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5:09 am
Thu July 31, 2014

Parking Garages, Rec Centers, Curfews: All Politics Is Still Local

Credit Tom Chalkley

Parking Garages, Rec Centers, Curfews: All Politics Is Still Local

All things being equal, American cities wouldn’t be selling off cash-generating assets to meet basic demands.

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Baltimore
5:44 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

The Return of the Virtual Supermarket

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (center) giving change to a customer of the re-launched Virtual Supermarket program. Rawlings-Blake and Interim Health Commissioner Dr. Jacquelyn Duval-Harvey helped deliver groceries to residents at Cherry Hill Senior Manor as part of the re-launch.
Credit P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

Baltimore City officials re-launched an online grocery shopping program called the Virtual Supermarket Wednesday nearly a year after the program’s original grocery store partner closed its doors.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who helped make the first deliveries, said the city has partnered with Collins ShopRite to provide the service to neighborhoods classified as food deserts. Collins ShopRite operates one store in Glen Burnie and three in the Philadelphia area.

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Metro Baltimore
4:52 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

State Commissioners Raise Taxi Standards, But Not Fares

Credit P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

The Maryland Public Service Commission has decided to keep taxicab rates the same in Baltimore City and county, but at the same time require cab drivers to install new meters that take electronic payments.

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Baltimore
5:40 am
Mon July 28, 2014

With Stricter Curfew Set To Begin, Community Voices Concern

Credit Kyle Leslie, Matt Purdy / WYPR

With Stricter Curfew Set To Begin, Community Voices Concern

WYPR's Fraser Smith and Roberto Alejandro of the Afro talk about the stricter curfew law that will take effect in Baltimore on August 8th and the community's concerns about its implementation.

Baltimore
5:21 am
Fri July 25, 2014

How Baltimore Students Are Fighting Proposed Waste-To-Energy Plant

Credit Kyle Leslie, Matt Purdy / WYPR

How Baltimore Students Are Fighting Proposed Waste-To-Energy Plant

WYPR's Fraser Smith and Van Smith of the City Paper talk about a waste-to-energy incinerator proposed for Baltimore's Fairfield neighborhood, and why a group of high school students are getting some traction on a campaign to stop the project.

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