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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The “Trust Act” is a betrayal of trust

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The “Trust Act” is a betrayal of trust

| March 26, 2017

“Political Language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” George Orwell The “Trust “Act, (House Bill 1362) perfectly exemplifies the way the left uses political language as a smokescreen to hide the full intent of their actions. The “Trust” Act was sold […]

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“Memoirs of a Main Street Boy.” an Annapolis reflection, Part 5.

“Memoirs of a Main Street Boy.” an Annapolis reflection, Part 5.

| March 20, 2017

“Libraries Transform,” the theme of National Library Week, April 9-15, strikes a chord with me. The Annapolis public library of my youth certainly helped transform me. It will probably surprise some people to know where this library was located. It was just two blocks from our apartment on Main Street, on Church Circle, in a […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Even banks can’t survive on Main Street

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Even banks can’t survive on Main Street

| March 16, 2017

As the gaps in West Street fill in, we see the buildings on Main Street empty out. What are we doing wrong when the main artery of our state capital can’t sustain retail for extended periods of time? The turnover rate is high with the exception of t-shirt shops and bars. To be clear, I have […]

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EDITORIAL: Once again, Annapolis will try to re-invent the Market House; let it go

EDITORIAL: Once again, Annapolis will try to re-invent the Market House; let it go

| March 13, 2017

Their heart is in the right place. And if that is all it took for the Market House to succeed, I would say go for it. But unfortunately for the past 15 years the City of Annapolis has proven time and time again that it is no longer capable of managing what was a once-thriving […]

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OPINION: A failure of leadership by the Anne Arundel County Board of Education

OPINION: A failure of leadership by the Anne Arundel County Board of Education

| March 7, 2017

For more than two decades, high school students in Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) have been required to be in their seats at 7:17 a.m., which has them traveling to school or school buses in the 6 a.m. hour, sometimes even earlier. Health and education experts have long argued and proven that such early […]

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“Memoirs of a Main Street Boy.” an Annapolis reflection, Part 4.

“Memoirs of a Main Street Boy.” an Annapolis reflection, Part 4.

| March 2, 2017

Presidents’ Day, celebrated in February, generally was designed to honor the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, both of whom had a connection to Annapolis. Washington had a deep and meaningful relationship with our city, while Lincoln had only a single experience in Annapolis. Records show that Washington was in Annapolis as early as […]

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76th Annual Brigade Boxing Championships scheduled for February 24th

76th Annual Brigade Boxing Championships scheduled for February 24th

| February 21, 2017

The Naval Academy’s 76th Annual Brigade Boxing Championships will be held Friday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. in Alumni Hall. The event is open to the public and admission is free.  As part of the academy’s physical education program, all midshipmen are required to participate in boxing, and boxing is also offered as a club […]

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“Memoirs of a Main Street Boy” an Annapolis reflection, Part 3

“Memoirs of a Main Street Boy” an Annapolis reflection, Part 3

| February 3, 2017

The recent celebration of Martin Luther King Day brought to mind the uproar in Annapolis following his assassination and the impact it had on our area. As I explain in my recently published book, Memoirs of a Main Street Boy: Growing up in America’s Ancient City, at the time I was working as an editor […]

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Visiting an old friend: Federal House Bar & Grille

Visiting an old friend: Federal House Bar & Grille

| January 22, 2017

When I dine out, I try to frequent different places. Of course, I have my go-to places for my “comfort food” like Caliente, Sin Fronteras, Main & Market (formerly Main Ingredient), and McDonalds (JK); but last night my girlfriend and I visited an old friend–Federal House Bar & Grille. First off…it is winter, and Fed House has […]

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Germantown neighborhood takes on Navy Athletic Association and Travis Pastrana in ill-informed letter to Mayor

Germantown neighborhood takes on Navy Athletic Association and Travis Pastrana in ill-informed letter to Mayor

| January 11, 2017

It seems like Travis Pastrana may not be the target of the Germantown-Homewood Community Association after all.  Well, kinda. For the backstory—click here! In a December letter to the Mayor and Aldermen obtained by Eye On Annapolis, Association Chair Robert Waldman (who is also the Vice-Chair of the City’s Planning Commission) lays out the opposition. […]

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“Memoirs of a Main Street Boy” an Annapolis reflection, Part 2

“Memoirs of a Main Street Boy” an Annapolis reflection, Part 2

| December 5, 2016

With the holidays upon us, I remember fondly my favorite Christmas as a youth living in our third-floor apartment on Main Street. As I recount in my book, Memoirs of a Main Street Boy, it was 1946; I was 13 and gathered with my mom and dad in our living room overlooking Main Street. I […]

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“Memoirs of a Main Street Boy” an Annapolis reflection, Part 1

