Top 5 Stories: Leopold Trial, Chipotle and Professor Charged
Here's a quick look back at the biggest headlines of the week in Annapolis.
No. 1—Secretary, Police Testify in Leopold Trial
Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold's misconduct trial started in Circuit Court in Annapolis on Wednesday with jury selection. Leopold faces a five-count indictment, which includes four counts of misconduct in office and one count of fraudulent misappropriation by a fiduciary. He waived his right to a jury trial and his bench trial in front of Circuit Court Judge Dennis Sweeny started in Annapolis on Friday.
No. 2—Chipotle Coming to Downtown Annapolis
The city's Board of Appeals voted unanimously to grant Chipotle a special exception permit to open a location at 36 Market Space—the space currently occupied by Hard Bean Coffee and Booksellers. Moe's Southwest Grill had protested the approval at the board's December meeting.
No. 3—Naval Academy Professor Charged With Raping Midshipman
A professor at the U.S. Naval Academy has been charged with sexually assaulting a student in his Annapolis apartment after the 2011 croquet match between the academy and St. John's College.
No. 4—Speakeasy-Style Restaurant, Bar Headed to Annapolis
Brian and Lisa Bolter, the owners of Red Red Wine Bar, received approval for their newest Main Street business venture called DRY 85 from Annapolis' Board of Appeals. It's going to be a prohibition-style speakeasy at 193 Main Street.
No. 5—VIDEO: Littmann Sworn in as Annapolis Alderman
Annapolis' newest alderman was sworn in at the City Council meeting on Monday night. Mayor Josh Cohen administered the oath of office to Jard Littmann (D-5th Ward), the owner of K&B True Value hardware store, at the start of the meeting.