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Jan 2, 2014

Nutrition program makes food fun

If it weren’t for Amanda Gilley, Pikesville resident Orly Shalem would still be throwing away the most nutritious parts of her salad, thinking she was making the healthy choice.

Oct 18, 2013

Md. expands scrap tire collection program

The state of Maryland is pumping more money into scrap tire collection. The Board of Public Works on Thursday added $1.5 million to the $500,000 it approved for the project in May. The funding will reimburse counties that collect scrap tires through citizen and agricultural drop-off days. The Maryland Department of the Environment says all […]

Jun 18, 2013

Idea clicks: UM launches online MBA program

Working professionals now have a more convenient way to earn an MBA from the University of Maryland’s highly ranked Robert H. Smith School of Business, which just unveiled its first master’s degree program designed to be completed almost entirely online.

Feb 21, 2013

Hopkins’ prenatal program gets grant

The Johns Hopkins University has received a grant of $590,000 from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to improve the outcomes of women who give birth to premature babies.

Sep 24, 2012

Pilot post office program coming to state

Gopost, a new product from the U.S. Postal Service, is coming to Maryland, giving nine-to-fivers the convenience of package delivery or posting at any time on any day. The pilot program begun in Virginia is expanding to three locations in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties this month. “We are trying to locate these where people […]

Sep 11, 2012

Obama administration seeks to renew terror surveillance program

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration maintains it is unable to say how many times one of the government’s most politically sensitive anti-terrorism surveillance programs — which is up for renewal this week on Capitol Hill — has inadvertently gathered intelligence about U.S. citizens. The administration is seeking renewal of the program and defends its value, […]

Aug 30, 2012

Md. cover crop program hits record

SPARKS — Maryland has approved a record 607,000 acres of winter grains so far in the state’s cover crop program. Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Maryland Department of Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance joined agricultural leaders and farmers on Thursday to announce the milestone. A record 1,860 farmers are participating in the program, and 152 of […]

Aug 2, 2012

It’s a Second Chance for goods and people

At first glance, Second Chance looks like a second-hand furniture and building materials shop. And it is.

Jul 5, 2012

Free program to put businesses on the Web

Su Kang is no stranger to the Web. Armed with coding skills learned as a student at the Maryland Institute College of Art, she is building a website for the family-owned Sweet Melon Cafe on Charles Street. Kang, a 23-year-old graphic design major, says she understands the business value of having a website, but “a […]

May 29, 2012

Maryland ‘True Blue’ program promotes homegrown crabs

ANNAPOLIS — If you have ever wondered where the crab meat used in restaurants comes from, Maryland state officials have an answer. The state’s new “True Blue” program is certifying restaurants that primarily serve homegrown Maryland crabs and crab meat. The program was developed by Steve Vilnit, fisheries marketing director for the Maryland Department of […]

May 24, 2012

C. Fraser Smith: Savoring success, moving forward

She didn’t see it at first, but Shelvia Heggie was catching a break – for once. “When they offered me drug court,” she said, “I frowned-up my face.” Something about the frequent drug testing and weekly reporting didn’t appeal to her. She was still “in the life,” as they say. “Then they told me the […]

Apr 1, 2012

You don’t have to be a judge to play one on TV

A show that casts pre-teens and teenagers as lawyers in mock courtroom competition is in the market for attorneys and judges to play jurists on television, pro bono. Farzan Mohamed and Sterling Schepers — who are neither lawyers nor judges — have attracted some high-powered talent as executive producer and marketing director of School Court […]

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