Education board member quits to protest calendar
James Gates, a physicist and Maryland State School Board member, is resigning his position on the board as a protest against Gov. Larry Hogan’s executive order to begin school after Labor Day. Gates said he could not remain on the board because the governor’s action threatens the board’s independence. It “has made me extremely uncomfortable,” he said. “This was intolerable.” In first announcing the order, Hogan said that protecting “the traditional end of summer” has economic, environmental, health and public safety benefits.
Bing Streetside edits images showing victim
An online mapping service that photographed the body of a Baltimore man moments after he had been shot has modified the photo. Bing Streetside placed a white box over the image sometime before Tuesday morning. A car drove through Curtis Bay last year recording ground-level images for Bing and photographed the body of Ricky Chambers Jr. Chambers, 24, was found shot shortly after 3:30 p.m. April 29, 2015, at Pennington Avenue and Hazel Street. Po-