In the Spotlight

Looking for a space where drug users can feel safe

December 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Chavon Borden Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Rajani Gudlavalleti could be called a lot of things: a secular humanist, a racial equity consultant or even a radical organizer. She has spent most of her adult life advocating for the homeless, sex workers, the disabled, those in prison and the [...]

Baltimore’s 34th Street attracts hundreds to see Miracle

December 9, 2017 // 1 Comment

By Kyle Armstrong Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer The annual Miracle on 34th Street in the Hampden section of Baltimore City lit up the night with both smiles and Christmas lights last weekend, attracting hundreds of people from throughout the area. for the holiday season. The small block of 34th [...]

Zeke Cohen strives to build a “more robust Democracy”

November 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

City Councilman Zeke Cohen represents Southeast Baltimore. Photo by Cohen staff By Taariq Adams Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Zeke Cohen didn’t come to the hardscrabble streets of Charm City until he was ready for college but insists “I really grew up in Baltimore.” “My heart is in [...]

Towson’s SECU Arena Set to Host Home Opener for Baltimore Blast

November 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

Courtesy of Towson University. Editor’s note: Kevin Healey, president and general manager of the Baltimore Blast, and son Pat Healey, a defender on the team, visited the Watchdog newsroom to discuss the home opener at SECU Arena. The preview article and audio stories below are from Watchdog [...]

Maryland fishermen expect low oyster harvest this year

October 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Erin Tyszko Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Maryland Fishermen are expected to harvest fewer oysters during the 2017-2018 season because poor water quality in the Chesapeake Bay over the past few years has reduced the number of baby oysters that have had a chance to develop into full adulthood, [...]

‘It’s a weightless feeling, more of a floating than falling’

October 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

By  Brittney Everett Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer John Dekowski has fallen out of an airplane many times in his life –  11,604 times to be exact. The 45-year-old Maryland resident, who is more commonly known as JD, has been skydiving for 24 years and is currently a tandem skydive instructor [...]

Finding their way out of the darkness

October 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Sarah Thompson Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Sienna Caselle was a straight A student at Catoctin High School. She lettered in three sports, volunteered at St. Joseph Ministries by bringing meals to senior citizens, and was a certified snowboard trainer who taught the physically disabled skills [...]

Local universities continue fight for DACA reform

October 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

DREAMER advocates protest end of DACA program. Photo by SCALA News By Alexander Best Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Though Thursday marked the deadline for thousands of undocumented immigrants to renew their status in the U.S., leaders of the University System of Maryland say they will continue [...]

‘I will not be silent’: Marchers rally for racial justice

October 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Amy Phillips and Elaina Moradi Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writers WASHINGTON – An estimated 10,000 people gathered on Capitol Hill this Saturday to fight for their rights in what organizers billed as the March for Racial Justice. “I’m marching for America in general, for my race, and other [...]

Kneeling Ravens catch anger, support from NFL fans

October 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Kevin G. McGuire and Sarah Thompson Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writers Baltimore residents Donna Strobel and Sandy Coho, both prominently dressed in American Flag T-shirts and wigs, walked out of their second-row seats at M&T Bank Stadium at the start of yesterday’s Ravens-Steelers game. [...]
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