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Two years after the Obama administration restarted a long-standing effort to rid itself of surplus federal buildings almost all of the excess property identified in Maryland remains in government hands, a Baltimore Sun review has found.
The inspector general of the U.S. Postal Service is urging the agency to take a cue from the port of Baltimore and expand its partnerships with private businesses to cut costs and modernize its infrastructure.
A party to celebrate Pauline Duncan Carico's 100th birthday was held in her honor recently at Pond View Farm. She arrived in a horse drawn carriage where she was greeted by more than 200 of her family and friends
Gregory A. "Willie" Eads Sr., a retired Baltimore police officer who attained the rank of colonel in a career that spanned more than three decades, died June 30 from pancreatic cancer at his Catonsville home.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
The Family Time Festival Series continues Saturday, June 15, with "Father's Day Frenzy," featuring food, games and live music from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the open air courtyard behind Catonsville Gourmet and C'ville Bikes at 827 Frederick Road.
Several unscrupulous companies are circulating materials in the Baltimore area that are aimed at taking advantage of homeowners, according to St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center, a Baltimore charity that counsels home buyers and people facing foreclosure.
The "average" federal employee salary stands at nearly $78,500, an amount that has risen by about $1,800 in the past two years despite a general freeze on salary rates, according to the Office of Personnel Management.
Maryland District 4 Rep. Donna Edwards spoke to constituents Saturday at the Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel, addressing economic concerns and outlining her current priorities. Edwards, a Democrat who represents parts of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, provided coffee for attendees and took questions for more than an hour. Edwards began by discussing the federal government's March spending cuts, which may result in multiple furlough days for federal workers. If two parents with
The Harford Community Action Agency and Harford County government are once again spearheading the Harford County part of the annual Harvest for the Hungry Campaign that began Saturday and runs through Saturday, March 9.
Larry Adam has not lived in Catonsville for many years. But the retired broker, who can recall walking to St. Agnes School as a youngster, no doubt still takes some pride in the way his former home responds to the annual Harvest for the Hungry campaign that he founded in 1987.
In Korea, back in the 1950s, a new commander arrived for the small military installation in Ulsan, where I was stationed. One of his first acts was to issue a general order which read, "No stupid action will be taken by any member of this command."
Given the complexities of the situation, the interests of members of Congress and the bureaucratic inertia of the Postal Service, not only is there no reason to expect any further changes being made, also there is a strong possibility that talk of eliminating Saturday delivery will remain just that, nothing but talk.
The U.S. Postal Service last week announced it will stop delivering mail on Saturdays in an effort to stop the losses they have seen over the past few years. The effects of this change could be seen locally as people and businesses will have to change the way they operate. Some businesses are dependent on Saturday mail and need the deliveries to run their shop.
Wanda Feagen, a veteran mail carrier for the United States Postal Service, takes pride in her work delivering mail and parcels in the Gwynn Oak area, including on Saturdays. The USPS recently announced it would end first-class mail delivery on Saturdays starting in August.
Many business owners interviewed along Bel Air's Main Street this week said they had no problem with the U.S. Postal Service's plan to eliminate Saturday mail delivery to homes and businesses, some going so far to say the move makes sense for the postal service. Similar sentiments were expressed by people in downtown Havre de Grace, with most saying they won't mourn the passage of Saturday mail.
At the Dundalk Post Office on Dundalk Avenue this week, news that the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service would stop delivering mail on Saturdays beginning in August was greeted with a mix of apathy and understanding.
How much President Barack Obama can accomplish in his next term, which formally begins with Monday's inauguration, is anyone's guess, but few expect the kind of sweeping policies that defined his first years in the White House. Despite a convincing win in the November election, the country remains deeply divided over how to address the economy, immigration and the nation's spiraling debt.
A Vietnamese national living in California was sentenced last week to six years in federal prison for mail fraud in connection with his role in a credit card skimming scheme that prosecutors say involved an unidentified employee of a Maryland business.