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    Board of Education Approves Model Gang Activity Policy

    BALTIMORE — The Maryland State Board of Education approved a statewide model policy Tuesday afternoon in Baltimore to help prevent and deal with gang activity in schools. The policy states that local school systems must...

    Monarch Academy Accepting Applications until Feb. 22

    Monarch Academy Baltimore Campus is accepting applications for fall 2011 for children living in Baltimore City going into kindergarten, first, second, third and fourth grades. The application deadline is Feb. 22 at 5 p.m.,...

    Geoffrey Washington to Lead Board of Municipal and Zoning Appeals

    Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler, LLC (ARD&H) Associate Geoffrey W. Washington has been appointed chairman of the Board of Municipal and Zoning Appeals of Baltimore City. “It is an honor and privilege to be...

    Microsoft Employees Join Baltimore Mayor to Empower Future Technology Leaders

    On Feb. 11, members of Blacks at Microsoft (BAM), a Microsoft Corp. employee network group, will provide local minority high school students the opportunity to learn about careers in technology during the 20th anniversary...

    State of the Harbor Conference Features Noted Filmmaker Alexandra Cousteau as Keynote Speaker

    For the Baltimore Harbor to be swimmable and fishable by 2020, we need to start working now. As an initial step, the Waterfront Partnership will host a first-ever State of the Harbor Conference on...

    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,...

    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....

    Community Giving Warms Struggling Family’s Holiday Spirit

    People lined up outside Ashley Johnson’s West Baltimore home the evening of Dec. 29, all bearing at least one gift. To her surprise and delight, the “secret Santas”—many of them strangers—placed the gifts under...

    Fundraiser Draws Hundreds at Bourbon Street

    On Dec.15, members of Baltimore’s entertainment community gathered at Bourbon Street for a toy drive/fundraiser benefitting over 500 local families. The event, hosted by the Baltimore Entertainment Association, the Carpenter House and AFRO Charities,...

    Reginald F. Lewis’ Descendants Honor Legacy of Late Business Mogul

    When J. Russell Fugett founded his Maryland-based business consulting company, TLC JR, he had his uncle, the late business icon Reginald F. Lewis, in mind. “As a small business owner, my work is inspired by...

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