Baltimore ‘Butts Out’ at Inner Harbor

BALTIMORE — As part of Waterfront Partnership’s new initiative, Baltimore’s Healthy Harbor, discarded cigarette butts have become enemy No. 1 around the city’s bustling downtown area. The strategy was designed to make Baltimore’s harbor...

Jazz Lovers Unite for Healthy Cause

BALTIMORE — On May 22, hundreds of jazz lovers attended the third annual “Power to End Stroke (PTES) Jazz Brunch to bring Stroke Awareness” at Sojourner Douglass College in downtown Baltimore. Attendees enjoyed jazz...

Maryland Loses a Business Icon

The services for Raymond V. Haysbert Sr. begin with the family hour, 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 2 at the Empowerment Temple, 4217-4221 Primrose Ave., Baltimore, MD 21215. The memorial service will immediately follow, beginning...

New Shiloh Pastor Talks Faith, Future

When he has a spare minute he reads MacLean magazine. When he needs to hear good preaching he leans toward “country” preachers who have a certain bent toward the basics, what he calls “raw...

Students Feed Peers Through Culinary Arts

The Baltimore City Public School System reached another milestone in its pledge to provide students healthier food options. Beginning next school year, culinary arts students will prepare dinner for their peers who lack access...

East Baltimore Biotech Park Remains in Limbo After 10 Years

BALTIMORE - Construction of the biotech park linked to the $1.8 billion redevelopment project north of the Johns Hopkins Hospital has stalled, with leaders of the plan looking for another economic anchor nearly 10...

HU Eyes Walter Reed Land

Howard University officials have announced their interest in purchasing 62 acres of prime real estate that will be vacated by the Walter Reed Army Medical Center once it consolidates with the National Naval Medical...

District’s Census Returns Good

Nationwide, the mail-back response rate since the 2010 Census forms found their way into the postal system in early April has been 72 percent. For the District of Columbia, the count was 69 percent, which...

Daycon Strike Wears On

For the past month, Daycon Products, a leading janitorial service with headquarters in Upper Marlboro, Md., has turned a deaf ear to workers who’ve been protesting the company’s uneven pay scale. “It’s about dignity and...

City Council Races Gearing Up

Except for the highly anticipated contention for the mayor’s seat and City Council chairmanship, the upcoming City Council elections probably won’t stir much excitement, a political analyst said. Ron Walters, retired University of Maryland political...

Baltimore Surpasses 2000 Census Count

As of April 27, Baltimore City census participation was 66 percent. Two weeks prior, the mayor congratulated residents for a 61 percent return rate, beating the 2000 census return rate by one percentage point....

Books Come Alive for D.C. Students

The event was part of Reading is Fundamental’s DC Initiative, which provides more than 15,000 free books to students at 47 public and charter schools in the District. The MLK students enjoyed a read-aloud...

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