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Snow Shoveling = Service Learning for Maryland Kids

February 16, 2010
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The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) announced on Feb. 12 that all the days students are missing from school shouldn’t have to be a complete wash—it’s trying to turn the snowstorm into a “service learning” opportunity for the state’s schoolkids by encouraging local school districts to offer service-learning credits to students who participated...
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No Trash Pickup Through Monday, Feb. 15

February 10, 2010
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According to press releases from the Baltimore Department of Public Works, Bureau of Solid Waste, there will be no trash, recycling, or bulk-trash pickup for the rest of this week due to our “extreme” (i.e., infuriatingly disruptive) snowstorms. There will also be no trash pickup Monday, Feb. 15, because it’s a holiday—President’s Day—and pickups...
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BPD: Just Stay Home

February 10, 2010
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This just in from the Baltimore Police Department: Don’t drive anywhere today. Not that you were planning to, right? Seriously, public transportation isn’t even running today. The city has also implemented “Phase III” of its snow-emergency plans, which means no vehicles on city roads, except for authorized emergency vehicles. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake is...
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