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Hines Named President of Baltimore Co. Board of Ed.

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Baltimore businessman Earnest Hines has been elected the new president of the Board of Education for Baltimore County Public Schools following the retirement of three-term president JoAnn Murphy. Currently serving his third year on the board, Hines was appointed unanimously...

First Generation Students Receive a Helping Hand at Notre Dame

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Making the transition from high school to college can be a difficult process, especially if the student is the first in generations to pursue a tertiary degree. Research from the National Center for Education shows that without the necessary...

Retail Job Losses Contribute to Maryland Unemployment Rate Increase

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WASHINGTON — Retail job losses helped boost Maryland's unemployment rate to 7.3 percent from 7.1 percent, making it one of only two states to see a statistically significant increase last month. Maryland's retail losses totaled about 3,000, according to...

Baltimore State’s Attorney Jessamy Ready to Move Forward After Primary Election Loss

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Baltimore State’s Attorney Patricia Jessamy conceded the primary election to challenger Gregg Bernstein on Sept. 17, ending her 15-year tenure as the city’s top prosecutor. After a count of absentee ballots on Sept. 16, Jessamy trailed Bernstein by 1,363...

Druid Hill Park Turns 150

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One of the cornerstones of African-American history and life in Baltimore will be 150 years old in October. Druid Hill Park was originally developed as part of a major urban parks initiative in the late 19th century. To celebrate...

Meteorologist Lynette Charles Joins ABC2 Storm Team

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“I am so excited to have Lynette join our weather team.  Her knowledge, energy and enthusiasm are infectious;” says News Director Kelly Groft in a statement. “We are fortunate that she joins the team already knowing the lay of...

Many Important Races ‘Too Close to Call’

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The voters of Baltimore City have spoken. But it doesn't appear they spoke loudly enough, because at the end of the preliminary counting in the Sept. 14 primary, in the watched and highly contested State's Attorney's race between Patricia...

Judge Marcella Holland Begins Term as New Chair of National Bar Association Judicial Council

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Baltimore City Circuit Administrative Judge Marcella Holland has begun her term as the new chair of the National Bar Association Judicial Council. Judge Holland was sworn into office during the association’s 85th Annual Meeting, held last month in New...

Pancreatic, Liver Specialist Joins Saint Agnes Medical Staff

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Saint Agnes Hospital recently introduced Baltimore-based doctor Steven Cunningham as the newest member of its medical staff. The Johns Hopkins-trained pancreatic and liver surgery specialist is also board-certified in general surgery. Dr. Cunningham’s arrival supports Saint Agnes’ Cancer Institute,...

Two Baltimore Schools Receive National Arts Awards

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Each year, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents its National Schools of Distinction in Arts Education Awards to public schools that have “ensured a creative educational environment for outstanding student achievement.” This year, two Baltimore school...

Salvation Army Feeds Local Families

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The Salvation Army, Greater Baltimore Command recently announced its participation in the Child and Adult Care Food Program, which provides meals at no separate charge to enrolled children at 1114 N. Calvert St., in Baltimore. The goal of the program...

Arc of Baltimore Celebrates 60 Years

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BALTIMORE - Every morning for more than a year, Joe Brown has made the 45-minute, multi-bus commute to The Arc of Baltimore headquarters where he is the friendly office clerk responsible for all mail operations. Brown is mentally disabled. Brown,...

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