“Memoirs of a Main Street Boy” an Annapolis reflection, Part 1

| November 21, 2016

I’ve had my eye on Annapolis since I was born here in the old Emergency Hospital on Franklin Street on December 16, 1933. That’s why I appreciate Eye On Annapolis giving me the opportunity to write about “Growing Up in America’s Ancient City,” the subtitle of my new book, Memoirs of a Main Street Boy. […]

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Violence continues in Eastport, local residents ask Mayor, Police Chief, and Aldermen for help

Violence continues in Eastport, local residents ask Mayor, Police Chief, and Aldermen for help

| November 12, 2016

As Annapolis faces the most violent year in recent history, residents of Eastport (primarily) are living on the edge and are asking for the City to do something about the increasing violence in the neighborhood. The following is a copy of a letter sent to Annapolis Mayor, Mike Pantelides; Police Chief, Michael Pristoop; and Aldermen […]

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OP ED: Responsible development for Annapolis

OP ED: Responsible development for Annapolis

| October 29, 2016

Annapolis is in dire need of new economic expansion. The city has a stagnant job growth rate of 0.71%. Time and time again businesses want to come into our community, but have faced stiff opposition with the idea of “too much growth”. Because of this misplaced opposition and the indirect effect of decreased revenues to […]

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Mike DeStefano named Rollan M. Teel Distinguished Alumni at Severn School

Mike DeStefano named Rollan M. Teel Distinguished Alumni at Severn School

| October 26, 2016

Severn School is pleased to announce the 2016 Rolland M. Teel Distinguished Alumni Award recipient is Michael K. DeStefano, Severn Class of 1984.  This award, named for the founder of Severn School, is the highest honor the school bestows upon an alumnus/a. The award recognizes alumni who have demonstrated outstanding service to humanity, service to community, […]

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Hogan opens forst P-TECH School in Baltimore

Hogan opens forst P-TECH School in Baltimore

| October 26, 2016

Governor Larry Hogan today celebrated the opening of the first two of six P-TECH schools at an event in Baltimore City. Governor Hogan was joined by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, along with local education and elected officials. Also in attendance were representatives from P-TECH’s higher education partners, including the University of Maryland – Baltimore, Johns […]

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AACPS schedules Family Involvement Conference

AACPS schedules Family Involvement Conference

| October 25, 2016

Families with children in Anne Arundel County Public Schools can get information and resources to better support their students at the annual fall Family Involvement Conference, scheduled for Saturday, November 5, 2016, at Anne Arundel Community College. This year’s conference, which runs from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the college’s Arnold campus, located at […]

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EDITORIAL: Anne Arundel voters, look carefully at the Circuit Court judicial race

EDITORIAL: Anne Arundel voters, look carefully at the Circuit Court judicial race

| October 24, 2016

On Election Day, you will have a choice to select four Circuit Court judges. Four of them are already Circuit Court judges and have been appointed by both Governors O’Malley and Hogan. All of the candidates are legally qualified to be a judge. But there is a glitch. One candidate, an Anne Arundel County resident, […]

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St. Anne’s School of Annapolis Open House, November 11th

St. Anne’s School of Annapolis Open House, November 11th

| October 22, 2016

St. Anne’s School of Annapolis welcomes prospective students and their families to join them at our upcoming Open House on Friday, November 11 from 9:30 to 11:30 am. Learn how St. Anne’s School of Annapolis tailors the internationally renowned Reggio Emilia educational program to their Early Childhood and Lower School curriculum and how the Middle School program […]

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LIVE BLOG*: Navy Vs Memphis, October 22, 2016, 3:30pm

LIVE BLOG*: Navy Vs Memphis, October 22, 2016, 3:30pm

| October 22, 2016

And that’s a wrap from #NMCS and #NavyFootball FINAL @NavyFB – 42 @TigersAthletics – 28 Navy now #1 in American West #FearTheGoat   TOUCHDOWN NAVY!!! PAT is good. @NavyFB – 42 @TigersAthletics – 28 2:00 left in game #PutAForkInIt #NavyFootball   @NavyFB in red zone + can’t score. 32 yard FG attempt fails. Score remains… […]

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Not My Child to be featured at Statewide conference

Not My Child to be featured at Statewide conference

| October 20, 2016

County Executive Steve Schuh today announced that Anne Arundel County’s “Not My Child” heroin abuse prevention and awareness program will be featured at the 2016 Maryland  Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS) Conference in Marriottsville, Maryland on October 21st. “As we fight heroin addiction in every corner of our county, we need to continue […]

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Alderman Littmann lends support to embattled Annapolis police chief

Alderman Littmann lends support to embattled Annapolis police chief

| October 17, 2016

Because of recent articles in The Capital about the City’s police, I write in support of the City’s Police Chief, Mike Pristoop, and the 100+ officers and department staff who work to protect our City, many of whom risk their lives to do so. That support is based on my subjective evaluation of the Chief’s […]

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