Hyper-local summer jobs program ramps up in Fells Point and Canton

A hyper-local summer youth jobs program is getting ready to start its second year in the Fells Point and Canton neighborhoods. "This is Working" is a program endorsed by City Councilman Zeke Cohen for large and small businesses in his 1st District that encompasses southeast Baltimore's communities from Fells Point to Highlandtown. Some of the summer jobs will even be located at City Hall as aides in city council offices. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Howard poised to double funds for school security

Following a closed-door meeting Friday on security in Howard County schools, County Executive Allan Kittleman and three County Council members have added an additional $1.4 million to the county’s budget proposal for the next fiscal year. Democrats Mary Kay Sigaty and Jon Weinstein and Republican Greg Fox co-sponsored an amendment to add the one-time funds to the county’s proposed capital budget, which is used for construction and similar projects. (Ho. Co. Times)

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Frederick County school board makes tough cuts to close budget shortfall

The Frederick County Board of Education closed its shortfall Wednesday night and is set to vote on the budget at its meeting next month. The board voted to cut $200,000 from the salary resource pool, but the district’s chief financial officer assured the board it could still fund the pay scale transition for all three units of employees — teachers, administrators and support staff. (News-Post)

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HCC Foundation reaches $10 million in net assets

As Harford Community College celebrates its 60th anniversary this academic year, the Harford Community College Foundation also reached a significant milestone in 2018 — $10 million in net assets. Established in 1989, the Foundation has one purpose — to secure community and individual support for Harford Community College by raising funds for student scholarships, enhancing student programs and offering grant funds to the campus community for innovative projects that benefit both students and faculty. (Aegis)

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Boonsboro High student named county's top young entrepreneur

Online shoppers, listen up. Have you ever looked on the website of your favorite retailer and wondered how that new pair of pants or jacket you've wanted might fit? That's exactly what Cindy Le thought, too, when she decided to pitch her idea for a "Virtual Try-On" app. It uses the camera on a mobile device to detect a person's body size and show how specific clothing would appear if it was worn. The proposal won the Boonsboro High School sophomore first-place honors Wednesday night at the finale of the third annual Washington County Public Schools Aspiring Entrepreneurs Competition. (Herald-Mail)

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Carroll students take home awards at Maryland History Day competition

Carroll County Public Schools History Day contest winners competed against district-level winners from across the state and brought home awards at the recent Maryland History Day competition. The event, which took place April 28 at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, “encourages critical thinking and helps students develop their skills in research and analysis, writing, and public speaking,” according to a news release from CCPS. (Carr. Co. Times)

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Aberdeen High SMA seniors display their 2018 Capstone projects

Aberdeen High School senior Chad Shetterly has developed a potential method of combating increasing drug overdose deaths in Harford County and other communities — autonomous drones that can partner with 911 dispatch to deliver Narcan to a fixed point where that drug can be used to revive an overdose victim. Shetterly developed the drone proposal for his capstone project, the final project for his senior year at the AHS Science and Mathematics Academy magnet program. (Aegis)

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Carroll Community College graduates prepare for next step

Almost 280 students left the bosom of Carroll Community College Wednesday to step out into the next chapter in their lives. The students — 170 of which were in attendance ranging in age from 18 to 64 — graduated at the school’s 25th commencement ceremony. “Graduates, I am tremendously proud of each of you,” Carroll Community College President James Ball said as the ceremony began. (Carr. Co. Times)

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