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Pugh delivers first state of the city address

March 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

By J. K. Schmid Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Mayor Catherine E. Pugh delivered her first State of the City address at City Hall on Thursday, saying that while Baltimore faces many challenges in the year ahead, she also sees opportunities. Speaking on her 100th day in office, Pugh said there are [...]

Maryland State Trooper shows hard work pays off

December 14, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Heather Wanner Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Leading the field operations bureau in criminal arrests and being named trooper of the month at her barrack five times are just a few of Maryland State Trooper Casey Ruth’s many accomplishments. “I always tell myself, ‘You can’t stay [...]

Raising awareness about Crohn’s Disease

December 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Amanda Bates Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer When Cathy Lamar first started feeling stomach pain last March, she shrugged it off as nothing more than a little discomfort. But then things got worse. After months of misdiagnosis and suffering, the 52-year-old North Carolina resident was diagnosed [...]

Local food banks help the needy during the holiday season

November 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Tyler McGee Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer It was 1981 when Baltimore resident Bea Gaddy realized she would have to reach out for help if she was going to have enough food to feed her family on Thanksgiving. The then 48-year-old mother of five began going to local churches collecting food in a [...]

County students to start school after Labor Day in 2017

November 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Allysa McMahon Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Baltimore County students will start school after Labor Day next year under a 2017-2018 academic calendar that was approved by the Board of Education on a 7-3 vote Nov. 9. The calendar meets the requirements of an executive order from Gov. Larry [...]

Political activists try to get Millennials interested in election

November 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Emily Schulz and Jasmine Dobbins Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writers Between the stresses of school and demands of work, the 2016 presidential election hasn’t been a top priority for Towson University student Amy Wallo. “I haven’t had time to research either candidate fully, or the other [...]

Reports of sexual assaults at colleges are on the rise, attorney says

November 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Kyana Miller Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Reports of sexual assault on college campuses are increasing at Maryland schools,  a policy attorney at the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault said Thursday. Speaking at Goucher College, Chelsea Wiggins said 20 percent of women and 6.1 percent [...]

Parents ask city schools for clearer suspension policy

November 2, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Ellie Mamula Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer An estimated 20 parents attend the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners Oct. 25 and asked officials to write a clearer policy on school suspensions. Under a proposed policy presented to the board by parents, students would no longer be allowed [...]

More county schools to get AC under capital budget

September 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Nick Ferrara Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer The Baltimore County Board of Education Tuesday adopted a $246.2 million capital budget for the 2017 fiscal year that includes plans to fix schools and add central air conditioning to 12 locations. The capital budget – $49.9 million of which is [...]
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