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  • Better late than never, students earn their high school diplomas

    Better late than never, students earn their high school diplomas

    Late in his senior year at Franklin High School in Reisterstown, Danny Portillo woke up from his slacker slumber. It was May, and as the last day of classes approached, he realized that he would not be joining his classmates and friends for Franklin’s commencement on June 5. He had slept in too...

  • Coppin State to offer free tuition to city students graduating from BCCC

    Coppin State to offer free tuition to city students graduating from BCCC

    In a step designed to make college affordable for city residents, Coppin State University officials say they will offer free tuition to graduates of city public high schools who earn associate degrees from Baltimore City Community College. The announcement comes just a week after Mayor Catherine...

  • Hogan wants school leaders to explain their budget requests

    Hogan wants school leaders to explain their budget requests

    Gov. Larry Hogan said Wednesday that he plans to summon local school systems to Annapolis in October to explain their requests for construction money — a significant change from the way the money has been awarded in the past. Hogan said this “much-needed change” is an adjustment that will improve...

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  • MedStar Health Cancer Network offers less instrusive lumpectomy procedure

    MedStar Health Cancer Network offers less instrusive lumpectomy procedure

    Before having surgery to remove a lump, breast cancer patients must undergo a procedure that typically involves inserting wires into the breast to mark the location of the lump. The process can be painful and make for a long day at the hospital. Dr. Maen Farha, medical director of the Union Memorial...

  • Baltimore launches 'bad batch' text-alert system for overdoses

    Baltimore launches 'bad batch' text-alert system for overdoses

    With the help of student computer programmers, Baltimore health officials have launched a text-messaging service to warn residents when deadly batches of drugs are in their neighborhood. Facing a dramatic rise in overdose deaths due to potent and cheap fentanyl, city officials partnered with the...

  • Camp Open Arms reaches out to kids with limb challenges

    Camp Open Arms reaches out to kids with limb challenges

    William Gephardt can't throw and catch a ball like most children. The 5-year old has unusually thin arms and other physical limitations that affect his range of motion. Sometimes other children tease him. It’s hard for William not to feel isolated from other kids his age in gym class. Not so at...

  • State health officials monitor uptick in whooping cough cases, encourage continued immunization

    State health officials monitor uptick in whooping cough cases, encourage continued immunization

    Maryland public health officials, monitoring an uptick in the number of whooping cough cases, are urging parents to make sure children are immunized against the highly contagious respiratory infection as the school year draws near. The number of confirmed or probable whooping cough cases increased...

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  • Charles 'Wink' Winkler, steelworker turned steel sculptor and artist, dies

    Charles 'Wink' Winkler, steelworker turned steel sculptor and artist, dies

    Charles E. “Wink” Winkler, a steelworker-turned-artist whose life reflected Baltimore’s own transition from industrial manufacturing hub to a city of gritty creative types, died July 5 from cancer at FutureCare Northpoint. The Highlandtown native, a resident of Eastwood, was 79. Mark Supik is a...

  • Sevalyn H. White, noted Western High School dance instructor, dies

    Sevalyn H. White, noted Western High School dance instructor, dies

    Sevalyn H. White, a Western High School dance instructor whose acclaimed dance teams were known for creativity and artistry, died Aug. 4 from complications of lupus at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The longtime Gwynn Oak resident was 74. Eva Scott of Wilson Park, who joined the physical education...

  • Paul M. Dubeau, retired banker, dies

    Paul M. Dubeau, retired banker, dies

    Paul M. Dubeau, who rose from a bank teller to become vice president of the old Baltimore Federal Savings and Loan Association, died Aug. 13 of congestive heart failure at his Rodgers Forge home. He was 86. Paul Marshall Dubeau was the son of Archibald Dubeau, an Olin Mathieson chemist and salesman,...

  • Robert C. Morgan, advertising account executive

    Robert C. Morgan, advertising account executive

    Robert C. Morgan, a retired account executive who specialized in media advertising, died Aug. 6 of heart failure at his Lutherville home. He was 77. The son of Robert Morgan, manager of the Dolly Madison Dairy, and Leola Morgan, a Wyoming Seminary secretary, Robert Cass Morgan was born in Scranton,...

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  • Swimmer dead after being airlifted from Prettyboy Reservoir

    Swimmer dead after being airlifted from Prettyboy Reservoir

    An adult has died after suffering from a cardiac arrest after being pulled from Prettyboy Reservoir in Baltimore County, Baltimore Environmental Police confirmed Sunday. Members of the Baltimore County Fire Department received a call about a possible drowning at the dam at 1:46 p.m. When they arrived,...

  • Stanley Black & Decker expands in Towson with makerspace

    Stanley Black & Decker expands in Towson with makerspace

    In a sprawling workshop near Stanley Black & Decker’s Towson campus, employees are being invited to try out a vast array of hand tools, power tools and equipment used for welding, 3-D printing and other jobs. The company’s new makerspace is available to all its employees, whether they work in product...

  • Rodricks: Breaking monuments, breaking silence

    Rodricks: Breaking monuments, breaking silence

    I return to Matthew Crenson’s new history of Baltimore, and my discussions with him on the Roughly Speaking podcast, because of a point he made about this city and race: We do not like to talk about it. Never did. Starting in the Colonial period, Baltimoreans mostly avoided the subject, let it...

  • Cherry Hill arts festival gives community reason to celebrate

    Cherry Hill arts festival gives community reason to celebrate

    Nearly 200 people gathered Saturday afternoon in Cherry Hill’s Reedbird Park to celebrate a community that organizers say is too often characterized by crime and poverty. “Just look around — there's no gunfighting, no cussing, no one selling drugs,” said Quinn Tyler Wise, a local resident who showcased...

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