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Folks from the Baltimore Guide’s community speak out on the issues most important to them.

Photo by Erik Zygmont
February 6, 2013, No comments

The Baltimore Guide would like to introduce Lisa Nemec, account executive with the Guide since October. “With an eye for detail, I like to bring a merchant’s new ideas to […]


Growing up in Canton: The Avenue

October 3, 2012, 1 Comment

Growing up in Canton meant that when it came time to go shopping, you went up on The Avenue—Eastern Avenue. You did not have to go downtown to the b ...


“Deal with me now, or your grandkids deal with me later.”

October 3, 2012, No comments

Jackie Miller, circulation and billing manager for the Baltimore Guide, submitted this cartoon. A lifelong watercolor artist, Jackie began drawing pol ...

Nasir al Baltyna

Point suffers loss, it’s rose seller, Nasir al Baltyna

August 1, 2012, 2 Comments

The flower man, Nasir al Baltyna, who quietly made friends in the night among those who did or didn’t buy his dark red roses, was found dead at 55 o ...

  • Erik Zygmont joins  The Baltimore Guide staff
    Baltimore Guide welcomes new editor
    June 20, 2012, No comments

    The Baltimore Guide would like to welcome its new editor, Erik Zygmont. Originally from New Hampshire, Erik graduated from Tufts University with a bachelor’s degree in English in 2001. In […]

  • Mary Helen Sprecher
    …and an additional note
    June 6, 2012, 1 Comment

    Having accepted a position that will allow me to work full-time from home as a magazine editor, I’ll also be leaving the Guide at the end of this week. It’s […]

  • Mary Helen Sprecher
    A second look at the to-do list
    May 17, 2012, No comments

    Everyone has a to-do list, right? Usually, it consists of chores: painting, sanding, cleaning, etc. This time of year, it might also include washing the car and bringing out the […]

  • Election day can get lonely for volunteers and candidates in the city. The Maryland State Legislature’s decision to move city elections to presidential election years will improve turnout and save money, but it doesn’t go far enough—turnout for state elections is higher than for national elections.
    There’s always a reason to vote
    April 5, 2012, No comments

    Quick poll. Did you vote yesterday? Statistics say that nearly three-quarters of registered voters in the City of Baltimore did not. Of course, there are reasons for that. Baltimore is […]

  • greenbeer
    Hello, St. Paddy. Goodbye, city
    March 29, 2012, 1 Comment

    Editor, The Guide: With interest I read your article regarding the aftermath of the area’s most recent St. Patrick’s Day festivities in Canton Square. Unfortunately,  these festivities also managed to […]