Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Cool down in libraries and senior centers, and other tips to stay cool.
Today marks the start of summer, and it's going to feel like it. The Baltimore area is under a heat advisory from noon today to 10 p.m. Thursday. The National Weather Service warns temperatures could reach 100 to 105 today and 105 on Thursday. With humidity, those temperatures could feel noticeably higher. WBAL-TV predicts actual temperatures will flirt with triple digits, but again, it's never the heat; it's the humidity. Highs should drop to the mid to high 80s by Friday. The heat advisory tells residents to drink plenty of fluids, stay near air-conditioning and check on vulnerable relatives and neighbors. Avoid strenuous outdoor activities in the afternoon. Baltimore County does not operate separate cooling centers. Instead, the county …
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Here's what Patch readers in Baltimore city and county voted for in this week's competition.
Thanks to all who voted in Patch's Readers' Choice contests this week. The votes are in, the winners have been named and here are your choices for the best gyms in North Baltimore and Baltimore County. Parkville Family Center Y Next week, chime in on your local Patch site as we look for the best place to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Towson is home to many schools and a hospital that would be affected.
The Archdiocese of Baltimore is gearing up for a fight against new federal rules requiring them to cover contraceptives for many church-affiliated employees. In a letter to congregants released Tuesday, Cardinal-designate Edwin O'Brien said the archdiocese "cannot—and will not—comply with this unjust law." "And as a result, unless the rule is overturned, we Catholics ... must be prepared either to violate our consciences, or to drop health coverage for our employees (and suffer the penalties for doing so)," O'Brien wrote. Under the new rules, announced last week by the Department of Health and Human Services, nearly all employers must offer access to birth control as part of all health insurance programs by Aug. 1. Churches themselves are …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
After Susan G. Komen for the Cure stopped giving grants to Planned Parenthood, supporters and detractors are speaking their minds—and their wallets.
Update (11:25 a.m. Friday)—Susan G. Komen for the Cure has reversed its decision to end grants to Planned Parenthood. In a statement released Friday, the organization apologized and said it will amend grant criteria to avoid political pressure. Despite the national controversy over Susan G. Komen for the Cure ceasing funding for Planned Parenthood, it's business as usual at Planned Parenthood of Maryland. The Maryland affiliate does not receive grants from the national Komen organization or its Maryland-based affiliate, said spokeswoman ChristieLyn Diller. Planned Parenthood of Maryland operates a health center in Loch Raven. Diller said the organization has received an uptick in donations and social media messages this week. "…