Baltimore in Turmoil, Part 2

Baltimore Business Owners Speak Up …read Part 1 of Baltimore in Turmoil… In the wake of Monday’s riots, the view all along Centre Street and up Charles had changed dramatically. What just a day before had been the thriving cultural heart of the city now looked like an area plagued by blight. Boarded windows, broken…

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Baltimore in Turmoil

Freddie Gray died while in custody of the Baltimore Police. In the wake of that, amidst cries of outrage from a community fed up with a long term history of police brutality, racism, and injustice, Baltimore rose up in protest. Their anger could no longer be contained and it spilled over. The protests began passionately,…

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Baltimore’s Farmer’s Market…

Oh, how I once loved you. This past weekend, something died just a little. I fell in love with Baltimore’s famous market when we first moved to the city. It was part grocery shopping, part festival, and part people watching. A slice of Baltimore life mingling all variety of urbanites, from hipsters and hippies, struggling families, to obviously wealthy city…

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term of the week: fashion abortion

I just discovered a super snarky blog about Baltimore, and while I can’t say I agree with everything on it, I like the writer’s style. And I am so stealing a certain term: fashion abortion. The writer used it in reference to camo cargo pants, I’m seriously going to start applying it to things like…

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Scenes from the City – The street work continues…

Shortly after we moved in, the city started doing work on our street. It was a minor inconvenience. It closed off one lane and made parking a bear. But it was supposed to be short lived. Then the jackhammers started just before 7:00am. WTF?!?! A few well-placed questions landed us the answers: there was a gigantic…

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The Great Halloween Lantern Parade

Looking for something fun and family friendly to do around Baltimore, I found The Great Halloween Lantern Parade… What a cool event! Check out the pics… The theme this year was “grow” – so there were lots of vegetables, flowers and other things from nature. And, of course, a lot of Dia de los Muertos…

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