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Greenlaurel: Ray Lewis’ Power52 Solar Farm Offers Training for At-Risk Job Seekers

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The massive Nixon Farm solar garden will help power Under Armour, Chimes, Columbia Association, Christ Church, BCPSS and Living Classrooms.

After the Baltimore Uprising in 2015, retired Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis and his friends Rob D. Wallace and Cherie Brooks put their heads together. Their goal was to pursue a project that could reignite hope, faith and pride in their community. They soon realized any solution had to focus on creating jobs for the city.

AACo. Native Tina Frost, Severely Wounded in Vegas Massacre, Now Able to Walk Unassisted

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Tina Frost (right) and her mother. Photo via Anne Arundel County Public Schools.

Anne Arundel County native Tina Frost is well on her way to recovery five weeks after losing her right eye in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

The Name of Baltimore’s Newest Garbage-Eating Machine: Captain Trash Wheel

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Mr. Trash Wheel eats his 1,000,000th pound. Courtesy of Waterfront Partnership.

Keeping in line with his predecessors, Baltimore’s newest trash wheel has assumed an honorific title with some authority.

Baltimore Neighborhoods Bond Through Second Ceasefire Weekend of 2017

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Photovia 3sonsproductions/Flickr

Baltimore moved one step closer to a weekend with no murders over the last three days, thanks wholeheartedly to the grassroots Baltimore Ceasefire campaign.

Church of the Redeemer Fall Speakers’ Series: Hopkins Prof Lawrence Jackson on African-American Writer Chester Himes

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November 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

“Scenes from a Hard-boiled Life: Chester B. Himes, a Biography

Join Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg Professor Lawrence Jackson as he discusses his new biography of Chester Himes.  The Wall Street Journal calls Chester B. Himes “Harlem’s greatest crime writer” who endured “traumas and travails that other black novelists only imagined.”  The New York Times Book Review says Jackson’s comprehensively researched biography “offers a bracing journey” through an uncompromising life.  Don’t miss engaging this provocative figure.

Supper at 6:00 p.m., program at 7:00 p.m.

Sign-up for supper here.  Attending the lecture only? Just come! No sign-up needed.

Kevin Spacey Now Accused of Sexual Assault, Harassment on ‘House of Cards’ Set in Joppa

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Actor Kevin Spacey is confronting a growing dogpile of sexual assault and harassment allegations, with some of the newest ones coming from the Maryland-based set of the show that recently catapulted Spacey back into stardom.

Greenlaurel: Free Eco-Film Screening at Senator Theater Nov. 14:

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It’s not often that best-in-class environmental movies are screened in Baltimore — and, for free. Hopefully you were able to watch “Merchants of Doubt” on Nov 5, but if not, check out the documentary “Plastic Ocean” on Nov. 14. Learn who’s behind today’s climate change silence, and why our oceans are more abuzz with pollution than sea life. Both films will be followed by expert panel discussions.

In Blow to Port of Baltimore, CSX Backs Out of Howard Street Tunnel Plan

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An archived image of the tunnel at Camden Station, Courtesy of Library of Congress

Freight rail operator CSX has withdrawn its support for the much-awaited expansion of the Howard Street Tunnel, killing a dream of a significant future boost in productivity for the Port of Baltimore.

Baltimore Beat, a Brand New Alt-Weekly, Will Run its First Issue in Two Weeks

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The logo for Baltimore Beat, via its new website.

Before the dust even settled, a new alt-weekly has announced it’s moving into Baltimore to help fill the void left by the very recent shutdown of City Paper.

Navigating School After an Adverse Life Event

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Back to school season can be incredibly stressful but becomes even more complicated when a child is confronting an adverse life event. Whether it’s divorce, abuse, bullying or even a move to a new home, these events can impact school success.