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  • Charitable giving can be as easy as a swipe and a click

    Kids use their smartphones to find the nearest pizza joint, stay connected with friends on Facebook, and keep up with their fantasy football team. So what about supporting a good cause during the holiday season? There are smartphone apps for that too....
  • I'll pay extra for the backpack that won't sing

    Parenting can be an assault on the senses, from the effluvia of the diaper pail to the torture of bare feet on a rug strewn with Legos. But nothing tortures a parent suffer more than the musical assault of the Childhood Industrial Complex. When I was a...
  • New housing program in Balto. Co. aims to shorten shelter stays

    New housing program in Balto. Co. aims to shorten shelter stays
    Tana Poff ran out of cash soon after arriving in Baltimore County from York, Pa., hoping to start a new life. The pregnant 23-year-old was working at the checkout lane at Food Lion, but her part-time wages weren't enough. "It didn't work out the way I...
  • State closes Hampton assisted living facility

    State closes Hampton assisted living facility
    After more than a year appealing the state's proposed revocation of its license, Ashwood Assisted Living facility in Hampton has closed its doors. On Tuesday, the premises were deserted, all residents moved out, and the doors locked. The action came...
  • Dr. Clementine L. "Clem" Kaufman, social worker

    Dr. Clementine L. "Clem" Kaufman, social worker
    Dr. Clementine L. "Clem" Kaufman, a former social worker and volunteer who also served for years on numerous boards throughout the community and worked tirelessly for social justice, died of cancer Sept. 23 at Roland Park Place. She was 89. "She was a...
  • After burger controversy, Kuma's donates to Catholic Charities

    After burger controversy, Kuma's donates to Catholic Charities
    A Chicago restaurant that sparked an outcry by offering a burger that includes an unconsecrated communion wafer and a red wine reduction has donated $1,500 to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago. “We’re not trying to say...
  • Financial issues cost foster care agency its L.A. County contract

    Financial issues cost foster care agency its L.A. County contract
    Renee Moncito was a convicted thief and forger. She ran a foster care agency that was one of the most cited by state inspectors for lapses in care, including cases in which children were beaten, locked in their rooms for days or subjected to other...
  • Agnes M. 'Mac' McAvinue, homemaker

    Agnes M. 'Mac' McAvinue, homemaker
    Agnes M. "Mac" McAvinue, a homemaker and peace activist who earlier had been a social worker and parochial school teacher, died Sept. 30 of respiratory failure at her Original Northwood home. She was 86. Agnes Mary Graf, the daughter of Dr. Francis Graf,...
  • California delegation split over taking pay during shutdown

    WASHINGTON -- When it comes to the question of whether lawmakers should accept their pay during the federal government shutdown, California’s congressional delegation is, as usual, divided. Some Democrats and Republicans are forgoing their...
  • Baltimore schools' interim CEO has 'passion with a punch'

    In walks Tisha Edwards, a parade of teenagers in her wake. The conference room in Baltimore school headquarters is full of staff and community stakeholders there to tell the new interim schools CEO what she wants to know. But she introduces the half-...
  • Where mentally ill inmates actually get some help

    Where mentally ill inmates actually get some help
    There is little in Andy's appearance or manner that offers a clue as to what he's been through. The arrests, the jailhouse beatings, the commitments. He's soft-spoken and unassuming, so much so that the story of his life doesn't seem to go with the man...