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  • Recount underway in Baltimore County executive primary race

    Recount underway in Baltimore County executive primary race

    Baltimore County election officials began the task Thursday of recounting more than 87,000 paper ballots in the Democratic primary for county executive — a contest Johnny Olszewski Jr. won by just nine votes. The extensive recount was requested by second-place finisher Jim Brochin, who has said...

  • Howard council incumbent, down two votes in primary, loses by six votes after recount

    Howard council incumbent, down two votes in primary, loses by six votes after recount

    Political newcomer Liz Walsh held on to her upset victory over incumbent Howard County Councilman Jon Weinstein in last month’s Democratic primary after a recount Wednesday. Walsh gained two votes in the recount and Weinstein lost two, making the final tally 3,175 votes for Walsh and 3,169 for...

  • What you need to know about the Baltimore County executive race recount

    What you need to know about the Baltimore County executive race recount

    Election officials on Thursday will begin the task of manually recounting nearly 85,000 paper ballots cast in last month’s Democratic primary for Baltimore County executive. Here’s some facts about this close race: » Johnny O is ahead. Former Del. Johnny Olszewski Jr. was declared the winner by...

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  • What Johnny O's victory means

    What Johnny O's victory means

    Former Del. Johnny Olszewski Jr. won by a tiny margin in the Democratic primary for Baltimore County executive — after counting absentee and provisional ballots and re-counting by hand each and every one of the 87,000 ballots cast, he won by just 17 votes. But the political significance for the...

  • The Stupendous Exploits of Mr. Fix-It!

    The Stupendous Exploits of Mr. Fix-It!

  • Lessons from FEMA

    Lessons from FEMA

    Last year produced the most destructive hurricane season on record, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency now admits it blew the response. In a mea culpa report released last week, agency officials concede they badly underestimated and were ill-prepared for the Atlantic storm season that...

  • 'Rise up' to protect abortion rights

    'Rise up' to protect abortion rights

    As I lay awake last Monday night, horrified and heartsick about my country and the latest Supreme Court nominee, I thought about the obvious glee I saw on TV from some older white men. They were practically salivating about the prospect of overturning Roe vs. Wade. Yes, I know there are women and...

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  • ALDI recalls some poke kits from five Maryland stores

    ALDI recalls some poke kits from five Maryland stores

    ALDI announced Saturday that it has recalled two poke products sold at five Maryland stores because of incorrect storage procedures. The supermarket chain recalled select AnnaSea Wasabi Ahi Poke Hawaiian Poke Kits and Limu Ahi Poke Hawaiian Poke Kits. “While the products are required to remain...

  • Deadline extended for nominations for the Top Workplaces in the Baltimore region

    Deadline extended for nominations for the Top Workplaces in the Baltimore region

    Did you forget to nominate your company as a Top Workplace in the Baltimore region? It’s not too late. The Baltimore Sun Media Group extended the deadline to Aug. 10 for nominations for the eighth annual Top Workplaces list. For the past seven years, The Sun has showcased the region's Top Workplaces...

  • More eateries, businesses do away with plastic straws

    More eateries, businesses do away with plastic straws

    For nearly a decade, Acme Paper & Supply Co. has given restaurants and other customers a choice of paper straws instead of the commonly used plastic ones. But until a few months ago, the paper straw option had few takers. “It’s just been a little drip, and now the spigots are turned on and the...

  • Portal's shutdown puts farmers market trips in jeopardy for SNAP recipients

    Portal's shutdown puts farmers market trips in jeopardy for SNAP recipients

    Shoppers may no longer be able to use government assistance to buy food at 18 Maryland farmers markets — including the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar — as of the end of this month. Novo Dia Group, the vendor that services software that some markets use to charge the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance...

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  • Nancy Sinatra Sr., first wife and early muse of Frank Sinatra, dies at 101

    Nancy Sinatra Sr., first wife and early muse of Frank Sinatra, dies at 101

    Nancy Sinatra Sr., the first of Frank Sinatra’s four wives and the mother of the legendary singer’s three children, died Friday. She was 101. Sinatra’s daughter, pop singer Nancy Sinatra, who had a 1966 hit with “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’,” confirmed her mother’s death Friday on Twitter...

  • European-style cafe and wine bar coming to Station North

    European-style cafe and wine bar coming to Station North

    The former Bottega restaurant on Maryland Avenue in Station North will soon become a European-style cafe thanks to a couple that used to work in the space. Rosemary Liss and Will Mester met at the Italian restaurant in 2015. After several years and world travels, the pair has returned to their...

  • Pop-up dinners coming to Rye in Fells Point next week

    Pop-up dinners coming to Rye in Fells Point next week

    Baltimore startup haenyo will host two pop-up dinners at Rye in Fells Point on Wednesday and Thursday from 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Chef and co-founder Irvin Seo will prepare Korean dishes reminiscent of his childhood meals. Rye will offer Korean-inspired cocktails to pair with the meal. No reservations...

  • Owners of Delia Foley's and Smaltimore to open new restaurant in Federal Hill

    Owners of Delia Foley's and Smaltimore to open new restaurant in Federal Hill

    Bar business buds Andrew Carter and Jesse Selke are launching their next restaurant: AJ’s on Hanover will take the place of the former Bluegrass Tavern on South Hanover Street in Federal Hill. The pair, who purchased Delia Foley’s in 2014 and Smaltimore in 2017, said the new restaurant will have...

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  • Emaciated puppy found under pile of trash is fighting for her life

    Emaciated puppy found under pile of trash is fighting for her life

    An emaciated 10-month-old puppy is clinging to life not quite two days after she was found buried beneath a pile of trash inside a Kenilworth Park apartment. “Henrietta is at the ER right now,” said Lizzy Grap, an employee of the Baltimore Animal Rescue Care Shelter (BARCS), which is paying for...

  • Shelters across Maryland offering free cat adoptions throughout July

    Shelters across Maryland offering free cat adoptions throughout July

    If you’ve been on the fence about getting a cat, July might be the time to pounce. For the second year in a row, 20 shelters across the state are waiving adoption fees for cats and kittens during July, according to a news release from the Maryland SPCA. Those who adopt cats or kittens from the...

  • Howard County family provides support for sickle cell disease patients

    Howard County family provides support for sickle cell disease patients

    Growing up, Mikaili and Khari Robertson often felt different from other kids. They kept gallon-sized water jugs sitting by their desks at school, couldn’t play outside if it got too hot or too cold, and sometimes had to miss school because of bouts of extreme pain. It was all part of living with...

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