Tag: annapolis

Md. Lawmakers Opt Not to Hold Special Summertime Session to Discuss Medical Cannabis Reform

A dispensary in Denver, photo via O’Dea/Wikimedia Commons

Maryland legislators won’t be interrupting their summers to discuss medical marijuana in Annapolis.

Anti-Fracking Protesters Arrested at Demonstration in Annapolis

Photo by Thomas Meyer, via Food and Water Watch Maryland

About a dozen faith leaders and environmentalists were arrested on Thursday morning in Annapolis at a demonstration against allowing fracking in Maryland.

Vida Taco Bar, a ‘Farm-to-Taco’ Restaurant, is Coming to Baltimore

A rendering of 1405 Point, via Beatty Development Group.

Vida Taco Bar of Annapolis is coming to Baltimore this year.

Two Families Tied to Dred Scott Decision Reconcile in Front of Md. State House

Roger Taney’s statue in Annapolis. Photo via City of Annapolis.

One-hundred and sixty years ago, infamous Marylander and then-Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney issued a ruling that Dred Scott, a Missouri slave who escaped his owners, was not a citizen. The decision furthered the detestable tradition of slavery for several more years before Abraham Lincoln abolished it. Yesterday, Scott’s and Taney’s descendants stood together in front of the Maryland State House in Annapolis to make amends.

‘The Food Desert is Real’: Legislators, Community Advocates Discuss Food Access, Environmental Health in Annapolis

Del. Cheryl Glenn, D-Baltimore City, speaks at an event on food access and environmental health in the House of Delegates.

For Rodette Jones and her neighbors in Curtis Bay, a simple trip to the grocery store isn’t so simple. For anyone without a car, the errand can require hopping on two buses to the nearest supermarket two miles away, shopping and then hauling the groceries back home on the bus.

During Big Week for Fracking Battle, Poll Shows Marylanders Are Divided About a Ban

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

As legislators prepare to meet in Annapolis today for hearings on two fracking-related measures, a new poll shows one in four Maryland voters are still unsure about a proposed fracking ban.

Baltimore Delegate Invites Public To Testify in Annapolis for Cannabis Commission Reform Bill

Photo by Laurie Avocado, via Wikimedia Commons

A coalition of black Maryland legislators seeks to overhaul the state’s medical cannabis commission by giving it more regulatory power and a stronger focus on diversity. This week, the leader of that coalition wants the public’s help.

Teachers, Students, Parents and Others Rally in Annapolis for City Schools Funding Fix

Photo by Chris Frederick

Lawyers Mall outside the State House in Annapolis was packed last night with students, parents, teachers and other advocates pushing for Gov. Larry Hogan and the State to help Baltimore City Public Schools address a significant budget shortfall.

Protesters Interrupt Hogan in Annapolis for Not Publicly Opposing Trump

Hogan at a 2016 speaking event in Bethesda.

Everything was going pretty normally today at a State Board of Public Works Meeting – that is, until three women stood up to voice their displeasure at Gov. Larry Hogan’s soft stance on our controversial president.

Annapolis Mayor Fires Police Chief after Spike in Homicides

Now-former Police Chief Michael Pristoop (left) talks with Mayor Michael Pantelides on a radio show. Photo via Mayor Michael Pantelides/Facebook.

After almost a decade spent leading the Annapolis Police Department, Michael Pristoop has been let go.