| Dec 6, 2013
| 7:47 AM
Thursday saw fast food workers across in 130 cities the country walk off the job in order to protest for higher wages. The protesters were bemoaning the low pay earned in fast food jobs and are demanding an economically unfeasible wage of $15 per hour. To...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 3:21 PM
TIC Gums in Harford County is perhaps the biggest privately owned player in an invisible part of the food industry.
It's not chewing gum, though the company does get some visitors who assume that's what it makes. The name refers to a different kind of...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 5:01 PM
The Johns Hopkins University has swapped traditional dining hall fare this year with new offerings: 25 varieties of apples from a farm in Pennsylvania, greens grown less than three miles away in Baltimore and gourmet beef from a cattle breeder in Monkton....
| Dec 23, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Fast food workers in more than a hundred cities across the country went on strike for a $15 an hour wage earlier this month. They were calling it a strike for a livable wage. Fast food workers epitomize the low-skilled working poor in America, but a $15...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 3:10 PM
When Latitia Carter and her then-12-year-old son sought temporary housing at Baltimore Outreach Services' emergency shelter in Federal Hill, she wasn't looking for a job — just a roof over her head while she rebounded from a rough spell that...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 11:58 AM
A civilian employee of the Naval Academy died Friday after falling unconscious on campus, the academy said.
The woman, a member of the food service staff, was found unresponsive at about 5 a.m. in the kitchen area of King Hall, the academy said in a...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 3:08 PM
Havre de Grace Middle School opened as usual for classes Monday, despite an incident the day before, during which firefighters had to respond to a fire alarm at the school.
Firefighters with the Susquehanna Hose Company of Havre de Grace responded to the...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 12:15 PM
A nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center regularly provides a guest post. This week, Shanti Lewis weighs in on gluten-free diets.
Have you walked in the grocery store lately and seen a plethora of products labeled "gluten-free?" Do...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 8:54 AM
Howard County's new ban on the sale of sugary drinks on government property won't solve the obesity epidemic. It won't prevent Howard Countians from slurping down empty calories by the Big Gulpful. It won't stop them from eating things that are even...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Ellen Valentino and the beverage Industry are entitled to their own opinions but not their own facts ("Ulman drink ban is heavy-handed," Dec. 18).
Ms. Valentino's assertion that the beverage industry has "voluntarily removed full-calorie soft drinks...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 11:08 AM
The good news as Labor Day approaches: Jobs are returning. The bad news: Most of them pay lousy wages and provide low, if not nonexistent, benefits.
The trend toward lousy wages began before the Great Recession. According to a new report from the...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Before the recession, Madie Green's home daycare was normally full. As parents lost their jobs and pulled kids out, the 55-year-old District Heights woman spent through her savings to keep up on her mortgage and auto payments.
Her business still hasn'...