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'He really cares’: Carroll County teen organizes toy drive for children, even without Santa event

“I had to put a lot more time and effort into that than I did last year,” he said. “It kind of slipped away a little bit and the Hoppers Kidzone, where we had the Breakfast with Santa for the past eight years, closed down, so that kind of messed it up a lot, too. We had to basically start from scratch, and it was hard to think and find a place to do that because we were going to do it.”

December 14th, 2019|

Former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon enters race for mayor, arguing Pugh’s misdeeds helped beat her last time

Dixon said that in order for the city to pay to implement the state Kirwan Commission’s recommendations to improve Maryland’s public schools, at a cost to the city of $330 million after 10 years, Baltimore must increase its tax revenues by rebuilding its population. That, she said, can only happen after crime is reduced significantly. The city has 602,495 residents, according to the latest census estimate.

December 14th, 2019|

US Army opens Harford office to facilitate engagement between Aberdeen Proving Ground, private sector

From left, Lisa Swoboda, director of the Office of Military Affairs for the Maryland Department of Commerce; Karen Holt, Harford County Federal Installation Administrator; Maj. Gen. Peter Gallagher, Director, Network-CFT; Barry Glassman, Harford County Executive; and Len Parrish, director of the Harford Office of Community & Economic Development, are shown cutting the ribbon of U.S. Army Futures Command’s Network-Cross Functional Team (N-CFT) office that opened Dec. 2 in Havre de Grace, just outside the APG gate. (Courtesy Harford County Government)

December 14th, 2019|

Blast hosting Utica City at SECU Arena on Saturday

The Blast (2-1) lost, 4-2, to Utica City on Nov. 24 at the Adirondack Bank Center. Since that game, the Blast defeated the Orlando Seawolves last Saturday, 14-5. Forward and MASL Team of the Week forward Vini Dantas scored five goals and an assist to place himself second in the MASL in points (10), goals (8), and points per game (3.3). Midfielder Tony Donatelli was also selected to the MASL Team of the Week after a two goal and two assist performance against the Seawolves. Forward Juan Pereira is now tied for the lead in the MASL in assists with five, all of which were tallied against Utica City this season.

December 13th, 2019|

Could little-known civil rights history save Cab Calloway’s Druid Heights house? Some supporters think so.

“Even if Andrew Reed has no connection to the house, I think it has value, in that it’s part of West Baltimore....which becomes such an important place both in the city’s history and the national story of segregation and Jim Crow,” he said. “We know that Cab Calloway is a hugely important cultural figure in the 20th century that has connections to the Harlem Renaissance. And Blanche Calloway...was a pioneer in her own right, both as a woman but particularly a black woman in the entertainment industry. So, I think for those reasons, it’s certainly worth preserving.”

December 13th, 2019|

Holiday Hope: Total raised nears $50K mark after anonymous contribution

Holiday Hope is an annual campaign, now in its 21st year, in which the Carroll County Times teams up with Access Carroll, Carroll County Food Sunday, Carroll Hospice, Neighbors in Need Year Round and The Shepherd’s Staff to help the less fortunate during the holidays. This year’s goal is to raise $125,000 for the five partner charities by Christmas.

December 13th, 2019|

Baltimore needs to hire nearly 300 more officers, more than 100 civilians according to new staffing plan

The department’s 50 homicide detectives would no longer be tasked with investigating non-homicide deaths to help reduce their caseloads, with a goal of each detective receiving only six new cases a year. In addition to investigating the city’s more than 300 homicides each year, detectives are also responsible for investigating 1,003 non-homicide related cases in 2018, including unattended deaths and overdoses.

December 13th, 2019|