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Sophomore swimmer makes history at TU

April 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Wynne Kirchner Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Jack Saunderson was in a place he never expected. Standing behind the starting blocks at the IUPUI Natatorium in Indianapolis, the Towson University sophomore was waiting to swim the biggest race of his career. It had been a long season of racing [...]

Raising awareness of sexual assault one step at a time

April 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Taylor Nappi Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Men and women came out to the conference center at Sheppard Pratt in Towson on Saturday morning to raise awareness about sexual and domestic violence against women. The rally was also designed to raise money for the Sexual Assault Forensic Examination [...]

Protesters upset by tree removal at proposed Royal Farms gas station site

April 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Nick Rynes Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Nearly 50 people gathered in West Towson Wednesday to protest the removal of 30 trees at the site of a proposed Royal Farms convenience store and gas station. Members from the surrounding community were encouraged to wear orange clothing to represent [...]

Activists rally for $15-an-hour minimum wage in Baltimore

April 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

By J. K. Schmid Staff Writer for the Watchdog More than 80 people gathered before Baltimore City Hall Monday evening to show their support for a $15-an-hour minimum wage bill that was adopted by the City Council but  vetoed by Mayor Catherine Pugh. “The politicians made a decision today, but the [...]

U.S. Rep. Harris is ‘blistered’ in first face-to-face town hall

April 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

By J. K. Schmid Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer WYE MILLS, MD — U.S. Rep.  Andrew P. Harris, R-First District, was confronted by a hostile crowd at Chesapeake College on Maryland’s Eastern Shore Friday during his first face-to-face town hall with constituents since being re-elected last [...]

Spring training baseball brings Orioles’ fans south for the winter

March 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Nick Rynes Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer SARASOTA, Fla. –  The trek to the gulf coast of Florida is a yearly tradition for many fans to get a first glimpse of the Orioles in spring exhibition games. The Orioles play in games against about half of the league across Florida, while the other [...]

Baltimore marches in unity for International Women’s Day

March 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

Katie Keogh and Ashlin Bird Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writers More than 100 demonstrators gathered in Baltimore Wednesday afternoon to march in solidarity for women’s rights and equality in honor of International Women’s Day. Demonstrators walked over four miles from the People’s Park to [...]

Local business owner hopes to teach kids a second language: music.

March 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Katie Keogh Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Sixteen years ago, Justin Levy set out to teach children a second language: music. Today, the 32-year-old biochemist and musician has built a growing business in the heart of Towson in which he revels in the chance to teach students to create their own [...]

Group takes to the road to fight hunger in America

March 2, 2017 // 1 Comment

By Taylor Nappi Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Representatives of MAZON try to educate people about hunger in America. Photo provided by MAZON. An interactive art exhibit titled “This Is Hunger” came to Baltimore last week to inform and engage the community about the large number of hungry [...]
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