What if Johns Hopkins' civil engineer and sociology majors worked in tandem to tackle the problem of Baltimore's vacant houses? What if we had a practicum such as the Baltimore "Hearing their Voices" study where students and professors design a research study, collect dat, and learn tools for evaluation over the course of a year? Such curriculum changes would institutionalize these efforts and make them a part of the Hopkins' culture. After all, Hopkins prides itself on being an integral member
Mike Millemann has spent nearly 50 years representing the disempowered, the despised and the dispossessed, from convicted murderers and abandoned mental patients to taxpayers stuck with the tab left by a crooked pol
Jonathan Mickle, 43, a former Taneytown resident and COO of Quantell, Inc. and Intaset Technologies Corporation, now residing in Asheville, N.C., pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges for conspiring with the companies' controlling officers Shaun and Joanne Tucker, to illegally obtain millions of dollars in federal contracts for the companies and defraud the employees of the companies of health and welfare benefits. He faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine or
Shifting or creating resources to provide community-based, comprehensive and affordable — or free — dispute resolution, as well as legal, mental-health and financial-planning services, can help stabilize low-income "reorganizing" families or make transitions smoother for parents and children.
Maryland will see hundreds of millions in federal cash to build the Red Line, dredge the Port of Baltimore and to clear a backlog of rape kits, among other provisions in a massive budget deal reached by congressional negotiators on Tuesday.
Gov. Martin O'Malley, a presidential hopeful, has taken on yet another "pop issue," proposing that Maryland provide foster care to several thousand unaccompanied Central American minors, lest they be sent to "certain death." He has also championed abolition of capital punishment and the establishment of gay marriage, the Dream Act, and tax credits and fueling stations for electric vehicles whose technology is not ready for prime time.
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.
The Social Security Administration office that reviews disability claims for Central Maryland has the third-longest processing delay in the nation, prompting a member of the state's congressional delegation on Monday to call for action to address its expanding backlog.
The Republicans obviously are hoping Obamacare will dominate the midterm campaign debate. But the Democrats will strive to make income inequality their own class-warfare battleground, trying to swell the turnout of their minority and ethnic constituencies, traditionally less likely to vote in midterm elections.
Child care workers would undergo stiffer background checks and states would spend more to improve the quality of day care under a sweeping, bipartisan bill crafted by Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski that is set for a vote in the Senate as early as this week.
Government funded jobs would benefit the breadwinner, his or her children and the Baltimore. Work skills of the long-term unemployed would not atrophy, and those of all participants would increase. Their children would have a brighter future in school and life, and Baltimore would reduce some of its infrastructure and social service deficits. A training component, such as that contained in the apprenticeship model, should be part of each job so that people can achieve mastery in an occupation
By By Arnold Packer and Jodie Allen and Robert Lerman