The Week That Was

September 16, 2007

Constellation to stop ash dumping

Under threat of a lawsuit from state regulators, Constellation Energy Group said that it will stop dumping coal fly ash at a site in Anne Arundel County.

Numbers of chronically homeless

Nearly one-quarter of homeless people in the city have not had housing for more than three years, according to a census report on Baltimore's homeless population.

Muslims expand outreach

Using food drives and community events, Muslims statewide are organizing councils to interact with local leaders and to improve understanding of Islam within their communities.

Report of rape shakes UM

Reports of a rape and sexual assaults in a College Park neighborhood of sorority and fraternity houses renewed long-standing worries about safety at Maryland's flagship college campus.

HERO leader resigns

Leonardo R. Ortega, the CEO of Health Education Resource Organization Inc. for more than two decades, submits his resignation. The nonprofit Baltimore group runs an AIDS clinic.

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