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Ursula V. Battle

Stories by Ursula V.

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Chef “G” Garvin partners with Allstate to highlight community heroes

More stories are being sought for “Give It Up for Good” Campaign

Chef Gerry "G" Garvin grew up in a large, single-parent family. The celebrity chef, restaurateur and TV personality recalls how people would help his mother during tough times.

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Freed from the bondage of drug addiction

Penny Wooten was afraid she was going to die. The Baltimore native had a $1500 per week drug habit. “And that was a bad week,” added Wooten.

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An Afternoon Tea at The Greens

Dainty seniors gather to share fellowship and encouragement

Adorned in white gloves, and beautiful hats, well-dressed, dainty ladies chatted with one another while enjoying a spot of tea at high noon.

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Howard Park welcomes new ShopRite

Food desert ends after more than a decade

A major food desert has officially been closed and longtime residents of Howard Park like Rhona Lewis couldn’t be happier.

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Civic Works’ Real Food Farm helping to “grow” Baltimore

An innovative urban agricultural program is helping to “grow” Baltimore. Real Food Farm is improving neighborhood access to healthy food, developing Baltimore’s agriculture sector, providing hands-on education to city students, and protecting the environment.