The Week That Was

June 22, 2008

In Hampden, a beehive of activity

Thousands of people donning beehive hairstyles and feather boas crowded The Avenue for the 15th annual Honfest in Hampden, days after Baltimore filmmaker John Waters criticized the overuse of the Hon image.

Group marches for juvenile justice

A group of about 120 marched to the state Department of Juvenile Services headquarters on Fayette Street, chanting "juvenile reform." The march's organizers said the state should spend money improving community-based services for juvenile delinquents.

Policing change urged in Annapolis

Annapolis should devote more resources to policing its public housing communities, including creating a team of officers for the areas and broadening the Police Department's authority to allow officers to ban trespassers, according to a report presented to city officials.

Currie investigation expands

State Sen. Ulysses Currie has added prominent Baltimore defense attorney William H. Murphy Jr. to his legal team as the federal investigation into the Prince George's County Democrat has expanded to include inquiries about West Baltimore's Mondawmin Mall.

Dixon ex-spokesman gets subpoena

Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon's former spokesman has been subpoenaed in the state prosecutor's widening probe of City Hall, The Sun learned. Anthony W. McCarthy was the latest in a series of new subpoenas served on current and former Dixon employees after investigators raided the mayor's home Tuesday.

More BRAC help needed, GAO says

The Defense Department needs to provide more information and help to counties in Maryland and elsewhere that are facing clogged roads and crowded classrooms because of growth at military bases, a new report says.

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