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April 4, 2014
1778: Rembrandt Peale is born. 1801: Mastodon skeleton is excavated on a New York farm. Later will be Peale's opening attraction. 1814: The Museum and Gallery of Find Arts opens at 225 N. Holliday St. in Baltimore. Grand opening is about a month before the British attack on Fort McHenry. 1816: One of Rembrandt Peale's galleries is lit with gas lamps. Peale soon helps found the Gas Light Co. of Baltimore. 1822: A brother, Rubens Peale, takes over museum operations, bringing in live animals.
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SPORTS
By Glenn Graham and The Baltimore Sun | March 24, 2014
Boys basketball state champions City and Edmondson will be recognized at Monday afternoon's city council meeting at City Hall. City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young introduced the resolution to celebrate the teams' seasons. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake also is scheduled to be in attendance.  The No. 1 Knights completed a perfect 27-0 season when they defeated Westlake to capture the Class 3A state championship on March 15. No. 3 Edmondson defeated Allegany to capture the Class 1A state crown on the same day, finishing with a 20-5 mark.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2014
In Annapolis, where there is no city manager or assistant city manager, the recreation and parks director will fill in as city manager. Mayor Mike Pantelides announced Friday that parks director Brian Woodward will be acting city manager while the search continues for a permanent manager. The city's previous city manager, Michael Mallinoff, was fired by the new mayor in January. Then assistant city manager Virginia Burke, who served as acting city manager, resigned. Her last day was Friday.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | March 13, 2014
The acting Annapolis city manager submitted her resignation to Mayor Mike Pantelides this week, the latest of several staff departures for a new administration that has seen a tumultuous start. Virginia Burke, who had been assistant city manager under former Mayor Josh Cohen, then acting city manager since January, will stay on with the city for two weeks, said city spokeswoman Rhonda Wardlaw. There was no reason given for Burke's departure. She becomes the seventh City Hall employee to leave since Pantelides became mayor in December.
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By Brian Griffiths | February 20, 2014
It does not take political expertise, a crime fighting background or an economics degree to understand that the city of Baltimore is struggling. As the economic engine for a metropolitan area of 2.7 million people, the continued vitality of the city is an issue of vital importance far outside its limits. Unfortunately for the last 15 years, a succession of mayors who are more interested in grabbing for the brass ring than they are in providing competent leadership for the city they claim to love have ruled Baltimore.
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Dan Rodricks | February 20, 2014
"O'Malley smiled and read his mail," David Kennedy, the widely respected criminologist, recalls of a December 1999 meeting with the new mayor of Baltimore. Martin O'Malley sat by while Jack Maple, his crime-fighting consultant from New York City, browbeat Kennedy, peppered him with questions, cut off his answers and either betrayed or feigned ignorance of Kennedy's violence-reducing strategy called Ceasefire. Kennedy recalls the exchange in his 2012 book, "Don't Shoot: One Man, a Street Fellowship, and the End of Violence in Inner-City America.
NEWS
February 2, 2014
Baltimore's mayor hides a report highly critical of the city's red-light and speed camera program, claiming that the vendor, whom she hired yet again, was somehow incompetent ( "Mayor says audit firm was 'not sufficiently qualified,'" Jan. 29). Now the city police commissioner is criticizing the media for reporting the basic facts about homicides in the city! This is all too rich. City Hall has become a treasure trove of comedy. Stephan G. Fugate - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
NEWS
January 25, 2014
If you are like most of us living in the Baltimore area, you are probably sick of hearing about what a disgrace the city's speed camera program turned out to be - about the high error rate, about the slow response of city government to the problem and perhaps even about the stonewalling and vague explanations of exactly how it went so terribly wrong. We're sick of it. Our readers are sick of it. And it's probably the case that most everyone in City Hall from Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on down to the youngest clerk-typist is tired of thinking about this embarrassment, too. Yet the latest revelation - one that the Rawlings-Blake administration clearly didn't want anyone to know about - is that the whole thing was even worse than previously reported.
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By Justin George and Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | January 24, 2014
Baltimore police are investigating three shootings Thursday night that wounded three men. All are expected to survive, police said. A 25-year-old man was found shot in the back in South Baltimore's Brooklyn neighborhood at about 5:30 p.m. Investigators said the man dropped a friend off in the unit block of Washburn Ave. when an unknown suspect pulled out a handgun and fired into the vehicle, striking him. The suspect fled and the victim was...
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By Scott Calvert, The Baltimore Sun | January 24, 2014
The founder of last year's 300 Men March and two Baltimore City Council members held an emergency planning meeting Friday evening at City Hall, saying the bloody start to the new year spurred them to develop a violence prevention strategy sooner than they had originally anticipated. The city recorded 16 homicides in the first 12 days of the year. January's toll stood at 18 as of Friday night. Last year, there were 235 homicides in Baltimore, an 8 percent increase over 2012 and a four-year high.
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