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May 3, 2011
One overlooked victim of globalization is corporate community citizenship. As CEOs, bankers and investors all attempt to squeeze every last penny of shareholder value, we have lost sight of how corporations can and should shape and define values within a community. Three decades ago, CEOs like Jack Moseley, Hank Butta and BGE's George McGowan ran their businesses and built community. They worked together and invested their assets in making this city better. Sadly, they are no longer admired or regarded highly for their important involvement in the redevelopment of Baltimore's downtown.
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By Scott Dance and The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2014
Baltimore was among dozens of disappointed cities when Google announced it had picked Kansas City, Mo., for a high-speed fiber-optic data network in 2011, but officials vowed to continue fighting for fiber nonetheless. Nearly four years later, some are disappointed by the lack of progress— and want to show that some of the fervor that wooed Google remains, waiting for new, affordable options for fast Internet service. A community group based in North Baltimore has attracted more than 900 people and nearly $17,000 in donations to a crowdsourced campaign, the Baltimore Broadband Coalition.
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EXPLORE
June 16, 2011
Editor: I am a resident of Cedarday Drive. I just read your article in The Aegis on-line. I believe that you only have one side of the story and should spend some time and understand our concerns. The county government including Mr. Craig have not been interested in listening to our viewpoint. In fact, his secretary told one of my neighbors that he did not want to talk to "those people!" It seems as though this project is going to go through despite the outcome of the meeting on the 21st.
NEWS
By Joe Burris | October 8, 2014
A state legislative auditing report found that Anne Arundel and Carroll community college were carrying several million-dollar, unrestricted-fund deficits in fiscal year 2013 related to future expenses for retiree benefits. The Office of Legislative Audits on Wednesday released the findings as part of a 10-page report for fiscal year 2013 from audits at 15 state community colleges. The report said AACC incurred a $13.9 million deficit in unrestricted funds, or money in a general fund that is not tied to a specific purpose.
BUSINESS
By Steve Kilar and The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2013
K. Hovnanian Homes is planning to develop a community of townhomes in Dundalk on the land that used to be the North Point Drive-In theater, which closed three decades ago, and more recently served as an outdoor flea market. The 108-unit development will be called The Townes at North point, according to St. John Properties Inc., which in partnership with N.P. Investment LLC, sold K. Hovnanian the 11-acre parcel of land at 4001 North Point Boulevard for $2 million. K. Hovnanian, one of the nation's largest home builders, plans to break ground on The Townes later this year.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | December 22, 2011
Even though there was no formal lighting ceremony this year, an Edgewood couple wants to remind their fellow residents that the community's Christmas tree is alive, well and fully decorated. Sam and Donna Gibson, longtime residents active in the community, say they made sure the tree near the Edgewood MARC station did not go neglected. Standing next to the tree Thursday morning, the Gibsons wanted to remind everyone that even though there was not an official tree lighting because of construction by the station, the tree is decorated and lit at night for people to come and see. The Gibsons both talked about how grateful they are for the community and the people in it. They said they just wanted to make sure they could spread some holiday cheer.
NEWS
May 9, 2011
In his op-ed ( "Cooling out poor, minority kids in community college," May 9), Fred Millar has insulted the success by every student of any color who has attended and graduated from a community college. Despite being an "educational sociologist," Mr. Millar also perpetuates the myth that grades should not matter for eligibility to either 2- or 4-year colleges. While discussing the quality of remedial courses for those in both institutions, Mr. Millar never mentions why remedial courses are necessary in the first place.
NEWS
June 11, 2011
Regarding Jay Hancock 's "Restaurants run hot and cold on Groupon deals" (June 7), it is clear that Groupon and similar programs may not be appropriate marketing tools for all businesses. At Katzen Eye Group, however, we are using social marketing tools as a community resource. Through Groupon, we are reaching uninsured patients and providing them with the opportunity to access vision care services. According to a recent CDC survey of more than 11,000 adults over the age of 40 with moderate to severe visual impairment, nearly 40 percent failed to seek treatment over the past year because of cost or lack of insurance.
NEWS
December 23, 2012
As a proud Morgan State University alum, I was pleased to see Sunday's editorial about the situation involving President David Wilson ("Morgan's big mistake," Dec. 16). Along with many other interested alumni, I was pleased when Mr. Wilson's appointment was announced. I was not familiar with him, but his resume and pledge to move our school forward offered hope for a bright future. The announcement from the Board of Regents that his contract would not be renewed, with no explanation, therefore came as a shock.
