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March 15, 2013
Hat's off to The Sun editorial board for bringing to light the critical need to end homelessness in Baltimore ("The long journey home," Mar. 11). However, anyone looking at Baltimore's revised 10-year plan to meet that goal would be hard-pressed to call it an "action plan. " Indeed, the revised plan does contain specific statements about creating permanent supportive housing. But it provides no explanation of how those housing units will be funded or developed - or which city agencies will be responsible for their creation.
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NEWS
By Natalie Sherman and Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
After her mother died in 2010, Sidney Allen could no longer afford the rent on the home they shared and spent the next three years bouncing between friends' couches and short-term rentals, without a home to call her own. Her homelessness ended in April, six months after meeting with a Bon Secours case worker, when she moved into a house on Smallwood Street. She pays $200 a month for it, thanks to one of 650 federal housing vouchers set aside for the homeless as part of the city's 10-year campaign to address the problem in the city.
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NEWS
By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | March 17, 2013
Halfway through Baltimore's long-term plan to end homelessness, advocates complain that the strategy is in disarray and worry that the number of men, women and children without permanent homes has grown - despite millions of dollars being pumped into local services. The 10-year Journey Home strategy, the advocates say, has fallen short of its objective, floundering without a direct line of leadership or accountability and frustrating the social services community that is pushing for solutions to a primary cause of homelessness: the lack of affordable housing.
BUSINESS
By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | February 25, 2014
As part of a strategy to reduce homelessness in Baltimore, the city is teaming up with BGE to eliminate some families' past due utility debt, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Tuesday. The new initiative, the Power of Home, is available to homeless families and individuals as part of the city's 10-year plan to end homelessness, the Journey Home. Rawlings-Blake said the city is working toward making homelessness in Baltimore rare and brief. "Taking practical steps like resolving past-due utility bills removes a huge barrier that keeps too many families from transitioning from a shelter to permanent housing," the mayor said.
NEWS
May 14, 2006
On May 10, 2006, THOMAS J. (Rome) SCHULTZ, made his journey home to God. He is survived by his devoted wife Patricia; his four children and seven grandchildren. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Gabriels Catholic Church, 6950 Dogwood Road, Baltimore, MD 21244, on Monday, May 15, 2006, at 12 P.M.
BUSINESS
By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | February 25, 2014
As part of a strategy to reduce homelessness in Baltimore, the city is teaming up with BGE to eliminate some families' past due utility debt, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Tuesday. The new initiative, the Power of Home, is available to homeless families and individuals as part of the city's 10-year plan to end homelessness, the Journey Home. Rawlings-Blake said the city is working toward making homelessness in Baltimore rare and brief. "Taking practical steps like resolving past-due utility bills removes a huge barrier that keeps too many families from transitioning from a shelter to permanent housing," the mayor said.
NEWS
March 14, 2013
What, pray tell, is the definition of "affordable housing" for people who don't work ("The long journey home," March 11)? Many of our seemingly intractable social problems defy their ostensible solutions. Does anyone really think that homelessness has anything to do with houses; that poverty is simply a lack of money; that hunger in America has much to do with food; or that substandard education has anything to do with a lack of schools and qualified teachers? Indolence and irresponsibility quite often lie at the heart of all these problems, and while I don't know what the real solutions are, I know what they are not. Dave Reich, Perry Hall
NEWS
By Natalie Sherman and Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
After her mother died in 2010, Sidney Allen could no longer afford the rent on the home they shared and spent the next three years bouncing between friends' couches and short-term rentals, without a home to call her own. Her homelessness ended in April, six months after meeting with a Bon Secours case worker, when she moved into a house on Smallwood Street. She pays $200 a month for it, thanks to one of 650 federal housing vouchers set aside for the homeless as part of the city's 10-year campaign to address the problem in the city.
ENTERTAINMENT
By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | January 4, 1991
THE CIVIL WAROriginal Soundtrack Recording(Elektra Nonesuch 79256)Just as Ken Burns' exhaustive documentary "The Civil War" brought a new reality to events most Americans thought they already knew, so too will the music on "The Civil War: The Original Soundtrack Recording" change the average listener's perception of songs like "Dixie" and "Battle Hymn of the Republic." Although none of the performances here quite count as historical recordings, care hasbeen taken to approximate the sounds of the 1860s, from sonorous brass bands to plaintive fiddle tunes.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Meredith James | November 20, 2003
Turkey Trot Lace up the sneakers and get ready for the Anne Arundel Community College's 15th Annual Turkey Trot on Tuesday. First-place finishers in the 5K will receive a turkey, and second-place finishers will receive an apple pie. There are several categories for runners, including individual and combined predicted time, fastest runner under 15, individual male and female fastest time, and fastest doubles for AACC staff/faculty. Registration is $18 for individuals and $30 for doubles.
