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Baltimore Board of Estimates approves 3 settlements

On the same day last week The Daily Record reported the details behind a previously confidential $200,000 mistaken arrest settlement, the Baltimore Board of Estimates approved another $195,000 in settlements related to police incidents. Unlike the long-secret case of Yakov ...

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‘Wire’ creator David Simon among MacArthur ‘genius grant’ winners

CHICAGO — David Simon, creator of the HBO television series “The Wire,” is among 23 recipients of this year’s MacArthur Foundation “genius grants” — news that left him with what he described as “a vague sense of guilt.” The $500,000 ...

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Will there be tests on Baltimore street lingo?

Harvard will offer a course on The Wire next year. From The Harvard Crimson: “‘The Wire’ has done more to enhance our understanding of the systemic urban inequality that constrains the lives of the poor than any published study” Sociology ...

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No, Mayor Dixon didn’t say that

A few news organizations, including The Sun, were fooled today by a prank Web site carrying a message that purported to be from Mayor Sheila Dixon. The backstory is this: a British official compared the city of Manchester, which has ...

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The Wire’s soundstage, revealed

A few blogs were abuzz today with links to the work of a local photographer, known by his LiveJournal.com alias as “thehoodwatch,” who recently visited the abandoned soundstage of HBO’s Baltimore crime series The Wire, on Snowden River Parkway in ...

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Fan favorite killed off on “The Wire” (Episode 8 recap)

Did you foresee the murder of stick-up man Omar Little in last night’s episode? The antihero, who has been on the show since the first season – and is hard not to like, aside from his violent behavior – was ...

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Fan favorite killed off on “The Wire” (Episode 8 recap)

Did you foresee the murder of stick-up man Omar Little in last night’s episode? The antihero, who has been on the show since the first season – and is hard not to like, aside from his violent behavior – was ...

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