| Mar 5, 2012
| 3:00 AM
There is no question Baltimore City schools need financial help to renovate aging buildings, but one aspect of the plan to finance this massive renovation project misses the mark and will have a devastating impact on hard-working businesses and families...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 2:11 PM
Harford County residents, farmers and county officials gathered at Level Fire Hall Friday night to celebrate local farmers' accomplishments and agricultural land preservation at the 2012 Harford County Ag Banquet.
Among those honored was one of the...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 6:49 PM
Harford County residents could soon get messages about weather emergencies on their cell phones, emergency operations manager Rick Ayers told local government officials at a quarterly meeting Thursday.
Ayers said the new service, which will be...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 1:38 PM
The negotiated contract for Harford County public school teachers was approved by the board of education Monday after more than a year of negotiations and legal action.
School board members did not comment on the matter, which was part of Monday's...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 5:13 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will seek to raise the city's bottle tax from 2 cents to 5 cents as part of a plan to boost funding for school construction and repairs, her administration said Thursday.
The bottle tax money and other revenue would...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 10:41 AM
In Baltimore City, 1 in 8 families with young children are "food insecure," and 20 percent of all residents live in poverty. More than half a million Marylanders get help affording food through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). In...
| Nov 20, 2011
| 12:58 PM
Stanley Oppenheim, a retired food products salesman, died of diabetic complications Nov. 11 at his Lutherville home. He was 74.
Born in Baltimore and raised on East Baltimore Street and on Towanda Avenue, he was a 1956 graduate of Forest Park High...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 11:04 AM
Those who make their living soliciting donations on behalf of charities, colleges and other nonprofits are occasionally asked by outsiders whether asking for contributions from the rich ever becomes tiresome. Doesn't it amount to begging in better dress?...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 2:59 PM
Giant Food, the region's largest grocery chain, became the latest area supermarket Thursday to declare it would stop selling meat with the additive known as pink slime.
The Landover-based company is among a growing number of supermarkets pulling the...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 2:31 PM
Carroll County public schools should strengthen financial controls and network security, seek all valid Medicaid-related reimbursements, review some of their contractor arrangements and re-evaluate their food service operations, according to a report...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 6:48 AM
Update: Starbucks has responded. Linda Mills, a spokeswoman from Starbucks, says: “Starbucks has a goal to minimize artificial ingredients in our products. And the strawberry base that we use does have a cochineal extract, a common dye used in the...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 2:43 PM
Theodore Neal "Ted" Holmes, who founded the old Chicken George restaurant chain and built it into a regional fast-food business, died of diabetic complications Nov. 29 at Sanctuary at Holy Cross in Burtonsville. The Jessup resident was 72.
Born in York,...