Thu October 31, 2013
Speed Cameras Still Down, Cyber-Bullying Punished, Baltimore County Schools
Thursday headlines from around the region.
Baltimore speed cameras: Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake says the city's vendor is still not ready for the program to resume issuing tickets, according to the Baltimore Sun.
Anthony Anderson suit: The Sun also reports that the family of a man who died in Baltimore police custody last year is suing the department for millions of dollars.
Cyber-bullying punished: Eleven Annapolis High School students are being punished by the school after an inappropriate picture of a classmate was distributed. More here from the Capital Gazette.
'Revenge Porn' bill detailed: WYPR’s Kenneth Burns has this report on Del. Jon Cardin’s proposal for strict penalties for posting nude pictures of an ex-lover online. More on these laws here from the Washington Post.
Fraser Smith on leadership: In his weekly essay, WYPR's Senior News Analyst reviews Wednesday's celebration of the Open Society Institute's 15th anniversary.
Bay cleanup money: The Capital Gazette reports that the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation identified 40 projects that it hopes will improve local watersheds and reduce the amount of nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment that flows into to Bay.
Baltimore County school building proposals: Superintendent Dallas Dance announced several building plans on Wednesday, including a re-opening of Loch Raven Elementary. Officials expect the projects to cost at least 100 million. More here from the Baltimore Sun.
Monrovia Town Center: Dozens of Frederick residents attended a hearing last night centered on a proposed development of more than 15-hundred homes, according to The Frederick News-Post.
UMES workers protest: On Wednesday, food service workers at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore protested the school’s solicitation of bids from vendors, according to the Somerset Herald.
Maryland students high passing rate: The Baltimore Sun reports that the state Department of Education released data showing a 90 percent passing rate on the High School Assessment tests.
Health care model in Frederick: The Way Station in Frederick may be a new model for mental health care in Maryland and elsewhere, according to this report in the Frederick News-Post.
Zombie-themed runs cancelled: On Wednesday, the Maryland-based company Run for Your Lives LLC sent emails announcing that two upcoming races in Arizona and Maryland are cancelled, according to the Baltimore Sun.