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Has Annapolis adopted common core math to calculate parking tickets?

Has Annapolis adopted common core math to calculate parking tickets?

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Earlier this week, a reader contacted us about a parking ticket. She admits she was wrong and deserved the ticket. She admits she failed to pay it on time and additional penalties applied. But that is where it gets weird. Seems the City of Annapolis is using some type of Common Core math or voodoo […]

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When bad kids go good–thank a cop

When bad kids go good–thank a cop

| February 24, 2015 | 1 Comment

All too often we hear the bad side of an interaction with a police officer. You get a ticket. You got arrested. Sometimes we hear the good stories–last week a pair of officers jumped into a frozen South River to rescue a man and his dog. They are usually first on the scene of any […]

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Letter: Doubling wind and solar is the right choice for Maryland

Letter: Doubling wind and solar is the right choice for Maryland

| February 17, 2015 | 1 Comment

As a high school Environmental Science teacher in Anne Arundel County, I have the good fortune to teach some of the brightest, most passionate, and inquisitive students in the county.  The course is fun and challenging because there is rarely a right or wrong side to the issues that we study, thus forcing students to […]

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Hey Pasadena, it’s a methadone <em>clinic</em>, not a meth lab

Hey Pasadena, it’s a methadone clinic, not a meth lab

| February 4, 2015 | 15 Comments

UPDATE: Anne Arundel County Councilman, Derek Fink, has advised that he had a conversation with Smith who agreed to not move forward with the clinic at the Hogs Neck location. Fink said he’d work with Smith to find a more suitable location. Annapolis, Severna Park, and South County no longer have the lock on the […]

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Alleviating the school board’s special interest politics

Alleviating the school board’s special interest politics

| January 28, 2015 | 1 Comment

Between now and July 1, 2015, Governor Larry Hogan will appoint to the Anne Arundel Board of Education a majority (five of eight) of its adult members.  In doing so, he will be limited to choosing from among those nominated by the Anne Arundel School Board Nominating Commission, which is required by statute to submit […]

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Anne Arundel County Public Schools blow another snow day decision

Anne Arundel County Public Schools blow another snow day decision

| January 6, 2015 | 2 Comments

Last year, almost to the day, Acting Superintendent Mamie Perkins promised that the Anne Arundel County Public Schools had learned their lesson about inclement weather and allowing school to remain in session.  It seems that the current administration must have been nodding off during that meeting because they blew it again. While neighboring districts were […]

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Michael Phelps and a step-by-step guide to handling a DUI arrest

Michael Phelps and a step-by-step guide to handling a DUI arrest

| December 29, 2014 | 5 Comments

What does the average John Doe have in common with 18-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Michael Phelps? From a legal standpoint, the answer might be more than you’d expect—they’re both: a.) human, and hence predisposed to momentary lapses in judgment; b.) subject to the same laws and equal treatment before the justice system; and c.) […]

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Annapolis protest march goes off with only a slight hitch

Annapolis protest march goes off with only a slight hitch

| December 12, 2014 | 3 Comments

The numbers were not nearly what City officials predicted (1000), but there were about 200-300 peaceful protestors (according to a DGS officer at Lawyer’s Mall) who took to the streets of Annapolis to protest police brutality. The crowd was on time, polite, and respectful.  It was everything that the police had hoped. Annapolis Police Chief […]

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Mother’s Peninsula Grille–a great choice

Mother’s Peninsula Grille–a great choice

| December 3, 2014 | 1 Comment

Paul and I were heading from Annapolis to the Severna Park area and decided to stop for lunch at Mother’s Peninsula Grille in Arnold. It was our first-time visit at this sports theme bar/restaurant and it turned out to be a great choice! On that particularly cold day, we were warmly greeted and shown to […]

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Scott Bowling, champion, dies at 43

Scott Bowling, champion, dies at 43

| November 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

Scott Bowling, a former candidate for Annapolis Alderman and community activist died on Wednesday after battling Crohn’s Disease and cancer for many years. Scott was 43 and a very good friend. It’s taken me a few days to digest that another friend whom I admired has passed away. There is so much to say about Scott […]

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Barbara Cox: a bright star in Annapolis

Barbara Cox: a bright star in Annapolis

| November 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

Friday morning, I was on my way to New York and checked my mail and was shocked. Barbara Cox, the news director for WNAV had passed away earlier this morning. I has sure it had to be a mistake, but it was true. At 55 after beating breast cancer and the Bay Bridge (just last […]

