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Baltimore oysters get the casual treatment

Baltimore oysters get the casual treatment

Whether or not it was pay day, Jasmine Norton would stake out a spot at an oyster bar every Friday. But it was not always easy to convince friends to join her — both the shellfish and the atmosphere in which they were served could be intimidating. “There was this unwritten rule in certain oyster...

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  • We are responsible for the balance of history

    We are responsible for the balance of history

    I recently heard a well-intended white person explaining that she had to try to understand black people’s general wariness about police because she always assumed that the police were the good guys. I thought about what a wonderful privilege that is because, even if you are a law-abiding child...

  • Rosh Hashana: The Super Bowl of brisket

    Rosh Hashana: The Super Bowl of brisket

    The start of the football season is always a cause for celebration in my house. Not only do we get to experience the thrills and anguishes of NFL games, we nostalgically enjoy special foods this time of year, like brisket for the Jewish holidays such as Rosh Hashana, the new year we celebrate starting...

  • Trump at the UN

    Trump at the UN

    President Donald Trump will take center stage tomorrow when he delivers his first address to the United Nations General Assembly in New York. It’s an opportunity for Mr. Trump to lay out his ideas about the role the U.S. intends to play in addressing global problems and, equally important, a chance...

  • Hogan and the CJCC: Lots of politics, not much policy

    Hogan and the CJCC: Lots of politics, not much policy

    Gov. Larry Hogan’s decision to de-fund the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council — a nearly two-decade-old body that brings together all the top players in Baltimore law enforcement — took many who have been involved off guard, and it’s led to some grumbling that he is grandstanding. But it hasn’t...

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  • Erickson Living to open new retirement community in Fairfax

    Erickson Living to open new retirement community in Fairfax

    Erickson Living, a Baltimore-based retirement community developer and manager, is opening a new facility in Fairfax County. Erickson has entered into an agreement to purchase the 78-acre Northern Virginia Training Center sites in Fairfax from Virginia to convert into an age-restricted continuing...

  • Ted Levitt announces he's sold Chick and Ruth's in Annapolis

    Ted Levitt announces he's sold Chick and Ruth's in Annapolis

    An Annapolis landmark for more than 50 years has a new owner. Ted Levitt, owner of Chick n' Ruth’s on Main Street, announced on his personal Facebook page at 8 p.m. Monday that he has sold the business started by his parents. “After 52 years of working in my family business I thought it would be...

  • Baltimore plant involved in HAZMAT incident is part of global chemical giant

    Baltimore plant involved in HAZMAT incident is part of global chemical giant

    The company whose plant sent a cloud of caustic acid over South Baltimore Monday is one of the world’s largest chemical companies, last year selling about $13 billion in products intended for everything from planes, cars and medical devices to materials for food and beauty products. The Baltimore...

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  • Bunzzz Sports Bar & Grill coming to the Gallery in 2018

    Bunzzz Sports Bar & Grill coming to the Gallery in 2018

    In 2018, sit-down dining will return to the Gallery. Bunzzz Sports Bar & Grill plans to open in the Inner Harbor shopping mall, in the first-floor space that previously housed Brooks Brothers, by next summer, said co-owner Angela Washington-Tallitsch. The full-service eatery and bar plans to serve...

  • A coffee subscription box service is launching in Baltimore

    A coffee subscription box service is launching in Baltimore

    A pair of brothers from Harford County are starting a Baltimore-based coffee distributor with the hope of introducing customers to freshly roasted coffees through subscription boxes. Akash and Aman Magoon, 21 and 25, respectively, are launching Virtuous Coffee this week. The pre-launch of the online-based...

  • President Trump omnipresent over Emmy Awards ceremony

    President Trump omnipresent over Emmy Awards ceremony

    President Donald Trump never won an Emmy, it's true. But his presence was felt at this year's television awards ceremony more than any actor, writer or producer. "Saturday Night Live," for which Trump was an endless fount of comedy during his campaign and early presidency, had its best Emmys haul...

  • This year's Emmys didn't even pretend not to be political

    This year's Emmys didn't even pretend not to be political

    Subtext became text when issues of race, gender and national politics, long a part of Hollywood awards shows, took center stage at the 69th Emmy Awards telecast Sunday night. “You can’t deny that every show was influenced by Donald Trump in some way,” said host Stephen Colbert in his opening monologue....

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  • Senate leader praises revived GOP health law repeal drive

    Senate leader praises revived GOP health law repeal drive

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday praised the revived Republican effort to uproot former President Barack Obama's health care law, giving a public boost to a proposal that's given new life to a drive that seemed all but dead earlier this summer. McConnell, R-Ky., said the bill would...

  • GOP governors launch 'news' site critics call propaganda

    GOP governors launch 'news' site critics call propaganda

    Republican governors are getting into the "news" business. The Republican Governors Association has quietly launched an online publication that looks like a media outlet and is branded as such on social media. The Free Telegraph blares headlines about the virtues of GOP governors, while framing...

  • Trump lawyer: Moscow Trump Tower 'solely a real estate deal'

    Trump lawyer: Moscow Trump Tower 'solely a real estate deal'

    An abandoned proposal to develop a Trump Tower in Moscow during the 2016 presidential election was "solely a real estate deal and nothing more," the personal lawyer for President Donald Trump was expected to tell congressional staff on Tuesday. Michael Cohen appeared Tuesday morning at the offices...

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