Massive Blizzard Hits Mid-Atlantic Region

A massive winter storm blanketed the Mid-Atlantic region on Feb. 5 and 6, dumping more than 2 feet of snow on the Baltimore-Washington area. Snow accumulated at an estimated rate of 2 inches per hour...

Farewell Sheila Dixon

Friends, family and city leaders gathered at The Milan, Baltimore’s newest Italian restaurant and lounge, to bid farewell to former mayor Sheila Dixon.

Baltimore’s New Mayor

" ... for such a time as this." Those words offered by the Rev. Bruce Haskins during the welcome and opening prayer at the swearing in of Baltimore City's new mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, echoed the...

Dr. John L. Wright

Dr. John L. Wright was what could be called a persistent advocate; he seized every opportunity to make his voice heard. He even turned his AFRO church directory ad into a personal billboard, decrying...

City Prepares for 2010 Census

Elected officials and local leaders in Baltimore City say they are working diligently to get the word out about the April 1 census distribution. They don’t want a reoccurrence of the poor participation rate...

Summer Jobs Put Youth to Work

Over 5,000 kids will be off the streets this summer. Multiply that by 35 years and you’ll get the approximate number of high school and college students YouthWorks has employed since it first began...

Crime-Fighting Collaborative Yields Results

Regional efforts to curb violent crime in Washington, D.C., and Maryland have been effective and both jurisdictions have the numbers to prove it. Those were the sentiments expressed this week in a meeting led by...

Baltimore Area Mourns the Passage of Civic Activist Rev. Dr. John Wright

The Rev. Dr. John L. Wright, long time pastor of the First Baptist Church of Guilford, died late Jan 28. At the helm of the church for nearly 40 years, Rev. Wright's service was not...

Census 2010: The City Needs You To Be Counted

Every 10 years, the United States is required to count the number of people— citizens and non-citizens—living here and in its territories. This year U.S. residents are being counted again. The census tracks, not just...

Md. Senators Favor Young for Council Presidency

The ascension of City Council President Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to the mayor’s office on Feb. 4 will set off a new power struggle within the Baltimore legislature. City Council members will conduct a majority-wins vote as...

Everyone Counts -2010 Census

The 2010 Census is comprised of just 10 questions, and it can be completed in a mere 10 minutes, but its effects will span over a decade. Baltimore’s local census office had its grand opening...

NACCP to Host Panel on Childhood Obesity

The Baltimore City Branch of the NAACP recently declared childhood obesity a “state of emergency,” and will hold a community information meeting and panel discussion on childhood obesity on Jan. 26 from 6 to...

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