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Cleaning Up: Federal money is expanding drug treatment in Baltimore--and causing providers headaches.

Shadow Economy. Following the players in Baltimore's illegal economy.

Family Portraits. Portraits of Black Guerrilla Family members indicted in Maryland.


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Whose Responible?

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Baltimore Orioles Tweets

Baltimore Orioles Tweets

Info Art: During the Orioles’ playoff run, from their doubter-defying stomp of the Texas Rangers on October 5th to their final defeat in Game 5 of the American League Division Series on October 12th, there were 74,914 geotagged tweets in Baltimore containing the terms “Orioles,” “O’s,” and “Camden Yards.” 10/17/2012

Three-Penny Time line

Static: Whatever happened to that money? 6/20/2012
Jeffrey Dahmer  Was Never Called A “Zombie”*

Jeffrey Dahmer Was Never Called A “Zombie”*

Static: It is important to distinguish the consumption of human flesh from the use of one’s teeth as a weapon. 6/6/2012
Going, The Extra Vial

Going, The Extra Vial

Static: A vial of dried blood taken from Ronald Reagan drew bids over $30,000 5/30/2012

Ethics By The Numbers

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Just Saying

Static: Baltimore magazine is having a contest to determine the cover of their next Best of Baltimore issue. One of the entries looks kinda familar. 5/23/2012
Walkscore.com/Crime

Walkscore.com/Crime

Static: Who wouldn’t want to leave their home and take 10 steps to buy a fresh French croissant? Croissant-haters, of course, but you get the point: For many, walking to get most everything you need or want is an amenity. A web site called walkscore.com has been g 4/18/2012
City Employees Do Not Equal City Dwellers

City Employees Do Not Equal City Dwellers

Static: In early 2011, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake launched Open Baltimore, the city’s online open-data initiative, to a good deal of fanfare. City agencies were now required to post their publicly available data online. But time passed, and many of the data s 4/11/2012
Get Your Goat

Get Your Goat

Static: Stirring new amendments to health code regulations regarding exotic, wild, and hybrid animals. 4/4/2012
Ruthless Steeple

Ruthless Steeple

Static: St. Peter the Apostle Church was recently sold by the Archdiocese of Baltimore 3/28/2012

Twitter City

Static: Select #StateOfTheCity tweets that showed up on live.baltimorecity.gov during Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's Feb. 13 State of the City speech 2/15/2012
Overhead View

Overhead View

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Bad Theater

Bad Theater

Static: City Paper reader Lucia Diaz-French e-mailed us . . . 12/7/2011
From Russia, With Laziness

From Russia, With Laziness

Static: The following is an actual e-mail received by City Paper last week. 10/19/2011

Bag Snag

Static: "...the Department of Planning does not have the authority to issue fines, violations or citations against any business that is noncompliant with the Plastic Bag Program." 10/12/2011
That Was the Week That Wasn’t

That Was the Week That Wasn’t

Static: Federal budgeting SNAFU delays entitlement processing, lines bureaucrats pockets 10/5/2011
Death Row in the Free State

Death Row in the Free State

Static: In the aftermath of the controversial execution of convicted murderer Troy Davis by the state of Georgia, City Paper wondered about the fate of Maryland’s own death row inmates. 9/28/2011
Everybody Poops

Everybody Poops

Static: Hurricane-related power outage led to about 17 million gallons of sewage spilling into the Patapsco River. 9/14/2011
Rabid Bats!!!

Rabid Bats!!!

Static: Rabid bats have become something of a meme this summer, with multiple reports and warnings coming from the West Coast. 8/24/2011
Pugh-etry

Pugh-etry

Static: A sample of state Sen. Catherine Pugh's verse 8/17/2011
Is This Seat Taken?

Is This Seat Taken?

Static: The power of incumbency, a factor often cited in elections, is a powerful advantage. 8/10/2011
Cool Spots

Cool Spots

Static: The city’s emergency cooling centers 7/27/2011
Tornadoes in Baltimore City History

Tornadoes in Baltimore City History

Static: 1902, 1980, 1994, 2010 and May 20th 2010 6/8/2011

The Numbers

Static: One Tuesday morning in 2004, we decided almost at random to put the number of American military personnel killed in the “War on Terror” up to that date on the cover of the heading-for-press paper. 6/1/2011

How Did You Spend the Rapture?

Static: By Ben Claassen III 5/25/2011
Be Proud, America

Be Proud, America

Static: Reports of Osama bin Laden’s death at the hands of SEAL Team 6 came late Sunday. 5/4/2011
The Dark Side of “Do It Now”

The Dark Side of “Do It Now”

Static: By Tom Chalkley 4/27/2011

Highly (Radio)Active

Static: Who’s spending a lot of money lobbying for nuclear power? Constellation, among others 4/20/2011
Government Squeeze

Government Squeeze

Static: What Maryland stands to lose if/when the federal government shuts down 4/6/2011

Choose Your Poison

Static: The disaster at Fukushima Daiichi fuels anew the debate over nuclear power, advocates of which say that, whatever its shortcomings, nuclear power does not produce greenhouse gases. 3/23/2011
Dope On The Table

Dope On The Table

Static: Officers executing 40 search warrants confiscated four guns, 5 pounds of marijuana and 5 grams of raw heroin, according to Bealefeld. 3/16/2011
Planned To Fail?

Planned To Fail?

Static: Planned Parenthood of Maryland faces catastrophic funding cuts 3/9/2011
Get In On It (But Don\'t Get In It)

Get In On It (But Don't Get In It)

Static: Some totally win-win ideas for Inner Harbor attractions 3/2/2011
Here Come the Brides

Here Come the Brides

Static: Same-sex marriage bills put Maryland at forefront of national debate 2/23/2011
Murder Sink

Murder Sink

Static: Census numbers tell us something surprising about the city's homicide rate 2/16/2011
OK, Got It

OK, Got It

Static: The following is an actual e-mail sent to City Paper. 2/9/2011

Urban App-Fitters

Static: Last week Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced the creation of OpenBaltimore, a web site that makes certain city records—from 311 calls to property taxes to crime stats—available to the public. After launching a similar site, Washington, D.C., followe 2/2/2011

B on TV

Static: Police Commissioner Frederick Bealefeld’s favorite TV shows (we think) 1/26/2011

How was the mayor's week?

Static: A graphic chronicle of the Honorable Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's up and downs, if you will. 1/19/2011