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Community volunteers gathered to create flower beds and plant flowers and two memorial trees for the victims of the July 2 Brooklyn Homes mass shooting.
October 1, 2023
Many Maryland families can’t afford a multiyear rate increase proposed by Baltimore Gas and Electric, Marceline White, executive director of Economic Action Maryland, says.
Members of the Venetoulis family passed love and admiration for Brooks Robinson down through generations, and Lynn Venetoulis knew she had to name a loved one after him.
September 29, 2023
A downtown entertainment district near the stadiums would attract thousands of visitors and generate much-needed revenue.
September 28, 2023
People in Carroll County need to know what Moms for Liberty represents and why it might get to tell their children what they’re allowed to read at school, says Cindy Rosenberg, a county resident and educator.
September 27, 2023
Federal student loan payments are due to resume Oct. 1, and an additional burden confronts some borrowers, including some Marylanders, because of inequities in student loan programs, says Ian Williams, a consumer protection paralegal at the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service.
September 26, 2023
As the Greater Baltimore Committee focuses on boosting this region’s economic competitiveness, it must also support programs to end the economic apartheid that now plagues the city’s disadvantaged Black neighborhoods, says Lawrence Brown, an author and research scientist in the Center for Urban Health Equity at Morgan State University.
September 25, 2023
Fall is here, but we don’t have to let go of what we love about summer quite yet, filmmaker and writer Charles Cohen says.
September 24, 2023
Maryland must implement data governance practices to protect school systems, which are particularly vulnerable to cyberattacks, says James D. Cornelius, a former chief information officer for the Maryland State Department of Education.
September 22, 2023
Students getting to spend time outdoors enhances learning, and legislation that supports outdoor education should be strengthened, say U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes and Nicole Veltre-Luton, a teacher at Baltimore’s Digital Harbor High School.
September 19, 2023