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  • YMCA Puts Finishing Touches on Revitalization Project

    More than just a gymnasium and recreation center, Druid Hill's YMCA has been proudly serving the Baltimore community for over 80 years. As the oldest Black-operated YMCA (also known as the Y), the center is currently undergoing a $3.4 million renovation project that will transform a ...

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  • Police Make Arrests in Murder of ‘AFRO’ Security Guard

    City Police have arrested two suspects linked to the April 8 murder of Charles Bowman at Yau Brothers Carry Out at 2901 Greenmount Ave. Troy Taylor, 19, turned himself in to authorities late Wednesday. Michael Raphael Hunter, 18, was arrested Thursday afternoon following several anonymous calls ...

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  • Regents Likely to Sanction Hike, End Tuition Freeze

    WASHINGTON – The University System of Maryland Board of Regents last week was primed to end the four-year moratorium on public university tuition increases with a modest hike proposed in January by Gov. Martin O'Malley. The board met at the University of Maryland University College in ...

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  • Jack Fights Back

    After City Council President Jack Young invited reporters on a tour of two houses he owns in East Baltimore to clear up questions about his residency, he is now accused of purchasing a home with taxpayer dollars intended for poor people. During a news conference last week, Young defended ...

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  • City Amends Wells Fargo Lawsuit

    Three months after a judge tossed Baltimore City’s lawsuit against Wells Fargo, City Solicitor George Nilson announced the filing of a second complaint.     The city maintains its initial claim – that African-American borrowers pay more in fees and interest rates for ...

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  • Child Abuse Center Raises Awareness

    Child abuse is a subject that often takes a backseat to the headlines over other “pressing” issues. While overall perception of the topic is regularly heartfelt, the matters of a listless economy, declining homeownership, murders, failing schools and other concerns typically speed ...

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  • Community Honors Slain AFRO Employee

    Members from the Baltimore community gathered April 15 at the corner of Greenmount Avenue and 29th Street to honor the life of Charles Bowman, an AFRO employee who was murdered at a nearby fast food restaurant a week earlier. “I’ve been doing these types of things for over 30 years ...

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  • Comprehensive Budget Awaits Council Approval

    Without additional revenue, Baltimore City could lose seven fire companies, sworn police officers and police helicopters, dozens of recreation centers and swimming pools and 606 filled positions to close the budget gap. But on Monday, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake released a comprehensive ...

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  • Early Census Returns Metro Area Fall Short

    Despite a concerted effort to get the word out, Baltimore City lags in returns of U.S. Census Bureau forms. The national participation rate is 62 percent, but Baltimore is lowest in the state of Maryland with 55 percent as of April 6.  However, Kimberly Manns within the Mayor’s ...

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  • Battle Engaged to Keep Pools and Centers Open

    A couple weeks after the mayor proposed closing half of the city’s recreation centers and almost all pools for the summer, Councilman Carl Stokes called for an audit of the Department of Recreation and Parks. He said he believes there may be funds in the department that are unaccounted ...

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  • AFRO Security Guard Murdered

      Charles Bowman, 72, was the source of smiles, assistance, goodwill and friendship at the Afro-American Newspapers and with his family.   In the early morning hours of Thursday, April 8, that was taken away when he was killed during a robbery.   Bowman headed to work at the AFRO ...

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