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May 26, 2011
The Columbia Association is seeking community members to serve on its Aquatics Master Plan Task Force. The master plan, still in its preliminary stages, will determine the future of Columbia's 23 indoor and four outdoor pools, as well as an indoor hot water therapy pool, over the next 10 to 20 years. Members of the task force will review and discuss alternatives, recommendations and priorities for the pools. For more information on the plan, visit columbiaassociation.org/aquaticsmasterplan, and to apply for the task force, visit columbiaassociation.org/aquaticsmasterplan/application.pdf.
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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.
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By Joe Nawrozki and Joe Nawrozki,SUN STAFF | June 8, 2005
A group of about 200 eastern Baltimore County residents and business leaders has approved a plan to build a community with homes, including senior housing, on the spot where the Kingsley Park apartments are being demolished. The blueprint for the new village includes up to 86 units for a three-story senior housing facility, 73 single-family detached homes and 43 townhouses with a range of prices. A developer would be required to adhere to the plan, which is designed to foster a sense of connection among neighbors, with landscaped common areas and walking trails.
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By Marc B. Terrill | September 22, 2014
Jews around the globe will gather in synagogues Wednesday to mark the start of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. There is a change in the air as fall approaches; schools are back in session, temperatures begin to drop and there is a general atmosphere of renewal. Jewish tradition encourages us to gather together, reflect on the year that has passed and pray for peace and sustenance in the coming year. The collective strength and spirit felt during this time of year typically energizes all to look ahead with optimism.
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By Michael Lofthus, The Baltimore Sun | March 28, 2013
A LGBT community center in Baltimore's Mid-Town Belvedere neighborhood will be opening an information and resources center to the public on April 1. The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore and Maryland (GLCCB) will use its new Welcome, Information and Drop-In Center to offer support services, community resources and city information to a variety of local groups, the organization said. The space will include a computer lab, Wi-Fi and free bookstore featuring LGBT-themed books at its Baltimore location.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | November 29, 1996
Hoping to build a better relationship with community members, Baltimore's Police Department is starting a Citizens Police Academy -- a comprehensive 10-week course on how officers do their jobs.Classes for 20 invited participants start in January with an overview and history of the department, which celebrates its 200th anniversary next year. But participants will quickly learn about such issues as ethics, how officers decide when to use deadly force and how the department polices itself.
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By KAREN NITKIN and KAREN NITKIN,Special to The Sun | September 24, 2006
Malique Pratt, a fifth-grader at Shady Side Elementary School, had the assignment of learning about the old movie theater and car dealership up the road. "I found out it was open for 74 years and it's still around," he said. "But I didn't know how much money they made or how many cars they sold or how many movies they had." Still, Malique's contribution is a valuable part of a display that opens today at the Captain Salem Avery House Museum. Shady Side's Got History! will feature a quilt and drawings by the children and the premiere of a DVD of songs and interviews with residents.
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By Danae King, The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2014
Baltimore police charged and arrested a man for a murder that took place in January. Juliun Jones-Joyner, 21, was charged with murder, assault and handgun charges for shooting and killing Jonathan Terry, 28, on January 6 in the 3600 block of Liberty Heights. Prior to his arrest, Jones-Joyner had been wanted for the shooting and homicide investigators worked with community members to identify him as responsible for the shooting, according to police. Jones-Joyner is currently being held at the Baltimore City Central Booking and Intake Facility.
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By Laura Cadiz and Laura Cadiz,SUN STAFF | November 13, 2000
Dave Cool said one of the hardest decisions of his life was resolving to support the megamall Arundel Mills in his community. "Do we leave the trees here? Do we have the mall?" said Cool, of Elkridge. "It was painful." But Cool, a stay-at-home dad, said the realization that the mall, the largest in Maryland, would bring thousands of jobs to his community factored heavily in his decision. Yesterday, Cool was celebrating the development with community members and elected officials from Anne Arundel County who got a sneak preview of the 1.6 million-square-foot shopping center during a community appreciation party.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | April 12, 2002
Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens has vetoed a County Council decision to change the zoning of a commercial bus lot on Broadneck Road. Owens said in a statement yesterday that the council's decision to change the lot's zoning from residential to industrial for Chesapeake Charter Inc. was "inappropriate" for the property. Members of a committee of Broadneck residents and the county planning staff had recommended residential zoning. A majority of council members voted last week to change the zoning for John Lonergan's bus lot. A number of community members said they endorsed the zoning change because Lonergan had agreed to limit the number of buses he stored at the site.
