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Residents eager to reinstate legendary Dollar House Program

October 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Residents seek reinstatement of popular housing program. Photo by Jerice Boston By Jerice Boston Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer City residents and community activists crammed into City Hall Wednesday in hopes of bringing back the “Dollar House” program that revitalized underprivileged [...]

Maryland fishermen expect low oyster harvest this year

October 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Erin Tyszko Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Maryland Fishermen are expected to harvest fewer oysters during the 2017-2018 season because poor water quality in the Chesapeake Bay over the past few years has reduced the number of baby oysters that have had a chance to develop into full adulthood, [...]

Finding their way out of the darkness

October 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Sarah Thompson Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Sienna Caselle was a straight A student at Catoctin High School. She lettered in three sports, volunteered at St. Joseph Ministries by bringing meals to senior citizens, and was a certified snowboard trainer who taught the physically disabled skills [...]

Baltimore County Council appoints new director of corrections department

October 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Billy Owens Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Gail Watts The Baltimore County Council confirmed the appointment of Gail Watts as the new director of the county’s Department of Corrections by a 6-0 vote Monday evening. Each of the six council members in attendance had met with Watts in the weeks [...]

School board hears complaints about class disciplinary problems

October 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Alexa Limbach Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer State Del. Robin L. Grammer An estimated 15 parents and staff members told the Baltimore County Board of Education Tuesday that they were concerned with the lack proper air conditioning, heating units and clean water in several county schools. [...]

New bike lane in Canton allows cyclists to take a victory lap

October 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Brandan Rogowski Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer The Baltimore City Department of Transportation will begin reconstructing the bike lane on Potomac Street in Canton later this month or in November, ending a nearly year-long debate in the neighborhood, according to officials. The approximately [...]

Police searching for suspect in death of state lawmaker’s grandson

October 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

Police are searching for a 19-year-old man who is wanted in   the shooting death of a Maryland state lawmaker’s grandson, according to police and media reports. House Majority Whip Talmadge Branch, D-Baltimore, used Twitter to thank family members and friends who had wished his family sympathy [...]

Parents, educators worry that Baltimore students are unprepared for PARCC

October 8, 2017 // 1 Comment

By Taariq Adams Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Kim Trueheart advocates for better PARCC preparations. Photo by Taariq Adams A local activist is challenging Baltimore City Council officials about the readiness of elementary and high school students for an upcoming computer-driven standardized test. [...]

Local universities continue fight for DACA reform

October 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

DREAMER advocates protest end of DACA program. Photo by SCALA News By Alexander Best Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Though Thursday marked the deadline for thousands of undocumented immigrants to renew their status in the U.S., leaders of the University System of Maryland say they will continue [...]

County Council approves loan to entice Amazon

October 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Seanne Coates Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer The Baltimore County Council voted Monday to approve a $2.2 million loan to help entice Amazon to build a distribution center in the unincorporated community of Sparrows Point. Council member David Marks said that Amazon’s move into Baltimore [...]
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