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  • Appellate court sinks proposed floating restaurant next to Tiki Barge

    Appellate court sinks proposed floating restaurant next to Tiki Barge

    The Court of Special Appeals last week affirmed a ruling in Baltimore City Circuit Court, which had affirmed a liquor board decision not to expand Parkway Swirnow Inc.'s liquor license in the Harborview community to include Raw Barge Seafood Co. Parkway Swirnow already holds the liquor license for Tiki Barge and nearby Tabrizi’s and Sorso Cafe, but its plans for the Raw Barge have twice been stymied by the city’s Board of Liquor License Commissioners

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Editorial: Beyond Freddie Gray

The state’s attorney for Baltimore, Marilyn Mosby, on Friday announced criminal charges against six police officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old ...

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Megan McArdle: Why riots don’t work

To understand what’s happening in Baltimore, let’s start from David Simon’s interview with the Marshall Project. A former Baltimore reporter and the creator of “The ...

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C. Fraser Smith: A better zero-tolerance policy

Zero tolerance gets some of the blame for this week’s rioting. Young, acquired police records often for petty crimes. Their police records tend not to ...

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Joe Nathanson: MTA has to up its game

“Great Cities have Great Transportation: San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Washington D.C. and New York. Why not Baltimore?” That’s the question posed on the website of Transit Choices, the local coalition of business organizations, universities, cultural institutions and community groups who are united by the vision of a more robust mass transit system in Baltimore. Their ultimate goal is “to transform Baltimore into a more livable, walkable 21st century City.” The limitations of Baltimore’s existing mass transit system are familiar to any who have used it. The various modes operated by the Maryland Transit Administration – Metro subway, MARC trains, light rail, and the core bus system – are largely disconnected and often fail to provide reliable service. The lack of a well-functioning transit system hampers the ability of Baltimore City and the region to attract and retain businesses, workers and the families that can contribute to the growth of the region.

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