County responds to Eastwood playground concerns
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 14:06
By Nicole Rodman
nrodman@chespub.com
 
As reported in last week’s Eagle, Baltimore County crews demolished the playground, baseball diamond and multi-purpose court at the Eastwood Elementary site earlier this month as part of plans to transform the former school into a police station. Baltimore County officials are responding to community concerns after the demolition of recreational facilities behind the former Eastwood Elementary Magnet School.
 

In the wake of the demolition, community activists and residents raised concerns about a perceived lack of transparency and communication from the county.

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BCPS addresses concerns about magnet program audit process
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 14:00
By Nicole Rodman
nrodman@chespub.com
 
Concerns are being raised as a Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) task force prepares to offer recommendations that could affect the future of the county’s 100-plus magnet programs. 
 

In 2013, BCPS hired Metis Associates, a New York-based research and consulting firm, to conduct an external audit of the system’s magnet programs.

“The audit was conducted in order to identify opportunities for improving access to and administration of the BCPS magnet programs,” Leeann M. Schubert, BCPS director of educational options, told The Eagle.

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Chili's to join Texas Roadhouse in Merritt Park
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 13:50
By Ben Boehl
bboehl@chespub.com
 
Chili’s Grill & Bar is coming to Dundalk.

Peter Grose, vice president of Regional Management, Inc., announced that the national restaurant chain is coming to Merritt Park Shopping Center along with three other tenants.

“Our leasing broker has been in talks with people, and we are happy to announce that we signed a lease with Chili’s,” Grose said.

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Special-needs Scout Nicholas Heuchan earns Eagle rank
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 13:53

By John G. Bailey

Earning the rank of Eagle Scout is a notable achievement for any young man. For Boy Scout Troop 117 member Nicholas Heuchan, who received the rank during a ceremony at the Essex Elks Lodge on March 22, the accomplishment was especially great.

Heuchan, age 18, suffers from Juvenile Batten Disease, an extremely rare gentically-inherited disorder that leads to visual impairment, siezures, dementia and loss of motor skills. The disease is progressive. The normal life expectancy of people afflicted by the disease is late teens to early adulthood.

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Troy Evans regales CCBC audience with tales of life
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 13:39
By John G. Bailey
 

Troy Evans has stories to tell.

The Vietnam Veteran and star of the television show China Beach spoke at CCBC Dundalk on March 19 at an event sponsored by the Dundalk Chapter of the Student Veterans Association [SVA].

Fellow Vietnam veteran, SVA advisor and CCBC librarian and faculty member Joe McGuire introduced Evans to the small crowd in attendance. “For veterans having difficulty readjusting to life after the military, he’s a prime example that things can go right,” McGuire said.

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