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Support: Govans Elementary Computer Fundraiser!

7 Feb

When: Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Where:  Flight American Fusion, 5723 York Road

Time: 5:00 pm – 12:00 am

Join Govans Elementary for an evening of good food and fun to support the Govans Laptop Fund. (Family-Friendly)

Meet Principal Taylor and Govans Teachers from 5:00pm-7:00pm.

Govans Elementary has raised $37,000 to provide students with the computers they need to prepare for the State test.

We only need $5,000 more to purchase 90 laptop computers.

Flight will be donating 10% of the evening’s proceeds between 5pm and 12pm to Govans Elementary. We will also be accepting checks and credit card donations. (Any funds raised beyond $5,000 will support the areas of greatest need for Govans Elementary.)

CAN’T ATTEND? Donate online at:
https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/laptops-for-govans-elementary-students

or mail a check made payable to “Baltimore Curriculum Project” to: Baltimore Curriculum Project, c/o Govans Laptop Fund, 2707 E. Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21224

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Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved in Our Schools!

31 Jan

Walter P. Carter Volunteers Needed:

Classroom Support

Volunteers will work directly with the teacher to complete tasks to aid in classroom assignments.

Examples of tasks include making copies, updating bulletin boards, possibly running small groups in the classroom. Time commitment is flexible.

Food Pantry

Once a month, WPC will hold a Food Pantry. Volunteers will be needed in the morning and in the evening to assist with unpacking boxes, sorting through food items, and preparing grocery bags for families. Volunteers will have the opportunity to work closely with WPC staff members, community members, students, and families. On Food Pantry days, volunteers will be needed from 10 am – 12 pm or 4 pm – 6 pm.

Guest Speakers

Volunteers are needed to support middle school students during their community circles on Tuesday mornings between 9:00 am – 9:30 am. Volunteers will have the opportunity to inspire 6th- 8th grade students by sharing career paths and significant life stories.

For more information, please contact Ms. Tyra Hinton at thinton@loyola.edu

 

Guilford E/MS Volunteers are needed:

Classroom Support

Volunteers will work directly with the teacher to complete tasks to aid in classroom assignments. Examples of tasks include making copies, updating bulletin boards, possibly running small groups in the classroom. Time commitment is flexible.

Food Pantry

Each month, Guilford holds a Food Pantry. Volunteers will be needed to assist with unpacking boxes, sorting through food items, and preparing grocery bags for families. Volunteers will have the opportunity to work closely with Guilford staff members, community members, students, and families. On Food Pantry days, volunteers will be needed from 1 pm – 2 pm.

For more information, please contact Ms. Tyra Hinton at thinton@loyola.edu

Parking Ticket Amnesty: This Thursday and Friday ONLY

31 Jan

Baltimore City to offer two day amnesty for parking tickets:  Mayor Catherine Pugh announced two days of parking ticket amnesty in Baltimore City. On February 1 and 2, you can pay your parking tickets without paying any extra fines associated with them. This is the first parking ticket amnesty in Baltimore since 2003. The Mayor’s Office estimates there are 500,000 unpaid parking citations. You can pay your tickets online, over the phone, in the mail, or in-person. Personal checks are not accepted.

Know a Teen/Young Adult in Need of a Summer Job? Have No Fear, Youth Works is Here!

31 Jan

 

Youth Works!  Summer Jobs Launch Careers:  All Baltimore City residents between the ages of 14 and 21 are eligible to apply for the Youth Works summer jobs program which connects young people to work experiences with private sector, nonprofit, and public sector employers.  The application website is:  youthworks.oedworks.com .  Additional information can be found on:  moed.baltimorecity.gov. You can also follow Youth Works on Facebook here!

For any additional information:  Ernest F. Dorsey, Assistant Director, Mayor’s Office of Employment Development, (410) 396-6722 or edorsey@oedworks.com .

FREE Tax Preparation!

31 Jan

Cash Campaign of Maryland offers FREE Tax Preparation and other helpful financial services: 

Eligibility Requirements – Individuals or families who earned $54,000 or less qualify for free tax assistance. 

