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For some teachers, a second job is necessary to make ends meet

December 14, 2016 // 1 Comment

By Kayla Henard Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer For fourth grade teacher Rachel Ferrer, the work day never seems to end. The 25-year-old third-year teacher at Hilltop Elementary in Anne Arundel County considers herself an overachiever. She works her day job as an elementary educator along with [...]

Baltimore school trades detention for meditation

December 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Amanda Bates Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Students at Robert W. Coleman Elementary School are swapping detention for meditation thanks to the Holistic Life Foundation’s Mindful Moments Program. Mindful Moments provides students a space to learn breathing techniques, yoga exercises and [...]

Opponents of Royal Farms development submit petition to council

December 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Zach Brook Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Members of the Green Towson Alliance (GTA) presented a petition to the Baltimore County Council Monday that voices their opposition to the proposed Royal Farms project planned at York Road and Bosley Avenue. The petition, which had more than 1,100 [...]

Distillery prepares to open in Port Covington this spring

December 8, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Neil Kenworthy Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer With the final additions being placed on a new distillery in Port Covington, Sagamore Spirit is aiming to begin working on its equipment by the start of the new year. The rye whiskey company, founded by Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank, hopes to welcome [...]

Family escapes Syrian civil war in attempt to save their children’s lives

December 8, 2016 // 2 Comments

By Tracy Smith Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Nine-year-old Syrian refugee Yaseen pulls up his sweater to proudly show off the scar he received during surgery four years ago and explains with a huge grin that he has “defeated death.” Only he hasn’t. Yaseen, who suffers from a fatal disease [...]

Kenilworth Mall undergoing $20 million renovation, expansion

December 8, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Taylor N. Villarreal Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer The Kenilworth Mall in Towson is currently undergoing a $20 million renovation and expansion until 2018 to attract more people and bring more businesses to the local shopping center. The renovations, which began in 2015, will add 300 jobs and [...]

County considers program to help residents at risk of contracting HIV

December 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Emily Schulz Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Local health officials are asking the Baltimore County Council for a $45,000 supplemental appropriation for a program to help residents at risk of contracting HIV. The money, which comes from a state grant awarded to the county’s health department, [...]

Maryland Trump supporters explain why they voted for NY billionaire

December 3, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Tyler McGee Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Zach Stuehler remembers the day he decided to vote for President-elect Donald Trump: June 16, 2015, the day the New York billionaire announced his run for the White House. “When he announced on June 16th I said to myself, ‘I know this person; I [...]

Davis defends police aerial surveillance program

November 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Kayla Henard Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Baltimore City Police Commissioner Kevin Davis defended the department’s once secret aerial surveillance program on Tuesday, saying it has helped police solve homicides, non-fatal shootings and robberies. Davis and his colleagues updated the [...]

Despite new law, debate over honeybees and pesticides still rages

November 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Taylor DeVille Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Dr. Luke Goembel is not a beekeeper by trade. An award-winning former NASA spacecraft instrument designer, Goembel didn’t decide to try his hand at beekeeping until 2009, when he learned that producing honey himself would be cheaper than buying [...]
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