Daniel Hersl (left) and Marcus Taylor. Images via Baltimore Police Department.

By Ethan McLeod and Brandon Weigel

A federal grand jury on Monday convicted Daniel Hersl and Marcus Taylor, two former members of a Baltimore Police Department team charged with getting weapons off city streets, of racketeering, racketeering conspiracy, robbery and wire fraud charges, according to reporters covering the case.

Mayor Pugh Uses Media Event to Slam Media, City’s ‘Perception Problem’

Mayor Catherine Pugh speaks at an event hosted by Baltimore Magazine to celebrate visionaries. Image via Facebook Live.

At the Parkway Theatre last night, Baltimore magazine held an event touting visionaries in the city, people profiled in the current issue who “are shaping the future of Baltimore—one big idea at a time.”