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July 1, 2014
A year after Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake pledged to reinvigorate the city's civilian police review board, panel members say nothing much has changed. That's hardly surprising. The board still lacks the power to investigate citizens' complaints of police misconduct in a timely fashion, and its recommendations are routinely ignored by the department. A panel so toothless that even its own members publicly wonder whether their efforts are a complete waste of time obviously isn't accomplishing its mission as a mediator of police-community relations.
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HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | June 30, 2014
The Maryland health exchange board signed off Monday on most of its technology purchases for a new online marketplace set to launch in November. The board made the approvals after a closed evening session, bringing the total to be spent over the next five years to more than $96 million. The new software contracts were made on an emergency basis with Sir Speedy, a printing and marketing firm, and ScanOptics, a content management services company, for $1.3 million. The board also made contract modifications with Xerox totaling just over $650,000.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2014
One year after city officials pledged to reinvigorate Baltimore's police civilian review board, members say their work feels insignificant and they are still seeking more authority. The Police Department recently said it would ask the volunteer citizen panel to look at police-involved shootings and other major use-of-force cases. The reviews, however, would occur after the cases have been closed — a role that seems perfunctory, members say. "We want to know: What are we really going to do?"
NEWS
By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2014
A year ago, the Maryland State Board of Education upheld a Howard County school board request to oust fellow member Allen Dyer - and it didn't matter that the Ellicott City resident's term had long since expired. The board's decision culminated a protracted battle between Dyer and fellow board members and marked what many believe was the first time in state history an elected school board member was ordered to vacate his seat. This week Dyer took a step closer to staging a dramatic return.
SPORTS
By Chris Anderson and Special to The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2014
Editor's note: Each week,  InsideMdSports.com  provides this blog with a Maryland recruiting feature that previously appeared as premium content on its site. Maryland added another big piece to its class of 2015 Tuesday night, securing a commitment from Middletown offensive lineman  Will McClain , who chose the Terps over rival West Virginia. McClain had the coaches in College Park screaming. “I was just thinking about it for the past couple of weeks, me and my family were, and I just felt like Maryland was the place for me,” said the 6-foot-5, 290-pound rising senior.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2014
Baltimore's police civilian review board has concerns that a new effort to garner input from the board is not meaningful, an official told a City Council committee on Wednesday night.  After years of neglect, the department has been making strides to make the board more relevant, and recently announced that it would refer major use of force investigations, such as police-involved shootings and in-custody deaths, to the board after they were completed....
NEWS
By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2014
The Anne Arundel County school board adopted a $1.02 billion operating budget last week for the next fiscal year that includes funding for employee pay increases and the money to open a new contract school. But the panel criticized county government for taking money from the school system's health fund balance to foot those bills. The board unanimously adopted the operating budget, which falls shy of the $1.04 billion proposal that interim Superintendent Mamie Perkins offered in December.
NEWS
June 19, 2014
The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation recently announced Mark Butler, president and CEO of Ollie's Bargain Outlet, as its chairman of the board of directors. "We are very proud and eager to have Mark Butler as our new chairman," Steve Salem, president of the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, said. "Mark and his wife Betty's passion for giving back has been vital to our success in helping thousands of underprivileged youth across the country. We have the utmost faith that Mark's leadership will help the Ripken Foundation soar to new heights.
NEWS
By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2014
City officials agreed Wednesday to pay $50,000 to the family of a City College student whose teacher struck her in the face with a chair, breaking the girl's nose. The payment settles a $150,000 suit filed by a Baltimore man named Harry Singleton in 2013 on behalf of his daughter, who was a ninth-grader at the school in April of 2010 when she suffered the injury. The teacher was struggling the get the class' attention as he was returning report cards, city officials said. He began to bang a chair on the floor to get the class to pay attention, but it rebounded and struck a female student in the nose, the city said.
NEWS
By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
Days after the federal government abandoned plans to house immigrant children in a Baltimore office building, the Obama administration has begun to explore other sites in Maryland, including one in Prince George's County, documents obtained by The Baltimore Sun show. On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services evaluated a former residential drug treatment facility in Upper Marlboro with a storied past as the administration struggles to find enough shelter space to contain the recent surge in unaccompanied children crossing the nation's Southwest border.
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