In a report from the Baltimore’s inspector general this week, the City’s IT department was flagged for potential waste over a policy that allowed employees who were terminated by the department to collect pay for unused vacation and sick time.
Donte Kirby, Technical.ly
M&T Bank and the Aspen Institute will provide $70k in grants to Baltimore residents who “weave” communities together.
M&T Bank and the Aspen Institute’s Weave: The Social Fabric Project on Wednesday debuted an awards program in Baltimore that aims to celebrate and support leaders building connections between neighbors.
The Weaver Awards is providing $70K in funding through its inaugural program in Baltimore, with a focus on highlighting those who prioritize relationships, and “weave Baltimore’s social fabric,” per a news release.
Comcast has delayed the rollout of its data caps in the northeast U.S. until sometime in 2022, an announcement that many advocates for digital equity count as a win of a battle, and not the war.
T. Rowe Price is providing $1.5 million to a group of organizations working in Baltimore as part of a round of grants supporting the fight against racial injustice.
In 2018, Northeast Baltimore’s Morgan State University joined a group of 10 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) participating in the Google Tech Exchange program. It meant that five students from Morgan State went to Google’s campus in Silicon Valley for a semester to take part in an advanced computer science training program.
Curbside recycling is returning to Baltimore on Tuesday (1/19) with a new digitized system to help drivers navigate collection routes.
For the first time in more than two decades, Baltimore has a new city comptroller.
CLLCTIVLY has received $200K in donations for its work providing microgrants to Black-led businesses, thanks to pledges from Baltimore Ravens star Calais Campbell and the Rockefeller Foundation.
Black and Mobile, a Black-owned food delivery app founded in Philadelphia, has expanded to Baltimore with 40 drivers and 20 Black-owned restaurants signed on in the city.
Giving Tuesday brought many appeals to bolster nonprofits and organizations that have a positive impact on the community.
For community ISP Project Waves, it was a chance to provide a look at its work during a year when the need to close the digital divide has come into stark relief amid the pandemic. Through Facebook Live on the Digital Harbor Foundation’s page, leaders provided updates on their work to connect households to the internet in a city where 96,000 households lack wireline access in the community, alongside a call to action to donate.