Monthly Archives: April 2014

The future for Waldorf Mall? Creepy photos of abandoned shopping malls highlight crumbling communities of the Rust Belt

A photographer from Cleveland, who goes by the nom de plume Seph Lawless, spent the early months of 2014 sneaking into deserted shopping centers for his latest project. He focused on malls to tap into a fundamental piece of the American experience in the late 20th century.

National Train Day is May 10th; Maryland politicians prevent trains from serving So. Md.

Maryland already has track use agreements with CSX in the rest of Maryland and already owns and operates the MARC train system. Other regions of Maryland get more for transportation than does Southern Maryland.

Watch out when liberal Democrats want an obscure federal agency to monitor speech

Using its own judgment to determine what qualifies as impermissible speech, the new government hall monitors would then recommend steps for Congress to take that are “appropriate and necessary to address such use of telecommunications.” Now, those recs must be “consistent with the First Amendment,” the bill says — and Markey insists.

Baltimore cops seek clues on who murdered old man in his home

UPDATE (April 29): Baltimore County Police Homicide detectives continue to search for the person responsible for killing 80-year-old Willard Dimitri Rykowski in his Halethorpe home on April 22. Willard Dimitri…

Maryland Title Company Manager Sentenced in $4.8 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Kreamer admitted that the scheme involved at least 30 victims, including lenders, sellers, and buyers of real estate; a title insurance company; and lien holders. She further agreed that her offense involved sophisticated means and her abuse of a position of trust at Sanford Title. The reasonably foreseeable loss associated with Kreamer’s conduct is at least $4.8 million.

The Price of Free Bait: the virtues of grass shrimp

The top three baits guaranteed to catch fish in the Chesapeake Bay and tributaries are bloodworms, soft crab, and grass shrimp. Ironically, the best quality, freshest bloodworms and soft crabs are not always found in bait and tackle stores

Forty-Fifth Defendant Sentenced for Trafficking Identities of Puerto Rican U.S. Citizens

Forty-Fifth Defendant Sentenced for Trafficking Identities of Puerto Rican U.S. Citizens A Dominican national was sentenced today for his role in trafficking the identities and corresponding identity documents of Puerto…