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By Danae King, The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2014
Baltimore police charged and arrested a man for a murder that took place in January. Juliun Jones-Joyner, 21, was charged with murder, assault and handgun charges for shooting and killing Jonathan Terry, 28, on January 6 in the 3600 block of Liberty Heights. Prior to his arrest, Jones-Joyner had been wanted for the shooting and homicide investigators worked with community members to identify him as responsible for the shooting, according to police. Jones-Joyner is currently being held at the Baltimore City Central Booking and Intake Facility.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | April 1, 2014
After 40 years of waiting, there was no way Perry Hall would settle for a rain delay. Despite rain and biting cold, about 80 people attended a ceremony Saturday to mark the groundbreaking for the $3 million Soukup Arena, a new sports and recreation facility that community members have long anticipated — and even helped fund. The arena, which will be located on a 30-acre property in the Honeygo area, is the culmination of more than 40 years of fundraising by the Perry Hall Recreation Council.
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February 10, 2014
Valentine's Day is a great time to say thank you to veterans throughout the country. The VA National Salute to Veteran Patients Week observance runs Feb. 9-15 and is timed to coincide with Valentine's Day to connect the holiday's sentiments of caring and sharing with expressing honor and appreciation to Veterans for their sacrifice and service. Already, Valentine cards are arriving at our three inpatient facilities to attest to the gratitude toward our nation's veterans. During this observance throughout the VA Maryland Health Care System, local community musical groups have volunteered to perform throughout our facilities, bringing their music, their talents and time to veteran inpatients.
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By Barbara Sugarman Grochal | January 27, 2014
Restorative justice has been around for centuries both nationally and internationally and has been shown to be effective and to provide positive outcomes among both offenders and victims. Yet, the restorative approach remains underused by our current justice system, which instead relies on larger and larger prisons to house disproportionate numbers of black male youth. Restorative justice is based on involving offenders in determining outcomes and rehabilitating them through reconciliation with their victims.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | December 18, 2013
Harford County's observance of National Homeless Persons' Memorial Day will be held on Thursday, Dec. 19, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Frederick Ward Armory Park at 41 N. Main St. in Bel Air. According to the Harford County Health Department, people experiencing homelessness are three to four times more likely to die prematurely than their sheltered counterparts, based on a study released by National Health Care for the Homeless Council. In remembrance of those who have died too early as a result of their homelessness, communities across the nation have observed National Homeless Persons' Memorial Day for the past three decades.
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By Shelley Silwick, Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 9, 2013
The Perry Hall Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library is celebrating 50 years of service this month, and on Saturday the community was invited to join the party. The branch has come a long way in those 50 years. From humble beginnings to its beautiful new building, the Perry Hall Library has expanded, evolved and improved with each passing year. When the first official library in Perry Hall formally opened its doors at 9440 Belair Road in September of 1963, it was the culmination of years of preparation.
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By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Staff writer | February 16, 1992
Four of the five school board members say they feel threatened by the tactics of Black Student Achievement Program advocates.Black community members came to last Tuesday's budget hearing to protest Superintendent Michael E. Hickey's proposal to eliminate one of three BSAP staff positions from the 1992-1993 operating budget.Before the hearing, about 10 black parents and children picketed outside the Department of Education. Later, while advocates spoke, others displayed signs protesting cuts in the program, including a signthat read, "We are watching you."
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April 15, 2004
The Howard County public school system's Department of Special Education and the Special Education Community Advisory Committee will sponsor an open forum for parents and members of the community at 7 o'clock tonight. Parents and community members will have an opportunity to choose from among seven small discussion groups - each including members of the Department of Special Education. Topics include graduation requirements and academic interventions to improve achievement; access to general education and a less restrictive environment; reading, writing and mathematics through eighth grade; and supporting children's social and emotional needs.
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May 8, 2013
I want to express my gratitude to the members of the CA Board of Directors, to CA President Phil Nelson, and to all of the CA team members who have worked so hard this year on behalf of our community. It has been an eventful and transformative year, and it has truly been an honor to serve the Kings Contrivance community and Columbia residents for the past four years, this year as chair of the CA Board of Directors. At a personal level, I am so grateful for the many messages of support and concern I received from community members following surgery for a fractured elbow and other injuries sustained while traveling recently with Del. Liz Bobo in India.
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By Michael Lofthus, The Baltimore Sun | March 28, 2013
A LGBT community center in Baltimore's Mid-Town Belvedere neighborhood will be opening an information and resources center to the public on April 1. The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore and Maryland (GLCCB) will use its new Welcome, Information and Drop-In Center to offer support services, community resources and city information to a variety of local groups, the organization said. The space will include a computer lab, Wi-Fi and free bookstore featuring LGBT-themed books at its Baltimore location.
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