April 24, 2013
A cabal of corrupt corrections officers and members of the Black Guerrilla Family gang enjoyed nearly free rein inside the Baltimore City Detention Center, federal authorities allege, smuggling drugs and cellphones into the jail and having sexual relationships that left four guards pregnant. An indictment unsealed Tuesday names 25 people - including 13 women working as corrections officers - who face racketeering and drug charges. Twenty of the accused also face money-laundering charges.
June 30, 2012
On Thursday, the day the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare, a 47-year-old Baltimore woman went to the drugstore, and pulled out her debit card to pay for a prescription refill. But she didn't have enough money in the account to cover the $425 charge. So she asked the pharmacist and staff for a favor. "I asked them to break up the prescription to give me one-third," says the woman, who would not allow her name to be published because she didn't want to disclose her medical conditions.
July 18, 2012
Heavy Seas Alehouse has posted a "Meet the Staff" video on You Tube in which their staff members talk about their Heavy Seas pours, beer cocktails and menu items. What a great idea. It's not overly produced or slick; it's just right, and it makes me want to go right now. And another thing -- I recognize some of these faces from Heavy Seas' opening week back in February. Heavy Seas uses social media about as well as any restaurant in Baltimore. Of course the video took more effort than a Tweet, but it's still surprising how bad so lazy Baltimore restaurants are with social media.
November 7, 2011
We have been incredibly touched by the heartfelt support our customers, long-time friends, colleagues and employees have shown us since fire swept through the Mt. Washington Tavern Oct. 31 ("Fire destroys tavern," Nov. 1). We have spent the days since taking stock of the damage and destruction left behind and creating a plan to move forward. We are grateful no one was harmed in the fire, and we are in awe of the amazing outpouring of support people have shown us. The more than 500 Facebook posts, e-mails and phone calls have made it clear that the Mt. Washington Tavern was so much more than a business; it was a Baltimore institution.
September 9, 2011
Becoming news reporters was the farthest thing on the minds of many current members of The Aegis staff on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. Most of them were still in school and hadn't even thought about where their career paths might lead. For the veteran news staff members who watched the horrific events unfold in our newsroom, 10 years hasn't dimmed the vividness of their memories of that tragic day about where they were when they first heard the news that our county had been attacked.
March 6, 2013
The staff at the Aberdeen Post Office flexed a little extra muscle in December, above and beyond its regular holiday rush. Over the course of several days, a team of five employees processed shipments totaling in excess of 1,000 pounds – all postmarked to various military installations overseas. These packages contained an assortment of comfort items that had been collected and assembled by volunteers of an organization known as "Some SAY Support. We SEND Support," or S5. Members of S5 recently visited the Aberdeen post office to personally thank the postmaster and her staff, whose stellar customer service made these shipments possible.