Without proper rail transit, Baltimore remains rooted in tumultuous past

December 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Billy Owens Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer About a century ago, Baltimore and the District of Columbia shared similarly sprawling streetcar networks that moved people throughout each city as efficiently as the technology of the time would allow. But as streetcars disappeared from the scene, [...]

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 [...]

Paul’s Place to provide 1,700 Thanksgiving meals to Baltimoreans in need

November 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Amy Phillips Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer A local nonprofit that serves the needy in southwest Baltimore has set up a food drive for the holiday season and plans to provide 1,700 meals for families during Thanksgiving. Each family that signed up for a Thanksgiving meal will be given a turkey [...]

Baltimore photographer says pictures can change the news narrative

November 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Billy Owens Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Photographer Devin Allen spoke to Towson University students on Thursday. Photo by Billy Owens. Only three amateur photographers have ever had their photos used on the cover of Time magazine. One of them, Devin Allen, gave a guest lecture to about 50 [...]

New bike lane in Canton allows cyclists to take a victory lap

October 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Brandan Rogowski Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer The Baltimore City Department of Transportation will begin reconstructing the bike lane on Potomac Street in Canton later this month or in November, ending a nearly year-long debate in the neighborhood, according to officials. The approximately [...]

Read to Reef Book Club grabs attention at Baltimore Book Festival

September 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Amy Phillips & Brittney Everett Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writers Marketing intern at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Kelsey Voelker, is capturing the attention of families with the puppet sloth at the Read to Reef Book Club booth at the Baltimore Book Festival. Photo by Brittney Everett. [...]

Councilman Scott says America’s core values are under assault

September 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Brandan Rogowski Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Council member Brandon Scott spoke about racism and other issues during a speech at CCBC Wednesday. Photo by Brandan Rogowski. Baltimore City Councilman Brandon Scott told an audience at CCBC Wednesday that Americans must fight for the rights of [...]

Activists rally for $15-an-hour minimum wage in Baltimore

April 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

By J. K. Schmid Staff Writer for the Watchdog More than 80 people gathered before Baltimore City Hall Monday evening to show their support for a $15-an-hour minimum wage bill that was adopted by the City Council but  vetoed by Mayor Catherine Pugh. “The politicians made a decision today, but the [...]

Group takes to the road to fight hunger in America

March 2, 2017 // 1 Comment

By Taylor Nappi Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Representatives of MAZON try to educate people about hunger in America. Photo provided by MAZON. An interactive art exhibit titled “This Is Hunger” came to Baltimore last week to inform and engage the community about the large number of hungry [...]

International filmmaker turns attention to Baltimore tradition

December 19, 2016 // 1 Comment

By Taylor Bromante Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Holden Warren describes himself as “hell bent on a better world,” and he has a lot to show for it. After spending a little over three years in Tonga serving in the Peace Corps, the photographer and filmmaker began travelling the world to [...]
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