(BALTIMORE - September 27, 2008) - Normally, when our community suffers such a high profile loss due to senseless violence as we did this past weekend, I will take the opportunity to immediately write and send out a few words. I wasn’t able to do so right away regarding the murder of Ex-Councilman Ken Harris and I realize now that one of the reasons was that this one hit a little bit close to home to me.
I won’t elaborate on that because it’s not about me. My condolences go out to Ken’s wife and kids and his entire family as well as the vast community that he served and that loved him so much. He will be missed.
This is not a time for a solicitation or anything like that. Instead I want to just let you know that we’re going to keep doing what we do. I know you support us, and I know you understand the reasons that we’re out there.
A few years ago, we shifted our focus more towards hands on involvement with our young people, primarily through the creation of the Winning Teams Mentoring Program. Things are going well. Last year, all of the high school seniors in the program graduated and are now away in college. This year, we are very excited because over two-thirds of the kids in the program will be new. Their “Winning Experience” project will be the development and production of an Internet Newscast/News magazine focusing on youth related issues. Further, our fall “Pathway to College” activity will be a day-long visit to Howard University - similar to our day at the US Naval Academy last fall. And, of course, we will be having our third annual Multi-Day College Tour in the spring.
Just wanted you to know that we’re out there and doing what we can.
I know that you all understand why.
Sully's Seafood and BBQ :: 5514 Belair Rd. :: Baltimore, Maryland :: Ph. (410) 483-5139
Sully's Seafood and BBQ is Baltimore's premier carry-out to get the best steamed crabs, ribs, and a assortment of alcoholic beverages. Read in Full >>
Remembering Kyron Lee Aikens :: Go Fund Me Page Set-up to Help Cover Expenses
A gofundme page
has been set-up for Kyron Lee Aikens. He passed from injuries suffered as a result of falling through the ice this weekend: Read in Full >>
Comedy in the Dark :: Friday, February 13, 2015 :: Sully's Comedy Cella, 9306 Harford Rd.
: THE PHOENYX EXPERIENCE PRESENTS: COMEDY IN THE DARK...THE ULTIMATE COMEDY EXPERIENCE FEATURING SOME OF BALTIMORE'S BRIGHTEST TALENT!!!! IF YOU LOVE TO LAUGH, YOU SHOULD BE HERE!!!! Read in Full >>
Governor Larry Hogan Announces FY 2016 Budget
Governor Larry Hogan last Thursday announced his FY 2016 Budget. The overall theme of the FY 2016 budget is “Balance Today, Balance Tomorrow” and it achieves a goal Maryland has not seen in a decade – aligning general fund spending with general fund revenues to create a structurally balanced budget. Governor Hogan’s FY 2016 operating budget expends $16.4 billion on revenues of $16.4 billion.
The governor’s budget puts Maryland on sound financial footing without raising taxes or fees and without eliminating agencies or introducing furloughs or layoffs. Additionally, the budget commits record funding to spending K-12 education, fully funds school construction and grows higher education spending by 1.3%.
The budget achieves structural balance ahead of the goals set by the General Assembly’s Spending Affordability Committee. The recommendation from the committee included a reduction to the state's structural deficit over several years, moving from approximately $700 million to $350 million in FY 2016. Governor Hogan’s budget eliminates the structural deficit now. Read in Full >>
ANNAPOLIS (1/27/15): Governor Larry Hogan’s FY16 Budget Is “Balanced," "Evenhanded," and puts "Maryland on the path to prosperity"
Senate Minority Leader J.B. Jennings (R): “In 24 hours he’s been able to do something that hasn’t been done in 10 years in bringing spending in line with revenue.” (Michael Dresser and Erin Cox, Hogan budget would cut state worker pay, city school aid, The Baltimore Sun, 01/22/15)
Senate President Mike Miller (D): “In terms of priorities – in terms of our priorities – he recognized them, and he dealt with them and the cuts weren’t as severe as could have been.” (Brian Witte, Hogan says budget has limits, butprovides record K-12 funds, The Capital Gazette, 01/23/15) Read in Full >>