NEWS
December 4, 2013
Thanks to The Sun for drawing attention to the crisis of homelessness in our community ( "Addressing the intractable problem of homelessness in Baltimore," Dec. 2). Clearly we face daunting challenges and limited resources to meet the needs of our most vulnerable neighbors. But the plight of thousands of people experiencing homelessness - our fellow citizens who sleep in shelters, doorways, cars, and on couches and floors in the homes of relatives and friends - is anything but "intractable.
NEWS
By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | April 2, 2013
Sitting alone at the edge of the parking lot outside Baltimore's 24-hour homeless shelter, Robin Bolden watched the dozens gathered nearby Saturday to remember her husband, Dana, who was stabbed to death at the facility earlier this month. Tears stained her face while she listened to Tony Simmons call on the homeless individuals and activists assembled to demand city leaders step up plans to find permanent homes for the more than 4,000 men, women and children who sleep outside and in shelters every night.
NEWS
By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | March 17, 2013
Halfway through Baltimore's long-term plan to end homelessness, advocates complain that the strategy is in disarray and worry that the number of men, women and children without permanent homes has grown - despite millions of dollars being pumped into local services. The 10-year Journey Home strategy, the advocates say, has fallen short of its objective, floundering without a direct line of leadership or accountability and frustrating the social services community that is pushing for solutions to a primary cause of homelessness: the lack of affordable housing.
NEWS
March 15, 2013
Hat's off to The Sun editorial board for bringing to light the critical need to end homelessness in Baltimore ("The long journey home," Mar. 11). However, anyone looking at Baltimore's revised 10-year plan to meet that goal would be hard-pressed to call it an "action plan. " Indeed, the revised plan does contain specific statements about creating permanent supportive housing. But it provides no explanation of how those housing units will be funded or developed - or which city agencies will be responsible for their creation.
NEWS
March 14, 2013
What, pray tell, is the definition of "affordable housing" for people who don't work ("The long journey home," March 11)? Many of our seemingly intractable social problems defy their ostensible solutions. Does anyone really think that homelessness has anything to do with houses; that poverty is simply a lack of money; that hunger in America has much to do with food; or that substandard education has anything to do with a lack of schools and qualified teachers? Indolence and irresponsibility quite often lie at the heart of all these problems, and while I don't know what the real solutions are, I know what they are not. Dave Reich, Perry Hall
NEWS
May 14, 2006
On May 10, 2006, THOMAS J. (Rome) SCHULTZ, made his journey home to God. He is survived by his devoted wife Patricia; his four children and seven grandchildren. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Gabriels Catholic Church, 6950 Dogwood Road, Baltimore, MD 21244, on Monday, May 15, 2006, at 12 P.M.
NEWS
December 4, 2013
Thanks to The Sun for drawing attention to the crisis of homelessness in our community ( "Addressing the intractable problem of homelessness in Baltimore," Dec. 2). Clearly we face daunting challenges and limited resources to meet the needs of our most vulnerable neighbors. But the plight of thousands of people experiencing homelessness - our fellow citizens who sleep in shelters, doorways, cars, and on couches and floors in the homes of relatives and friends - is anything but "intractable.
NEWS
By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | April 2, 2013
Sitting alone at the edge of the parking lot outside Baltimore's 24-hour homeless shelter, Robin Bolden watched the dozens gathered nearby Saturday to remember her husband, Dana, who was stabbed to death at the facility earlier this month. Tears stained her face while she listened to Tony Simmons call on the homeless individuals and activists assembled to demand city leaders step up plans to find permanent homes for the more than 4,000 men, women and children who sleep outside and in shelters every night.
SPORTS
By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | January 25, 2005
BOWIE - Bowie State's men's basketball team is reaching for the sky again, and coach Luke D'Alessio has turned to a familiar source to help it get aloft. An NCAA Division II semifinalist two seasons ago, Bowie (14-2) has been as high as fourth in the national rankings and was No. 12 in last week's poll. And a newcomer from Baltimore, one of D'Alessio's favorite recruiting areas, has contributed a large hand to the success. The coach held transfer Isaiah "Zeke" Johnson in such esteem he used a scholarship to retain him last season although Johnson was ineligible to play after leaving the College of Charleston.
NEWS
By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,Sun Staff | December 5, 2004
Once, Desiree Robinson heard only her own voice as she recited Hebrew prayers at home. Now that she is a member of Beth Am synagogue, "I hear the whole congregation as I'm going through the prayer," she says. Even when by herself, "I'm not a lone voice anymore." After 15 years of searching for a spiritual home, Desiree and Phillip Robinson found Beth Am not far from their West Baltimore residence. During an August service, a day after converting to Judaism, the couple and their four sons were called to the Torah at the synagogue's lectern for an aliyah, or ritual blessing.
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