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    Baltimore crime scene.

    Photo by: Mark Reutter

    The eruption of violence that has gripped parts of West Baltimore over the last month was reignited, at the start of the Memorial Day weekend, with four homicides, including one female victim. Altogether, there have been 11 shootings and 5 homicides in the city since Friday night, police report.

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  • BATTS and DAVIS May 2015

    Commissioner Anthony Batts addresses the media Wednesday with Deputy Commissioner Kevin Davis.

    Photo by: Mark Reutter

    Police Commissioner Anthony Batts says that violent crime is under control in Baltimore except for a flare-up in the Western District. His department’s stats show a more widespread and systemic pattern of carnage. A SPECIAL Brew Report.

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    Officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray.

    Photo by: Brew file photo

    A grand jury today returned indictments against the six officers accused in the death in police custody of Freddie Gray, slightly revising the charges that Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby had said she was seeking. The officers are set to be arraigned on July 2.

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    Protesters confront a line of silent Baltimore police officers outside of FOP headquarters yesterday.

    Photo by: Fern Shen

    Addressing a line of silent police officers protecting FOP headquarters in Hampden, protesters demand that “good cops” stop defending “bad” ones. Building trust between police and the community could go a long way toward curtailing violence that is now surging in Baltimore, they say.

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Citing the post-Freddie Gray search for solutions to Baltimore’s “underlying problems,” councilman announces on Facebook he plans to push for zoning code rewrite that would crack down on liquor sales in residential areas.

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  • May 20, 2015

    • The Ingenuity Project has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation to bring supplemental STEM programming to 500 high-achieving Baltimore middle-school students. Ingenuity provides about 530 of Baltimore’s advanced 6-12th graders with a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) curriculum and is hosted by three Baltimore City middle schools – Mount Royal, Hamilton, Roland […]

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  • May 18, 2015

    • The height of the “home-away-from-home” social networking season is happening right now for Baltimore developers and a reduced flock of city officials in Las Vegas. In recent years, the International Council of Shopping Centers’ four-day RECon convention, which began yesterday, has become a magnet for local officeholders seeking to rub shoulders and share drinks with […]

  • May 14, 2015

    • With three homicides today, all during daylight hours, Baltimore continues to pile up casualties in what is becoming the city’s deadliest year in a decade. So far, there have been 90 homicides in 2015, according to Baltimore Police Department records reviewed by The Brew.  The number compares with 65 homicides at this time in 2014. […]

  • May 13, 2015

    • The city’s economic arm has announced a “Baltimore Business Recovery Fund” to aid businesses that suffered property damage or inventory losses during the April 27 riot. The goal is to raise $15 million, William H. Cole, president of the Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC), said today. The money will be used to fund zero-interest loans of […]

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  • December 15, 2014

    •   “Ha ha, so not a surprise.” “Shocking…not!!” We get applause but also the occasional eye-roll these days for our accountability reporting – like last week’s piece about how tax cuts promised by the mayor as a selling point for Horseshoe Baltimore probably won’t happen, thanks to the casino’s lower-than-expected revenues. We get where the […]