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Elected leaders from Baltimore city and county left a meeting with state transportation officials Monday disappointed because no one offered an alternative to the Red Line project shelved by Gov. Larry Hogan. But state Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn said they shouldn’t have been surprised. He sent them an agenda last week.

  With a bounce to his step and a backpack on his shoulder, Baltimore Youth Poet Laureate Derick Ebert hovers in a constant state of motion. The magnanimous teen’s speech is an energetic patter, but as soon as the discussion turns to his poetry there’s a change in his demeanor. The energy is still there but now instead of jokes, it’s fueling deep reflection. He may only be 19 but he’s an artist, after all, and he wants to be understood.

Over the last week, Baltimore's unrest has captured the nation's attention. Images of burning cars, the sounds of angry protesters and then peace rallies have dominated the airwaves and headlines.

The Village of Baltimore, Ireland

Mar 17, 2014
Baltimore, Ireland
Olivier Bruchez

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! If you’re looking for an Irish connection to Baltimore... you don’t have to look past its name. Nestled at the southwestern tip of County Cork, with a harbor in the North Atlantic, is the village of Baltimore, Ireland. We wondered on this St. Patrick’s Day, what’s life like in another Baltimore? 

Church of the Messiah burning at Fayette and Gay Streets
Public Domain

  One-hundred ten years ago this Friday, Baltimore could be seen as a glow in the night sky for miles around the city. It wasn’t the city lights that generated the glow but a wind-stoked fire that ravaged much of the city’s downtown. The Great Baltimore Fire of 1904 is considered the third worst fire to hit an American city and it shaped downtown in ways still visible today.

 January 16, 2014

In the premiere episode of "Baltimore's Future," David Warnock welcomes Brooke Hall, Justin Allen and Lindsey Davis, three people involved with Light City, a movement to bring a world-class light festival to Baltimore's Inner Harbor.

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