New Navy vessels coming to Baltimore for Fleet Week
The Navy announced Wednesday that it plans to send five ships to Baltimore to take part in Fleet Week next month, including the new stealth ship USS Zumwalt. Fleet week begins on Oct. 10, and people will have a chance to clamber aboard the ships. Some 3,100 sailors, Marines and Coast Guard members are expected to take part. In addition to the Zumwalt, the Navy plans to send the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19), Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55), Arleigh Burke- class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), and Spearheadclass expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Carson City (EPF 7). The event will also an include air show by the Blue Angels. On Oct. 15, the Navy will formally commission the Zumwalt.
Baltimore schools receive $200,000 for breakfasts
Share Our Strength, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit aiming to reduce childhood hunger, announced Wednesday that it will grant Baltimore schools $200,000 for food service equipment to support an alternative breakfast plan. The money, to be paid in four installments of $50,000 over the next two years, will support a “Grab and Go” breakfast program in which students can pick up pre-packaged breakfasts from mobile carts stationed in hallways and cafeterias and eat in their classrooms. The program is intended to boost the number of students who eat breakfast at school. Only a third do currently, according to schools officials.