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By Steven Petrella and By Steven Petrella | July 19, 2012
From Lardarius Webb's charity softball game to Anquan Boldin's Q-Festival Weekend, the Ravens have given plenty back to the community this summer. Thursday, the Ravens All Community Team Foundation announced its Plan in Motion project has given close to $100,000 in grants to two dozen local nonprofit organizations. The Plan in Motion Project, now in its sixth year, provides grants of up to $5,000 for programs that promote physical activity, health and nutritional education to children.
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By Robert B. Reich | September 17, 2014
I was phoned the other night in middle of dinner by an earnest young man named Spencer, who said he was doing a survey. Rather than hang up, I agreed to answer his questions. He asked me if I knew a soda tax would be on the ballot in Berkeley, Calif. in November. When I said yes, he then asked whether I trusted the Berkeley city government to spend the revenues wisely. At that moment I recognized a classic "push poll," which is part of a paid political campaign. So I asked Spencer a couple of questions of my own. Who was financing his survey?
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By C. Fraser Smith and C. Fraser Smith,Staff Writer | January 30, 1994
Furlong Baldwin is impatient. Time is precious, and his agenda keeps growing.He's got to help raise $750 million or so for the Johns Hopkins Institutions.He's got to run the Mercantile bank, of course, and to make life difficult for its competitors. He must guard against the "lunacy" of tax increases by the legislature. And he's got parties to throw.Part banker, part politician, part Welcome Wagon host, Mr. Baldwin may well be Maryland's most feverishly active and most powerful private citizen.
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June 2, 2014
I can't speak to Majority Leader Harry Reid's worth or wealth, but I am confused as to why my father is mentioned in Lyle Rescott's recent letter complaining about rich socialism backers ( "A narrow view of money and politics," May 29). Saul Alinsky's yearly salary at the time of his death was $25,000. Hardly a princely sum. He owned no stocks, his life insurance policy was the totality of his estate. He owned an 8-year-old Chevy and we lived in a rented apartment. I guess the mention of his name is just included as a "dog whistle" for those who need a boogie man to convince them of evil.
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November 27, 2003
The political action group Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, along with a group of parents and one teacher, is seeking an injunction against the Baltimore school system to stop the more than 700 employee layoffs school officials announced Tuesday. The request, filed in Circuit Court yesterday, says the layoffs pose a threat to the quality of education received by the city's 92,000 schoolchildren. "The bottom line is the state has the obligation to fund these schools, and so does the city, and they need to start coming up with the money," said Mitchell Klein, ACORN's chief organizer.
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January 21, 1991
The Baltimore County Public Library has published an updated 1991 "Directory of Organizations." The guide provides information on more than 3,500 nonprofit organizations in the county.The directory contains the addresses and phone numbers of 25 different types of community organizations, indexed alphabetically by councilmanic district and by subject.Listings include service clubs, recreation councils, churches, cultural groups, community and homeowner associations, health organizations and support groups, business and professional groups, political clubs and athletic and sporting associations.
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By Laura Vozzella and Laura Vozzella,SUN STAFF | May 22, 2002
A coalition of unions and community organizations delivered a ribbon-wrapped stack of petitions to Mayor Martin O'Malley's office yesterday in a bid to change the way Baltimore is governed. The group presented 10,600 signatures supporting a plan to cut the City Council by four members and create 14 single-member districts. They hope to put the issue on the ballot in November. The coalition filed the signatures one day before a City Council committee was scheduled to meet on two other plans for shrinking the 19-member council - one by four members, the other by two. The committee does not plan to take up the coalition's proposal.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | February 28, 2003
Several neighborhood activists complained at a public hearing last night that Mayor Martin O'Malley drafted his redistricting map to appease City Council incumbents rather than community organizations. Nearly all of the residents who spoke at the hearing at City College asked the council to reject O'Malley's map and pass its own version before the mayor's becomes law at the end of next month. Either way, the city will be carved into 14 single-member districts as required by a referendum last year.
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By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,Evening Sun Staff | November 27, 1991
Lois Garey, executive director of the Harbel Community Organization, contends Baltimore neighborhoods suffered a major blow when Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke trimmed the city's budget by $27.5 million to deal with the ailing economy."
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By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,SUN STAFF | April 19, 1998
Four Mount Airy community organizations are working to heal a rift between community festivals that erupted last month when one group accused the other of stealing its vendors.The Spring Fling, a one-day festival in May in its third season, and the Fall Festival, a two-day event in October for 15 years, coexisted peacefully until last month.Then the Fall Festival committee concluded that the town wasn't big enough for both events and sent letters to the Fall Festival's artisans and food vendors.
