February 21, 2013
Maryland has received $2.4 million in federal funds to help primary care physicians provide better coordinated care to patients. The state was one of 25 that federal officials said on Thursday would receive grants. The hope is that by better coordinating care of patients, health problems will be caught before they become emergency situations. Primary care providers will lead a team of health professionals that will work together to treat a patient. The award will also be used to identify areas with poor health outcomes so that health departments can better target patients in need. This new program, which state health officials hope will drive down costs, will be further designed and developed over the next six months.
December 2, 2012
The City of Westminster's Facade Improvement Program this week received a state grant of $50,000 as part of Maryland's Community Legacy program awards. The award was part of an overall package of $5.5 million awarded to projects across the state, and was announced by Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown on Nov. 27 at an event in Baltimore. The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development manages the program. The goal of the Community Legacy initiative is to provide local governments and community development organizations with funding for projects aimed at retaining and attracting businesses and encouraging homeownership and commercial revitalization.
February 13, 2010
The Community College of Baltimore County will get a $4.9 million grant to offer nursing and other health-care training to unemployed or disadvantaged workers, part of a $225 million federal stimulus package announced Friday. The U.S. Department of Labor directed the grants to training programs at community colleges, community-based organizations, state workforce agencies and other public entities. The package is part of nearly $750 million in competitive grant funding through the Labor Department.
April 1, 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 for the backup catcher job by Craig Tatum earlier this week. The Orioles had hoped that Moeller, a popular figure in the clubhouse, would go down to Triple-A, and catch some of the organization's top pitching prospects. However, Moeller informed Orioles president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail that he wasn't interested in doing that, and instead wanted to explore other opportunities.
March 20, 2013
Lanham-based veterans group Amvets has been awarded a $250,000 grant to bring veterans' job services to 20 new markets around the country. The grant comes from the Call of Duty Endowment, which provides grants to groups that find jobs for veterans. Amvets expects to open career centers in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Iowa, California, Florida, Missouri and Tennessee. The unemployment rate for veterans improved overall in 2012 to 7 percent, according to a U.S. Labor Department annual report released Wednesday.
March 22, 2006
On Sunday, March 19, 2006, LEONARD GRANT; beloved husband of Velma Grant (nee Snyder); devoted father of Janet David of Baltimore and Roger Grant of Washington, DC and Miami Beach, FL; loving father-in-law of Robert David; beloved grandfather of Shephanie Winkler, Jill Roth and Lisa Meyers; loving great-grandfather of Raegan Levy, Dylan Winkler, Brooke Roth and Ryan Meyers. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road at Mt Wilson Lane on Wednesday, March 22 at 10 A.M. Interment Arlington Cemetery - Chizuk Amuno Congregation, 4300 N. Rogers Ave. Please omit flowers.
June 7, 2012
The DeWees Recreation Center, in Baltimore's Govans neighborhood, is one of the oldest in the city, and it's showing its age. "It's really in need of repair," said Sandi McFadden, Community Leader with the Friends of the DeWees Group and secretary of the Mid-Govans Community Association, which meets monthly in the center. The center, built in 1953, is now in the running to receive a $50,000 grant from Maxwell House through its Drops of Good: The Maxwell House Community Project program.
January 11, 2011
The Rosedale Volunteer Fire Co. will receive $50,232 in federal funding to purchase emergency medical equipment, federal officials announced Tuesday. The grant, through Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters program, will allow the eastern Baltimore County company to purchase 15 sets of protective clothing that will safeguard its emergency services personnel from blood-borne pathogens. Remaining funds will pay for the latest in defibrillator equipment and a Stair Chair, which assists in moving patients up and down steps.
July 23, 2012
Baltimore City Community College has received a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to help prepare minority students for careers in science, technology, engineering and math. The grant, announced Monday by Sens. Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin, will fund 126 scholarships over a five-year period for programs such as robotics and computer-aided design and drafting. In announcing the grant, Mikulski said she is "so proud of BCCC's leadership in preparing today's students for tomorrow's careers.
July 12, 2010
The University of Maryland received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy on Monday for research on environmentally friendly cooling systems. The grant was part of $92 million awarded to 43 projects that the department says will speed innovation in "green" technologies. "These innovative ideas will play a critical role in our energy security and economic growth," said Energy Secretary Steven Chu in a statement. "It is now more important than ever to invest in a new, clean energy economy."