Each year, Muslims around the world celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr, the day after Ramadan, to mark the end of the month of fasting. "It is a day of forgiveness, moral victory, peace, fellowship, brotherhood and unity," wrote the former Howard County Muslim Council president, Rizwan Siddiqi.
Maryland's health department has alerted state contractors caring for disabled adults and children that they are obligated to report incidents at their facilities that involve police, fire and medical assistance.
After being caught kilograms of cocaine, and after bank records showed him laundering money, George Sylvester Frink Jr. of Baltimore was looking at life in prison, but instead is like to get 51 months for his part in vast, sophisticated conspiracy that law enforcers say was responsible for bringing in as much as 3,000 kilograms of coke from California. Body builder Gerald Lamont Jones of Golds Gym and Pimlico Motors is the alleged leader of the scheme, but has not yet been charged.
State officials said at a legislative briefing Thursday that their agencies must do more to flag financial mismanagement at group homes — problems similar to those that went unheeded at an Anne Arundel County facility where a 10-year-old died this month.
It is now peak construction season and without congressional action the federal highway trust fund will go bankrupt (expenditures will exceed receipts) in August — next month. As the senators for Maryland, we are fighting for a multi-year transportation bill to provide planning and funding certainty to our state.
But as the projected cost of the Red Line has ballooned from the Maryland Transit Administration's 2008 estimate of $1.63 billion to the current estimate of more than $2.67 billion, the project no longer appears to be affordable without hundreds of millions of dollars from Baltimore City. The financial impact on Baltimore City taxpayers is potentially enormous.
Maryland's Board of Public Works, a panel that includes the governor and other top state officials, did little to scrutinize millions in contracts it awarded in recent years to the financially strapped operator of a group home where a 10-year-old boy died this month, records show.
ust days after the financially troubled Crumbs Bake Shops Inc. closed all 48 stores, including three at malls in the Baltimore area, the New York specialty chain stands to be acquired as part of a voluntary bankruptcy.
Maryland lawmakers and child advocates called Monday for an investigation into regulators' oversight of a troubled group home operator, asking why the state continued to give the company millions in taxpayer dollars despite long-standing financial and regulatory problems.
The recent death of a 10-year-old disabled foster child at an Anne Arundel County group home was just the latest in a series of problems at LifeLine, the state contractor that has been paid millions in taxpayer funds to care for "medically fragile" individuals, a two-month investigation by The Baltimore Sun has found.
Thomas D. McKewen, a materials recovery and waste management expert who was the founding director of Maryland Environmental Services, died June 13 of congestive heart failure at his home in Ashburn, Va. He was 86.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
The Social Security Administration will transfer more than 15 percent of its disability appeals cases from Baltimore to other cities in an effort to relieve what had become the third-worst processing delay in the nation, the agency said Friday.