Still recovering from Superstorm Sandy, Crisfield braces for next storm – Baltimore Sun
Marylanders strongly support gun control proposals, poll finds – Baltimore Sun
Baltimore colleges push to improve neighborhoods – Baltimore Sun
We the people want a Death Star – Washington Post
Md. budget adviser: Va. transportation plan based on ‘wishful thinking’ – Washington Post
Tag: hurricane sandy
More than a year ago, the White House created an online petition system at whitehouse.gov, through which citizens can create petitions for the president. If they garner at least 25,000 signatures in a month’s time (and they address a topic that falls within the president’s purview), the White House will issue an official response.
Maryland Sens. Barb Mikulski and Ben Cardin pressed for President Obama and FEMA to reverse their decision to deny federal aid to Marylanders left without habitable homes in the wake of superstorm Sandy. Mikulski called those affected “the 2 percent that go to war and fight for America;” Cardin pointed out that a whopping 32 percent of residents of the hard-hit Crisfield live below the poverty line and simply cannot get back on their feet without help.
You may have considered superstorm Sandy effectively a no-show after the weather system fell short of its destructive hype, but it still did $27 million worth of damage in Maryland — including “significantly damag[ing]” something like 48 homes.
Sandy’s pretty much ruined everyone’s plans for the week – let’s just put it out there. She came through, uninvited, took too many people’s power without asking, and just made a mess of everything. While we all have our fingers crossed that streets will be cleared, power will be back on and life will return to normalcy as we know it by tomorrow or Thursday, it’s quite unlikely. The Derecho left Baltimore out of commission for more than a few days this summer, and he wasn’t quite as expansive.
Before you go completely stir-crazy by the end of this week, get yourself out of the house on Thursday. The Walters is screening Othello with Laurence Olivier at 7:00pm, with a discussion to follow exploring one of the Bard’s most complex characters. So put away the Scrabble board, extinguish those candles (the mayor asked us all not to use candles, anyways), and jump headfirst into culture and outings once again.
600 N. Charles St
You’ve been in your house presumably since Sunday. And who doesn’t like Shakespeare?
Um, eeek: Yahoo News is reporting that Hurricane Sandy-related flooding caused a casket to float out of its grave in a Crisfield (Eastern Shore) cemetery. Happy Halloween, everybody.