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About KSweeley

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    25 years old, live in the Waverly community of Baltimore City
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    Baltimore, MD
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    Chatting with different people on AIM, watching TV, watching anime, playing videogames.
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  1. Baltimore Sun has reported on the first day of the free coach bus service that MTA has contracted for until March 11 to transport people between subway stations, it has resulted in frustration and confusion: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-ci-metro-subway-shutdown-20180212-story.html
  2. Baltimore Sun reports that MDOT MTA has used the $2.2 million emergency money given to them from Governor Hogan to contract coach buses to use as the shuttle buses, completely unlike what happened in Summer of 2016 where yellow school buses were used: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-ci-subway-emergency-repairs-folo-20180211-story.html
  3. Hogan's administration has renamed everything under the MDOT umbrella to include MDOT then the initials of the business units, for MTA, the new name is now MDOT MTA: https://rateyourride.org/about/
  4. Maryland's law that requires employee leave takes effect February 11th (businesses with 15 or more employees are required to provide paid leave to employees, businesses with 14 or fewer employees are required to provide unpaid leave to employees) and it includes both the employee and the employee's family member (family member defined as spouse, child, parent, grandparent, grandchild, or sibling) and covers more than just illness (covers paternity or maternity leave, covers absence in case of employee or family member that have been abused domestically, assaulted sexually or have been stalked): http://www.dllr.state.md.us/paidleave/paidleaveposter.pdf DLLR's site on the required leave: http://www.dllr.state.md.us/paidleave/
  5. Baltimore Sun is now reporting that the entire portion of the subway that runs between Mondawmin and Owings Mills is going to be closed for "several weeks" and that the portion from Mondawmin to Hopkins Hospital could be closed longer than this weekend: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-ci-subwaylink-emergency-repairs-20180208-story.html Baltimore Sun also reported that the Baltimore subway was envisioned to be a subway system that serves the entire metro region just like D.C., however, unlike D.C., Maryland ran out of money and the entire system could not be built. The Baltimore Sun also reports that there's been proposals to extend the subway past Hopkins Hospital into the northeast area of the city/county:
  6. I'm questioning why Amazon needs a "blank check" for anything since they are a multi-million dollar company that would be able to afford to pay for everything themselves. The Baltimore Metro region needs transportation improvements, why can't MDOT promise a "blank check" to the Baltimore Metro region???: https://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2018/02/07/maryland-takes-blank-check-approach-with-amazons.html
  7. The Baltimore Business Journal reported that Maryland Republican Senator J.B. Jennings stated that Baltimore needs help from the state and that bashing Baltimore will not solve the long-standing problems Baltimore has been facing: https://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2018/01/29/jb-jennings-baltimore-gbc-forum.html
  8. The BBJ has published this article reporting that all MTA buses will have GPS tracking in Spring 2018, mobile payments will finally be a reality in summer 2018 and that the previously announced expanded Sunday light rail service will NOT be occurring: https://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2018/01/26/mta-gpa-tracking-mobile-tickets-baltimore-bus.html
  9. Well, the Baltimore Sun reports that according to their sources within the police department, top commanders had their HQ building access cut off as well as their computer and cell phones cut off today. The Mayor's office claims it was "technical issues" that caused the cut off and that the Mayor's office is investigating why their access got cut off while others are perceiving this as a sign that DeSousa plans to purge top commmanders who were put into key leadership roles by Kevin Davis: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/bs-md-ci-headquarters-confusion-20180119-story.html
  10. Baltimore Business Journal reports that Commissioner DeSousa was given one directive by Mayor Pugh, "reduce violence," first immediate thing Commissioner DeSousa did was to increase the number of uniformed police being assigned to foot patrols: https://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2018/01/19/new-baltimore-police-commissioner-we-are-working.html
  11. The train had 63 people aboard at the time of derailment, no one was injured: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dr-gridlock/wp/2018/01/15/red-line-train-carrying-at-least-60-passengers-derails-near-farragut-north/?utm_term=.1a9d286c7987
  12. The Maryland Senate has voted 30-17 to override the veto for paid sick leave, bill to become law within 30 days: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bs-md-sick-leave-senate-20180112-story.html
  13. The previous arrangement that's been in existence since 1997 where Baltimore City School Board Commissioners were jointly appointed by the Mayor of Baltimore City and the Governor is no longer in existence, now the power to appoint new commissioners is now solely with the Mayor and Pugh has appointed two new commissioners. Baltimore City voters will be able to vote to appoint two commissioners starting in 2022: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/education/k-12/bs-md-ci-school-board-appointments-20180109-story.html
  14. The Baltimore Sun reported that a White Marsh Mall patron discovered a spy cam set up in the mall's family restroom on December 23, the incident itself wasn't publicly known until January 11 when Baltimore County police announced they are looking for the person who they believed installed the spy cam in the restroom: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/bs-md-co-camera-white-marsh-mall-20180111-story.html
  15. The Maryland Senate President believes that all part-time employees working at Walmart needs paid sick leave: https://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2018/01/10/general-assembly-vote-on-hogans-veto-of-paid-sick.html