| May 13, 2014
| 7:44 AM
Growing up in Laurel, our son Andrew did all the stuff most kids do. He attended the Main Street Festival every year, still mourns the loss of the Laurel Art Center and rode his bike everywhere.
Fast forward to now. We are sitting in a Thai restaurant...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 6:09 AM
New attention is coming to the 2009 case of a programmer who was detained by the FBI and interrogated without an arrest warrant at the direct request of Goldman Sachs. Meanwhile, the BART commuter service is running -- for now -- in San Francisco after...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Having had the opportunity to attend the recent Maryland Climate Change Summit, it was both enlightening and reassuring that our governor, the legislature and our state agencies are taking proactive positions in planning for what cannot be stopped and a...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 11:46 AM
Col. Erland A. Tillman, a decorated Army officer and noted civil engineer who helped design the Maryland Transit Administration's Metro subway from Owings Mills into downtown Baltimore, died of complications from heart failure Sept. 6 at Gilchrist Hospice...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 4:42 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Transit police on San Francisco's BART commuter rail line on Tuesday stepped up efforts to discourage homeless people from sleeping in stations, issuing warnings that could eventually lead to a trip to jail.
The crackdown by the...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 4:27 PM
HARTFORD — State Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor called Friday for a special investigator to review the finances and operations of the Jumoke Academy charter schools and its embattled management group, Family Urban Schools of Excellence.
| Jun 22, 2014
| 6:19 AM
HARTFORD — Michael M. Sharpe resigned as CEO of the Jumoke Academy charter organization Saturday following revelations that he had a decades-old criminal record and for years had erroneously used the academic title of "doctor."
| Jun 18, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Criminal convictions and past imprisonment of Michael M. Sharpe, the CEO of a charter school organization that receives millions in taxpayer funds, are worrying Hartford and state officials – who said Wednesday they hadn't known of his record and...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 5:21 PM
HARTFORD — In a New Year's message last December, the CEO of the Jumoke Academy charter school shared his enthusiastic vision for 2014, signing the letter, "Yours Truly, Dr. Michael Sharpe."
Some version of that prestigious academic credential has...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 6:55 AM
HARTFORD — Family Urban Schools of Excellence, the group that runs the heavily state-financed Jumoke Academy charter schools, announced plans Tuesday to conduct an independent forensic audit following disclosures that its CEO had served prison...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 4:05 PM
SAN FRANCISCO A federal jury on Tuesday ruled in favor of former Bay Area Rapid Transit officer Johannes Mehserle in a civil case over the fatal shooting of Oscar Grant III at the Fruitvale BART station in 2009.
The jury deliberated for less than five...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 5:20 PM
SAN FRANCISCO Jury deliberations began Monday at the civil trial against former Bay Area Rapid Transit Police Officer Johannes Mehserle over the Jan. 1, 2009, fatal shooting of Oscar Grant III on the Fruitvale BART station platform.
"You're the first and...