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  • Letter: Demand for mental health housing far exceeds resources available

    Regarding the story, "A Place to Call Home," by Kevin Rector, in the Oct. 26 edition of the Towson Times, I'd like to thank the Times and Mr. Rector for shining a light on the critical issue of housing and treatment options for the ever-growing number...
  • New United Way program prevents homelessness — in time for Christmas

    New United Way program prevents homelessness — in time for Christmas
    A few months ago, things were looking bleak for Brooklyn Homes resident Christina Stocks. The 27-year-old single mother of two took a pay cut at work and fell behind in her rent payments. She was facing eviction — and a Christmas on the streets....
  • The slow drip of America's infrastructure crisis

    The slow drip of America's infrastructure crisis
    This month, a critical link in the city's most essential public infrastructure hit a breaking point: A 120-year old water main burst, shutting down Light and Lombard streets, disrupting commutes and downtown businesses. Only 10 days later, a sink hole...
  • Antonio Villaraigosa's goals for L.A. and beyond

    Antonio Villaraigosa's goals for L.A. and beyond
    In a corny old movie, they'd illustrate this bit with pages flying off a calendar: Antonio Villaraigosa has about 10 months left as mayor of Los Angeles, and although his name is bruited about for higher office, City Hall is where he says wants to be. Not...
  • In Charlotte, one man stood up for the poor -- and it wasn't Barack Obama

    Columnist Leonard Pitts wrote a story for the front page of last Sunday's Charlotte Observer indicting both parties for failing to speak up for the poor. He inspired this column. I could be writing the expected narrative from a conservative at the...
  • Water main break causes disruptions in downtown Baltimore

    Water main break causes disruptions in downtown Baltimore
    Commuters to Baltimore faced heavy traffic and major delays Tuesday, after a large water main break downtown buckled the surface of Light Street and sent water gushing through Lombard and Pratt streets. Jamie Kendrick, the city’s deputy...
  • Five questions with … Karen L. Sitnick

    Five questions with … Karen L. Sitnick
    Karen L. Sitnick's job is jobs — helping people find them. As director of the Mayor's Office of Employment Development in Baltimore, she oversees an effort that isn't simple, even in the best of times, as residents struggle to overcome education...
  • Malloy To Discuss Newtown Issues With Biden At White House Friday

    Malloy To Discuss Newtown Issues With Biden At White House Friday
    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will travel to Washington, D.C., Friday to meet at the White House with Vice President Joe Biden about efforts to reduce gun violence after the Dec. 14 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, the governor's office...
  • Post-Newtown Legislative Task Force Begins Work; Malloy Talks Gun Control In White House Visit

    Post-Newtown Legislative Task Force Begins Work; Malloy Talks Gun Control In White House Visit
    Legislative leaders pledged bipartisan cooperation and quick action Friday at the first meeting of their new task force on changing state laws and policies on gun control, school security and mental health in response to the Dec. 14 school massacre in...
  • Biden claims to have heard gunshots from Lancaster Amish school shooting

    Biden claims to have heard gunshots from Lancaster Amish school shooting
    Vice President Joe Biden said he was "literally" within earshot of the tragic 2006 Amish school shooting in Nickel Mines, estimating he was about a quarter of a mile away from the school at a golf outing on that warm October morning. Biden, a native...
  • Boston mayor pays off losing bet, lobsters arrive at Baltimore City Hall

    Boston mayor pays off losing bet, lobsters arrive at Baltimore City Hall
    The Patriots' coach might be a sore loser, but Boston mayor Thomas Menino has sportingly made good on the losing bet he made with Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on the AFC Championship game.  A package filled with goods from Boston's public markets...