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Joan Jacobson

They don't call it Smalltimore for nothing.

Joan Jacobson is the co-author of "Wised Up," the 2004 memoir of FBI informant Charlie Wilhelm, and the first book about Baltimore organized crime. She also has written and edited for The Urbanite Magazine and wrote two research studies for The Abell Foundation about the dismantling of Baltimore public housing and the loss of millions in tax revenue from an underground video gambling industry. Previously, for 28 years, she reported for The Evening Sun and The Baltimore Sun, covering everything from cops and obits to investigative stories about misused poverty and housing funds, as well as millions of dollars in unpaid loans and tax breaks given by City Hall to politically-connected developers. She was also a longtime leader of the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild’s Sun Unit.

  • May 28, 2015

    • For Baltimore police, contrition and apology seem to be the order of the day, and in West Baltimore Lt. Col. Melvin Russell was on point. As a throng of people in red shirts listened (participants in the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church), the veteran officer addressed them last night outside the Ames Memorial […]

  • May 27, 2015

    • The mayor and Board of Estimates today agreed to pay $42,500 to a 39-year-old woman who was mistakenly shot by a Baltimore police officer during an early morning scuffle on York Road. According to the out-of-court settlement, which ends a $1 million civil lawsuit filed by Tasha Coleman, Officer Quinton O. Smith discharged his service […]

  • May 26, 2015

    • Nine people were killed and at least 20 were wounded as gun violence continued to rack Baltimore over the Memorial Day weekend. The last reported shooting over the weekend took place at 1400 North Fulton Avenue, a well-known crime hot spot. An adult male was shot multiple times in the torso about 11:30 p.m. Monday. […]

  • 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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