| Nov 6, 2013
| 9:26 AM
Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's plan to use $10,000 in private foundation grants to fund a program designed to help low-income families stretch their food stamp benefits undoubtedly will help many of those struggling to make ends meet in...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 11:39 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley's announcement this month of an investment of $1.5 billion into the state's transportation program came close on the heels of President Barack Obama's recent commitment to grow national manufacturing. Both of these efforts represent...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 5:50 AM
Life hasn't been easy for KeSean Ellis, a 12-year-old whose mother has been in and out of prison for the past seven years.
With his mother currently in prison and a father who was killed two years ago, KeSean might have ended up in foster care if his...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 6:39 PM
Dozens of boys and girls stretched to a Taylor Swift song before an all-out dance session. Outside, a group of children did cannon balls and splashed in the pool. Others awaited the star attractions of the recreation center at Liberty Elementary School...
| Jun 24, 2013
Maryland, which has seen improvements in childhood education and health in recent years, ranks No. 10 in the country for overall child well-being, according to a report released today by the Baltimore-based Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Despite the high...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 10:26 AM
Five years ago, I thought I might have to leave Baltimore. Not because I wanted to but because I thought I needed to.
It was 2008. Like many employers, Urbanite magazine, where I worked, was feeling the effects of the Great Recession, so I would soon...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 2:58 PM
The rate of youth confinement in Maryland declined by nearly half over a 13-year period, outpacing the national average amid a "sea change" in the approach toward dealing with young people who break the law, according to a report released by a national...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 9:58 AM
The independent watchdog agency that oversees Maryland's Department of Juvenile Services recently released a report showing the state made important progress last year toward improving conditions for youths held in its three largest juvenile detention...
| May 17, 2013
| 8:15 AM
In their commentary ("Six steps for post-Alonso school reform," May 14), Thomas Wilcox, Diane Bell-McKoy and Laura Gamble use many lofty and idealistic sounding words to promote their vision. However, it bears noting that education "reformers" are well-...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 1:02 PM
One day in the fall of 2010, Scott Marder, a partner at the law firm of Duane Morris in Baltimore, received a cold call from a young lawyer in Maryland seeking advice. The lawyer had found Marder's name in a directory maintained by the National LGBT...
| Jan 29, 2012
If you don't make a lot of money, the Baltimore CASH Campaign thinks you shouldn't be forking any of it over to get your tax returns prepared.
The nonprofit group is heading into its 11th tax season, offering free help for low- and moderate-income area...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 1:55 PM
The Horizon Foundation, Howard County's largest philanthropic organization, has hired a new president and chief executive officer to replace founder Richard Krieg, who is retiring this week after 13 years at its helm.
Nicolette Highsmith Vernick,...