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March 15, 2019

The Morning Sun


As limited Johns Hopkins police bill moves forward, neighboring residents and businesses still divided

As a bill to create an armed Johns Hopkins University police force moves toward likely passage, albeit with limits that would keep officers on campus, neighbors and owners of nearby businesses remain divided over whether more policing would make them safer or put people at risk.

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Once again, Baltimore officials say they'll demolish more vacants — pledging to take down 2,000 in coming year

For a decade the number of vacant houses in Baltimore has remained stubbornly flat, with almost 17,000 abandoned buildings blighting the city's streets. Housing officials say they're in a position to drive that number down by demolishing an average of four houses a day until next summer.


'Detour' Dave Sandler, longtime WBAL traffic reporter in Baltimore, dies

Robert Lang "Detour Dave" Sandler, the long time WBAL Radio and 98 Rock traffic reporter, died Thursday night the the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 58.


An oral history of the upset (before the upset) that ignited UMBC basketball's remarkable 2018 run

Eight days in March. That was all it took for UMBC to carry college basketball fans on one of the most improbable and charming rides in the recent history of the sport. A year later, here’s that story in the words of the players, coaches and administrators who pulled it off.


Child and his mother shot in playground in Baltimore's Cherry Hill neighborhood

Neighbors said a child and his mother were shot in a Cherry Hill playground in Baltimore on Thursday afternoon while dozens of other kids played nearby.


Maryland lawmakers seek UMMS board reform, citing 'serious concerns' over deals for Mayor Pugh, others

General Assembly leaders are expressing outrage and calling for reforms and an audit of the University of Maryland Medical System after The Baltimore Sun reported nine members of the system’s board — including Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh — have business deals with the hospital network.


Baltimore's largest methadone clinic to remain open despite visit from federal agents, its president says

Federal agents drew attention Thursday when they entered the city’s largest methadone clinic, but the reverend who runs Turning Point Clinic called their visit a routine checkup.


Baltimore's Best 2019: Vote for the top people, places, businesses and more

Know where to find Baltimore’s best burger? Got a go-to yoga studio? Vote for your favorite people, places, businesses and more in The Baltimore Sun’s Best readers’ choice poll by March 15.


Sex traffickers target young females in Baltimore who are hanging around these city 'hot-spot' locales

Baltimore’s Human Trafficking Collaborative hosts an event next month to help people who are typical targets for being forced into labor and sexual exploitation. The year-old organization has one major hurdle: people who are most vulnerable often don’t know it until it's too late.


New designs for Baltimore's Lexington Market unveiled

Developers announced designs for a new Lexington Market, a Westside anchor that could break ground in early 2020 and open in the summer of 2021.


Baltimore's 100 essential food and drink experiences for 2019

Compiled with input from readers and the newsroom, The Baltimore Sun’s list of 100 essential food experiences encompasses places people talk about, think about and come back to again and again and again.

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