Monday news hangover

Rain on and off through the day and night, with highs in the mid 80s. Clouds start to clear out tomorrow, with highs around 90.

Here’s what you might’ve missed over the holiday:


Last week, former mayor Sheila Dixon announced that she’s running for mayor again in 2016. Dixon hopes to ride a rising wave of dissatisfaction with mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. Dixon resigned in 2010 after she was caught stealing gift cards headed for needy kids and accused of other crimes and misconduct. In a WJZ interview following her announcement, Dixon said “I am sorry for what happened,” her first public kinda-apology over her misdeeds. While Dixon still has some public support, The Sun’s editorial board is not impressed.

So far, Dixon and Rawlings-Blake are the only candidates that’ve announced that they’re running.


Police say they’ve arrested their prime suspect, 24-year-old Raymon Carter, in the arson of the CVS at Pennsylvania and North on April 27th. Baltimore Police, the DEA, and other authorities are still vowing to hunt down other arsonists and looters that took advantage of that day’s chaos.


Three were killed in the city over the last few days, including a 15-year-old boy that was stabbed to death. A man was shot to death in West Baltimore on Friday, and another man was shot and killed yesterday in East Baltimore.


Mt. Vernon’s Washington Monument is finally open to the public after a multi-year, multi-million dollar renovation. Only five people will be able to climb the monument’s stairs at once, and the balcony at the top is now glassed in.

+ Another big historic renovation is on the way. The central Enoch Pratt Library is set to begin a $114 renovation that has some worried that the historic character might be compromised. They’re worried that the refresh focuses too much on tech-friendly features and book-free meeting rooms.


The #BaltimoreLunch project is back, planning to offer free meals at West Baltimore’s Gilmor Homes every weekday at noon through Labor Day. You can donate here.