Pr. George’s board holds ‘meet and greet’ for Maxwell

Prince George’s County residents will have their first opportunity to meet Kevin Maxwell, the new head of the county public school system, on Wednesday night during a “meet and great” hosted by the Board of Education. (Wash. Post)

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Redskins face ‘bounty’ suit 

In what may be the first case of its kind, a former New York Giants linebacker is suing the Washington Redskins for a career-ending injury he suffered nine years ago — an injury he says was the result of a bounty program. (Daily Record)

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For one day, OC 'spokesguard' Rodney will run this town

Rodney, Rodney, Rodney! This Ocean City lifeguard lookalike gets all of the attention in summer so it makes complete sense that he's taking over the town - at least for a day. Ocean City officials say the "spokesguard" - um, he's not a real member of the beach patrol - will be all about town on Tuesday, meeting visitors, posing for photos, traveling the boardwalk and even working behind the counter at Fisher's Popcorn. (Balt. Sun)

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Report: Progress in Maryland on short-term bay cleanup

There is progress on short-term bay cleanup, but none of the states are meeting all their commitments, according to an interim report that also calls for more independent verification of cleanup efforts. “This interim analysis is important because it celebrates the areas where states are exceeding the goals, but also shines a light on areas needing improvement,” said Chesapeake Bay Foundation President William C. Baker. (Capital)

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Potomac businessman pleads guilty to tax evasion

Potomac businessman Alexei Iazlovsky pleaded guilty on May 16 in federal court in California to filing a false tax return for tax year 2008, diverting a total of $2.6 million of untaxed income, according to court documents. Iazlovsky, who was born in Russia and became a U.S. citizen in 2002, had an undeclared bank account — held in the name of a foreign corporation — at the Luxembourg branch of an Israeli bank, according to court documents. (Gazette)

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Monocacy, U.S. 15 interchange is funded. Now what?

Now that the city has secured funding for the long-planned Monocacy Boulevard-U.S. 15 interchange, Frederick is trying to set new priorities. City planner Tim Davis said that the item had been the No. 1 transportation item since he started the position 11 years ago.(News-Post)

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Heiser's departure from North County High seen as blow to Arundel schools

At a recent Anne Arundel County school board meeting, members bemoaned losing one of the district's most prominent and influential leaders to a neighboring county. They weren't talking about Superintendent Kevin Maxwell's departure to take a similar post in Prince George's County. Instead, they were lamenting the loss of Bill Heiser, the principal of North County High School and recent Principal of the Year honoree, who departed to become principal of Catonsville High in Baltimore County. (Balt. Sun)

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Montgomery special education program under investigation

The idea was to teach students at Rock Terrace School about money management in a real-life setting. Special education students would take a bus about two miles to a now-defunct teachers’ credit union during the school day. They withdrew cash from personal accounts that school employees helped them open. And when they finished, students handed envelopes full of money to adults. But it is unclear where exactly the money went after it left the bank. (Wash. Post)

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