As Corey Witherspoon cradled a senior who had just been stabbed in the heart at Baltimore's Renaissance Academy High School, the boy's mentor tried to stop the bleeding with his hands. He screamed: "Fight. You can make it. You'd better keep breathing!" Those words became the unofficial mantra for Renaissance's Class of 2016, a group that endured so much trauma last year, perhaps the toughest year ever for the school, or any school.
My name is Manisha and I am a freshman at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. This past fall semester I volunteered with the Baltimore City Community College Refugee Youth Project — RYP — which aims to help refugee students integrate with their communities and do better in school. We meet twice a week with kids of all ages to play games, do art projects and finish homework.
By Manisha Vepa and Special to the Community Times
I volunteer to work with special young refugees at a local church in Beechfield, a neighborhood in Catonsville. The group is known as the Baltimore City Community College Refugee Youth Project. The young refugees come from all around the world, but those we assist at the Beechfield church are mainly from Burma. The students range from middle school to high school.
By Heather Stein and Special to the Community Times
Thousands of immigrants in Maryland will have to wait to apply for relief from deportation under the Obama administration's new executive actions after a federal court ruled that the president exceeded his authority, an outcome that is likely to lead to more court battles and partisan rancor on Capitol Hill.
Julian E. Jones Jr. is on a learning curve. He started on the night of June 24, 2014, when he won the Democratic primary for the Baltimore County 4th Councilmanic District. With no Republican opponent in the following November general election, Jones was essentially elected to represent an area where he's lived for 20 years.
Baltimore City Community College has hired the former head of a Michigan community college branch campus as its next president, officials announced Thursday, nearly two years after its last leader was forced out of her job.
By By Carrie Wells and Nayana Davis and The Baltimore Sun
Briana Hutchen and Shatyra Hawkes will host the U.S.E. Basketball Foundation Family Reunion, which will bring many former Baltimore-area female players to Baltimore City Community College to play basketball and pass on to younger players their knowledge of what it takes to get to college.
More than from any other school district in the state, Baltimore students' test scores have pushed them into noncredit remedial courses that they must take before college-level classes, according to new data from the Maryland Higher Education Commission.
Baltimore City Community College has been warned that its accreditation could be in jeopardy amid concerns about its focus, goals, effectiveness and publishing of information, just two years after the college was taken off probation over problems with its assessment of student learning.
Evette M. Boykin, a retired paralegal who worked for the federal government and former longtime Northwest Baltimore resident, died June 7 of complications of a stroke at Genesis Health Care Waldorf Center in Waldorf. She was 59.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
As George King's loved ones honored his memory at his funeral Saturday, the circumstances of his death – after being shocked with a Taser amid a struggle with Baltimore police and security staff at Good Samaritan Hospital – were barely mentioned.
The 19-year-old who died last week at Good Samaritan hospital after an altercation with staff and Baltimore Police was a foster youth from Charles County who lived in a city residential child care facility, State social services officials said Monday.
Dr. Carolyn R. Haynie, a psychiatrist whose work with underserved children in her hometown of Baltimore became the core of a regional practice, died May 12 of breast cancer. The Mount Washington resident was 65.
When Horseshoe Casino Baltimore opens later this year, it will serve as more than just a proud new gateway to downtown Baltimore. The $442-million casino entertainment facility will create 1,700 new jobs downtown — infusing new tax revenue into the community and lowering property taxes for city residents.
Martha E. Roach, a retired seamstress and teacher's assistant who was a Sharp Leadenhall community activist, died of pneumonia Saturday at Howard County General Hospital. She was 90 and had lived in South Baltimore.
They both sell suits, but in consumers' minds Jos. A. Bank Clothiers and The Men's Wearhouse are distinct brands. That's an advantage that the two biggest menswear chains should strive to keep as they join forces in a $1.8 billion deal, retail experts said.
Harford Community College officials are voicing concerns about Maryland senate and house bills to establish a collective bargaining process for community colleges in Maryland that would permit their employees to be represented by unions.
In the next few weeks, beginning Jan. 2, 13,000 immigrants in Maryland will take tests for drivers licenses. The so-called "second-tier" licenses allow undocumented immigrants who pay taxes to drive cars on Maryland roads, but the licenses cannot be used for federal identification. The MVA is seeing the greatest demand for these licenses in the Washington suburbs.
Emanuel Edwin Moaney Sr., a retired case manager for the Job Network Program at the Baltimore County Department of Social Services, died of liver cancer Dec. 16 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 62 and lived in Northeast Baltimore.
When the North Avenue Gateway apartments opened formally last month on a corner of the city infamous for drugs, vacant homes and the 1991 slaying of a 6-year-old girl, so many people wanted to live there, property managers had to turn them away.
Nearly 30 years after they met for the first time while living in the same housing project, and 20 years after they left Dunbar to play college basketball, Rodrick Harrison and Rodney Elliott are back in their old East Baltimore neighborhood with a new dream.