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By Brenda J. Buote and Brenda J. Buote,SUN STAFF | March 14, 1997
After months of planning and prayer, Clergy United for the Renewal of East Baltimore (CURE) will join forces with Baltimore City and local businesses to improve city parks and recreation centers.With financial support and equipment donated by local businesses, the ecumenical alliance of 239 churches will begin its cleanup efforts of parks next month."Recreation has been lacking in Baltimore," the Rev. Melvin B. Tuggle II, CURE president and a Recreation and Parks Board Commissioner, said yesterday.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2012
At the Crispus Attucks rec center Wednesday, young children were sprawled on mats watching "The Cat in the Hat" while dreamily waving their small feet in the air. Nearby, older children bounced around a basketball court or rehearsed their parts in a presentation for parents. Their performance will mark much more than the end of summer camp. After more than 40 years of operation in West Baltimore's Madison Park neighborhood, Crispus Attucks is slated to close this month - one of at least four centers that will be shuttered under the city's long-planned overhaul of its recreation facilities.
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January 27, 2012
No matter how many articles are printed about the problems faced by the youth of Baltimore, they always seem to get pushed to the back burner ("Occupy right to question youth jail plan," Jan. 23). Gov.Martin O'Malley's plans to build a juvenile jail need to be pushed out the window. Instead of using millions of dollars to design jails for youth, take a couple hundred thousand and open recreation centers. Why? Because they work! Growing up in West Baltimore, Liberty Recreation on Maine Avenue was a second home to me. I played on basketball teams, played ping pong, shot pool, and did arts and crafts.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | February 12, 2013
Baltimore's recreation chief Bill Tyler is leaving city government to work in Montgomery County, city officials said Friday. Tyler, who earned $94,000 annually, was in charge of implementing Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's plan to consolidate recreation centers — closing and privatizing some — in an effort to cut costs while better focusing on the recreation centers that would remain open. Tyler's last day in Baltimore is Feb. 15. He will be the Southern Parks Division Chief of Montgomery Parks, officials said.
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By Julie Scharper The Baltimore Sun | April 13, 2010
A former Montgomery County recreation official will take the reins at the city's beleaguered Recreation and Parks department, officials announced Tuesday. Gregory A. Bayor, who oversaw special events and cultural programs for Montgomery County for over a decade, was appointed permanent director of the city's recreation and parks department by Mayor Stephanie C. Rawlings-Blake. Bayor, who starts immediately, will be charged with improving programming and crafting a strategic plan for the department, which came under fire for a lack of leadership and transparency by a volunteer transition team appointed by Rawlings-Blake.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | February 29, 2012
Funding for the Department of Recreation and Parks was a hot issue at City Hall on Wednesday - with the City Council president suggesting that police and other agencies transfer money to youth programs, an activist criticizing a proposal to hire a driver for the department and a councilman re-emphasizing the need for an audit of its books. Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young took the unusual step of suggesting at a public meeting that major city agencies, such as the Police Department, transfer 1 percent of their funds to the struggling department.
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By Erica L. Green and Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | June 21, 2011
The Baltimore City Council voted Monday to approve a $1.3 billion operating budget for next year, in spite of last-minute protests by residents and a city councilman who wanted to restore funding to a summer youth employment program. Council members voted 14-1 to approve the budget proposed by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake for the fiscal year that begins July 1, with only Councilman Carl Stokes voting against it. Stokes, who says he will be running for mayor but has yet to file, made a last-ditch effort before the vote to add more summer jobs for youth by cutting the Baltimore Police Department budget by $7 million.
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By Amanda J. Crawford and Amanda J. Crawford,SUN STAFF | July 17, 2002
The Housing Authority shut down a recreation center for two Annapolis public housing developments Monday after it was found that roof leaks had allowed water to enter the electrical system, creating a potential fire hazard. The city's electrical inspector, Clint Pratt, said he declared the Eastport building "unfit for habitation" and ordered the Housing Authority to replace the roof before reopening the building. The move is the latest problem arising from deteriorating conditions at the authority's 10 properties - which have brought criticism of the authority and its executive director, P. Holden Croslan.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | November 17, 2011
Howard County offices, courts, recreation centers and the animal shelter will be closed on Thanksgiving, and the day after. All county facilities will reopen at regular business hours on Monday, Nov. 28. No trash or recycling pickup services will be offered on Thanksgiving. Normal Thursday service will move to Friday, and for residents whose regular pickup is Friday, service is scheduled for Saturday. The landfill will reopen Friday. Parking meters are free on Thanksgiving, but all parking regulations and fees will be in effect Friday.
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By From staff reports | July 11, 2003
IN BALTIMORE CITY Two men arrested after bank robbery, police chase into city A robbery at 1st Mariner Bank on Route 3 in Crofton sparked a police chase that ended in Baltimore with the arrest of two suspects yesterday, Anne Arundel County police said. Michael Ross, 41, of the 1200 block of Turnberry Court in Pasadena and Joseph Michael Pierce, 38, of the 900 block of Sunnybrook Drive in Glen Burnie were arrested late yesterday morning on Malden Avenue, police said. A man had displayed a note to a bank teller implying a robbery, police said.
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