Morgan President Proposes 10-Year Strategic Plan

Commencing his first full semester post-inauguration, Morgan State University President Dr. David Wilson unveiled a strategic plan intended to spearhead infrastructure upgrades, encourage community development and double student enrollment over the next 10 years. The...

City Council Considers Changing Vacancy Process

Three weeks after their contentious appointment of William “Pete” Welch to his mother’s vacated ninth district seat, city council members are proposing changes to the vacancy filling process. Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young and...

City Food Delivery Program Extends Services, Addresses Health Disparities

The city health commissioner says the recent expansion of a healthy foods program providing low-income Baltimore residents with easier access to produce and quality fare is one of the city’s best attempts to address...

Y of Central MD to Renovate Druid Hill Center, Honor King

Instead of roaming Baltimore City’s streets last Halloween, Kenneth Franklin, a 17-year-old Upland resident, spent his holiday evening playing basketball and lifting weights in his neighborhood Druid Hill Y Center. The decision may have saved...

New State Budget Offers Pension Reform, No Furloughs

Gov. Martin O’Malley unveiled his much-anticipated 2012 state budget proposal last week, apparently closing a $1.3 billion projected budget shortfall by reforming the state’s pension system, consolidating governmental offices and calling for deep cuts...

Homegoing for Irene Reid

Irene Bennett Reid, 78, died of lung cancer at Sinai Hospital on Jan. 11. She served the Baltimore community as a social worker and then later, the world community as a missionary. Her family held...

Dispatches from Annapolis

After demolishing Bob Ehrlich last November in the General Election, Martin O’Malley officially began his second and final term as Maryland governor with his inauguration last week, the first full week of work for...

Community Activists Criticize Handling of Beating Case

A group of independent Black journalists and community activists are demanding comment from freshly sworn-in State’s Attorney Gregg Bernstein about his dismissal of felony charges against a Jewish man accused of attacking a Black...

State and Local Officials Explain Health Care Reform

While Republicans strove to repeal federal health care reform this week, Baltimore City’s health groups and politicos promoted awareness of the bill at a Jan. 15 community health fair. About 30 city vendors provided...

Finance Officials Paint Bleak Picture of City Budget

Baltimore finance officials say they project an $80 million city budget shortfall in 2012 and “virtually flat” revenues for the next three years. When Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake took the helm as Baltimore’s top official last...

State of the Harbor Conference Features Noted Filmmaker Alexandra Cousteau as Keynote Speaker

For the Baltimore Harbor to be swimmable and fishable by 2020, we need to start working now. As an initial step, the Waterfront Partnership will host a first-ever State of the Harbor Conference on...

BCPS Budget Proposal Addresses Increased Student Body, Economic Challenges

Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Joe A. Hairston focused on the need to maintain academic excellence for a growing student population as he presented his fiscal year 2012 recommended operating budget to the Baltimore...

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