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Md. Gives Customers a Break on Utility Cutoffs
Originally published April 15, 2014

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Maryland Public Service Commission says utility customers are getting a break after an unusually cold winter.more More Arrow
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Shooting
- OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore County police say a man is dead after FBI agents opened fire on the person in a busy shopping area in Owings Mills.more More Arrow


Ralph Matthews, Jr. oolumn in the March 13, 1965 edition of the AFRO American Newspaper.
- Ralph Dawson Matthews Jr., a top-flight journalist who followed in the footsteps of his father as a managing editor of the AFRO American Newspapers, was a friend to Malcolm X and Miles Davis, among others. He died on April 3 at the Adelphi House, an assisted-living facility in Adelphi, Md. He was 86 years old.more More Arrow


Antonio T. Hurt, Frederick Douglass High School principal.
- Antonio T. Hurt, Frederick Douglass High School principal who made national headlines for a dramatic turnaround of the drop-out and suspension-plagued West Baltimore school, pleaded guilty April 10 to stealing nearly $2 million in federal money intended for breakfast and lunch for poor children.more More Arrow


Chris Brown, left, mother of Christopher Brown for whom the new law is named, is with supporter, Tessa Hill-Aston, president of the Baltimore NAACP.
- Christopher's Law was passed by the Maryland General Assembly and is awaiting the governor's signature. The legislation requires police officers to be trained in CPR, cultural sensitivity, the proper use of force, and interacting with the physically and mentally disabled. "This is an umbrella of protection," said Chris Brown, 40, for whose son the bill (HB0294/ SB0542) was named.more More Arrow


Veteran newsman, multi-Pulitzer Prize nominee, journalism professor and founder of the National Association of Black Journalists Charles Sumner “Chuck” Stone Jr.
- The journalism fraternity is mourning the loss of a veteran newsman, multi-Pulitzer Prize nominee, journalism professor and founder of the National Association of Black Journalists Charles Sumner “Chuck” Stone Jr., who died April 6 at an assisted-living facility in North Carolina at the age of 89.more More Arrow


- Baltimore’s Mayor, Stephanie Rawlings Blake and other political leaders and will be in attendance at the 11th annual ecumenical Palm Sunday event. more More Arrow


Dr. Joyce M. Thomas, left, Felicia Weeks, Maxine Bowers, Angela LaPrade, National President Loretta Kirk Adair, Lucinda Nobles, Rosalyn Stephens, Gloria Dorsey and Melinda Lawson.
- On March 30, Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Epsilon Epsilon Chapter was chartered at a luncheon at the DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel in Pikesville, Md.more More Arrow


Pumpkin Theatre presents 'Jack & The Beanstalk - The Story of Jack and Daisy'.
- Pumpkin Theatre continues its 46th season, “Discovering New Friendships Through Familiar Tales,” with Jack & The Beanstalk - The Story of Jack and Daisy. more More Arrow


The site of the pending State Center Project. (Courtesy Image/statecenter.org)
- Many argue a large swath of Old West Baltimore –once one of the most vibrant Black communities in America – was dissected and diminished by the city’s attempts at urban renewal from the 1950’s to the early 1970’s. Now the State Center Project some say once the sight of failed public policy hopes to breathe new life into some West Baltimore neighborhoods.more More Arrow


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