A newly created fund sets aside $50,000 a year through 2021 to help pay for building rehabilitation, signage and other efforts preserving Baltimore’s historic sites and neighborhoods.
Erricka Bridgeford, the community mediator and force of nature behind a grassroots movement to disrupt the city’s cycle of street violence, is set to receive some much-deserved help in the form of some wheels.
Lutheran World Relief, the 74-year-old humanitarian organization based in the Inner Harbor, has merged with IMA World Health in D.C. in an effort to expand their international footprint and combine their poverty-fighting resources.
The Enoch Pratt Free Library’s annual Food for Fines donation drive quietly disappeared this past summer, when the library system progressively opted to eliminate overdue borrowing charges altogether. But from the ashes of that noble campaign comes Food for Friends, which is essentially the same deal to help address that crucial cause of widespread hunger.
There’s life anew in “The Ditch,” “The Highway to Nowhere” or whatever else you like to call the 1.39-mile, six-lane freeway that runs through part of West Baltimore, thanks to Blue Water Baltimore and partner organizations and state agencies.
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Days after being shot, popular barber launches fundraiser for art exhibition, community talks about violence
Baltimore’s spate of surging violent crime claimed seven lives in five days this past week. On Halloween alone, seven people were shot, four of them dead. Among the victims who were wounded was Troy Staton, a well-known barber and community organizer who owns New Beginnings Barber Shop in Hollins Market.
The man with his name on nearly a dozen automotive franchises in the Baltimore area has, with his wife, pledged a $25 million gift to the University of Maryland Medical Center to expand its cancer treatment center.