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John Frenaye

John is the publisher and editor of Eye On Annapolis. As a resident and business owner in Anne Arundel County for nearly 25 years, he realized that there was something missing in terms of community news--and Eye On Annapolis was born in late spring 2009.

John's background is in the travel industry as a business owner, industry speaker, and travel writer. In terms of blogging and social media, he cut his teeth with MSNBC.com.

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Hogan launches aggressive initiatives to combat Baltimore crime

Hogan launches aggressive initiatives to combat Baltimore crime

| January 12, 2019

Governor Larry Hogan has announced a series of initiatives and legislation to address violent crime in Baltimore City through a multi-pronged approach of enforcement, prevention, legislation, and victim services. The governor is committing nearly $13 million and introducing two new pieces of legislation to utilize all resources available to create the strongest state enforcement presence […]

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Julie Mussog, CEO of Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp stepping down on February 1

Julie Mussog, CEO of Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp stepping down on February 1

| January 9, 2019

Julie Mussog, the President and CEO of the Anne Arundel County Economic Development Corporation (AAEDC) is stepping down on February 1 after serving the organization for four years.  Under former County Executive Laura Neuman, Mussog was the County’s Controller. When former County Executive Steve Schuh was elected, she was hired as the CEO of AAEDC. […]

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Early evening 2-alarm fire damages Annapolis home, disrupts traffic

Early evening 2-alarm fire damages Annapolis home, disrupts traffic

| January 6, 2019

Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Fire Departments responded to a house fire at 938 Bay Ridge Road last evening about 6pm. Firefighters were met with a seemingly abandoned house and heavy smoke showing. Due to the stability of the structure, they called for a second alarm to extinguish the blaze. Bay Ridge Road was restricted […]

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LIVE BLOG: Military Bowl | Virginia Tech Vs University of Cincinnati | 12 noon | December 31, 2018

LIVE BLOG: Military Bowl | Virginia Tech Vs University of Cincinnati | 12 noon | December 31, 2018

| December 31, 2018

The final football game of 2018 at Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium will be the 11th Military Bowl which will pits the Virginian Tech Hokies  against the University of Cincinnati Bearcats in a rematch of the 2014 Military Bowl! In 2013, The Military Bowl entered into a 7-year agreement with Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium to […]

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6 things you might not have known about Eye On Annapolis!

6 things you might not have known about Eye On Annapolis!

| December 31, 2018

OK so the title is a bit click-baity (Buzz Feed eat your heart out) but recently several people have mentioned that they were unaware of some of the other free benefits for being a reader of Eye On Annapolis.  So, in case you did not know, here you are. We Have A Weekly Events Newsletter […]

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Annapolis Police investigating overnight shooting

Annapolis Police investigating overnight shooting

| December 31, 2018

On December 30th at 8:26 p.m. Annapolis Police officers responded for reports of a shooting in the unit block of Bens Drive. Officers did not locate any victims or suspects. At 8:50 p.m. officers were called to an area hospital for a 17 year old male with a gunshot wound. The victim was taken to the […]

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Pittman to end controversial immigration program, will provide legal aid to detainees

Pittman to end controversial immigration program, will provide legal aid to detainees

| December 27, 2018

County Executive Steuart Pittman signed a letter to ICE today withdrawing the County from participation in the controversial 287g program at the County detention facility. The program trained detention officers to potentially determine an incoming inmate’s citizen status and if appropriate refer it to ICE for further review, detention, or to begin deportation proceedings. Outgoing […]

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6 things you might not have known about Eye On Annapolis!

6 things you might not have known about Eye On Annapolis!

| December 21, 2018

OK so the title is a bit click-baity (Buzz Feed eat your heart out) but recently several people have mentioned that they were unaware of some of the other free benefits for being a reader of Eye On Annapolis.  So, in case you did not know, here you are. We Have A Weekly Events Newsletter […]

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PODCAST: Beer, Military Bowl, A Miracle on Annapolis Street

PODCAST: Beer, Military Bowl, A Miracle on Annapolis Street

| December 21, 2018

    Today, we continue our monthly series (no set schedule other than monthly) about beer.  We have a huge distributer of beer right here in Annapolis–Katcef Brothers Inc. and they have a ton of experts on hand to de-mystify beer for us.  Now, full disclosure–I like beer! I like beer a lot!  But, I […]

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Book signing for new historical book on the Arundel on the Bay Community

Book signing for new historical book on the Arundel on the Bay Community

| December 20, 2018

The Amazing Story of Arundel-on-the-Bay:1600s to Today is just off the presses and you can get your copies for the holidays at a discount ($35) at the home of Aris T. Allen Jr. (1323 Magnolia Ave. Annapolis). Allen’s home is on the site of the dispute between two white home owners that resulted in the […]

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PODCAST: A conversation with Lissie, a rocker on the move playing Rams Head this weekend in a WRNR show

