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Maryland proposal would require Baltimore trash incinerator to cut emissions of a harmful pollutant by one-fifth

Maryland environmental regulators are demanding that a Baltimore trash incinerator cut its emissions of one harmful air pollutant by about one-fifth and study whether it can clean its exhaust even more aggressively. The Wheelabrator Baltimore incinerator, the city’s single largest source of industrial...

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  • Once a secret-keeper, always one

    Once a secret-keeper, always one

    In his letter to the editor, “Former government employees should not have security clearances” (Aug. 17), Steven Pinson makes some valid points concerning the automatic revocation of security clearances upon termination of government service. There are also several points to consider making the...

  • City better off putting mismanaged water system in private hands

    City better off putting mismanaged water system in private hands

    It is unfortunate that anti-private activists, namely Food & Water Watch, are driving a misinformation campaign in Baltimore that ignores hard data proving the strong performance of water companies. Instead of examining the available and proven solutions to help fix its utility operations and infrastructure...

  • Keeping Hopkins Hospital safe is in East Baltimore's best interests

    Keeping Hopkins Hospital safe is in East Baltimore's best interests

    Johns Hopkins employs about 24,000 people on its East Baltimore campus. Thousands more come there every day for medical care. More than 4,000 students attend the Johns Hopkins schools of medicine, nursing and public health. It is probably the largest single gathering spot of people in Baltimore...

  • No, Rudy, the truth is the truth

    No, Rudy, the truth is the truth

    Many Americans were no doubt relieved Monday to read on Twitter that “truth isn’t truth” is not actually the official position of the Trump administration. Well, at least it’s not a proper “pontification on moral theology,” as Rudy Giuliani explained on the social media website. It was Mr. Giuliani,...

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  • Sinclair Broadcast may have little wiggle room to grow after Tribune breakup

    Sinclair Broadcast may have little wiggle room to grow after Tribune breakup

    After the collapse of its long-planned acquisition of Tribune Media, Sinclair Broadcast Group is expected to have its hands full defending itself against both a $1 billion lawsuit filed by its former merger partner and allegations it misrepresented itself before federal regulators. In the short...

  • Maryland's unemployment rate stays constant in July at 4.3 percent

    Maryland's unemployment rate stays constant in July at 4.3 percent

    The unemployment rate in July in Maryland was 4.3 percent, unchanged from recent months and up from 4.1 percent a year ago, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s relatively the same as the national rate, which dipped .1 percentage point from...

  • Stanley Black & Decker relaunches Craftsman tool brand in stores besides Sears

    Stanley Black & Decker relaunches Craftsman tool brand in stores besides Sears

    Soon after Stanley Black & Decker bought the well-known Craftsman brand from Sears Holdings last year, it embarked on what it says is a ground-up remake of the tool line, hoping to revitalize a name that had languished alongside the struggling department store. Stanley Black & Decker has spent...

  • New retail planned in heart of downtown Baltimore at Pratt and Light streets

    New retail planned in heart of downtown Baltimore at Pratt and Light streets

    Work will begin next year on a glassy pavilion to house shops and restaurants on a prominent block in downtown Baltimore near the Inner Harbor. The unit block of East Pratt Street between Light and Charles streets features an underused strip of land in front of the Transamerica building, the city’s...

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  • This Baltimore restaurant has the country's best vegan crab cakes, according to PETA

    This Baltimore restaurant has the country's best vegan crab cakes, according to PETA

    PETA has named crab cakes from Mount Vernon’s The Land of Kush as one of the top 10 vegan seafood dishes nationwide. The meatless patties made of vegetable protein seitan and seasoned with Old Bay are one of the restaurant’s weekend specials. Vegan oysters, eel, hot pot and tacos from around the...

  • Immigrant and refugee food festival planned for October

    Immigrant and refugee food festival planned for October

    “#BreakingBarriersByBreakingBread” is the motto of an immigrant and refugee food festival planned for noon to 5 p.m. on Oct. 14 in Canton Waterfront Park. “[Culture] brings people together whether it’s food, music, clothing, festivals — it’s meeting new people during this very divisive time,” said...

  • Bar Louie to open in White Marsh at end of month

    Bar Louie to open in White Marsh at end of month

    Bar Louie, the chain bar and restaurant that focuses on cocktails, will open at the former Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery in White Marsh on Aug. 31. The bar will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. that day, said Kayla Dillon, a Bar Louie marketing manager. Going forward, Bar Louie will be open at 8133-C...

  • Aretha Franklin in Maryland: The 'Queen of Soul's' concerts through the years

    Aretha Franklin in Maryland: The 'Queen of Soul's' concerts through the years

    Naturally, as one of the greatest singers of all time, Aretha Franklin — the “Queen of Soul” who died at 76 on Thursday — was no stranger to Maryland, stopping here for various performances during her illustrious career. In 1971, less than a year after releasing her album “Spirit in the Dark,”...

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