Federal jury finds wage violation in Baltimore FLSA suit

A federal jury Thursday awarded approximately $25,000 to a man who was misclassified as a salaried employee for more than six years and not paid overtime. Andre Jackson worked for ReliaSource Inc., a Baltimore technological services company, from May 2009 through the filing of the lawsuit in February 2016. The jury awarded him $27,784.62 in overtime …

from http://thedailyrecord.com/2017/04/28/flsa-verdict-reliasource/

Rosedale Federal gives $55K to middle school for MakerSpace tech lab

Rosedale Federal is granting Golden Ring Middle School in Rosedale $55,000 to help transform a classroom into a technology lab meant to cultivate critical thinking skills. The new lab, dubbed a MakerSpace, will be designed to enhance student engagement in the areas of science, technology, engineering, art and math and provide students with collaborative, hands-on …

from http://thedailyrecord.com/2017/04/28/rosedale-federal-gives-55k-to-middle-school-for-makerspace-tech-lab/

New farmers market coming to Greenmount West neighborhood

A new farmers market is cropping up this summer at Open Works in the city’s Greenmount West neighborhood.

Baltimore residents Sache Jones and Myeasha Taylor formed the Two Moons Food Group that focuses on sustainability in farming and the local food economy. The group is partnering with Open Works, a co-working maker space, to host Grow Market every Sunday starting June 4 through the end of November.

Customers will be able to purchase fresh food in the Open Works parking lot at 1400 Greenmount…

from http://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2017/04/28/new-farmers-market-coming-to-greenmount-west.html?ana=RSS%26s=article_search
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Tisha Edwards stepping down as Mayor Pugh’s chief of staff

Tisha Edwards, chief of staff to Mayor Catherine Pugh, is stepping down from the role to become president of an education technology startup.

Edwards will lead BridgeEdU, a Baltimore company founded by author Wes Moore that helps students successfully transition from high school through the first year of college.

Pugh named Edwards as her top lieutenant shortly before her inauguration in early December. Edwards was responsible for the day-to-day management of the mayor’s office and leading her…

from http://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2017/04/28/tisha-edwards-stepping-down-as-mayor-pughs-chief.html?ana=RSS%26s=article_search
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STAFF ATTORNEY MIDWESTERN MD OFFICE

MD Legal Aid Midwestern Office located in Frederick, MD, announces a full-time general practice staff attorney with experience in bankruptcy and foreclosure to qualified applicants to handle all functions related to case work from initial intake through representation of clients before all relevant agencies, courts, etc.

from http://thedailyrecord.com/2017/04/28/staff-attorney-midwestern-md-office/

Woodward named as chief judge of Md. Court of Special Appeals

Gov. Larry Hogan announced the appointment of Judge Patrick L. Woodward as chief judge to the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland. Woodward has served as a judge on the court since 2005. The appointment is effective May 6. “I am confident that Judge Woodward is the most qualified individual to fill the chief judge …

from http://thedailyrecord.com/2017/04/28/woodward-named-as-chief-judge-of-md-court-of-special-appeals/