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  • United Way named "all-star" charity

    United Way named "all-star" charity
    United Way was named an "all-star" charity by Forbes magazine for the high percentage of its donations that go toward direct services. The magazine ranked the U.S. charities that received the most in private donations according to financial efficiency....
  • 500 steelworkers turn out to receive United Way holiday meals

    500 steelworkers turn out to receive United Way holiday meals
    For years, Jeff Mikula collected United Way donations from his fellow steelworkers at Sparrows Point. On Thursday, he — and 500 former co-workers from the now-closed plant — stood in line to receive them. The Dundalk man, who worked as an...
  • New United Way program prevents homelessness — in time for Christmas

    New United Way program prevents homelessness — in time for Christmas
    A few months ago, things were looking bleak for Brooklyn Homes resident Christina Stocks. The 27-year-old single mother of two took a pay cut at work and fell behind in her rent payments. She was facing eviction — and a Christmas on the streets....
  • Baltimore homeless shelter along Fallsway to sleep 275

    An aging transportation building and garage in Baltimore has been restored into the $8 million Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Housing and Resource Center, adding to the growing complex of services for the homeless along the Fallsway. The 24-hour facility...
  • Why pay more to file your taxes?

    Why pay more to file your taxes?
    If you are a low- to moderate-income taxpayer and you shell out any money to have your taxes done, you're likely paying too much. Nowadays, with all sorts of avenues for filers of modest means to get their taxes done for free, paying someone to do the...
  • United Way grant aids Target's job skills training

    United Way of Central Maryland's Community Partnership Board of Carroll County recently awarded a community grant of $1,500 to the Westminster-based Target Community and Educational Services. Target serves Carroll County residents with intellectual and...
  • Virginia Harrison honored for work with Human Relations Commission

    WESTMINSTER — The Carroll County Human Relations Commission will hold a 20th anniversary celebration reception honoring Chairwoman Virginia Harrison, of Sykesville, on Tuesday, May 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Carroll County Non-Profit Center in...
  • Kids' health declines in summer

    Kids' health declines in summer
    Summer may be bad for your child's health. Research compiled by the National Summer Learning Association and released Monday found that kids are at risk for gaining weight and not eating healthfully during the summer vacation. When kids are unhealthy it...
  • Educator, United Way grant boost after-school program at Laurel Boys and Girls Club

    Educator, United Way grant boost after-school program at Laurel Boys and Girls Club
    After teaching for 25 years in the Philadelphia public school system, James Egins retired in 1991. He moved to Laurel about seven years later and, because he missed being in the classroom, volunteered at schools in Baltimore and Washington. Last year, he...
  • Keeping Comfort in Baltimore a tough sell, O'Malley says

    Keeping Comfort in Baltimore a tough sell, O'Malley says
    Gov. Martin O'Malley says Maryland will have a tough time persuading the Navy to keep the USNS Comfort docked in Baltimore, but he expects forthcoming commerce to bolster the waterfront's vibrancy. O'Malley said Wednesday he will work with the state's...
  • District 14: Mary Pat Clarke

    District 14: Mary Pat Clarke
    1. Please describe your educational and professional background and how it has prepared you to serve on the City Council. I am a high school teacher and undergraduate instructor by profession. Earned my Master's Degree. English Literature, University...
  • Frederick W. Glassberg, community developer

    Frederick W. Glassberg, a one-time Rouse Co. executive who became a prominent real estate and community developer in Howard County, died Sept. 15 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Columbia of complications from Parkinson's disease. He was 77. A native of...