All posts in Baltimore Voices

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

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    Reverse angle parking is a pain
    August 17, 2011, 2 Comments

    I would like to hear from neighborhood people who like reverse-angle parking. I don’t know about you, but I find it a pain in the neck. The Department of Transportation, […]

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    Fort Avenue Bridge story unfair
    August 10, 2011, No comments

    To the Editor, The Guide: As a fairly new resident of Locust Point (nine years) and an active member of the Locust Point Civic Association over the last 10 years, […]

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    Debt Limit Follies are over (for now)
    August 3, 2011, No comments

    President Barack Obama, after months of talks, press conferences, meetings, all-nighters and locked-door late-night skull sessions, has finally managed to get Congress to agree to raising the debt limit. The […]

  • watts
    Eye-opening hometown tourism
    July 20, 2011, No comments

    I took a man from out-of-town to the Orioles game on Saturday. It was an unusual game for a couple of reasons: 1. The Orioles won. 2. Michael “Gonzo” Gonzalez […]

  • watts
    The System worked this time
    July 13, 2011, No comments

    Proof that sometimes The System works pretty well: 1. A citizen approached police with a photo of the alleged July 4 attacker. The photo was taken with the citizen’s cell […]

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    Disgusted by July 4 events
    July 13, 2011, No comments

    Editor, The Guide: Re: Citizens and cops depend on each other (July 6, page 4) It would be wonderful if our Mayor, Commissioner Bealefeld and other City officials understood that […]

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    Wouldn’t it be nice if…
    July 6, 2011, No comments

    Wouldn’t it be great if everyone would: – Take their shopping cart back to the store entrance – Actually come to a full stop at stop signs – Slow down […]

  • watts
    Citizens and cops depend on each other
    July 6, 2011, No comments

    You hear it all the time at community meetings and you roll your eyes. But it’s true: The cops can’t be everywhere. Police Commissioner Fred Bealefeld had nearly 600 cops‚ […]

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    Can the dream act
    June 22, 2011, 2 Comments

    Reader: Granting benefits to undocumented aliens is an insult to immigrants who waited their turn Editor, The Guide: Why penalize legal Maryland Taxpayers who honor the rule of law? Your […]

  • Undocumented? No. Illegal.
    June 22, 2011, 1 Comment

    Editor, The Guide: The Dream Act is merely an appendage of a Maryland nightmare. The legal taxpayers of Maryland are already paying over a billion yearly to support the tens […]

  • watts
    Keep the Dream Act
    June 14, 2011, 14 Comments

    Why penalize kids who haven’t broken any law? The petitions are signed and verified and there will be a referendum to recall Maryland’s new law allowing undocumented youth to pay […]