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Andrea K. Walker | April 3, 2012
If you live in Howard County you're among the healthiest people in Maryland, but Baltimore city residents ranked the worst in the state, according to a new report. Baltimore residents had the poorest health in Maryland when looking at these factors: people who die before age 75, the rate of low birth weights, people who report being in fair health and the number of days people report being in bad health. The study also looked at health factors such as smoking, obesity, excessive drinking and the availability of primary care physicians.
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NEWS
May 23, 2013
Among the expenditures by the city school system that U.S. Department of Education auditors found inappropriate: $4,352 spent by two elementary schools for dinner cruises at Baltimore's Inner Harbor $2,413 spent on fried chicken, potato salad, coleslaw, biscuits, cookies and soda for 28 attendees at a PTA meeting to discuss a school's budget $1,336 spent to take 30 people to a theater performance downtown that included dinner, dancing and...
NEWS
July 25, 2012
Having read your recent article about the problems experienced by the Department of Public Works' water pipe repairs, I feel funding for the department this should be a top city priority ("Water renewal is long overdue," July 22). As mayor, Martin O'Malley transferred millions of dollars from DPW funds to the Baltimore City schools. After reading about the test scores for Baltimore City's schools, I don't see where the money has improved the children's education. Maybe their teachers are overpaid and under-worked.
NEWS
Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2011
With Baltimore County attempting to cut 200 positions in hopes of saving $15 million for next budget year, city officials say they're also eyeing a dire budget year. Ryan O'Doherty, spokesman for Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, said city budget analysts are predicting a "significant" shortfall this budget cycle – which will cause the mayor to make "difficult reductions" to city government when the budget process begins next spring. "We expect to have budget projections that show a significant shortfall," he said.
NEWS
By a Baltimore Sun reporter | July 17, 2010
Baltimore City police are investigating an overnight shooting that left a man dead in the city's Park Circle neighborhood Police arrived on the 3800 block of Park Heights Avenue around midnight and found an unidentified man lying on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to the head, according to Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. Homicide detectives were called to the scene, he said, and the man was transported to Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Guglielmi said police could offer no information about a suspect or a motive in the killing.
NEWS
By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2013
A two-vehicle collision in Baltimore City on Interstate 95 South at the I-395 exit has closed one of two southbound shoulders at 8:49 a.m. on Thursday, according to the state Department of Transportation. The Maryland Transit Administration reported minor delays on the MARC train at 8:55 a.m. jburris@baltsun.com twitter.com/patienceofjoe
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