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Jimenez's renaissance for Orioles continues in win over Blue Jays

As their postseason push nears its end, every game is the Orioles' most important of the season. And the Orioles leaning on right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez — who had been bumped from the starting rotation twice before finding new life over the past five weeks — was as an unlikely situation as the team...

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  • Weis Markets converts two more former Food Lions in Maryland

    Weis Markets converts two more former Food Lions in Maryland

    Weis Markets Inc. will re-open two former Food Lion stores in Maryland under the Weis banner Friday. The stores in Edgewater in Anne Arundel County and Upper Marlboro in Prince George's County are among those Weis is converting after acquiring 38 Food Lions in three states this summer. Weis also...

  • Carving out new interest in Baltimore's Butchers Hill

    Carving out new interest in Baltimore's Butchers Hill

    Leann Silhan and Chad Stockton weren't even looking for a new house when they discovered the neighborhood they now call home. But they fell for Butchers Hill when they visited one of Silhan's colleaugues and found spacious, high-ceilinged homes more than double the size of a standard city rowhouse....

  • Do the Ravens mean a touchdown for Baltimore hotels? Not necessarily.

    Do the Ravens mean a touchdown for Baltimore hotels? Not necessarily.

    The dismal performance of the Baltimore Ravens last year produced some fumbles off the field also — at least that's one possible interpretation of a new analysis showing game days had minimal impact on hotel room revenue in Baltimore. Home football games boosted hotel room revenue in Baltimore...

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  • Judge denies motion to dismiss Baltimore food truck lawsuit

    Judge denies motion to dismiss Baltimore food truck lawsuit

    A lawsuit challenging the city's 300-foot buffer rule for food trucks will move forward after a Baltimore City Circuit Court judge on Thursday denied the city’s motion to dismiss the suit.  Represented by the Arlington, Va.-based firm the Institute for Justice, Joey Vanoni and Nikki McGowans — owners...

  • Celebrate National Coffee Day with deals at local coffee shops

    Celebrate National Coffee Day with deals at local coffee shops

    Every day is National Coffee Day in my book, but today it's on calendars across the country. And local shops are brewing up deals to recognize it.  These businesses are offering coffee deals to celebrate the most caffeinated of holidays: Baltimore Coffee & Tea (9 W. Aylesbury Road) is offering...

  • Baltimore's Horse Lords confound expectations for a rock band

    Baltimore's Horse Lords confound expectations for a rock band

    Horse Lords, the instrumental rock quartet from Baltimore, loosely formed as something of a joke band — a young group simply learning to cover the Can song “Halleluwah“ for a 2010 Artscape performance. A lot can change in a short period. Fast-forward to April, when the band received a glowing review...

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  • Rescue group finds homes for Kuwaiti dogs in Baltimore

    Rescue group finds homes for Kuwaiti dogs in Baltimore

    As the dogs touch down on a plane from Kuwait, each arrives with a story: Hope was the last survivor pulled from a pile of dead puppies; Stella was stabbed eight times; Mandy is recovering from pancreatitis. Jennifer Yoon recalls their histories as she scrolls through pictures of some of the 152...

  • Telling a child the uncomfortable truth about gender inequality

    Telling a child the uncomfortable truth about gender inequality

    The night after the Democratic party chose Hillary Clinton as its presidential nominee, I tried to describe the historic nature of it all to my nearly-4-year-old daughter as I tucked her in. I started strong, gleefully announcing that, for the first time, a major political party was putting forth...

  • Wedded: Jessica Lynn Elwell and Jordan Daniel Blaker had a vineyard wedding

    Wedded: Jessica Lynn Elwell and Jordan Daniel Blaker had a vineyard wedding

    Date: July 3 Her story: Jessica Lynn Elwell, 29, is from Clarks Summit, Pa. She is a speech-language pathologist at Kennedy Krieger Institute's Center for Autism and Related Disorders in Baltimore. Her parents, Hank and Debbie Elwell, reside in Clarks Summit. His story: Jordan Daniel Blaker, 29,...

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  • Sexual assault victims need competency more than comfort from BPD

    Sexual assault victims need competency more than comfort from BPD

    Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis says a made-over interview room at police headquarters sends a message to sexual assault survivors that "we believe you, you're safe, and we're here to help you." Here's a message for the commissioner: There's a better way to gain the trust of those who...

  • The U.S.S.R. was America's best enemy

    The U.S.S.R. was America's best enemy

    I never stood a chance against Russia. It was the early 1980s and Robert Massie had just published his riveting "Peter the Great" biography; Warren Beatty had produced his magisterial "Reds"; and the ABC TV network broadcast "The Day After," a movie about a Soviet nuclear strike that millions of...

  • Integrity at the ballot box

    Integrity at the ballot box

    One of the last questions asked of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump at Monday night's debate at Hofstra University deserves to be revisited. Moderator Lester Holt asked both candidates whether, if they lost the election, they accept the results as the "will of the voters." Both indicated that yes,...

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  • Tweets from Rep. Donna Edwards often deleted

    Tweets from Rep. Donna Edwards often deleted

    Rep. Donna F. Edwards, who ran for Maryland's open Senate seat this year, is an established voice for liberal causes in Congress and has been an outspoken critic of what she sees as her party's failure to truly embrace African-Americans. But when it comes to Twitter, the Prince George's County...

  • A month later, Baltimore police surveillance program still shrouded in secrecy

    A month later, Baltimore police surveillance program still shrouded in secrecy

    A month after being revealed for the first time, the aerial surveillance program that the Baltimore Police Department has repeatedly insisted was never secret remains heavily shrouded from the public. "Secrecy is not the correct word because it's not a secret spy program. That is absolutely false....

  • Audit of Baltimore finances shows 'significant deficiencies' in water billing, handling of grant money

    Audit of Baltimore finances shows 'significant deficiencies' in water billing, handling of grant money

    An annual audit of Baltimore's finances found three "significant deficiencies," including in how the city handles water billing and grant money, according to City Auditor Robert L. McCarty. McCarty, who reports to Baltimore Comptroller Joan M. Pratt, presented the audit's findings to the Board...

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