Local Happenings

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 [...]

Workshop explores aftermath of Freddie Gray’s death

November 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Ana Hall-DeFoor Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Baltimore residents who participated in a free workshop Nov. 7 that examined the death of Freddie Gray and media coverage of the protests that followed said they felt inspired by the program and hope to get more involved in their community. “You [...]

Showalter highlights leadership for BCPS students

November 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Brandon Wajbel Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Speaking to an auditorium filled with Baltimore County Public School students Monday, Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter stressed the importance of leadership in sports, school and the community. “Leadership is about defining reality,” [...]

Panel discussion tackles the intersection of art and race

November 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Erika Huber Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer The Baltimore Museum of Art hosted a panel discussion called “Seeing Color: A Conversation About Race & Art” Saturday afternoon in an effort to bring Baltimoreans together for what moderator Rodney Foxworth called an “uneasy” conversation. [...]

Festival brings runners — and money — to Baltimore

October 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Emily McBee Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Thousands of runners came out to Baltimore City to celebrate the 15th annual Baltimore Running Festival last weekend. The race kicked off at 8 a.m. on Oct. 17 starting with the longest of the four races, the marathon. The marathon runs through the city [...]
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