Friday, February 22, 2013
The chief executive officer of Howard County’s Economic Development Authority will be sworn into office at 10 a.m. Friday in Annapolis.
Laura Neuman, who was selected to be the new county executive, was greeted with a rush of applause moments after she received a majority vote Thursday from the Anne Arundel County Council. Neuman, 46, of Annapolis, currently serves as the CEO of the Howard County Economic Development Authority. She gave a rousing speech during her interview with council members on Thursday night, laying her whole life bare—her trials and successes in making her own way in the world. Neuman earned a master's in business administration without a high school diploma or undergraduate degree, worked at T. Rowe Price, and Hilton Hotels before earning a name for herself in Maryland. "It is truly an honor to serve," Neuman said after she was selected by the …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Counties across the state took measures to deal with the Newtown, CT school shooting.
Communities across Maryland have been reeling in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Some residents said they feared dropping their children off at school while others demanded action from legislators. Hyattsville Elementary School's new principal, Julia Burton, addressed her students Monday before Prince George's County schools observed a minute of silence to honor the victims of Friday's school shooting in Newtown, CT. "Take care of yourself. Take care of each other. And take care of the place," she told students. In Wheaton, parents reacted to the tragic news and talked about school safety in Montgomery County. Frances Frost, a contributor to the Local Voices section on Wheaton Patch, wrote in an email: "As a mom of 4…
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Check out our Elections Guide for more election information.
Planning a trip that overlaps with Election Day? Those planning to vote absentee in the Nov. 6 election have until the end of the month to submit an application. The local Board of Elections will accept completed applications through Oct. 30. Forms can be filled out online from the Maryland Board of Elections or in person at the county BOE office: All mailed absentee ballots for the Nov. 6 election must be postmarked by Nov. 6, and must be received by 10 a.m. on Nov. 16. For more information, visit the states BOE's page and the state BOE's home page. Check out our Elections Guide for more information on the upcoming elections.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
The victim was allegedly attacked in parking lot of the Maryland City hotel.
Anne Arundel County Police are investigating the assault and robbery of a man in the parking lot of Red Crown Inn in Maryland City Monday night. According to police, the incident happened shortly after 11 p.m. in the 3400 block of Laurel Fort Meade Road. Sign up for the Laurel Patch newsletter here and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for instant news updates and community conversations. When officers arrived they spoke with the victim, a 50-year-old male, who reported that after he exited his vehicle in the hotel parking lot, he walked to the side entrance of the hotel and that was where a man approached him and demanded money. The suspect allegedly hit the victim with an unknown object, according to police. The suspect then took the …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Check out a selection of mug shots from around the region for the week of Sept. 22-28, and note that an arrest does not indicate a conviction.
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Monday, October 1, 2012
Patch presents a selection of mug shots provided by police in Anne Arundel County and the city of Annapolis during Sept. 22-28. Want to read the full story? Check out the links below.
Check out these jobs being posted in the community next door.
Monday, October 1, 2012
Are you looking to break into the federal government or find a new position? Agencies at Fort Meade have posted a number of new job openings this week. Clock on the links for the full job details and learn how to apply. Safety and Occupational Health Specialist Agency: Navy, U.S. Atlantic Fleet Salary range: $74,872 to $97,333 Duties: Review and work to improve safety program. Requirements: Equivalent experience at the GS-11 level. Personal Security Specialist Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense Salary range: $51,630 to $115,742 Duties: Analyze case files, submit requests for further investigations. Requirements: Varies depending on level, but equivalent experience at GS-9 level is a minimum requirement. Program Analyst Agency: …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Center to provide resources for job seekers.
Resources for job seekers and employers are now available in Laurel with the opening of a new workforce center by the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. The Laurel Regional Workforce Center will serve Prince George’s, Howard, Montgomery, and Anne Arundel counties and will help connect job seekers with training and employers, reports The Baltimore Sun. The center will be the first regional office of its kind and will be located at 312 Marshall Ave in the same building at the Laurel College Center.
Police search for man who robbed a Laurel market.
Police in Anne Arundel County are searching for a man who robbed the International Food Market Store earlier this week. According to police, the theft took place Tuesday just before 3 p.m. along the 3500 block of Laurel Fort Meade Road. Upon arrival, officers spoke with employees who indicated that a male entered the store, approached the cash register and displayed a handgun in his waistband. The suspect then demanded money from a store employee who turned over an undisclosed amount of cash, according to police. The man then exited the store and fled in a gray sedan, likely a Ford Escort, accompanied by another individual who was in the passenger side of the vehicle, according to police. Police are urging anyone with information on the …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
In honor of National Voter Registration Day, we’re giving you all the information you need on how and where to register to vote.
If you haven’t yet registered to vote, get it off your to-do list now. Today is National Voter Registration Day, and thousands of local, state and national organizations have mobilized to make sure millions of people don’t miss the chance to cast their vote in this year’s elections. Six million people didn’t vote in the 2008 elections because they either did not know how to register or because they missed the voter registration deadline. The voter registration deadline for Maryland is Oct. 16 Here’s information on how you can register in time for the Nov. 6 elections: You can also register online from the comfort of your home. Just follow the steps here at the State Board of Elections website. You'll need a drivers license or state ID …
Monday, September 17, 2012
School even hosts family fitness nights.
Maryland City Elementary is being lauded for its commitment to enhancing the wellness of its students, student families, school staff and even the community. The school has won the Anne Arundel County Public School's Wellness School of Distinction Award, reports ABC Baltimore. The award recognizes schools that demonstrate a high priority for the health and well-being of students, staff, and school supporters by going beyond the curriculum to produce positive outcomes for the entire school community, according to the AACPS website. “We are honored and beside ourselves,” Principal Karen Soneira said in a statement. “We didn’t do all this work just for the award, but it means so much to know that we’re on the right track.” The school has …