PODCAST: A conversation with Lissie, a rocker on the move playing Rams Head this weekend in a WRNR show

| December 12, 2018

Over at The Maryland Crabs Podcast, I had the chance to have a conversation with Lissie who is performing a single show this weekend at the Rams Head On Stage. It is a matinee and all ages show presented by our great local radio station WRNR. She’s not here that often, so that is reason […]

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UPDATED:  THREE longtime Main Street businesses to shutter after the holidays

UPDATED: THREE longtime Main Street businesses to shutter after the holidays

| December 11, 2018

UPDATE:  We just learned of a third business that will be closing. Brown Eyed Girl — A Funky Boutique.  Please see the notice below. We have updated this article accordingly. Three longtime fixtures on Main Street in Annapolis will be dark in 2019. Eye On Annapolis has learned that  the Annapolis Running Shop (10 years), […]

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REAL ID Compliance is no joke, check your Maryland license or ID card now

REAL ID Compliance is no joke, check your Maryland license or ID card now

| December 11, 2018

In the wake of 911, the Federal Government established the REAL ID Act which made it a priority that individual states verify the identity of their residents. Since most people will drive or have a state issued ID card, the logical vehicle to implement this is through the Motor Vehicle Administration.  Your existing license may […]

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The Cottages at Queenstown: A little known oasis on on the Chester River

The Cottages at Queenstown: A little known oasis on on the Chester River

| December 11, 2018

About three months ago, I got wind of a new place to stay on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Three private cottages, right on the Chester River. Intrigued, my girlfriend and I finally found time to get away from Annapolis for a short overnight jaunt to the other side of the Chesapeake Bay for a night at […]

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PODCAST:  Stephen Kellog at Rams Head on December 28th

PODCAST: Stephen Kellog at Rams Head on December 28th

| December 10, 2018

There is nothing this guy can’t do. SuperDad. SuperHusband. SuperAmerican and an all-star performer. Stephen Kellogg will return to the Rams Head On Stage on December 28th to support his latest album, Objects in the Mirror. I got a chance to speak with him on his birthday and we chatted about the album, the show, […]

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6 things you might not have known about Eye On Annapolis!

6 things you might not have known about Eye On Annapolis!

| December 8, 2018

OK so the title is a bit click-baity (Buzz Feed eat your heart out) but recently several people have mentioned that they were unaware of some of the other free benefits for being a reader of Eye On Annapolis.  So, in case you did not know, here you are. We Have A Weekly Events Newsletter […]

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Police make arrest in murder of real estate agent

Police make arrest in murder of real estate agent

| December 7, 2018

TO CONTRIBUTE TO A FUND TO CONTINUE STEVEN’S CHILDREN’S EDUCATION, PLEASE CLICK HERE! (GoFund Me) This is an update from yesterday’s story. On Thursday, December 6, 2018, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner performed an autopsy on Steven Wilson. The OCME ruled the cause of his death as a gunshot wound(s) with the manner being […]

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MH Media Strategies scores the proclamation trifecta

MH Media Strategies scores the proclamation trifecta

| December 5, 2018

Annapolis-based MH Media Strategies scored a rare trifecta of proclamations for their civic engagement. On Monday night in the Annapolis City Council chambers, the full-spectrum marketing, public relations, and design firm was honored with a Maryland House of Delegates proclamation presented by Delegate Herb McMillan, a Maryland Governor’s citation from Maryland Governor Larry Hogan (presented […]

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President Trump to attend Saturday’s Army Navy football game

President Trump to attend Saturday’s Army Navy football game

| December 5, 2018

President Trump is scheduled to attend the 108th match between Army and Navy football this weekend in Philadelphia. Trump attended the game in 2016 when he was president-elect and spoke with Verne Lundquist during the broadcasters final game. I don’t know if it’s necessarily the best football, but it’s very good. But boy, do they […]

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Capital one step closer to unionizing

Capital one step closer to unionizing

| December 4, 2018

CLARIFICATION: From a source at The Capital, they already have 70% of the eligible employees who have signed the card agreeing to unionize. This count will be verified by an independent third party and will be accepted in lieu of a secret ballot vote. Once verified and accepted, the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild will begin negotiations […]

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Pittman lays down ambitious agenda during inaugural address

Pittman lays down ambitious agenda during inaugural address

| December 3, 2018

Today, Steuart Pittman took the Oath of Office to be the tenth County Executive of Anne Arundel County. More than 700 attended the inauguration at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts to commemorate this event. Pittman laid out his vision for the county in a fifteen minute speech centered around a theme of community. The […]

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Pittman takes the reins of Anne Arundel County

Pittman takes the reins of Anne Arundel County

| December 3, 2018

Thank you for joining us for this celebration of our county and our communities. Being elected as your County Executive is an incredible honor-and also a tremendous responsibility. As I take the oath of office, know that I do so with a singular focus on working to make our county a better place for all […]

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