February 19, 2010
Harford County has won a $750,000 federal grant to improve emergency communications. Officials said the funding, announced Thursday at the county's Emergency Operations Center, would pay for upgrades to communications used by first responders, including several hundred volunteer firefighters. They said the technology would help police, fire and emergency medical services workers share videos, images and data securely. "This technology will allow our volunteer fire departments to communicate better with our own county agencies, like public works," said Rich Gardner, spokesman for the volunteer fire departments.
February 20, 2012
Harford Community College was recently awarded a $46,690 Developmental Math Course Redesign Grant by the Maryland Higher Education Commission. The state is partnering with Complete College America to support the redesign of developmental math courses to improve completion rates at state colleges and universities. Harford's project, Reshaping Classroom Instructional Delivery Mode to Shorten the Developmental Math Course Sequence, focuses on developmental (remedial) math, which can be a major roadblock to student persistence and advancement to college-level math courses.
April 29, 2011
The Belair Edison neighborhood was awarded $31,100 to develop a design for a heavily traveled portion of Erdman Avenue to green the street and control polluted runoff. The neighborhood will work with partners, including business owners, residents and environmental groups on the plan for the grant, administered through the Chesapeake Bay Trust, an independent grant-making organization chartered by the state. The program, paid for by the Trust and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, was created to support street greening projects by urban communities.
April 2, 2010
The Orioles granted Chad Moeller 's request for an outright release Thursday, allowing the veteran catcher to become a free agent. Moeller was beaten out this week for the backup catcher job by Craig Tatum . The Orioles had hoped that Moeller, a popular figure in the clubhouse, would go to Triple-A and catch some of the organization's top pitching prospects. However, Moeller told Orioles president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail that he wasn't interested and wanted to explore other opportunities.
December 22, 2009
The Goldseker Foundation has awarded a $75,000 grant to East Baltimore Development Inc., the nonprofit that is revitalizing the neighborhood north of the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus. EBDI is overseeing redevelopment of 88 acres as a $1.8 billion community with housing, shops, offices, and life science facilities. The money will used to design a permanent school for grades K to 8 and an East Baltimore stop on the MARC train line within EBDI's boundaries. - Edward Gunts
January 3, 2010
The UPS Foundation, the charitable arm of UPS, recently awarded the Hospice of the Chesapeake a $25,000 grant to support the organization's youth programs and services including their bereavement camps for children and teens, Camp Nabi and Phoenix Rising. The foundation is committed to funding programs that make a meaningful difference in supporting children and teens experiencing grief and loss.