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  • Md. must make sure transit investments create jobs here

    Md. must make sure transit investments create jobs here
    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...
  • City closes about 20 rec centers; private groups fill gap

    City closes about 20 rec centers; private groups fill gap
    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...
  • Mentoring program there for kids when parents can't be

    Mentoring program there for kids when parents can't be
    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...
  • Study says Maryland 10th in nation in child well-being

    Study says Maryland 10th in nation in child well-being
    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...
  • About 93,000 young adults in Md. out of school and not working

    In Maryland, 93,000 teens and young adults are neither working nor in school, a trend that threatens future financial stability and predicts chronic joblessness, advocates said Monday. And unemployment among those ages 16 to 24 is the highest in the...
  • School reform doesn't work

    School reform doesn't work
    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-...
  • When the heart says Baltimore and the head says D.C.

    When the heart says Baltimore and the head says D.C.
    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...
  • Report finds youth incarceration on steep decline in Md., U.S.

    Report finds youth incarceration on steep decline in Md., U.S.
    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...
  • Progress at DJS

    Progress at DJS
    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...
  • 'Next economy' envisioned for Baltimore region

    'Next economy' envisioned for Baltimore region
    A new report being released today calls on the Baltimore region to rethink economic development, pointing to a worrying trend: a mounting share of low-wage jobs shutting more and more residents out of the middle class. The number of jobs in largely low-...
  • New city plan aimed at reducing HIV/AIDS infections by 25%

    New city plan aimed at reducing HIV/AIDS infections by 25%
    A group of Baltimore's health care leaders has crafted a plan to cut new cases of HIV infection by 25 percent by 2015, as part of an overall strategy to cope with a disease that has plagued the city for decades. The plan, scheduled to be given to Mayor...
  • Horizon Foundation in Columbia hires new president

    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,...