Archive for: September 2008

September 25, 2008

Off the MARC

Filed under: Maryland Government, transit - 25 Sep 2008

Headed out this morning to get the 5:10 MARC train at Martin State Airport and when I got there the platform was looking pretty empty. Got out and found out that train had been “cancelled” according to the people still …

September 23, 2008

Heating bills to go up this winter

Filed under: Business, BGE - 23 Sep 2008

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) said Tuesday that its residential customers can anticipate a $110 average increase this winter from last winter in the gas portion of their bill.

Assuming what the company called a “normal” winter, the …

Rail security heightened earlier today

Filed under: Government, Travel, transit - 23 Sep 2008

I wrote early this morning on my tumblr blog about what I observed at Union Station prior to 6:30 a.m. today

WBAL and the AP have more information:
Rail passengers from Virginia to Vermont were greeted by a heavy …

MD officials expecting 80% turnout in November election

Filed under: Politics, Government, Maryland Government, 2008 Campaign - 23 Sep 2008

Election boards statewide are using new strategies as they expect voter turnout to exceed 80 percent in the November election when ballots will be cast for a new president and slots.

Many polling stations, including those in Baltimore City and …

15 yr old charged with attempted murder of 9 yr old

Filed under: Crime, Baltimore City - 23 Sep 2008

Baltimore Sun
A 15-year-old Northwest Baltimore boy has been arrested and charged as an adult with attempted murder in the Sept. 16 shooting of a 9-year-old girl near her East Baltimore home. Michael Baynor of the 3200 block of Gwynns …

Elderly women fight off home invader

Filed under: Crime, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis - 23 Sep 2008

Theresa and Mary Oktavec said they were sitting at their kitchen table shortly after 3 a.m. Monday when a man broke into their home by kicking their door open.


The sisters said the man stormed into the home and …

Biden: Guard should have JCS seat

Baltimore Sun
The National Guard should have a seat at the table with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Sen. Joe Biden told a convention of National Guard members at the Baltimore Convention Center yesterday.


Biden vowed that the Democrats would …

Racial slur allegations unfounded

Filed under: Sports, K-12, Public Schools - 23 Sep 2008

School officials say allegations that Dunbar High School football players were subjected to racial epithets during the Fort Hill-Dunbar game are “unjustified” and “have no substance.”

Dunbar Coach Craig Jefferies pulled his team off the field in the third quarter …

MTA incompetence or apathy?

Filed under: Maryland Government, Travel, transit - 23 Sep 2008

I was outside the BWI rail station waiting to be picked up last night after taking the MARC 442 train from Union Station. A gentleman asked me if the MTA bus that stopped there was the 17. I was on …

September 22, 2008

Margaret Cho cancelled

Filed under: Events, Celebrity News, Local News - 22 Sep 2008

B reports that Margaret Cho’s October 2nd show at the Meyerhoff has been cancelled.

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