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  • Hampden Family Center plays Santa to children who need help at holidays

    Hampden Family Center plays Santa to children who need help at holidays
    Blayr Callaway, 19, who is raising her 8-year-old niece as well as her 2-year-old daughter, was in a familiar setting, at the Hampden Family Center's annual Holiday Party. It's the center Callaway comes to throughout the year for social services ranging...
  • Undocumented immigrants should pay for benefits they received

    Undocumented immigrants should pay for benefits they received
    Any plan that provides a path to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants will not be complete unless it includes a repayment plan for all the benefits provided to them by American taxpayers ("Migrant worker plan in works," Feb. 22). This...
  • End hunger in a SNAP

    End hunger in a SNAP
    In his recent State of the Union address, President Barack Obama said "we can't just cut our way to prosperity" ("Obama outlines ambitious agenda for second term," Feb. 13). I could not agree more. More than 12.5 percent of households in Maryland and 50...
  • Issues for state hang in balance after Obama's election

    Advocates for a host of Maryland interests — from the Chesapeake Bay to the defense industry — said Wednesday they are anxiously watching whether the election will change the political landscape here despite early indications that it...
  • Hats Off to Hampden annual fundraiser coming April 13

    Hats Off to Hampden annual fundraiser coming April 13
    Organziers are hoping you bring your best hat — and your money — to the third annual Hats Off to Hampden on April 13, a $125-per-person gala fundraiser to benefit the Hampden Family Center. A "top hat" table for 10 costs $1,250. Last year'...
  • Oakland Mills principal inspires students by example

    Oakland Mills principal inspires students by example
    The class at Oakland Mills High School was English for Speakers of Other Languages, which meant the students were accustomed to hearty doses of vocabulary. Even so, they appeared taken aback when Principal Frank Eastham laced his motivational speech...
  • Third annual gala benefits family center and auction winners

    Third annual gala benefits family center and auction winners
    Charles Curlett paid $2,000 Saturday night for a Cartier watch worth $5,600. "And for a good cause," said the attorney from Oakenshawe. But Curlett won't have the unisex watch all to himself. "We're going to share it," said his wife, Christina....
  • Ashamed of the country that elected Barack Obama president

    In 2008, I was surprised when the country elected Barack Obama as president. He had no qualifying experience, and the public didn't really know him. But Tuesday night was worse. How can people ignore the doubling of the price of gasoline, the 23...
  • Obama offers up a meaningless gesture

    The president is voluntarily giving 5 percent of his yearly salary back to the U.S. Treasury in order to show solidarity with government workers forced to take unpaid leaves due to what he calls the catastrophic effects of the sequestration ("President'...
  • Romney video raises the question: Would he be the president for all Americans?

    Romney video  raises the question: Would he be the president for all Americans?
    If 47 percent of American voters weren't in the bag for President Barack Obama before, they certainly are now. The video of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney writing off nearly half of the American population as layabouts with no feeling of...
  • Forest Hill woman reflects on her memories of Pearl Harbor for posterity

    Forest Hill woman reflects on her memories of Pearl Harbor for posterity
    I had always wished that my great-grandmother, who lived in Maryland during the Civil War, had written some personal notes as to what it was like for her at the time. They would be especially interesting for us now. With that thought in mind, I wrote some...
  • Baltimore's poverty rate unchanged at 1 in 4 residents

    Baltimore's poverty rate unchanged at 1 in 4 residents
    The poverty rate in Baltimore held steady last year with about 1 in 4 counted as impoverished by the U.S. Census Bureau — a situation that economists say reflects the fits and starts of the nation's economic recovery. After a jump of more than 4...