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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...

  • 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...

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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...

  • 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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  • Where are they now? Checking back in with previous Women to Watch

    Where are they now? Checking back in with previous Women to Watch

    They're still making news: We checked back in with some of The Baltimore Sun's Women to Watch from previous years. Laura Gamble 53, regional president, Greater Maryland, PNC Bank; chair, Baltimore Community Foundation Last year’s unrest presented Laura Gamble and PNC with a challenge: helping Baltimore...

  • Great urban hiking, biking trails in the Northeast

    Great urban hiking, biking trails in the Northeast

    It may seem counterintuitive to plan a city outing that involves your hiking boots and camelback, but urban trails are some of the best-kept secrets in metropolitan regions. After all, what's an active body to do after a day spent in convention halls or perusing museums and watching theater performances?...

  • 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...

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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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  • 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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