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Baltimore City Is One Step Closer To A $15 Minimum Wage

On Monday, Baltimore City Council passed a bill that would increase minimum wage to $15 hour by 2022 on an 11-3 vote. Mayor Catherine Pugh’s finance department warnings about how such an increase could end up costing taxpayers $115 million … Continue reading

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Baltimore’s 2017 Homicide Rate Continues To Climb

Baltimore is ranked among the U.S. cities with the highest homicide rate. In 2015, the city saw its homicide rate scale up to 344, which made it a historical year with the most homicides per-capita. Unfortunately, 2016 wasn’t much better … Continue reading

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Proposed House Bill Would Give Baltimore Section 8 Housing Participants More Housing Options

On Monday, the House of Delegates approved legislation on an 88-53 vote that would prohibit landlords from refusing to lease a home to applicants, with a Housing Choice Voucher. The Section 8 program is designed to provide very low-income families … Continue reading

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Mayor Proposing A $5.5 Million Budget Cut For Baltimore Police Department To Ease The City School District $129 Budget Deficient

The Baltimore City school district is facing a $129 million deficient, which would force the layoffs of 1,000 staff members and teachers. Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh outlined a plan Wednesday that would cut about $5.5 million from the Baltimore Police … Continue reading

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Fake Website Selling Imitation Pandora Jewelry

Pandora Jewlery is extremely popular among American female consumers, but limited access is a major issue. Many consumers are shopping online these days, because it offers convenience, price comparisons and infinite choices. However, there are the risks of investing in … Continue reading

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Proposed House Bill Would Put A Yearlong Freeze On Selling Homes To Settle Unpaid Water Bills

Maryland’s low-income are struggling to pay their water bills, with rate increases being the driving factor. On Saturday, the House of Delegates approved a legislation that would give Marylanders, who owe unpaid water bills a year’s reprieve from threat of … Continue reading

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CDC Health Data Compares The Health Of Baltimore To Other U.S. Cities

According to a new website, produced by the CDC Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Baltimore scores better in 11 of 28 measures of health than the national average. Health data collected from … Continue reading

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Educating Families On Reducing Household Allergens Helps Improve Asthma Symptoms In Children

A new study by Johns Hopkins University Of Medicine suggests children, who suffer from mouse allergies who improvement, when living in homes where families are taught how to properly trap mice and clean allergens. The study was published in the … Continue reading

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Aetna Foundation Awards The Family League Of Baltimore A $50,000 Grant For Combating Postpartum Depression

The $50,000 grant from the Aetna Foundation will allow for an expansion of the B’More Fit program, a community-based fitness and nutrition program. The program will help both postpartum women and their families overcome the difficulties of postpartum depression.  

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$5 Million Grant Will Fund A New Ronald McDonald House In Baltimore

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation awarded Ronald McDonald House Charities with a $5 million grant. The organization has been busy for the past three years, raising funds to build a new facility in Baltimore. The $30 million capital campaign … Continue reading

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