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  • What poor kids get from farmers' markets

    What poor kids get from farmers' markets
    Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's plan to use $10,000 in private foundation grants to fund a program designed to help low-income families stretch their food stamp benefits undoubtedly will help many of those struggling to make ends meet in...
  • Mentoring program there for kids when parents can't be

    Mentoring program there for kids when parents can't be
    Life hasn't been easy for KeSean Ellis, a 12-year-old whose mother has been in and out of prison for the past seven years. With his mother currently in prison and a father who was killed two years ago, KeSean might have ended up in foster care if his...
  • Md. must make sure transit investments create jobs here

    Md. must make sure transit investments create jobs here
    Gov. Martin O'Malley's announcement this month of an investment of $1.5 billion into the state's transportation program came close on the heels of President Barack Obama's recent commitment to grow national manufacturing. Both of these efforts represent...
  • East Baltimore development moves to next phase

    East Baltimore development moves to next phase
    When demolition begins next week on several blocks of rowhomes, it will mark the start of a new phase for the nonprofit created by the city and others to redevelop 88 acres in East Baltimore just north of the Johns Hopkins University medical campus. East...
  • School reform doesn't work

    School reform doesn't work
    In their commentary ("Six steps for post-Alonso school reform," May 14), Thomas Wilcox, Diane Bell-McKoy and Laura Gamble use many lofty and idealistic sounding words to promote their vision. However, it bears noting that education "reformers" are well-...
  • 'Next economy' envisioned for Baltimore region

    'Next economy' envisioned for Baltimore region
    A new report being released today calls on the Baltimore region to rethink economic development, pointing to a worrying trend: a mounting share of low-wage jobs shutting more and more residents out of the middle class. The number of jobs in largely low-...
  • Florida is tied for worst record of employing teens

    Florida is tied for worst record of employing teens
    Florida is tied with California for having the worst record of employing teens: Only 18 percent have jobs, according to a new study released Monday. "At this rate, a generation will grow up with little early work experience, missing the chance to...
  • Downsizing juvenile jail

    Downsizing juvenile jail
    Baltimore needs a better way to handle juveniles who are charged as adults. The current system of housing them in a wing of the city's detention center is dangerous and inefficient. But a new report from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency...
  • Networking group aimed at LGBT community launches this week

    Networking group aimed at LGBT community launches this week
    One day in the fall of 2010, Scott Marder, a partner at the law firm of Duane Morris in Baltimore, received a cold call from a young lawyer in Maryland seeking advice. The lawyer had found Marder's name in a directory maintained by the National LGBT...
  • New city plan aimed at reducing HIV/AIDS infections by 25%

    New city plan aimed at reducing HIV/AIDS infections by 25%
    A group of Baltimore's health care leaders has crafted a plan to cut new cases of HIV infection by 25 percent by 2015, as part of an overall strategy to cope with a disease that has plagued the city for decades. The plan, scheduled to be given to Mayor...
  • Free tax preparation, plus a lot more

    Free tax preparation, plus a lot more
    If you don't make a lot of money, the Baltimore CASH Campaign thinks you shouldn't be forking any of it over to get your tax returns prepared. The nonprofit group is heading into its 11th tax season, offering free help for low- and moderate-income area...