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  • Maryland SPCA names new executive director

    Maryland SPCA names new executive director

    Maryland SPCA has hired a new executive director. James Peirce, 52, of Baltimore took over as the head of the Baltimore-based animal welfare and adoption organization in January. Peirce most recently worked as a vice president of the International Youth Foundation, a Baltimore-based nonprofit that...

  • Hopkins partnership with health real estate firm aims to expand service to the elderly

    Hopkins partnership with health real estate firm aims to expand service to the elderly

    Johns Hopkins Medicine said Wednesday it will work with health real estate firm Welltower Inc. to come up with programs and explore developing facilities to serve and treat the elderly. Welltower develops assisted-living centers, memory care facilities and other medical institutions for the elderly....

  • Sinclair misses analysts' estimates, but anticipates pivotal year ahead

    Sinclair misses analysts' estimates, but anticipates pivotal year ahead

    Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. turned in weaker-than-expected fourth-quarter results despite doubling profit, but the company said Wednesday it expects a boost this year from potential deregulation and the early phase of a new broadcast transmission system. "With … the potential for deregulation...

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  • Baltimore band Sunbathers look to build on momentum

    Baltimore band Sunbathers look to build on momentum

    Listening to a song from the Baltimore-Washington indie-rock quintet Sunbathers, singer Sean Lynott’s falsetto sounds effortless. The Catonsville native credits it to a childhood obsession he latched onto early. Maybe too early. “You know, the biggest influence on me was Usher,” Lynott said inside...

  • Best places to celebrate National Margarita Day in Baltimore

    Best places to celebrate National Margarita Day in Baltimore

    Happy National Margarita Day! With this unseasonably warm weather and arbitrary holiday upon us, it's a perfect time to shake off the winter doldrums with some tequila. Here's where you can find some of the best margaritas -- and National Margarita Day deals -- in the Baltimore area. 

  • New Italian-themed EATalian to open at former Strapazza's site in Towson

    New Italian-themed EATalian to open at former Strapazza's site in Towson

    Signage at 12 Allegheny Ave. shows that a new restaurant, EATalian Bistro, is "coming soon" to downtown Towson. The last restaurant in the space, Strapazza, also an Italian-themed restaurant, closed suddenly in April. A note still left on the door reads "thanks for 25 years of support." Signs at...

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  • Trump: Making America less safe again

    Trump: Making America less safe again

    The new immigration policies President Donald Trump's administration released Tuesday make America less humane; they target millions of people who have been in this country for years, have contributed to society and have raised children here. They make America less free because they portend the...

  • Md. drug pricing transparency bill misunderstands U.S. medicine market

    Md. drug pricing transparency bill misunderstands U.S. medicine market

    Maryland has a well-earned reputation as a growing hub for biomedical innovation, due in large part to strong economic development plans focused on the life sciences that have been supported by a succession of Democratic and Republican governors and the state legislature. Our state is home to not...

  • Md. drug transparency legislation is needed to keep costs down

    Md. drug transparency legislation is needed to keep costs down

    Last week, lawmakers in Annapolis debated the merits of two proposed bills aimed at promoting the affordability of prescription drugs. HB666/SB437 will require manufacturers to disclose the cost breakdown of drugs with a $2,500 or more annual price tag, including declaring how much is spent on...

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  • HIV cases down in Maryland, U.S.

    HIV cases down in Maryland, U.S.

    HIV infections in the United States have fallen for several years, and few places have seen a bigger drop than Maryland, according to new estimates from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cases in the state dropped an average of 7.5 percent per year from 2008 to 2014. That was...

  • Newsday, New York Times reviewing work of 'Pill City' author

    Newsday, New York Times reviewing work of 'Pill City' author

    A New York newspaper is reviewing the work of one of its former reporters after his new book on Baltimore was widely questioned by police and other officials here. Newsday managing editor Richard Rosen confirmed to The Baltimore Sun that the paper is reviewing the work of Kevin Deutsch, who worked...

  • Good Shepherd Services to close Baltimore County residential treatment program

    Good Shepherd Services to close Baltimore County residential treatment program

    Good Shepherd Services will close its troubled residential treatment program for adolescents in Halethorpe after two state agencies decided to withdraw the children they had placed there. The decision to withdraw the children followed moratoriums imposed late last year by the agencies on sending...

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