| Sep 12, 2014
| 4:02 PM
The fall fundraising party season revs into high gear next weekend with a plethora of big shindigs that can cost big bucks to attend — all for a worthy cause, of course. From the Night of 100 Elvises to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Gala, tickets...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 5:28 PM
A month after suspending Ravens running back Ray Rice two games for domestic violence, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged he "didn't get it right" and announced significantly harsher penalties for players who commit abuse or sexual assault,...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 10:35 AM
Andrea Ingram, the executive director of Grassroots, will be honored by the organization’s Board of Directors with a reception on Friday, Sept. 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Howard Community College’s Rouse Foundation Student Services Hall....
| Aug 21, 2014
| 6:05 AM
On an overcast day at the North Laurel Community Center, Howard Countians picking up their weekly meal kits from the Roving Radish trickled in, punctuating the midday quiet of the parking lot at the North Laurel Community Center every 15 minutes or so....
| Aug 10, 2014
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...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 3:20 AM
For a quarter of a century, homeless families in Harford County have had one main address to turn to: Harford Family House.
The Aberdeen based non-profit has come a long way in 25 years, from its start as a local Episcopal Church project to the county's...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 11:28 PM
Michael Hirschbeck, the 27-year-old son of major league baseball umpire John Hirschbeck, died Tuesday, WFMJ in Youngstown, Ohio, reported.
Michael Hirschbeck had adrenoleukodystrophy, an inherited condition that affects the nervous system. John...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 4:55 PM
The federal government has ordered Baltimore to pay back $3.7 million from a homeless services grant, saying the city and its subcontractors cannot sufficiently account for how the money was spent.
But anti-poverty organizations say a federal audit...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 9:02 AM
Community members and education advocates filled Bethany Community Church on Saturday morning for the Laurel-based nonprofit Side by Side's fifth annual fundraiser breakfast and silent auction.
Side by Side, launched in 2009 by former Laurel Leader...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 3:36 PM
United Way of Central Maryland is looking for a new home, a move leaders hope will embody the charity's shift from a funnel for corporate dollars into a hands-on partner of service organizations.
When the emphasis was on corporate fundraising, "of course...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 10:54 AM
Molly Shattuck opens the front door of her sprawling brick North Baltimore home in a blur of color and energy. It's 10 a.m. on a gray February day, and she's wearing a tight purple dress that highlights her famously firm physique.
Her blond hair is...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 8:37 AM
Since Oct. 1, the Affordable Care Act has provided full health care coverage to over 230,000 Marylanders who previously had either no health insurance or low quality or unaffordable coverage. This is a tremendous public health success for our state. Yes,...