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...

Baltimore County Teacher Named State’s Only Milken Award Winner

A fourth-grade teacher from Woodholme Elementary School in Owings Mills was recently named Maryland’s only recipient of this year’s prestigious $25,000 Milken Educator Award. McKinley Broome, a teacher for six years in Baltimore County,...

Maryland Schools Ranked Nation’s Best

Maryland’s public schools were recently ranked the number one public school system in the country by a national education newspaper, the third straight year the state has received the honor. Education Week, the country’s leading...

Maryland Gov. O’Malley Announces Plans to Implement Health Care Reform

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley introduced the state’s final report for implementing federal health care reform at Baltimore’s Coppin State University Jan. 10, part of a series of public meetings on state issues. The report outlines...

Baltimore NAACP Chapter Swears In New President

Tessa Hill-Aston, the fifth female president of the Baltimore City branch of the NAACP, was sworn in Jan. 13 at the New Fellowship Christian Community Church in Park Heights, Baltimore. Hill-Aston, 60, also serves as...

Baltimore Honors MLK with Annual Festivities

Residents of Baltimore and surrounding areas are invited to take part in the 11th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade, which celebrates the life of one of America's most influential civil rights, political,...

Dr. West’s Prognosis for the Country’s Prospects

Dr. Cornel West is a prominent and provocative public intellectual dedicated to democracy. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard in three years and obtained his master’s and doctorate degrees in philosophy at Princeton....

Officer Killed by ‘Friendly Fire’ During Nightclub Shooting

An early morning melee at a downtown Baltimore nightclub has left two people dead including another Baltimore police officer, but this time the officer’s death was at the hands of one of their own. A...

Despite Public Outcry, Council Elects Welch to 9th District

Despite controversy surrounding his nomination and City Hall’s vacancy filling process, the Baltimore City Council selected William “Pete” Welch to replace his mother as councilperson for the ninth district. The council voted 10-3 in...

Coppin Plans to Re-stabilize North Avenue Corridor

On a vacant parcel less than a mile from its campus, Coppin State University commenced the first phase of a revitalization project over 10 years in the making. The venture calls for streetscraping, infill...

Cosby Enters Baltimore Political Scene

Legendary comedian, educator and activist Bill Cosby left his stamp on Baltimore politics when he visited the city for a performance Jan 11. The 73-year-old icon has been vocal over the years about the...

Irene Reid Dies at 78

Irene Bennett Reid, a retired city Department of Social Services employee and mother of former Baltimore Mayor Kurt Schmoke, succumbed to lung cancer and died at Sinai Hospital on Jan. 11. She was 78. Reared...

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