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Teachers union, city schools officials head to arbitration over layoffs

Teachers union, city schools officials head to arbitration over layoffs

The Baltimore Teachers Union and school district lawyers are scheduled to meet next month to discuss grievances filed by union leaders over the district’s handling of layoffs of teachers and classroom aides earlier this summer. An arbitration hearing is scheduled for Sept. 6, one day after the...

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  • Horsey: As he coddles neo-Nazis, Trump's political isolation grows

    Horsey: As he coddles neo-Nazis, Trump's political isolation grows

    President Donald Trump retreated to one of his private golf courses Wednesday night amid the uproar over his sympathetic words for neo-Nazis and white nationalists. Mr. Trump needs his safe spaces, now more than ever, because he is becoming increasingly more isolated, politically and personally....

  • Confederate monuments represent more than racial divide

    Confederate monuments represent more than racial divide

    Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh’s removal of all Confederate monuments within the city — and Councilman Brandon Scott’s call for their destruction — are emotionally-charged reactions to the events in Charlottesville and without founding. Yes, those events were terrible and unnecessary. One person...

  • Witcover: Two parties and a president, all at sea

    Witcover: Two parties and a president, all at sea

    The latest breakdown in American law and order, seen in the Charlottesville, Va., street violence, parallels a broader political breakdown in the country. The two major parties are simultaneously struggling to restore their traditional roles in our democratic system under an outsider president...

  • Smart growth is still smart

    Smart growth is still smart

    If you want to be on the receiving end of cheers and a nice round of applause at a Maryland Association of Counties meeting, tell local officials that they should be in charge of land planning decisions and not the state. That’s what Gov. Larry Hogan did last Saturday in Ocean City, and, predictably,...

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  • Chesapeake Real Estate Group acquires 259 acres in Curtis Bay

    Chesapeake Real Estate Group acquires 259 acres in Curtis Bay

    Chesapeake Real Estate Group has acquired 259 acres in Anne Arundel County and plans to develop up to 1 million square feet of industrial and warehouse space there. The Baltimore-based real estate company acquired the Curtis Bay property, known as Brandon Woods III, from Exelon Corp. Financial...

  • Stanley Black & Decker expands in Towson with makerspace

    Stanley Black & Decker expands in Towson with makerspace

    In a sprawling workshop near Stanley Black & Decker’s Towson campus, employees are being invited to try out a vast array of hand tools, power tools and equipment used for welding, 3-D printing and other jobs. The company’s new makerspace is available to all its employees, whether they work in product...

  • Target refreshes brands to stay chic and relevant, phasing out Merona and Mossimo

    Target refreshes brands to stay chic and relevant, phasing out Merona and Mossimo

    When clothing brands such as Merona and Mossimo helped propel Target Corp. to new heights in the 1990s and early 2000s, an H&M was not in every mall. Online subscription services such as Stitch Fix were not yet on the horizon. Amazon sold mostly books. And department stores and shopping malls were...

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  • 'Game of Thrones' episode 6 recap: 'Now I know'

    'Game of Thrones' episode 6 recap: 'Now I know'

    Jon and his ill-fated search party make their way beyond the wall toward the great unknown. Tormund Giantsbane muses about how to survive in the wild tundra, his former domain, and tells Jon not to make the mistakes the former King Beyond The Wall Mance Rayder made because of his pride. Jon also...

  • Taylor Swift teases fans with snake video

    Taylor Swift teases fans with snake video

    Who can eclipse an eclipse? Why, Taylor Swift. Three days after going dark on social media, the pop star put out more clues leading to a possible single drop Monday, the day of the big solar eclipse. And if the lyric-sharing site Genius is to be believed, the tune is titled "Timeless." The title...

  • 'Color-conscious' ArtsCentric enlivens Baltimore's theater scene

    'Color-conscious' ArtsCentric enlivens Baltimore's theater scene

    North Avenue received an extra jolt last year when the theater troupe ArtsCentric started to make its home base in the already humming arts hub Motor House and delivered a big, buoyant production of “Dreamgirls.” The dynamic beat from ArtsCentric, a self-described “color-conscious” company that...

  • Torch-lit Charlottesville images, Vice News report ignited moral fire

    Zurawik: Torch-lit Charlottesville images, Vice News report ignited moral fire

    It’s been almost a week since the torch-lit white supremacists rally at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, but the images of those Tiki flames illuminating hate-filled, white faces are still very much with me.

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  • Maryland Democrats request details on Jared Kushner apartment holdings in state

    Maryland Democrats request details on Jared Kushner apartment holdings in state

    Congressional Democrats from Maryland are asking for thousands of pages of documents to review the business practices of the apartment rental company owned by Jared Kushner, son-in-law and senior adviser to President Donald Trump. In a letter Friday, Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Reps....

  • Baltimore day care remains closed following death of 8-month-old

    Baltimore day care remains closed following death of 8-month-old

    Following the death of an infant in May, the Rocket Tiers Learning Center in Baltimore remains under emergency suspension as the Maryland State Department of Education investigates whether the facility is safe for children. The center had appealed the suspension, but it was recently upheld after...

  • Baltimore to pay $3.9 million to help clean up pollution from dump site

    Baltimore to pay $3.9 million to help clean up pollution from dump site

    Baltimore officials agreed this week to pay $3.9 million to help clean up hazardous pollution from a dump site in East Baltimore. The Board of Estimates, which is controlled by Mayor Catherine Pugh, voted Wednesday to enter into a consent decree with the federal government and state of Maryland...

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