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As Baltimore Metro shutdown drags on, students frustrated by longer commutes

As Baltimore Metro shutdown drags on, students frustrated by longer commutes

Since the state shut down Baltimore’s Metro system, Amirah Haney has had to take three buses to get to school every morning. The sixth-grader’s first period math class at Monarch Academy is already under way by the time she gets there — sometimes half an hour after the school’s starting bell. “The...

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  • Md. 'Drug Cost Commission' would set fair prescription prices

    Md. 'Drug Cost Commission' would set fair prescription prices

    The soaring cost of prescription drugs is among the greatest drivers in rising rates for Maryland insurance premiums, according to CareFirst CEO Chet Burrell. And, coupled with our aging population, it’s likely to propel health care spending in the U.S. to a record-breaking one-fifth of the economy...

  • Why do media in Baltimore and beyond sensationalize the bad and neglect the good?

    Why do media in Baltimore and beyond sensationalize the bad and neglect the good?

    Recently, a Dumbarton Middle school student made a series of poor choices on a bus ride home from school, involving violence and a knife. Thankfully, no one was injured, and all the children arrived home safely. I empathize with all the families involved. As a parent of two Dumbarton students,...

  • Md. should pave the way for clean transportation in the region

    Md. should pave the way for clean transportation in the region

    One of the most congested parts of the United States is the greater Baltimore/Washington, D.C., area. Traffic and population density is so intense in some parts of this vast metropolitan area that it is known as one of the half dozen or so major “megalopolis” areas in the nation. Pollution — including...

  • Metro needs an audit

    Metro needs an audit

    Our view: The Metro debacle — and questions about safety standards — warrant third-party review of how MTA oversees Baltimore’s temporarily shuttered subway Baltimore’s Metro riders should be forgiven if they’re feeling a little testy these days. Not only did the subway system get shut down suddenly...

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  • Sinclair Broadcast will sell TV stations in New York and Chicago to clear path for Tribune Media deal

    Sinclair Broadcast will sell TV stations in New York and Chicago to clear path for Tribune Media deal

    Sinclair Broadcast Group plans to sell TV stations in New York, Chicago and nine smaller markets as it seeks federal approval of its proposed $3.9 billion takeover of Tribune Media. The Hunt Valley-based broadcaster outlined steps it will take to comply with national and local TV station ownership...

  • Verizon Wireless to open offices in Annapolis Junction Town Center

    Verizon Wireless to open offices in Annapolis Junction Town Center

    Verizon Wireless has signed a lease for more than half of a new 100,000-square-foot office building in the Annapolis Junction Town Center, St. John Properties announced Wednesday. St. John is developing the mixed-used complex along with Somerset Construction Co. Verizon Wireless will take about...

  • Leadership changes at Baltimore law firm Miles & Stockbridge

    Leadership changes at Baltimore law firm Miles & Stockbridge

    The Baltimore law firm Miles & Stockbridge announced new leadership on Wednesday. The firm’s principals elected Nancy W. Greene as chairman and Joseph W. Hovermill as president and CEO, succeeding John B. Frisch, who’d held the posts since 2003. Greene is the first woman to lead the firm in its...

  • Family Dollar plans to open in Hilltop Shopping Center in Baltimore

    Family Dollar plans to open in Hilltop Shopping Center in Baltimore

    Family Dollar plans to open a store in early summer at Hilltop Shopping Center in Northwest Baltimore. The retailer, which offers name brand merchandise at a discount, signed a lease at the center on Reisterstown Road and Rogers Avenue in January, announced Klein Enterprises, a broker that represented...

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  • O.A.R. and OAR: Band from Rockville finds unlikely connection with Russia, Olympics

    O.A.R. and OAR: Band from Rockville finds unlikely connection with Russia, Olympics

    Russia and Rockville, together at last. OK, it’s not exactly an obvious pairing, but thanks to the Winter Games, an odd connection has formed. That’s because, due to Olympic sanctions for a nationwide doping operation, Russian competitors are competing in South Korea as “OLYMPIC ATHLETE FROM RUSSIA.”...

  • New farmers' market coming to Rosedale

    New farmers' market coming to Rosedale

    A new farmers’ market will provide fresh produce to Baltimore County residents this spring. The Rosedale Farmers’ Market will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays beginning in May. Operated by Tangled Roots farm owner April Downey and Robin Baux, head chef of the Charles Evering VFW, the market...

  • Giada de Laurentiis unveils more details about her Baltimore restaurant at Horseshoe Casino

    Giada de Laurentiis unveils more details about her Baltimore restaurant at Horseshoe Casino

    Giada de Laurentiis, the Food Network celebrity chef, will infuse her Italian-meets-Californian flavors into Baltimore’s food scene in mid-April when GDL Italian by Giada opens at the Horseshoe Casino. Her trattoria-style restaurant at the Horseshoe will offer a “casual but elegant” experience,...

  • Rappers Post Malone, 21 Savage to perform at 2018 Preakness, Live Nation says

    Rappers Post Malone, 21 Savage to perform at 2018 Preakness, Live Nation says

    Post Malone and 21 Savage, the rappers behind the hit single “Rockstar,” will perform at the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore, according to entertainment company Live Nation. The artists announced joint spring and summer tour dates on Tuesday; the news release from Live Nation lists the Baltimore...

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  • Federal judge knocks down Florida's voting ban for ex-felons

    Federal judge knocks down Florida's voting ban for ex-felons

    In a ruling that could have reverberations on this year's crucial elections, a federal judge Thursday ruled that Florida's current ban on former felons voting is unconstitutional and needs to be changed as soon as possible. U.S. District Judge Mark Walker issued a blistering ruling that says the...

  • Cuba state media: Fidel Castro's son has killed himself

    Cuba state media: Fidel Castro's son has killed himself

    The oldest son of late Cuban leader Fidel Castro killed himself on Thursday after months of treatment for depression, state media reported. He was 68. Official website Cubadebate said that Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart had been in a "deeply depressed state." A brief note read on state television said...

  • Behind the Obama portraits: Michelle's dress symbolizes equality, Barack jokingly asked for less gray

    Behind the Obama portraits: Michelle's dress symbolizes equality, Barack jokingly asked for less gray

    When Barack Obama speaks, people listen. At least they did when he was in the White House. But that kind of authority didn't hold much sway when it came time for his presidential portrait. At a ceremony Monday to unveil portraits of him and former first lady Michelle Obama, the former president...

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