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By Jon Meoli, jmeoli@tribune.com | February 25, 2014
In the face of education and community issues that stretch across traditional neighborhood lines, leaders in the Loch Raven area have joined forces to resurrect the dormant Loch Raven Community Council. "It's been defunct for a number of years," Councilman David Marks, who represents the area, said. "I wanted to bring it back because I think there's a real value in having the community organizations talking to one another. I also think there are some common issues that need to be addressed.
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By Rachael Pacella, For The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2013
The Dew Tour is coming to Ocean City two months earlier than last year in hopes of catching bigger waves, and the town will be packed with extreme-sports fans paying homage to this shrine to surfing, skateboarding and BMX. The five-day competition next weekend gives visitors a chance to see some of the most difficult tricks performed by the top professionals. It's all about their incredible balance, coordination and refusal to obey gravity. And about bringing throngs of fans to the shops and eateries at the beach: The 2012 event drew 90,000 visitors and organizers are hoping to top that number this year.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 14, 2013
Eileen H. "Pat" van Breemen, an advocate for children suffering from learning disabilities and a Wicomico County political activist, died Tuesday, from multiple organ failures, at her Salisbury home. She had recently celebrated her 88th birthday. The former Eileen Barbara Hines was born and raised in Iowa City, Iowa, where she graduated in 1942 from Iowa City High School. Her father was a college professor, and her mother was a Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad telegrapher and a silent movie pianist.
NEWS
December 4, 2012
Congratulations on an excellent piece recently published by your paper ("For 30 years, watching out for Northwest," Nov. 30). Reporter Justin George did a fantastic job portraying the Northwest Citizens Patrol and the job that we do. I did want to make one point that I feel is important to clarify. In the article, one non-Jewish member of our community stated that he felt that we are only looking to help other Jewish residents. That is the farthest thing from the truth. During the recent storm, information was handed out to churches and African-American community organizations on how to reach us and what services we provide.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2012
This time last year, Thomas Johnson Elementary/Middle School librarian Sharon Smith used the only technology she had — a laptop and a projector — to bring color and excitement to her students by shining animated books from the Internet onto a barren wall. But on Wednesday, as she looked around the new books, technology, and wraparound murals of the bright, renovated 2,000-square-foot space, complete with quaint reading nooks and comfortable public spaces, she breathed a sigh of relief knowing that she could give her creative wheels a break.
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By Steven Petrella and By Steven Petrella | July 19, 2012
From Lardarius Webb's charity softball game to Anquan Boldin's Q-Festival Weekend, the Ravens have given plenty back to the community this summer. Thursday, the Ravens All Community Team Foundation announced its Plan in Motion project has given close to $100,000 in grants to two dozen local nonprofit organizations. The Plan in Motion Project, now in its sixth year, provides grants of up to $5,000 for programs that promote physical activity, health and nutritional education to children.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | August 9, 2011
The Baltimore County school board unanimously voted Tuesday night to adopt a new policy that gives community organizations and the public more access to using school facilities. The old policy had been the subject of criticism by community groups and parents who said it prevented events that had raised thousands of dollars for PTAs. The school board decided to add language that says it "recognizes that school facilities are an essential component of the communities which they serve" and allows both nonprofit and for-profit organizations to use them.
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October 14, 2001
Community college adds two new staff members Carroll Community College has welcomed two new members to its staff. Sally Long has joined the office of continuing education and training as the director of lifelong learning and community development. Her responsibilities will be to develop courses in the humanities and to foster partnerships with community organizations with an interest in the humanities. She also will direct two project developers whose areas encompass senior and youth courses and English as a second language instruction.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | February 4, 2012
Robin Budish spends her days rallying support for an idea she says will make downtown Baltimore more livable — building a streetcar line along Charles Street. Budish was hired last fall as community organizer for the Baltimore Streetcar Campaign, a grass-roots group that believes a fixed rail trolley system would attract residents, boost civic pride, spur economic development and benefit tourism, retail and cultural institutions. Budish, the former executive director of Fells Point Main Street, and also a former Historic Charles Street Association executive director, has been meeting with downtown residents, business owners and other stakeholders.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | December 28, 2011
Jesse Hunter Alfriend Sr., a retired insurance broker, died of kidney failure Dec. 23 at his Roland Park home. The former Bolton Hill resident was 75. Born in Baltimore and raised in Bolton Hill, he was a 1954 City College graduate. He attended the Johns Hopkins University, where he was a member of the Delta Phi fraternity. He served in the Army National Guard. He worked in commercial insurance and joined the old U.S. Fidelity and Guaranty Co. about 1960. He became assistant casualty manager of Poor, Bowen, Bartlett & Kennedy, an insurance brokerage in downtown Baltimore.
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