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WaPo finds same tax sale crooks the Sun found 6 years ago

December 5, 2013
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WaPo finds same tax sale crooks the Sun found 6 years ago

The Washington Post’s excellent series on tax sale scams, published two months ago, explained in detail how DC residents were forced from their homes by a brace of professional tax sale investors and an indifferent city hall. The series had pathos, drama, and three familiar names to Baltimore Sun readers: Steve Berman, Jack Stollof,...
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The Sun’s Credulous Take on Stanley Rochkind

August 13, 2013
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The Sun’s Credulous Take on Stanley Rochkind

The Baltimore Sun‘s Justin George, Ian Duncan and Carrie Wells took a look at the Wall Hunter project this weekend (City Paper has a comprehensive story on the project in the works) and allowed a couple of whoppers to go unchallenged. First it quoted a Danny Steger, who the paper identifies as an employee of...
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BBH Alters Board of Directors

November 17, 2010
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The family that operates Baltimore Behavioral Health, Inc., a large city drug treatment program, has removed itself from voting power on the nonprofit’s board of directors and appointed three new caretaker directors in order to comply with state law. The Sun’s Scott Calvert got the details in a Monday story. He credited pressure from...
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MVA Spokesperson Gets It Wrong on Cycling Laws

October 4, 2010
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MVA Spokesperson Gets It Wrong on Cycling Laws

The Baltimore Sun‘s clearinghouse for MTA press releases and reader letters, the Getting There blog, recently published an interesting statement made by Buel Young, spokesperson for the state Motor Vehicle Administration. It concerns the obligations of cyclists in giving way to motor vehicles if they are going more than 15 m.p.h. below the speed...
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David Simon: “100 Percent—of Nothing”

June 24, 2010
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David Simon: “100 Percent—of Nothing”

Treme may be over for the season, but you can still get your regular bump of David Simon’s articulate ire over on the Sun‘s web site. Sun television writer David Zurawik put up a post on his Z on TV blog earlier today about a press release from former governor Robert Ehrlich’s reelection campaign...
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Boys of Baraka Subject Held on Drug and Murder Charges

June 18, 2010
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Boys of Baraka Subject Held on Drug and Murder Charges

The Baltimore Sun is reporting that 20-year-old Romesh Vance was indicted this week on drug conspiracy charges along with 21 others in a federal narcotics case centered around dealing in West Baltimore’s Gilmor Homes project. If Vance’s name sounds familiar, it may be because he was one of the Baltimore students featured in the...
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Former Correctional Officer Finally Gets to Plead Guilty to Smuggling a Cell Phone and Drugs Into Prison

June 8, 2010
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Former Correctional Officer Finally Gets to Plead Guilty to Smuggling a Cell Phone and Drugs Into Prison

In December, former correctional officer Lynae Chapman’s attempt to plead guilty to smuggling a cell phone and drugs into prison for the father of her unborn child, accused murderer and alleged Black Guerilla Family prison-gang member Ray Donald Lee, was rejected by Baltimore City Circuit Court judge David Young. Yesterday, The Baltimore Sun reports,...
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The Sun Names a New Editor

May 20, 2010
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The Sun  Names a New Editor

And The Sun has a new editor. Mary Corey, 46, a Marylander who has been at the daily for 23 years, is to take over from Monty Cook. She is the first woman to run the paper in its 173-year history.
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Tweet This

July 31, 2009
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The Baltimore Sun has unveiled a new social-networking environment on its web site called the Social Sun. It features links to all the various Sun-related Twitter feeds you can subscribe to, and judging from the list, they’re a bunch of Twittering (Tweeting?) fools over on Calvert Street. You can even follow the Sun‘s human...
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Metromix Baltimore to be subsumed by The Sun

June 27, 2009
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The local entertainment web site Metromix Baltimore, which is aimed at twenty- and thirtysomethings with plenty of disposable income, will be “integrated” into the entertainment coverage of baltimoresun.com over the next few months, according to Baltimore Sun Media Group spokeswoman Renee Mutchnick. The Metromix concept, rolled out of Chicago after Tribune Co.’s merger with...
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“The End of Local News?” It’s Anybody’s Guess, Really

June 3, 2009
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“The End of Local News?” It’s Anybody’s Guess, Really

“End of Local News?” symposium panelists (from left) Jayne Miller, Tim Franklin, Jake Oliver, Kevin Klose, Monty Cook, and Mark Potts, as seen in a photograph taken by a professional journalist who is not a professional photographer. | Image by Lee Gardner Journalists love a good story, especially about journalism. A significant fraction of...
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