ANNAPOLIS — Religious leaders gathered outside the House of Delegates today to thank delegates who have agreed to vote for a bill that could give in-state tuition rates to illegal immigrants...
The Dream Act didn't come in time to benefit Desiree Venn Frederic, a Sierra Leone immigrant who finished school and started a nonprofit organization six years ago. But supporters of the measure say there are plenty more students like her trying to make higher education a reality.
A County Council committee deviated from part of County Executive Isiah Leggett’s proposed construction budget by recommending advancing renovation projects of four county recreation centers instead of delaying major renovations at three of the centers as originally proposed. Slated to get the funding under a plan discussed in the council’s Planning, Housing and Economic Development committee are four of the county’s centers: Scotland, Plum Gar, Good Hope and Ross Boddy Recreation Centers, which are all in historic African-American communities and have not been renovated in several
When it comes to incentives to build, developers are agnostics. They will accept incentives or make concessions as long as they believe they can make a profit in the end. Municipalities nationwide have successfully devised ingenuous and fiscally responsible policies to encourage redevelopment of aging moderate- and low-income housing units. These development incentives include tax credits, higher zoning density, affordable housing trust funds or subsidized financing.
Gaithersburg is nearing revitalization that could boost vitality in aging areas — and oust hundreds from their affordable homes...
John Small, 81, has lived in a two-bedroom, red brick apartment in Gaithersburg for more than half of his life.
He watched his two children grow up there. His church, grocery store and mechanic are just down the street. More than 41 years worth of memories adorn the apartment’s beige walls.