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  • University of Maryland to engage school teachers, students in childhood obesity prevention efforts

    University of Maryland to engage school teachers, students in childhood obesity prevention efforts

    The University of Maryland School of Medicine will use a $5 million federal grant to tackle childhood obesity by helping teachers, parents and students come up with ways to practice healthy habits in schools. The school will announce Wednesday it has received the funds from the U.S. Department...

  • Hopkins, AbbVie ink five-year cancer research collaboration

    Hopkins, AbbVie ink five-year cancer research collaboration

    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and pharmaceutical company AbbVie have signed a five-year agreement to collaborate on cancer research. Under the agreement, Hopkins doctors and scientists will have access to new therapies developed by AbbVie for preclinical research to be funded by the...

  • Video games can help treat people with swallowing disorders

    Video games can help treat people with swallowing disorders

    Cecile Buker peered at the computer screen as a therapist prepared to feed her a teaspoon of water from a clear plastic cup. An animated kangaroo on the screen hopped toward a gold coin suspended in the air. "Get ready to swallow now," said the speech therapist Inoka Tennakoon. "A nice strong swallow."...

  • Auditors: State wrongly charged disabled residents millions in fees

    Auditors: State wrongly charged disabled residents millions in fees

    For years, the state agency that oversees people with disabilities erroneously charged monthly fees to largely poor people who live in residential facilities. And they might never get any of the millions of dollars back. State auditors reported this week that more than 2,500 people might have been...

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  • Anita Ward, baker and business owner, dies

    Anita Ward, baker and business owner, dies

    Anita Ward, who founded a popular breakfast and lunch spot known for its glass case of her baked goods, died of cancer Nov. 29 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 66 and lived in Middle River. Born Anita Giani in San Francisco, she was the daughter of Carlo Giani, a fish and poultry dealer...

  • Marjorie S. 'Jody' Harvey, homemaker and volunteer

    Marjorie S. 'Jody' Harvey, homemaker and volunteer

    Marjorie S. "Jody" Harvey, a homemaker and volunteer who also had worked in publishing, died Nov. 29 of dementia at her home in Naples, Fla. The former Ruxton resident was 86. The daughter of Roland Frank Simons, president of C.R. Bard, a surgical supply company, and Marjorie Merwin Simons, a homemaker,...

  • Robert E. Hecht Sr., savings and loan executive, dies

    Robert E. Hecht Sr., savings and loan executive, dies

    Robert E. Hecht Sr., former chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the old Baltimore Federal Financial and a supporter and board president of Catholic Charities, died Saturday of congestive heart failure and coronary artery disease at the Charlestown retirement community in Catonsville....

  • John C. Pohlhaus, Hopkins All-American and Alex. Brown partner, dies

    John C. Pohlhaus, Hopkins All-American and Alex. Brown partner, dies

    John Charles Pohlhaus, a two-time All-American lacrosse player at the Johns Hopkins University who became the youngest partner at Alex. Brown, died of pneumonia on Thanksgiving Day. He was 86 and died at home in Key Largo, Fla. Known as "Jack," the avid outdoorsman would wake before sunrise to...

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  • Baltimore residents greet new mayor at events throughout the city

    Baltimore residents greet new mayor at events throughout the city

    As Mayor Catherine E. Pugh made her way through a throng of hugs, handshakes and photographs at the Baltimore Rowing and Aquatics Center, 92-year-old Ernestine Brockington pulled her close and whispered into her ear. "I told her I'm glad she made mayor," the Cherry Hill woman said. "I wish her...

  • County executive sides with supporters to save old Catonsville school

    County executive sides with supporters to save old Catonsville school

    The grass-roots group advocating to save the former Catonsville Elementary School building on Frederick Road has a new ally: County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. Kamenetz's chief of staff, Don Mohler, said the county executive has no plans to knock down the building, citing feedback from the community....

  • BDC seeks bids for historic Mayfair Theatre

    BDC seeks bids for historic Mayfair Theatre

    The city is looking to sell the former Mayfair Theatre and an adjacent lot for redevelopment. The Baltimore Development Corp. opened the properties at 506 N. Howard and 300 West Franklin streets to bidders on Tuesday. The city started tearing down much of the 112-year-old Mayfair this year after...

  • Curb Shoppe Bar & Grill sold

    Curb Shoppe Bar & Grill sold

    For 31-year-old Tommy Hawkins, buying the North Baltimore bar where his grandmothers and aunt once worked is a "dream come true." Hawkins, who most recently worked as a chef and kitchen manager at Slainte Irish Pub and Restaurant, is part of Curb Shoppe LLC, which purchased The Curb Shoppe Bar...

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