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Thank you Laura Neuman

Thank you Laura Neuman

| November 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

In February of 2013, no one knew who Laura Neuman was. We questioned it as well. Here we are in 2014 and there are still many questions lingering out there. When did she morph from a solid and focused executive into a politician fluent in mudslinging? Does she have a future in elected office or government? […]

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Davis and Cox leave large shoes to fill in Anne Arundel

Davis and Cox leave large shoes to fill in Anne Arundel

| November 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

Yesterday, Anne Arundel County Executive Elect Steve Schuh made two personnel moves and informed police chief Kevin Davis and fire chief Michael Cox that they would not be part of the new administration. Schuh’s spokesman said that they were “moving in a different direction” which is akin to “it’s not you, it’s me” in a […]

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When political attack mailers go bad

When political attack mailers go bad

| October 30, 2014 | 3 Comments

This election season has been particularly dirty. The sheer number of attack pieces being sent by the candidates is amazing. I do not condone the attack pieces–I think they are cheap shots. But they are a staple of politics and by all counts they are effective. Unless you are running for State Delegate in  the […]

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We’re sorry, we screwed up!

We’re sorry, we screwed up!

| October 28, 2014 | 1 Comment

When you screw up, you correct the mistake, you apologize, and you move on. And we screwed up earlier this afternoon.  A pedestrian was hit while walking along Duke of Gloucester Street in Annapolis. We initially reported that the accident involved three school-aged children. Ultimately, it did not.  We began to receive texts and calls […]

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Best damned photographers in Annapolis

Best damned photographers in Annapolis

| October 22, 2014 | 2 Comments

Welcome to a new, purely subjective and opinionated column highlighting the best damned things in the area.  They could be people. Places. Services. Or whatever I feel like writing about. This is pure opinion. 100% biased. There is no voting and your opinion may (and probably will) differ from mine; and that’s OK. I base […]

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How to handle a DUI better than Michael Phelps

How to handle a DUI better than Michael Phelps

| October 3, 2014 | 1 Comment

Michael Phelps. 18 Gold Medals. 22 Olympic Medals. 2 DUIs? After an 8-hour gambling binge at the new Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore, Michael Phelps was pulled over under suspicion of drinking and driving the morning of Tuesday, September 30th. Michael Phelps does a lot of things right in the pool. However, when it comes to getting […]

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Miss Shirley’s releases new fall menu

Miss Shirley’s releases new fall menu

| September 25, 2014 | 2 Comments

With the weather cooling down, Fall is in the air! Miss Shirley’s Café is celebrating the season with the premiere of their NEW Fall menu at all 3 locations. Delicious new imaginative dishes and returning fan favorites join house specialties for a fresh offering of seasonal flavors. Corporate Executive Chef Brigitte Bledsoe and her culinary team’s, creative, […]

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Alex Cortright: Thank you

Alex Cortright: Thank you

| September 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

On Tuesday,  the morning commute for many was a little off. Alex Cortright, the morning jock for WRNR 103.1 had broadcast his final show for the station on Monday. As many listeners know, Eye On Annapolis has worked with Alex on Friday mornings for several years highlighting the weekend happenings in and around town–despite only […]

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Baysox end season with a loss

Baysox end season with a loss

| September 1, 2014 | 1 Comment

The Baysox fell to Altoona 6-5 Monday afternoon in the 2014 season finale. Bowie will finish the season 72-70 and at .500 or better for the eighth consecutive season despite falling a game short of the playoffs. The Baysox jumped out to an early lead in the bottom of the first inning against Altoona starter […]

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Baysox shock Curve in walk-off win

Baysox shock Curve in walk-off win

| August 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Baysox scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to rally from two runs down in a walk-off 8-7 win over Altoona Sunday afternoon. The Baysox will play the 2014 season finale at home Monday at 2:05 p.m. The Baysox overcame four home runs from the Altoona Curve in the first five […]

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Baysox playoff hopes end with a loss

Baysox playoff hopes end with a loss

| August 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Baysox fell to Altoona 3-1 in 11 innings Saturday evening and are now eliminated from playoff contention. The Baysox trail Akron by two games with two to play, but would lose the tiebreaker should both teams end with the same record. The Baysox last playoff appearance was in 2012 and Bowie lost to Akron […]

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