Nancy Lavin

Social services, demographics and religion reporter, The Frederick News-Post

Award-winning reporter with five years experience in daily newspapers. Fueled by coffee, wine and great stories.


newest work

Finding freedom in the boundaries: local young adults turn to Jewish laws for guidance
Part of a monthly series about Frederick millennials who actively pursue organized religion
A new north: how Northe Pointe project transformed a neighborhood for good and bad
PIA requests: City falls short on minority business plan

Social services

Destination frustration: how scarcity of public transportation hurts county's rural residents
Enabling and Empowering: lacking state support, local agencies fill the gap for people with...
Nowhere to go: Evicted from SHA property, homeless campers seek alternatives
Dine, sealed, delivered: for homebound seniors and the disabled, Meals on Wheels is an answer
Report highlights food shortfalls in county


A tale of two counties: Census estimates highlight income disparities across Frederick County
Learning the Lingo: County's foreign language speakers navigate English
Under the Radar: a look at undocumented immigrants in Frederick and sanctuary city considerations
Census: Hispanic residents moving to suburbs, outskirts


Temple provides spiritual, community benefits for area Hindus
Millennial and Mormon: how local young adults reconcile their beliefs with modern society
First in a monthly series about Frederick millennials who actively participate in organized religion
Feeding the soul: Dharen Brochero Garavito aspires to be a priest of the people
Part of a six-part series exploring the students and spiritual life at Mount St. Mary's Seminary

Local government

Of the people: exploring representative democracy in Frederick County
Hotel confusion: new estimates bump up cost for downtown hotel project to $84 million
The downtown hotel and conference center project has continued to change in size and scope since the idea was first presented several years ago. In this article, a colleague and...
Closing the gap: Maryland's gender gap is less than national average but persists
A long time coming: downtown hotel project has been eyed for more than a decade
How the flood of 1976 changed downtown Frederick


Who, if anyone, is leading the local NAACP chapter?
Virtual medicine: technology helps connect patients fighting addiction to doctors from afar
Beyond Dred Scott: the life and legacy of Roger Brooke Taney
A tale of two neighborhoods: how a new residential development is changing downtown Frederick

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