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  • Ravens notes: Will roster trend continue for Ravens draft picks?

    Ravens notes: Will roster trend continue for Ravens draft picks?
    With the Ravens needing to cut down their roster from 75 to 53 by Saturday at 6 p.m., there will undoubtedly be some anxious moments for many players over the next two days. However, recent history suggests that the 10 members from the team’s 2013...
  • Hundreds expected to receive services at homeless event

    Hundreds expected to receive services at homeless event
    Homeless and financial unstable individuals can receive dental care, housing information and identification cards at Project Homeless Connect, an event expected to draw more than a thousand to the Baltimore Convention Center on Thursday. Organizers...
  • Former Legg Mason CEO named chair for United Way campaign

    Former Legg Mason CEO named chair for United Way campaign
    The local United Way has named a former CEO of Legg Mason Inc. to lead its effort to raise more than $24 million for programs to improve education, financial stability and health for central Marylanders. Mark Fetting, who left his position at the...
  • Project Homeless Connect providing services for needy

    Project Homeless Connect providing services for needy
    Robert Taylor says problems with alcohol cost him his job as a city laborer four years ago. He quit drinking, but without a permanent source of income or place to stay, it's been difficult for him to get back on his feet. He's held a few odd jobs, but...
  • New housing program in Balto. Co. aims to shorten shelter stays

    New housing program in Balto. Co. aims to shorten shelter stays
    Tana Poff ran out of cash soon after arriving in Baltimore County from York, Pa., hoping to start a new life. The pregnant 23-year-old was working at the checkout lane at Food Lion, but her part-time wages weren't enough. "It didn't work out the way I...
  • Program approaches suburban homelessness as fixable condition [Editorial]

    To be without a roof over one's head — homelessness — is usually considered the nadir of poverty in America. To many, it implies not only a lack of money, but the exhaustion of options, the end of the rope, dereliction. But there's another...
  • United Way hotline a resource for furloughed workers, those with Obamacare questions

    United Way hotline a resource for furloughed workers, those with Obamacare questions
    Furloughed government workers in need of social services and individuals with questions about Obamacare can call the United Way of Central Maryland's 211 hotline to get help. The free hotline is available to connect those in need to connect to food...
  • Stevenson student volunteered at Project Homeless Connect

    Bryonna Parker, of Laurel, who is studying criminal justice at Stevenson University, volunteered with the United Way's Project Homeless Connect on Sept. 19 at the Baltimore Connection Center-Inner Harbor. More than 2,200 homeless individuals attended the...
  • Second Harford hospital not needed, health administrator announces [50 years ago]

    As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, October 24, 1963: Herbert Fritz, chief of the Division of Hospital Services of Maryland, announced 50 years ago this week at the Bel Air Chamber of Commerce that he did not think a hospital should...
  • Work-arounds are used to get consumers health care

    Work-arounds are used to get consumers health care
    Beginning Tuesday, radio and TV ads will encourage residents to call 211 and get health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. With technical difficulties still frustrating efforts to enroll in health plans through online exchanges — and...
  • Van takes free meals for kids into city neighborhoods

    Van takes free meals for kids into city neighborhoods
    It's 4 p.m. when the mobile meals van pulls up to a patch of pavement behind the library at Pennsylvania and North avenues. The cardboard boxes it brings — filled with chicken sandwiches, milk and snacks — may be the first food some children...
  • United Way of Central Md. has new board chairwoman

    United Way of Central Md. has new board chairwoman
    A senior vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine will help lead strategic decisions and results for the United Way of Central Maryland, the nonprofit announced Tuesday. Patricia M.C. Brown, who is also president of Johns Hopkins HealthCare LLC, will...