Good afternoon, Baltimore: Tuesday lunchtime lowdown

March 20, 2012|The Baltimore Sun


City Hall considers selling 15 historic landmarks: Baltimore's Board of Estimates is slated to approve a contract with a consultant reviewing the sale or lease of the Shot Tower, Upton Mansion, Clifton Park Valve House and Old Town Friends' Meeting House. The consultant will determine the market value of the landmarks.

The Anne Arundel County Council subpoenas police chief to testify on LeopoldThe council wants Police Chief Col. James E. Teare, Sr. to answer questions next week about the political corruption case of County Executive John R. Leopold. The decision to issue a subpoena was unanimous and is a rarely used power the council holds.

New Baltimore brewery signs lease for Waverly bottling plant: Peabody Heights Brewery, formerly called Charm City Brewing Company, has signed a lease this month for a bottling plant near Waverly, in the Abell neighborhood. It would be the first large-scale brewery to open within city limits in over 30 years, slated to produce Baltimore-Washington Beer Works' The Raven lager.

Archdiocese of Baltimore introduces new archbishopBishop William E. Lori, previously of the diocese of Bridgeport, Conn., was named as Cardinal Edwin O'Brien's replacement as head of the Archdiocese of Baltimore by Pope Benedict XVI, the archdiocese announced Tuesday.

Police investigating homicide in East BaltimoreBaltimore City police are investigating the shooting death of a 37-year-old man Monday in East Baltimore, not far from Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Police found the man at about 8:35 p.m.


  • National attention shifts to Maryland and Wisconsin, the next states to vote in Republican primaries after Illinois  and Louisiana. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will visit the Old Line State on Wednesday.
  • The Baltimore County school board will vote Tuesday night on plans to build an elementary school in Mays Chapel.
  • Sun television critic David Zurawik got a look at a massive model of Washington being built in Harford County as the set for the upcoming Netflix production, "House of Cards." It will be a prime example in Annapolis this week as lawmakers debate funding of a tax credit used to lure film productions in Maryland.
  • Get ready for the Sunday premiere of "Mad Men" with a dinner party menu inspired by the 1960s ad agency drama.
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