Baltimore News

  • Ideal Bank Closes

    The collapse of Wall Street, which spurred an epic economic recession, has claimed its 88th victim in the banking industry. Baltimore’s Ideal Federal Savings Bank was closed on July 9 by the Office of Thrift Supervision and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation was appointed receiver. The ...

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  • The House That ‘Extreme Makeover’ Built

    Thousands of volunteers toiled in the sweltering Baltimore heat. Vendors and contractors donated supplies, raw materials, food and water. And within a week the television show Extreme Makeover Home Edition in partnership with Excel Homes and the Maryland Community Builders Foundation completed ...

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  • Baltimore Youth Fare Well in NAACP ACT-SO Competition

    Eight Baltimore City students participated in the NAACP’s national ACT-SO (Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics). Two 2010 graduates of the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute won National Silver Medals, Eberechi Ihezie (earth and space science) and Vaughn Midder ...

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  • Lochearn Family Sends Two Children to Graduate School

    Proud parents Earl Lowe and Janet  Blount load the van that will take their son  Benjamin Lowe (third  from left) to the University of Delaware Graduate School where he will study education. In addition, their son Jonathan (far right) is headed to Ohio State University Graduate ...

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  • Black Law Enforcement Group, Local University Partner

    Walden University and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) recently announced a partnership that will allow NOBLE members to enroll in online higher education programs at a reduced rate. According to a press release, Walden’s School of Public Policy and ...

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  • Local Union Demands Living Wage

    The United Food and Commercial Workers Union – advocate for workers in retail food, meatpacking and poultry, food processing and manufacturing, and retail stores across the country – will announce the findings of a poll conducted by pollster David Meriman of Lake Research, Wed., ...

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  • Michelle Obama Throws First Pitch at Orioles Game

    First lady Michelle Obama will show off her arm by throwing the first pitch of the Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles game on July 20. The honorary tossing of the first pitch will highlight a day in which Major League Baseball, the Major League Baseball Players Association and the White ...

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  • Recreation Centers Extend Hours for Summer

    Crispus Attucks Recreation Center Director Arlene Foreman is expecting to see and serve more children this summer, as are nine other recreation centers in the city. The reason: about $91,000 from the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention to be used to keep the centers open for ...

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  • Adult Literacy a ‘Top Priority’ for City

    "Literacy opens doors," Todd Elliot said after sharing how the Greater Homewood Community Corporation (GHCC) has impacted the lives of many of the organization's clients. As program director of the facility for adult literacy and English language learners, Elliot has seen his ...

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  • Johns Hopkins to Assess East Baltimore Health

    In order to find an answer to a problem, one must first ask a question. Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute (UHI) plans on using that philosophy to learn about the health concerns of Baltimore residents. The UHI is in the beginning phases of planning a health assessment for residents in East ...

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