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  • The formula for family stability [Commentary]

    The formula for family stability [Commentary]
    Nearly everyone agrees that education is the pathway out of poverty and that a stable family life is crucial to nurturing young children. Yet here in central Maryland, homelessness and family instability present barriers to academic success for too many...
  • Forging a smart growth economy [Commentary]

    Forging a smart growth economy [Commentary]
    The best state in the nation for innovation and entrepreneurship three years in a row is Maryland. This is according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (hardly a mouthpiece for the Maryland Democratic Party), which also ranks Maryland No. 1 for STEM...
  • Porous pavement gets another tryout in Maryland

    Porous pavement gets another tryout in Maryland
    The concrete oozed rather than poured out of the mixer truck, almost as if reluctant to cover the ground — partly because it won't, entirely. Laborers shoveled pebbly gobs around to form a new sidewalk at a park-and-ride lot in Waysons Corner, one...
  • Elizabeth C. Bellavance, activist

    Elizabeth C. Bellavance, activist
    Elizabeth C. Bellavance, an educator, social activist, and patron of the academic and arts communities who was also an outspoken advocate for the Eastern Shore's Hispanic community, died July 24 of cancer at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center...
  • Boosting college readiness is goal for new city schools CEO

    Boosting college readiness is goal for new city schools CEO
    As hundreds of Baltimore public school graduates prepare to set foot on a four-year college campus in Maryland this month, nearly half will notice something familiar on their schedules: a class they took in high school. More than from any other school...
  • Education briefs

    Engineering grants Anne Arundel Community College has been awarded a $598,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to help support its engineering scholars program. The grant will provide scholarships of up to $4,000 annually to financially needy,...
  • University of Maryland renames its arena the XFINITY Center

    University of Maryland renames its arena the XFINITY Center
    The Comcast Center is no longer. The University of Maryland's arena will now be called the XFINITY Center, the school announced Monday. “We are excited to place the name Xfinity on this beloved University of Maryland sports venue,” Tom...
  • Mt. Airy club offers early start to young triathletes

    Mt. Airy club offers early start to young triathletes
    On a beautiful sunny evening, approximately 20 kids wearing bathing suits and swimming caps tear into Lake Linganore, swim feverishly and then bound out of the water. There is no game of Marco Polo, no diving to touch the bottom, no leisurely back...
  • Chamber of Commerce designing Towson app

    Chamber of Commerce designing Towson app
    In the next few months, it will be a snap to find entertainment news and venues in Towson thanks to the Towson Chamber of Commerce. The chamber is designing an online application, a one-stop shop of everything you want to know about what's happening, who'...
  • Next stop: A more attractive ride

    Next stop: A more attractive ride
    A collapsed house. An abandoned warehouse furred with vines. Block after block of vacant homes, shattered windows framing blackness. Then, the tunnel and the train platform. The mix of shuttered industrial spaces and faded neighborhoods that flank the...
  • Workers who serve society are not rewarded for dedication [Commentary]

    Workers who serve society are not rewarded for dedication [Commentary]
    What someone is paid has little or no relationship to what their work is worth to society. Does anyone seriously believe that hedge-fund mogul Steven A. Cohen is worth the $2.3 billion he raked in last year, despite being slapped with a $1.8 billion ...
  • Elkridge resident travels abroad for college STEM research project

    Elkridge resident travels abroad for college STEM research project
    Linda Ogwuazor, a Howard University student from Elkridge, packed her bags and boarded a flight to summer school this month. Her destination: Thailand, where she and other students from around the world are taking part in an international science mission....