EXPLORE
January 8, 2013
The Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber Contracting Information Series offers breakfast and the opportunity to learn how to win intelligence community contracts, Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 7:30 to 10 a.m., at Homewood Suites by Hilton Columbia, 8320 Benton Drive, Columbia. Pre-paid members pay $45; non-members and walk-ins pay $65. 301-725-4000.
NEWS
By Alison Knezevich and The Baltimore Sun | October 6, 2014
The historic Rodgers Forge neighborhood in Towson has adopted guidelines for residents who want to install solar panels, an effort community leaders hope can strike a balance between preserving the community's architecture and embracing alternative energy. A committee of the Rodgers Forge Community Association worked for about a year to come up with the recommendations, which the full board approved in September, according to immediate past president Stu Sirota. "I think this shows that Rodgers Forge is a progressive neighborhood that cares about its history and maintaining the architectural integrity of its homes, while still being able to allow a modern and innovative green technology," Sirota said.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2014
Kathleen M. Happ, a retired Anne Arundel Community College educator who ws an active member of Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church on Bolton Hill, died Sept. 19 of lung cancer at Villages Hospice in The Villages, Fla. A former resident of the city's Lake Montebello neighborhood, Ms. Happ was 69. "Kathy was a truly remarkable and exceedingly talented professional. She had integrity, was always positive and a professional in her field," said Martha A. "Marty" Smith, who headed the college from 1994 until 2012, when she retired.
NEWS
By Janene Holzberg and For The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2014
Lecturing on the benefits of regular exercise won't change anyone's sedentary habits, but creating an environment that supports routine physical activity will. That's the message that public health, planning and transportation expert Mark Fenton plans to deliver Thursday evening at the Oakland Mills Meeting House at an event open to all county residents. "To Your Health: How Community Design Can Promote Healthy Lifestyles" is co-sponsored by the Columbia Association and the Horizon Foundation.
NEWS
By Dana Stein | September 24, 2014
AmeriCorps, which engages over 75,000 Americans in service projects annually, turned 20 this month. Since the program's inception, over 900,000 AmeriCorps members have contributed over 1 billion hours in service - including 4,000 AmeriCorps members in Baltimore through Civic Works, a non-profit I founded in 1993 to strengthen Baltimore's communities through education, skills development and community service. Too many young people in Baltimore struggle to stay on track in school and build the essential workplace skills needed to gain meaningful employment.
NEWS
September 24, 2014
The Baltimore Sun has an opening on its audience engagement team for a community coordinator. This individual will help guide The Sun's social media, live coverage, breaking news and community engagement strategies. She/he will be part of a group of five in the newsroom focused on digital content creation and distribution, and cultivating meaningful connections with users. We're looking for a talented multimedia journalist who will work closely with our mobile, breaking news, design/development and coverage teams on daily stories and big-idea projects.
FEATURES
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
The pent-up frustration in Baltimore's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community with the center founded decades ago to serve their needs was on full display Tuesday night, when several local activists grilled a candidate for the center's open executive director position. Joel Tinsley-Hall, 39, a black Baltimore native and Army veteran with a husband and children, an active church life and a history working with mentally ill adults and youth, at times found himself on the defensive during the more than one-hour interview session on the second floor of the Waxter Center in Mount Vernon, where the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore, or GLCCB, is located.
NEWS
November 7, 2012
If casinos are such a good deal for a state, lets see how the Atlantic City casinos step up to the plate and provide money for the New Jersey people who have lost their homes. Tony Buechner, Baltimore
EXPLORE
March 11, 2013
Residents of Carroll County 2nd Commissioner District -- those generally in Hampstead and Finksburg -- are invited to attend a question-and-answer meeting with Commissioner Haven Shoemaker on Wednesday, March 20. The meeting will be held in the large meeting room of the Finksburg Library, 2265 Old Westminster Pike, Finksburg. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:30 pm and end at about 9 p.m.
NEWS
By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
The committee tasked with filing a vacant City Council seat listened to more than four hours of testimony Tuesday evening from 14 candidates with a wide range of experiences. But when it came time to debate their relative merits, there was little discussion. The committee voted on only one candidate - Eric T. Costello, 33, the president of the Federal Hill Neighborhood Association - and approved him by an 11-2 vote, after considering the matter for less than five minutes. "I'm humbled and honored at the opportunity," said Costello, an information technology auditor in the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
NEWS
September 22, 2014
A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Sept. 15 for Chapel Springs, a new senior community to be built behind the Safeway at the Perry Hall Marketplace Shopping Center. The project includes 127 one- and two-bedroom apartments with a range of affordable units.   Tenants will be seniors aged 62 years and older.  The $23 million project will include a multipurpose community room, health suite, billiards and game room, internet cafe, fitness room, beauty salon, outdoor patio and dog park.
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