Putting the “Pro” in “Progress”
Posted by Buzz Beeler on 21st January 2017

June 16, 2015 11:00 pm ET

Cruz’s community meetings always productive

Source: Putting the “Pro” in “Progress”

Keeping it short and sweet today, folks. I think we all could use a little good news after the past several posts.

Karen Cruz, the president of the Eastfield-Stanbrook Civic Association, is well known for her leadership abilities. To her credit, Eastfield-Stanbrook has long been noted as a fine, well maintained community.

Simply put, when a problem arises, Mrs. Cruz and her husband—who is one of the finest men I know—react quickly to resolve the issue.

You may remember from previous blogs that the Cruz family and another well-known Dundalkian, Bob Staab, are in a protracted legal battle to save the North Point Government Center. Their group, Dundalk United, is planning a court battle that will stop the County’s misguided plans to destroy part of Dundalk’s community to favor another developer.

Now, with that said, I usually attend Mrs. Cruz’s community meetings because her special guest speakers cover a lot of topics that impact the entire Dundalk area. The latest guest speaker certainly did not disappoint in that aspect.

The ESCA meeting featured a presentation by Mr. Shawn Keirnan from the MD Port Administration. Following his most informative slide presentation, I asked him about the most important issue to the people in Dundalk—jobs.

Mr. Keirnan responded by saying there are numerous opportunities for work at the Port, and he suggested that interested parties looking for work should go to the port’s website for more information:


In addition to that solid information, Dundalk United sponsored a concert by the Chorus of the Chesapeake at the Dundalk United Methodist Church. The chorale group is of world-class caliber and operates out of Dundalk. For information on that organization, visit:


So, with that said, I will wrap up this blog post. Like I said at the beginning, this one is meant to be short and sweet.

As the late, great Walter Cronkite used to say, “And that’s the way it is.”

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