Local Happenings

Fells Point festival hopes to unite neighborhood, city

October 8, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Chris Katz Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer More than 100,000 people attended the 50th anniversary of the Fells Point Fun Festival during the three-day event last weekend, organizers said. People from inside and outside the community gathered to hear live music from 18 bands, eat a variety of [...]

Local author says Baltimore is ‘staring into the unknown’

October 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Caroline Flannery Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Former Baltimore Sun reporter Antero Pietila told students and faculty at Morgan State University last week that Baltimore is “staring into the unknown” as the city moves toward an uncertain future. Pietila, who spent 35 years covering city [...]

Teens now need adult escorts to shop at Towson Town Center on weekends

September 24, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Heather Wanner Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer A new program put into effect last week at the Towson Town Center prevents teens from entering the mall unsupervised after 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The Parental Guidance Required program requires minors ages 17 and under to show [...]

NY Times reporter tells how American-Muslim turned to terrorism

May 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Faras Aamir Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer New York Times journalist Scott Shane talks about his book to a crowd of over 50 people at the Baltimore County Public Library. Photo by Faras Aamir. A New York Times journalist came to the Baltimore area Tuesday to tell the story of how an [...]

Emporiyum is bringing the yum back to Baltimore

April 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Tyisha Henderson Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer The Emporiyum is making its way back to Baltimore for its third annual two-day event this weekend on the third floor of 600 E. Pratt St. near the inner harbor. The event will include a host of restaurants and shops where attendees can sample or [...]

Thinking limitlessly into the future

March 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Catherine Sanders Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Towson University’s Center for Student Diversity hosted its annual Black Student Leadership Conference in the West Village Commons ballrooms last week and gave students a chance to discuss everything from racial intolerance to entrepreneurship. [...]

Tweens get a lesson on cyber dangers

March 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Don Fielder Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer More than a month after 13-year-old Nicole Lovell of Virginia was murdered by a man she met on the Internet, representatives of a local child center held a workshop to help parents and their kids become better prepared for the dangers that may be [...]

Former councilman takes on police brutality, children’s advertising

March 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Faras Aamir Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer The Rev. Kwame Abayomi talks about police brutality and other issues during a speech in Baltimore. Photo by Faras Aamir. The Rev. Dr. Kwame Abayomi, who served on the Baltimore City Council for nine years, spoke to about 20 people at the Pleasant Hope [...]

Baltimore prepares to be lit up during festival

March 1, 2016 // 3 Comments

By Julie Podczaski Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer In 1816, Baltimore became the first city to use gas lanterns to illuminate its dark streets. Now, nearly 200 years later, Baltimore will be the first city to host a large-scale international light festival. The Light City festival will feature a [...]

Dance outlines priorities for his new 4-year term

February 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Brett Buccheri Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer One month into his reappointment to a second four-year term by the Baltimore County Board of Education, School Superintendent S. Dallas Dance said one of his top priorities is improving school facilities. “It still bothers me that we have schools [...]
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