Every year in Baltimore, more than 6,000 renters and their families are evicted from their homes — a higher rate than any other major American city except Detroit, a new study from the Public Justice Center says.
President Obama's executive actions come at a crucial moment for Baltimore, as more and more immigrants are choosing our city as a place to grow. The president's Immigration Accountability Executive Actions crack down on illegal immigration at the border, prioritize the deportation of felons over families, and require certain undocumented immigrants to pass a criminal background check and pay their fair share of taxes in order to temporarily stay in the U.S. without fear of deportation.
Nearly 6,000 Delaware elementary school students with poor vision but without access to eye care are expected to get glasses as Los Angeles-based nonprofit Vision to Learn takes its mobile eye clinics across the country, starting in the nation's first state.
Usually the point of a dating app is to meet someone online. A Baltimore startup wants to help people who met — or at least saw each other — for a too-brief moment offline. It's the smartphone version of the "missed connection" ad.
After her gubernatorial loss in the Maryland Democratic primary election, Heather Mizeur's campaign and supporters look to make a lasting impact on state politics by changing the way campaign are conducted and assuring the progressive agenda gets attention and prompts policy changes.
Baltimore lawyer and sports agent Ron Shapiro asked Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake last year how the private sector could help the city, and she brought up the firehouses' dilapidated kitchens. On Tuesday, exactly one year after their first meeting, fire officials and the mayor's office will unveil a plan to renovate 18 of the kitchens over the next year through public-private partnerships with more than a dozen Baltimore-based companies, including Shapiro Negotiates Institute, T. Rowe Price,
More millennials are creating their own jobs, either as a response to a continually crummy economy in which they can't find work, or because they would rather be their own bosses and run their own businesses.
Sixty years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that racial segregation in 21 states was unconstitutional, 10 percent of the schools in Maryland remain segregated, nearly all of them in Baltimore City and Prince George's County.
By By Liz Bowie and Erica L. Green and The Baltimore Sun
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan said Wednesday he expects Baltimore to be a model for a new program, which will turn over thousands of units of public housing to private and nonprofit developers.
Scientists predict climate change will mean more extreme . We have two chief responsibilities to help ensure our city and our residents can "weather" the coming storm. First, we have a moral obligation to do everything we can to limit the activities that contribute to climate change — to help prevent the worst impacts. Second, we must prepare to adapt to the climate change effects we are already experiencing.
The Abell Foundation has invested $25 million in Paice, a Baltimore firm that invented a way to improve the performance of combined gas/electric engines, and has spent years fighting automakers in court over the use of what its alleges is its technology.
Before a crowd of students, education leaders and activists, Gregory Thornton proclaimed that he was "coming home" to Maryland, where he will take the helm of one of the state's lowest-performing, but high-profile, school district this year.
By By Erica L. Green and Liz Bowie and The Baltimore Sun
With momentum building for higher hourly pay in Maryland, Rep. John K. Delaney, a co-sponsor of a federal minimum wage bill and a former CEO, urged Baltimore-area business leaders Thursday to have a voice in a measure he said is long overdue
Maryland's exclusion of students with disabilities from certain assessment tests are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the lack of understanding not just about testing but about overall instruction of students with disabilities.
A new report by the Abell Foundation suggests white or cool roof systems like hers could help fight global climate change while also making the city a healthier place to live – but local and state governments need to do more to expand installation efforts.
A recent report by the Calvert Institute for Policy Research says the route to becoming certified to teach in Maryland is so burdensome that it is causing teacher shortages in key subjects such as science, math and special education.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake says the city has nothing to lose and much to gain by borrowing $107 million to pay for new roads, parks and other infrastructure at Harbor Point, a vast emptiness that is envisioned as a glittering mini-city on Baltimore's waterfront. But some question whether the taxpayer help is needed, especially with Harbor Point already in line for $113 million in tax breaks.
Pixelligent Technologies, a maker of miniscule crystal additives used in electronics and plastics products, said Friday it has raised more than $5.1 million in funding from the Abell Foundation and others.