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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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Baltimore Snowpocalypse 2010

February 9, 2010
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Who cares if the heavy snows knock out electricity, snarl commutes, pull tree branches onto cars, and give you a heart attack as you shovel your vehicle out of oblivion? The heavy white makes for some pretty imagery, particularly in glorious black and white. We’ve posted pictures from friends and staff on Flickr, and...
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