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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....

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  • Hopkins FastForward incubator to move from Stieff Silver to R. House

    Hopkins FastForward incubator to move from Stieff Silver to R. House

    Johns Hopkins University will relocate its original FastForward business incubator in April from the Stieff Silver building near the university's Homewood campus on Wyman Park Drive to nearby R. House at 301 W. 29th St. in Remington. FastForward R. House will be smaller — about 9,000 square feet...

  • McCormick boosts sales, profit in third quarter

    McCormick boosts sales, profit in third quarter

    McCormick & Co. boosted sales and profit in a third quarter driven by strong global demand for flavorings and healthy foods, the Sparks-based spice maker reported Friday. Net income rose to $127.7 million from $97.6 million in the third quarter of 2015. Earnings jumped to $1 per share from 76 cents...

  • Madison Bank of Maryland names new CEO

    Madison Bank of Maryland names new CEO

    MB Bancorp, Inc., the parent company of Madison Bank of Maryland in Harford County, has named Philip P. Phillips as its President and CEO. Phillips succeeds outgoing President and CEO Julia A. Newton, with whom the community bank has "parted ways," according to a statement. Newton will also resign...

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  • Harry Potter Festival to draw thousands of witches, wizards to Chestertown

    Harry Potter Festival to draw thousands of witches, wizards to Chestertown

    You won't need a broomstick, floo powder or the Hogwarts Express to travel to the magical world of "Harry Potter" this weekend.  All it takes is a quick trip down to Chestertown, where the small Kent County town will be transformed into the wizarding world this weekend for the third annual Chestertown...

  • 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...

  • New Latin American restaurant En Vivo opens in Maryland Live Casino

    New Latin American restaurant En Vivo opens in Maryland Live Casino

    Maryland Live Casino expanded its dining options this week with the opening of En Vivo, a new restaurant that will serve up its take on Latin American street food for the 21-and-up crowd. The menu will feature classics including grilled street corn, tamales and a variety of tacos, quesadillas,...

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  • Setting goals for the city schools

    Setting goals for the city schools

    Baltimore City students' scores on the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career exams were not good. Overall, only about 15 percent of city students passed the tests, about half the rate in Baltimore County and far below the rate in Carroll and Howard counties. This was the...

  • Why the Jolie-Pitt divorce won't be like Kramer vs. Kramer

    Why the Jolie-Pitt divorce won't be like Kramer vs. Kramer

    The only thing the public loves more than news of a celebrity romance is the prospect of its ugly disintegration. No sooner had news broken of Angelina Jolie's intent to divorce Brad Pitt than headlines began to fly about the "bruising" and "ugly" court fight ahead. As a family law teacher and...

  • In defense of politically correct comedy

    In defense of politically correct comedy

    Comedians have always had one simple guiding rule: Be funny. That is, some critics say, until now. We're now witnessing a debate about whether there's a place for political correctness in comedy — that profession that profits from poking fun at others, playing with taboo and pushing the proverbial...

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  • Helen Bentley's will: beneficiaries include hospital, Pride of Baltimore

    Helen Bentley's will: beneficiaries include hospital, Pride of Baltimore

    Helen Delich Bentley, the former congresswoman from Maryland who died last month at 92, left large bequests from an estate estimated at $2.4 million to a children's hospital, animal-related charities and the tall ship Pride of Baltimore. Bentley, a widow who had no children, put aside $1 million...

  • 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....

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