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Baltimore County, Tradepoint Atlantic seek $25M federal grant

Baltimore County, Tradepoint Atlantic seek $25M federal grant

Tradepoint Atlantic and the Baltimore County government hope to land a $25 million grant that would help pay to upgrade the port at the industrial campus in Sparrows Point. The money could come from a federal program that funds transportation projects that can spur economic development. Tradepoint...

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  • Baltimore police patrol schedule puts the public — and officers — at risk

    Baltimore police patrol schedule puts the public — and officers — at risk

    The Baltimore Fraternal Order of Police’s argument in favor of keeping the disastrous four days on, three days off shift schedule, goes something like this: Officers need the four/three schedule so they can recuperate from all the mandatory overtime they’re working because of the four/three schedule....

  • Witcover: Trump's 'love' for Puerto Rico will be tested as territory recovers

    Witcover: Trump's 'love' for Puerto Rico will be tested as territory recovers

    When Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee charged the other day that the White House had become "an adult day care center" — with three former generals there babysitting President Donald Trump — he added: "Someone obviously missed their shift." On Thursday, the president proved Mr. Corker's point...

  • Goldberg: GOP hog-tied by a divided Senate

    Goldberg: GOP hog-tied by a divided Senate

    Why can't we have nice things? That's the question, if not exactly the phrasing, so many conservatives are asking these days. Despite controlling the White House and both branches of Congress, the GOP can't get much done. Oh, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have...

  • Fee shifting can help restore balance to rent court

    Fee shifting can help restore balance to rent court

    This year, the Baltimore Sun published an important series of articles on Baltimore City Rent Court. It describes a complex rent escrow system designed to protect tenants that is nevertheless dominated by landlords — even when the properties have conditions that are a serious threat to the health...

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  • Horseshoe Casino labor contract take effect this month

    Horseshoe Casino labor contract take effect this month

    A group of five unions successfully unionized about 1,000 workers at the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, negotiating a contract that took effect this month. Leaders of Unite Here Local 7 said they plan to unveil details Thursday of the first union contract ratified at Horseshoe. The union local, which...

  • The rise of electric vehicles and the fall of gas engines is a matter of when, not if

    The rise of electric vehicles and the fall of gas engines is a matter of when, not if

    Electric vehicles no longer seem like a futuristic fever dream, but they remain a rarity on most American city streets, accounting for less than one percent of the nation's auto sales, according to the automotive website Edmunds.com. Yet, when future auto historians look back, they may pinpoint...

  • Using big data to predict the death of the mall, one J.C. Penney at a time

    Using big data to predict the death of the mall, one J.C. Penney at a time

    Back in February, J.C. Penney said it planned to close down about 140 struggling stores. That might be just the beginning. Analysts at System2 LLC, a big-data startup, have identified another 197 stores at risk. The outlets -- from San Bernardino, California to a suburb of Omaha, Nebraska -- have...

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  • Boston's Restaurant & Sports Bar in Little Italy closes

    Boston's Restaurant & Sports Bar in Little Italy closes

    Boston's Restaurant & Sports Bar in Little Italy has closed after less than six months in businesses. A message on the location’s website states “We apologize, but this location is no longer open for business.” Representatives from Boston’s corporate offices could not immediately be reached Monday....

  • So, just what happened at Camp John Waters?

    So, just what happened at Camp John Waters?

    With registration opening today for next year’s Camp John Waters, here are the top 10 things we learned about the inaugural adult summer camp experience, according to a recent article in the New York Times: (Waters told The Baltimore Sun on Monday that the camp “was a staggering experience. But...

  • 'The Deuce' recap: 'Why Me?' sets up the next chapter

    'The Deuce' recap: 'Why Me?' sets up the next chapter

    “In this town, nothing’s dirty anymore,” Rudy says. This week on “The Deuce,” it’s a triumphant day for the porn industry in New York City. The courts have dropped all charges against pornography producers, who are now free to film and sell as much porn as they’d like. Though it’s a relatively...

  • Starlite Diner in Belvedere Square is closed

    Starlite Diner in Belvedere Square is closed

    Starlite Diner appears to have closed a year after it opened in Belvedere Square. Starlite opened in September 2016. The restaurant was locked and the lights were off on Monday afternoon, and Google lists it as permanently closed. No one answered the phone at Starlite on Monday. The diner was...

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