Happy New Year! Let’s get caught up on the news you missed while working toward hangovers and making resolutions. It’s the Week in Review for Dec. 28, 2014 – Jan 2, 2015.
Beloved cyclist Tom Palermo was killed in a crash on Roland Ave. Episcopal Bishop Heather Cook was identified as the driver who left the scene before returning with a cracked windshield, but no charges were filed in the case as of Friday. The cycling community and city responded with a pair of memorial rides for Palermo, and bicycle advocates provided a road map for a renewed focus on cycling safety in 2015.
Serial ended before the holidays, but the captivating tale woven by Sarah Koenig appears poised to stay with us beyond SNL parodies. Even though he wouldn’t talk to Koenig for the podcast, Jay opened up to The Intercept for a three-part interview. Considering his displeasure with how he was characterized and upcoming appeal hearings in Adnan Syed’s case, the Serial craze probably won’t need a new episode to stay front and center. But now that there’s a lot more material to clear up and unpack, it would be nice!
The Ravens became the third AFC North team to make the playoffs, and Joe Flacco even got emotional and gave an inspiring halftime speech. In the Wild Card round, they have to play the Steelers on Saturday night in less-than-ideal conditions, but the trash talking is the same as ever.
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