Local Happenings

Thinking limitlessly into the future

March 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Catherine Sanders Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Towson University’s Center for Student Diversity hosted its annual Black Student Leadership Conference in the West Village Commons ballrooms last week and gave students a chance to discuss everything from racial intolerance to entrepreneurship. [...]

Tweens get a lesson on cyber dangers

March 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Don Fielder Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer More than a month after 13-year-old Nicole Lovell of Virginia was murdered by a man she met on the Internet, representatives of a local child center held a workshop to help parents and their kids become better prepared for the dangers that may be [...]

Former councilman takes on police brutality, children’s advertising

March 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Faras Aamir Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer The Rev. Kwame Abayomi talks about police brutality and other issues during a speech in Baltimore. Photo by Faras Aamir. The Rev. Dr. Kwame Abayomi, who served on the Baltimore City Council for nine years, spoke to about 20 people at the Pleasant Hope [...]

Baltimore prepares to be lit up during festival

March 1, 2016 // 3 Comments

By Julie Podczaski Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer In 1816, Baltimore became the first city to use gas lanterns to illuminate its dark streets. Now, nearly 200 years later, Baltimore will be the first city to host a large-scale international light festival. The Light City festival will feature a [...]

Dance outlines priorities for his new 4-year term

February 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Brett Buccheri Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer One month into his reappointment to a second four-year term by the Baltimore County Board of Education, School Superintendent S. Dallas Dance said one of his top priorities is improving school facilities. “It still bothers me that we have schools [...]

When history comes to life

February 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Jared M. Swain Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer The bitter, February morning air whipped across the Hampton National Historic Site in Towson as the Baltimore School for the Arts Sophomore Ensemble piled out of the bus. Eagar to escape the cold and start the dress rehearsal, Norah Worthington, the [...]

Middle school students tell council they are proud of their work

December 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Malena Khan Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Three sixth-graders took part in the Baltimore City Council meeting Dec. 7 when they stood in front of the room and told everyone why they are grateful to be part of the University of Maryland CURE Scholars Program. “The program is just not about the [...]

Panel debates Black Lives Matter movement

December 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Jasmine Palmer Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer WASHINGTON – A panel of five African American representatives of Democratic Party presidential and local candidates debated the meaning of the Black Lives Matter movement during a Dec. 3 forum at the National Education Association. Some panel [...]

Reform programs to help the homeless, panel says

November 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Justice D. Stanley Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Local and state government will have to reform the way they handle hunger and homelessness if society is going to reduce the number of people living on the streets in cities like Baltimore, according to a panel discussion held at the Real News [...]

Muslim community discusses holidays, violence with political candidates

November 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Ron Miller Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Members of the Maryland Muslim Council were able to question candidates for Baltimore mayor, City Council and the U.S. Senate last weekend as part of its first annual Candidate Forum at the Maryland Academy of Technology and Health Sciences. “The [...]
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