Monday, March 18, 2013
Baltimore-area Patch readers speak their minds.
Pikesville: “Thanks to the gerrymandered districts, it's all but impossible for Republicans to win. So no, I don't really like our representatives.” – Holly Hosler via Facebook on Marylanders Concerned about Sequestration Effects on State, National Economy Lutherville-Timonium: “OMG. What will I do without my guilty pleasure, a half rack of dry rub ribs and fries? Crying.” – Sandy Black via Facebook on Charred Rib To Serve Its Last Customers Towson: "Gee, it's getting so a person can't even walk around drunk any more! What is this world coming to?" - M. Sullivan on 3 Robbers Attack Intoxicated Man Perry Hall: "Really? The entire country is on the verge of shut down, schools are falling down around kids ears (literally) there are no books, …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
For the first time since the 1950s Baltimore City showed population growth, according to Census data.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Blogger Melissa Otterbein writes about the people in our neighborhoods, like the residents of Camp 83.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Humor columnist Mike Moran shares his "concerns" about this issue.
On Jan. 1, Maryland became one of nine states to no longer protect its citizens from gay marriage. Though it’s certainly heartwarming to see so many loving couples finally being allowed to tie the knot, we do have to look at things realistically and ask ourselves a difficult question. Are we OK with causing the civilized world to fall apart at the seams and descend into chaos? Now don’t get me wrong North Baltimore, I am no homophobe. Some of my best friends know gay people. It's just the total dissolution of our nation I’m concerned about. We can’t ignore the scores of "traditional" marriage advocates, who over the years, have tirelessly devoted massive chunks of time, energy and tax-exempt church dollars belaboring the devastating …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Here are the best of this week's Local Voices posts from Maryland Patch sites.
Here are some of the best Local Voices posts in the past week from around Maryland's Patch sites. Remember, if you have something on your mind, it's quick and easy to join the conversation. Just click "Start a Blog" under the top story on our front page. Sequestration: We Have a Choice: U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin talks about the impact budget cuts mandated by sequestration will have on Maryland. Gratia Benedictus XVI: In Montgomery County, a reader wonders what the legacy of Pope Benedict XVI will be. Benedict stepped down from the papacy on Thursday. Starting School Later Does Not Have to Cost More: A Howard County dad points out other jurisdictions that have later start times for schools. Marks Changes Position On County Cars for …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Here are the top Local Voices posts for the area this week.
Here are the best of this week's Local Voices from Patch sites in Baltimore city and county. If you have something on your mind, just go to the front page of this Patch site and click "Start a Blog" under the top stories. Marks Changes Position On County Cars For Councilmembers: After County Councilman Todd Huff was arrested for driving under the influence while behind the wheel of a county-owned vehicle, a colleague calls for more rules governing the cars. 'Spinning' Fitness Craze Takes Over Charlestown Retirement Community: Read about the new exercise trend at Charlestown in Catonsville. Game Over for Timonium, Hunt Valley Video Game Studios?: A local game developer asks what's next for Timonium and Hunt Valley's game industry, which has…
Friday, February 22, 2013
The Travel article's writer commits some serious sins before critiquing Charm City.
Writer Marc Fisher may not find Baltimore so welcoming after his most recent article in The Washington Post. In his piece about Baltimore, which another publication labeled condescending, Fisher’s sins are many, but here are few of his most egregious: He admits to being a Yankees fans and gloats about "taking over Camden Yards" with other bandwagon jumpers—whoops, I’m sorry— Yankees fans when his team visits. Fisher then takes a dig at Baltimore by comparing it to another city with which the town shares a heated football rivalry: "I have about as much interest in news from the next big city up the Northeast Corridor as I do in, say, Pittsburgh." The writer also uses his piece to make a plethora of snide asides such as: "Harbor East …
The mayor's plan to charge a trash fee and reduce property taxes doesn't add up.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Gov. Martin O'Malley explains how the state is implementing the vision presented in President Barack Obama's speech to Congress.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Gov. Martin O'Malley looks at how Maryland is implementing the vision laid out by President Barack Obama in his State of the Union Address.