| Jul 22, 2013
| 3:20 PM
Baltimore Substance Abuse Systems and Baltimore Mental Health Systems will merge this fall as the field moves to integrating substance abuse and mental health treatment.
The new organization will be named Behavioral Health System Baltimore, employ 70...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 8:11 AM
Can government solve the problem of poverty in America? It is a question worth asking because partisan politics is eroding the federal government's lead role in developing the social welfare policies that have defined much of the country's domestic agenda...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 4:57 PM
Heroin overdose deaths soared last year in Baltimore, a city that has struggled with one of the highest rates of heroin addiction in the nation and with the violence that comes with illegal drug dealing.
In 2012, 126 people died in the city from...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 7:51 PM
Members of Maryland's District 21 delegation presented a report of highlights from this year's legislative session and listened to community members' concerns during a town hall meeting in Laurel on Monday, July 8.
State Sen. Jim Rosapepe, and Dels....
| Jul 8, 2013
| 11:14 AM
The 300 Man March, Baltimore's latest effort to rally against the worsening toll of killings that has hit the city this summer, turns out to have been inaptly named. Significantly more people than that are reported to have shown up — twice that...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 1:21 PM
Addressing a Harford County crowd interested in learning the latest social threats posed by chemical abuse, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Chip Cooke pointed out that synthetic drugs with names like "spice" and "bath salts," which...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 2:15 AM
Although the season seems barely under way in early July, the Independence Day holiday separates the beginning of summer from the inevitable ending of summer. Planning what you'd like to do or see this summer is fine before the 4th of July. After...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 10:41 AM
Despite their potentially dangerous effects, synthetic drugs like "bath salts" and "spice" can be found at many Maryland gas stations, a Baltimore DEA special agent told a group at this year's Harford County drug symposium Wednesday.
The DEA has worked...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 4:49 PM
A former treasurer of the University of Baltimore School of Law's Student Bar Association has pleaded guilty to stealing $33,000 from the organization.
Margaret Oyler, 29, never graduated from the law school and found herself instead sitting as a...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 6:54 PM
A plan to open an Edgemere residential program for homeless women is stirring concern among some residents in southeastern Baltimore County, highlighting a struggle that advocates for the homeless say they face in finding space for hundreds of people in...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 8:27 AM
On a sunny afternoon last week, a family could be seen walking inside Hope House Laurel, while two groups of people of varying ages sat in chairs in the shade on the side of the building talking amicably.
This private substance abuse treatment center in...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Atwood "Woody" Collins III, an executive vice president with M&T Bank, recently gave us his perspective on the future ("Taking a look at Baltimore's future," June 6). His view boils down to three elements: First, Baltimore's advantage of a deep-water port...