Former Mayor Schmoke begins first school year as UB President

By Andrew R. Koch Reviewing why UB became four-year institution Kurt Schmoke has started his first year as President of the University of Baltimore. However, this isn’t the first time he’s been in the spotlight. Schmoke became president of the university on July 7, taking over for Robert Bogomolny, who announced his retirement last Spring….

Orioles bring September, October magic back to Baltimore

By Andrew R. Koch The Baltimore Orioles have been on a run for the ages since the end of May, as what was once a weak spot is now one of their strengths. On May 30, the Orioles were 26- 27. They were struggling with consistency both at the plate and from their starting pitching. The…

Baltimore welcomes theater project on Howard Street

Nowadays, North Howard Street in lower Mount Vernon isn’t much more than the Phaze 10 restaurant and lounge, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the Eubie Blake National Jazz and Cultural Center; Antique Row is mostly a shadow of its former self. But recently, a theater redevelopment project has been approved for several neglected…

Schaefer Center for Public Policy training judges for Election Day

By Andrew R. Koch Last spring, the University of Baltimore’s Schaefer Center for Public Policy trained 2,000 judges to man polling stations throughout Baltimore for the Maryland Primaries in June. Another round of training sessions is underway to prepare judges for the Nov. 4 general election. Election Judge training started on Sept. 19 and will…

Laws of Cooking: Cinnamon Toast Cookies and Eggplant Tacos

Oh how I love Fall! While I love the weather, secretly, I love the food. It’s getting heartier, more rustic, and its soup time! I don’t have a soup recipe for you, at least not this month, but I do have some more of my fall favorites. As the weather changes, one of the things…

City Hall and CSX on shaky ground

By Benjamin Land Take a trip north on Charles Street and look to your right on the corner of 26th Street. There you will see construction vehicles and personnel working to finish construction of a retaining wall. A wall that, when finished, will close the chapter on a story that began in April of this…