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Editorial Advisory Board: Honor Mikulski; Pave the Bay

FILE - In this June 29, 2011, file photo, Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

FILE – In this June 29, 2011, file photo, Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

With the upcoming retirement of Senator Barbara Mikulski, we urge Baltimore and the State of Maryland this April 1 to begin planning a retirement commemoration for her. What better than the Barbara Mikulski Memorial Highway?

Choosing the route should be easy. Just pave over the Inner Harbor to connect Fells Point with Downtown. It was a good idea in the 1970s and it’s a good idea now. Traffic in Harbor East is pretty bad. A highway through there would do the trick.

Or better yet, the Barbara Mikulski Memorial Bridge, linking Essex in Baltimore County with Tolchester in Kent County. Talk about real permanent jobs because of the “Bridge to New Harbor East.”

And remember, demolition and highway construction mean jobs, jobs, jobs. What could be better than that — a memorial to our beloved Babs and improvement to the Maryland economy?

Get working on it, Maryland. Babs is a woman of action. She expects nothing less from you.

Editorial Advisory Board member Gale Rasin did not participate in this April 1 opinion.

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

James B. Astrachan, Chair

Wesley D. Blakeslee

Arthur F. Fergenson

Daniel F. Goldstein

Caroline Griffin

Elizabeth Kameen

Stephen Meehan

C. William Michaels

Gale Rasin

William Reynolds

Norman Smith

H. Mark Stichel

Ferrier R. Stillman

The Daily Record Editorial Advisory Board is composed of members of the legal profession who serve voluntarily and are independent of The Daily Record. Through their ongoing exchange of views, members of the Board attempt to develop consensus on issues of importance to the Bench, Bar and public. When their minds meet, unsigned opinions will result — even on April 1. When they differ, majority views and signed rebuttals will appear. Members of the community are invited to contribute letters to the editor and/or columns about opinions expressed by the Editorial Advisory Board. 


2 comments

  1. larry@kamanitz.com

    Why not a living bridge or highway , she is still alive !

    larryk

  2. ecrofoot@atlanticbb.net

    Whether done tongue in cheek or with less than benevolent intent, an inappropriate commentary on a life-long elected official whose roots and heart are with Baltimore and Maryland.