Lorraine Mirabella

Writer

Lorraine Mirabella writes about retail, consumer affairs and workplace issues at the Baltimore Sun. She’s a contributor to the Consuming Interests blog. Since joining the Sun’s business staff in 1992, she also has covered residential and commercial real estate, energy, manufacturing and business trends. Lorraine grew up outside Washington in Silver Spring but came to the Baltimore area for college and, besides a brief reporting stint in Frederick, never left.

Recent Articles

  • Maryland expands apprenticeship programs

    Maryland expands apprenticeship programs

    Maryland labor officials have approved new sponsors and employers for apprenticeship programs designed to help workers prepare for careers, the state Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation said Thursday. Nestle Dreyer’s Ice Cream Co. will offer an apprenticeship in the trade of industrial...

  • Kirkland's now open in Towson

    Kirkland's now open in Towson

    Kirkland’s Inc. has opened a store in Towson, the home decor retailer’s second Baltimore-area location. The new store is located in Goucher Commons at 803 Goucher Boulevard. Kirkland’s sells indoor and outdoor furniture, framed art, mirrors, lamps, picture frames, accent rugs, candles, garden accessories,...

  • BGE plans Energy Savings Day on Thursday

    BGE plans Energy Savings Day on Thursday

    BGE has scheduled its first Energy Savings Day of the summer for Thursday, when customers are asked to conserve energy between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. to get a credit on their next bill. Savings days are typically scheduled when increased demand for electricity is expected throughout the Mid-Atlantic....

  • Baltimore Sun buildings sold for more than $15 million

    Baltimore Sun buildings sold for more than $15 million

    State records show the building on North Calvert Street leased by The Baltimore Sun and a neighboring parking garage were sold to Atapco Properties for more than $15 million. Chicago-based Tribune Media sold the properties to Atapco, a Baltimore-based real estate investment and management firm,...

  • Opposition to proposed Lake Roland development intensifies

    Opposition to proposed Lake Roland development intensifies

    A proposal to build a cluster of apartments, restaurants and offices at the edge of Lake Roland Park has pitted neighbors in nearby Baltimore County communities against one another. Save Lake Roland says it wants to prevent “irresponsible” development near a park known for hiking and biking trails...

  • Five minutes with Richard Kurland, CEO of Employment Background Investigations

    Five minutes with Richard Kurland, CEO of Employment Background Investigations

    Richard Kurland has been an entrepreneur most of his life — and he started young. He was just 14 and an avid tennis player when he opened a racket-stringing business out of his parents’ Pikesville home, calling it String Along With Me. While in college during the early 1980s, he opened a wrestling...

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