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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 [...]

Homeowner fights to keep house off historic preservation list

May 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Raenard Weddington Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer For the second time in six years, a nine-acre Cockeysville estate has been placed on Baltimore County’s Preliminary Landmarks List even though its owner doesn’t want it there. The 165-year-old house at 29 Ashland Road was recently nominated [...]

Sudbrook Park residents demand safer streets

April 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Monet A. Stevens Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Only eight residents attended a Baltimore County Council public hearing last Tuesday to voice their opinion on County Executive Kevin Kamenetz’s proposed $1.98 billion budget for the 2017 fiscal year. Jessica Skillman, a resident of the historic [...]

Baltimore legislators support bill to help impoverished schools

March 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Emily Baker Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer ANNAPOLIS- Twenty-one state lawmakers from the Baltimore area met recently to discuss legislation that would affect county residents in the 2016 session, including a bill designed to improve low-income schools. Del. Mary Washington, D-Baltimore City [...]

Johns Hopkins and the BPD team up

March 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Monet A. Stevens Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer The Baltimore Police Department has teamed up with John’s Hopkins University to reduce crime in Baltimore, according to a video statement released by the university last month. The new plan – titled The Johns Hopkins-Baltimore Collaborative [...]

Black Lives Matter activist urges students to get involved

March 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

By D’Angela Dixon Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Black Lives Matter activist Kwame Rose came to Towson University last week and urged students to get involved in their communities to make the world a better place. “There is no clear pathway to success,” Rose said during his keynote [...]

Runners help raise money for neurofibromatosis

March 3, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Alex Ziolkowski Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer When Dan Collier and Lou Kurraru were invited by a friend to participate in Cupid’s Undie Run this year, the two Hanover residents anticipated a full day of fun as they ran through the streets of Baltimore in their underwear to raise money to [...]

Orioles fans say ticket price increase won’t dampen season

February 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Catherine Sanders and Mitch Bode Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writers The ticket price increase announced by the Baltimore Orioles this month does not seem to have dampened fan enthusiasm for the upcoming baseball season, according to interviews conducted last week. Although some fans said they were [...]
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