“Best of Baltimore” again

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The August issue of Baltimore magazine honors Editor and Publisher Len Lazarick with one of its annual Best of Baltimore awards for his series on “Columbia at 50,” which has now been turned into a book.

In its Best of Baltimore Media section, under the not very sexy “Institutional Knowledge” heading, the magazine’s senior editor Ron Cassie said:

“The publisher of, Lazarick has lived in Columbia for 43 years, and on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the city’s founding, documented Columbia’s story in an incredibly detailed 12-part series, “A Memoir of a City.”

The series first ran in The Business Monthly newspaper and then was published in, with each part continuing links to all the other published parts.

The book came out in June.

This is the third time has received a Best of Baltimore award, first as Best Political Website in 2012 and then again in 2013.

Last year, in the annual Baltimore Sun MOBBIES contest for Most Outstanding Blog, won in the Most Informative category.

The Fix, the lead political blog at The Washington Post, named as one of “best state-based political blog” in the nation. has won previous awards for its work from the Washington chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and from CapitolBeat, the national Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors.

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