Demonstrators last May at Baltimore City hall. Photo by Susan Melkisethian with Flickr Creative Commons License

The Nero verdicts: What a little justice looks like

After reading Judge Barry Williams 25-page explanation of his not guilty verdicts in the trial of Baltimore Police Officer Edward Nero, it can easily be said that this is what a little justice looks like. An experienced, diligent jurist, after listening to all the testimony, goes through the case presented by the state charge by charge, and judges the facts by the law. That's how criminal charges are supposed to be judged -- though it often doesn't happen.

From left, Gov. Larry Hogan, Robert Neall and Lt. Gov. Rutherford during yesterday's announcement. From Gov. Hogan's Facebook page.

Rascovar: Tough job? Call Bobby Neall

They never seem to give Bobby Neall easy assignments. Now Gov. Larry Hogan, Jr. wants the former Anne Arundel County Executive, former state senator and former state delegate to take on another near-mission impossible: reorganize state government.

): A wooden marker labeled “R.W./LOD” sits outside Wanderly Calderon’s front door, marking the right of way and “limits of disturbance,” according to the Maryland Transit Administration. The construction by her home will make way for the Purple Line light rail, which will travel in an underground tunnel before surfacing at an entrance across the street.

Purple Line Divided: Major impact on townhomes in Silver Spring

At least 16 townhomes on Arliss Street in Silver Spring have front yards that will be used to make way for the Purple Line. Construction for the 16.2-mile double-track light rail, which will run from Bethesda in Montgomery County to New Carrollton in Prince George’s County, will take place just feet away from residents’ front doors.

Burning car

Bob Ehrlich on what ails Baltimore, one year later

Over a year has passed since Baltimore erupted in violent protests following the death of Freddie Gray, and predictably, the respective political parties propose vastly different remedies for what ails “Charm City.”

Gregory Sanders is a long time public transit advocate and the vice president of the Purple Line NOW coalition. His father, Harry Sanders, first proposed the Purple Line.

Purple Line Divided: $5.6 billion light rail moving forward

Connecting Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, the $5.6 billion light rail system will accommodate transfers to the red, green and orange Metro lines, and will link to Amtrak and MARC trains. Construction is set to begin as early as later this year, with the transit line being fully operational by spring of 2022.