To schedule an appointment please call:  (410)234-8008.  Location nearest you:  5225 York Road (Community Action Center).  Hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 

Memorial Service for Jim Baldridge

9 Jan

On December 20th Navy veteran, union member, advocate and 4th District resident Jim Baldridge passed away peacefully in the comfort  of his home.  A well known community member – we will best remember Jim as a great listener, a wonderful friend and a passionate leader.  Details for Mr. Baldridge’s Memorial Service are listed below:

Memorial Service for Jim Baldridge

Saturday February 17, 2018 – 2:00 pm

Govans Presbyterian Church

5828 York Road

Baltimore, MD  21212

Reception following the service

We ask that you remember his wife Margaret and family in your thoughts and prayers.  

The 2018 Public Works Calendar Is in the Mail

27 Dec

Baltimore City Department of Public Works Director Rudolph S. Chow, P.E., announced that the 2018 Department of Public Works (DPW) Calendar is in the mail to Baltimore City residents. The calendar provides a wealth of important information for City residents, with dates and times for scheduled DPW services, convenience center drop-off hours and locations, and upcoming events. 

In addition, each month of the calendar highlights important information about the delivery of DPW services. For instance, January provides information on recycling; May highlights the popular Big Truck Day event; and October features the Mayor’s Fall Cleanup. 

The calendar also contains schedule information for quadrant Mechanical Street Sweeping, dates and locations for household hazardous waste drop off days and discount recycle bin sales, and the information for the 2018 Dam Jam which will be held at Lake Montebello this summer.

Information on City holidays, and on recycling/trash makeup days are also provided.  

Citizens should keep the calendar handy all year to plan ahead for DPW events and services.

The calendar is free. City residents who have not received a calendar within the next two weeks should call 311 to request one. The calendar will also be posted on-line in English and Spanish at publicworks.baltimorecity.gov.

Christmas Tree Mulching & Recycling

27 Dec

The Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) announced that residents will be able to recycle their Christmas tree by turning it into mulch beginning January 6.   DPW will offer tree mulching services for Baltimore City residents through January 31 (except for City holidays).  Mulching services will be offered Mondays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Northwest Citizens’ Convenience Center located at 2840 Sisson Street in west Baltimore.

Residents may bring bags or containers to collect mulch for their own use. Community groups are also encouraged to bring bags or containers and collect free mulch for neighborhood gardens, while supplies last. 

Please make sure that all ornaments and tinsel have been removed from your tree prior to mulching.

 

Curbside Tree Collection

For residents who cannot bring their trees in for mulching, DPW will offer curbside tree collection beginning Tuesday, January 9 through Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Residents should set out trees on their regularly scheduled trash collection day, at the same location where their trash is collected. All tinsel and ornaments must be removed from trees before they are set out for curbside collection, or brought in for mulching.

 

Recycle Christmas paper

In addition, citizens are reminded to continue to recycle wrapping paper and recyclable packaging from gifts.  This should be set out on your normal recycling collection day.  For more information about recycling please visit the Recycling Services section at publicworks.baltimorecity.gov.

 

Holiday schedule

New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1, and Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 15 are city holidays. The Baltimore City Department of Public Works’ (DPW) offices and yards will be closed. There will be no mechanical street sweeping; trash and recycling collections do not occur on Mondays.

Smoke Detectors Available!

27 Dec

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE WORKING SMOKE DETECTORS IN YOUR HOME, PLEASE CALL BALTIMORE’S 311 CALL CENTER TODAY!

You must call before 7 p.m. any day of the week.  Once you answer a few questions, someone from the Fire Department will come out to your house within 2 hours.  

Someone 18 years old or older must be home in order for the Fire Dept. to come into your home to replace or install new FREE smoke detectors. 

Please share this important information with your neighbors!  With live Christmas trees in homes, candles, space heaters, etc., we all must be vigilant in preventing tragedies.

Leaf Collection Season

27 Dec

DPW is collecting leaves from city residents by appointment.  Leaf collections will continue through Monday, Jan. 8.

Leaves can be collected in two ways:

Weekly trash pick-up: Bagged leaves are collected on regularly scheduled trash collection days. DPW solid waste crews collect up to 5 bags of leaves from each address every week.

By Appointment: Bagged leaves, up to 20 bags, will be collected by appointment on Mondays, during the leaf collection season, Oct. 30 – Jan. 8. 

Please call 311 before 6 p.m. on Sunday to arrange a leaf collection for the following Monday.  Residents may schedule multiple appointments for up to two months prior to the pick-up date. Multiple appointments may be scheduled until all of your bagged leaves are collected.

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