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  • Back in Baltimore, Wes Moore has big plans for his hometown

    Back in Baltimore, Wes Moore has big plans for his hometown
    When Wes Moore swings a sledgehammer, he does it with his whole body, with the easy confidence of someone who's used to manual labor. It's early on a Saturday morning, and Wes is one of a couple dozen volunteers who have gathered in the Oliver...
  • AmeriCorps branch to set up home base in East Baltimore

    AmeriCorps branch to set up home base in East Baltimore
    As many as 240 AmeriCorps members will relocate to East Baltimore's Graceland Park neighborhood in the coming months, as the domestic version of the Peace Corps establishes an urban campus, the first of its kind. The classrooms at the former Sacred...
  • Peace Corps opens door for same-sex couples to serve together

    Peace Corps opens door for same-sex couples to serve together
    The U.S. Peace Corps will begin accepting applications from same-sex couples who wish to serve overseas together for the first time next month, the agency announced Tuesday. The move follows a broader shift by the Obama administration toward publicly...
  • Howard County represented at RNC in Tampa, DNC in Charlotte

    The Republican National Convention and the Democratic National Convention can inspire people watching the speeches from home. But the people most moved are likely to be those sitting in the convention hall: the party loyalists and campaign volunteers...
  • Baltimore Messenger calendar of events

    Submit notices via email: messenger@patuxent.com; fax: 410-332-6336; or mail: Baltimore Messenger, 501 N. Calvert St., Third Floor, Baltimore, MD 21278. Include sponsor or host, date, time, address of event, contact name and phone number. Deadline is...
  • A society where everyone serves

    A society where everyone serves
    There is no single solution to America's interrelated problems of massive debt, high unemployment, youthful angst and general lack of civility in society. But any idea that could address several of these issues simultaneously would at least be worth...
  • Baltimore Best Bets

    Minás art gallery— 815 W. 36th St., hosts Show and Tell with Eric Sipes and Leigh and Lauren Bender, Sept. 1, 8 p.m. Space is limited and fills up quickly. There is no charge, but donations are accepted. Call 410-732-4258 or go to go to http://www....
  • The secret of foreign aid

    The secret of foreign aid
    As Congress redoubles its efforts to cut expenditures from the federal budget, many worthy programs face the chopping block. Austerity means fewer federal highway projects, after-school programs and Social Security cost-of-living increases. Yet, some...
  • Dr. James Patrick Connaughton, psychiatrist

    Dr. James Patrick Connaughton, psychiatrist
    Dr. James Patrick Connaughton, a psychiatrist who was the founder and first director of what became the Johns Hopkins Children and Adolescent Mental Health Center, died Sunday of pancreatic cancer at his Cloisters home in the Woodbrook neighborhood of...
  • Peace Corps volunteers recall work that changed their world

    Peace Corps volunteers recall work that changed their world
    At a time in their lives when young people feel the pressure of "what's next?" Larry Shirley, of Towson, and Barbara Cook, of Cockeysville, enlisted in the Peace Corps. That decision changed the course of their lives. The same could probably be said...
  • Doctors Without Borders campaigns for better childhood nutrition

    Doctors Without Borders campaigns for better childhood nutrition
    Having just observed Yom Kippur, Zoey Solomon knew what it felt like to be hungry. But, as the 9-year-old walked through an exhibit Sunday depicting the lives of malnourished children from around the world, she still wrinkled her nose at a container of...
  • Obama is a traditionalist on marriage

    I have been watching President Obama's dance about gay marriage. His adroit pirouette, punctuated by bows to the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender community and dips and flourishes to the anti-gay marriage groups, has been disingenuously described by his...