Author Archives: MelanieR.Holmes

  • Children Receive Free Meals During Summer

    Because Baltimore City Public Schools believe good nutrition is critical to student achievement, they have committed to making sure all students receive nutritious meals this summer. Through the food service program, BCPS is making free meals available to all city schools' students. ...

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  • Proposed Youth Jail Opposed by Protesters

    Ronald was 14 years old when he was arrested for a murder he said he knew nothing about. But before his parents or lawyer could arrive, police managed to muster a confession out of him. Over two years later, he remains in the Baltimore City Detention Center. "Can they do this?" he ...

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  • City ‘Safer’ After Fugitives Surrender

    At the start of the Fugitive Safe Surrender program last weekend, Mayor Rawlings-Blake said the event would be a success if it gave just one person a second chance. However, officials have so far counted 979 Baltimore City residents who turned themselves in to authorities and are now able to ...

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  • Youngest Jackson 5 Member Hospitalized

    The youngest member of the Jackson 5 was hospitalized on June 15 with chest pains. Randy Jackson, 48, was checked into a Southern California hospital on Tuesday after the pains began around noon. Am anonymous source close to his family said they are awaiting the test results. According to ...

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  • Union Workers Push for Beverage Tax

    Kenny Tarrant said he never saw it coming. After working with the Baltimore City Animal Control for years, he recently became a victim of the city's desperate measures to seal the historic deficit. With nothing else to lose, he joined union workers as they rallied before City Hall on June ...

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  • City Council Approves Vacant Housing Bill

    An ordinance that will charge owners of vacant houses additional fees was passed by the City Council on June 14 and is likely to be signed into law by the mayor. Council President Jack Young introduced the Non-Owner-Occupied Dwellings and Vacant Structures Bill on May 24 to generate more than ...

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  • Marine Laid to Rest

    Loren Brown held her 8-year-old daughter's hand as they said goodbye to a man they both loved. Taking their seats, Brown embraced her daughter, who rested her head on her mommy's shoulder. Together, they somberly accepted a loss they never expected. Five feet ahead of them lay ...

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  • Boot Camp Proposed for Kwame Kilpatrick

    The Michigan Department of Corrections has recommended that former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick enrolls in boot camp as a sentence for violating terms of his probation, a punishment which would see him released on parole in 90 days according to the Detroit Free Press. Two weeks after he was ...

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  • Study Seeks Reduction in Baltimore Arrests

    The jail population in Baltimore City can be significantly reduced with reforms in arrests, bail and prisoner reentry programs according to a Justice Policy Institute study. On Tuesday, the nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing incarceration rates released Baltimore Behind Bars: How to ...

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  • Off-Duty Cop Kills Veteran Marine

    Tyrone Brown was days away from attending his son’s eighth-grade graduation in San Diego and a month away from walking one of his sisters down the aisle on her wedding day. He lived with his wife and 8-year-old daughter in Baltimore and was fatally shot nine times by an off-duty cop on ...

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