Fourth Baltimore Ceasefire weekend ends with no fatal shootings; mother charged in son's death

Baltimore’s fourth Ceasefire weekend ended Sunday with no fatal shootings or stabbings, but police announced Monday that a mother had been charged with child abuse and neglect in the death of her 2-month-old son. Ceasefire, a series of community events that operates with the slogan “nobody kill anybody,” began Friday and ended Sunday. On Monday, police announced that 35-year-old Tiffany Nutter of the unit block of Skipjack Court was arrested Saturday after her son, Jawuan Pinkeny, died late Friday night at an area hospital. The Medical Examiner's Office ruled that the cause of death was blunt force trauma. (Balt. Sun)

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Police cite 11 for blocking traffic at Poor People's Campaign protest in Annapolis

Eleven protesters were issued criminal citations Monday when they blocked traffic in front of the State House in Annapolis, an orchestrated act of civil disobedience that is part of the Maryland Poor People’s Campaign. Protester marched from Lawyer’s Mall onto College Avenue to stop cars. After Maryland Capitol Police gave three warnings to protesters that protestors in the street faced arrest, officers detained 11 people and issued citations for obstructing free passage and failure to obey a lawful order, said Nick Cavey, spokesman for the Maryland Department of General Services. (Capital)

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Greater Baltimore Committee holds annual meeting Monday

Some days are tough, humiliating even, but everyone needs to carry on, Hallie Jackson, the chief White House correspondent for NBC News, told a full room of business, government and civic leaders at the Greater Baltimore Committee’s 63rd annual meeting. “Come from a place of yes and make it work,” said Jackson, using challenges from her career as a guidepost for Baltimore, which she said has had its share of hardship. “Always find the right people to guide you.” (Balt. Sun)

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Estate with ties to Baltimore literary legend Edgar Allan Poe to open as Designer Show House

The annual Symphony Designers’ Show House, where interior designers use an elaborate home as their canvas, returns this Sunday in its 41st year, and this time, the house — with its Flemish bond red brick, detailed arched windows and ties to a Baltimore literary legend — is an attraction itself. Hosted by Baltimore Symphony Associates, the volunteer arm of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the show house will be hosted in the 13-acre “Oakland” estate, once owned by the descendants of poet Edgar Allan Poe, said Marge Penhallegon, the chairperson of the Designers’ Show House. (Balt. Sun)

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Harford County Public Library Foundation elects three new board members

The Harford County Public Library Foundation recently elected Stacy Bowen, Tim E. Braue and Robin Sommer to three-year terms on its board. Bowen is a professional florist and owns Stacy Bowen Floral Design in Bel Air. She is an active member of the Abingdon Friends of the Harford County Public Library and serves as secretary. Bowen and her family volunteer much of their time to the library by collecting and packing books. (Aegis)

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While location for Hampstead Day has changed, cohesiveness 'as strong and vibrant as ever'

Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner, signaling the unofficial end of the school year and the beginning of summer. Families start planning weekend getaways and vacations, soaking up the sunshine and enjoy time together. Many residents also see the holiday weekend as a sign that it’s time for Hampstead Day. The event is organized by the Hampstead Lions Club and has been in held in Upperco for the past three years, since the beginning of the streetscape project in Hampstead. It is typically held along Main Street in Hampstead, and at the Hampstead Fire Company carnival grounds. (Carr. Co. Times)

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May 14 // Offshore drilling unlikely off Maryland, Zinke tells congressional panel

Maryland's waters are a poor candidate for offshore drilling, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told a Senate committee Thursday. His remarks — which included predicting that the state's drilling opponents will be "very happy" with the planning process — appeared to all but take the Free State off the table for future oil leases. "There are no known (oil) resources off the coast of Maryland," Zinke said during an exchange with Maryland Democratic Sen. Chris Van Hollen. "No. 2 is the president has ensured that we take the local community in consideration and the views of this body." (Daily Times)

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No more No. 2: Annapolis, Anne Arundel push for no-discharge zone in rivers and creeks

Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley is wearing blue pants, a white shirt and thin black tie. It isn’t quite boat attire but that doesn’t seem to bother him as he fastens his lifevest aboard a city harbormaster vessel. Buckley is taking a short trip to follow a pump out boat — which removes sewage from boats on the water — and talks about plans for a county-wide no-discharge zone. “The whole Chesapeake Bay should be a no-discharge zone,” Buckley said. “The bay is sacred. How can that be possible?” (Capital)

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