Author Archive: Wanda Gershwitz, Associate Editor

Oh Baby, I am a femme fatale. I am Wanda> married to Otto--oh wait, that's my doppelgänger....I get confused sometimes. Actually, I am the one in charge here at The Crabwrapper because I am currently sleeping with Mark. In that capacity, I come in late (if at all), go home early, take extended lunch breaks and no one dares to give me any shit about it.

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Ego Alley to Be Filled In, Converted to Parking Lot

Ego Alley to Be Filled In, Converted to Parking Lot

Tourists and other onlookers gawked with amazement this past weekend as a barge carrying a 100 foot crane awkwardly maneuvered into place in Ego Alley in downtown Annapolis. The looming construction equipment dominated the small channel, usually filled with expensive yachts and sailboats, fueling speculation of what was to come. A call to the Annapolis Department of […]

Southwest Airlines to Add Non-stop Service from Baltimore to Washington DC

Southwest Airlines to Add Non-stop Service from Baltimore to Washington DC

Southwest Airlines, the Dallas-based no-frills carrier, announced earlier this week that it is adding non-stop service from Baltimore to Washington DC starting October 1. This new route will serve BWI-Thurgood Marshall Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. This addition continues the trend of rapid expansion for the airline, which has recently made several aggressive additions to […]

Sizing Changes Coming for Maryland Blue Crabs

Sizing Changes Coming for Maryland Blue Crabs

For years, native Marylanders and tourists, alike, had but two choices when ordering crabs: #1s or #2s…also knows as large or medium. “Small” as a size disappeared in regard to crabs in the 1980s, at the same time as other offerings such as fast food french fries, fountain drinks, and pizzas. However, with a surge […]

Overlooked Legislation Forces Maryland to Convert to Metric System

Overlooked Legislation Forces Maryland to Convert to Metric System

Thanks to an unnoticed rider in a piece of farm legislation passed during the last legislative session, Maryland is poised to become the first state to completely convert to the metric system. The action is apparently due to the persistent efforts of both the Ruler and Measuring Cup lobbies, who have been pushing for a […]

AACPS Eliminates Sophomore Year in Budget Cuts

AACPS Eliminates Sophomore Year in Budget Cuts

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan caused consternation among lawmakers last week by announcing he will redirect $68 million set aside for Maryland schools and instead use it to shore up the state’s pension system. On Thursday, the governor said that spending more money on schools instead of covering the underfunded state’s pension would be “absolutely irresponsible, and […]

Mayor Frustrated with Budget Process

Mayor Frustrated with Budget Process

Mayor Michael Pantelides will present his proposed 2016 budget for the city of Annapolis during a council meeting tonight that will be closely watched by both city residents and employees. Early reports indicate that it will include a slight spending increase of 1.3% over last year’s $97.3 million. The mayor was visibly drained as he […]

Annapolis Runs Out Of Holidays for Employees, May Be Forced to Create More

Annapolis Runs Out Of Holidays for Employees, May Be Forced to Create More

The perks that come with working for municipal governments are seen by some as lavish, but what happens when the perks run out? A recent study of paid holidays that are available to city employees has determined that the well may have run dry. This is a concern for many at the Annapolis City Hall […]

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