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  • City officials prepare to launch new curfew Aug. 8

    City officials prepare to launch new curfew Aug. 8
    Baltimore officials will open two youth centers in advance of the strict new curfew law that takes effect Aug. 8, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Thursday. The curfew centers will open early next month on the city's east and west sides with staffs of...
  • Businesses howl over new rules on game machines

    Businesses howl over new rules on game machines
    Jerry Greenspan has been running the Fun City arcade in Ocean City for 40 years, long enough to see children who played games there grow up and bring their children to continue the summer boardwalk tradition. Now he wonders how long it can go on. "We...
  • Pruski's exit from school board for County Council run leaves seat unfilled

    Pruski's exit from school board for County Council run leaves seat unfilled
    Anne Arundel County school board member Andrew Pruski, who recently won the Democratic nomination for a County Council seat, announced his resignation from the board Wednesday, citing a state law prohibiting candidates from appearing on a general election...
  • One reason why New Jersey rates as the garden state

    My sister and I recently spent five days at Ocean City, New Jersey. In early childhood summers, thanks to our grandparents, we spent months there. As we grew older, they took us traveling. Beach months dwindled to weeks, then days. The imprint of...
  • Region's movie theaters staging a comeback

    Region's movie theaters staging a comeback
    With today's opening of a 15-screen Cinemark theater in Towson, Baltimore and its immediate area — that is, within the Beltway — is home to nearly 60 movie screens. And 20 of those are in the city itself. That's not bad when one considers...
  • New rules require disabled drivers to pay for handicap spots

    New rules require disabled drivers to pay for handicap spots
    Disabled drivers will have to begin paying for parking in parts of Baltimore beginning Thursday, under Project Space, an initiative aimed at combating theft of handicap placards. The Parking Authority retrofitted multi-space meter kiosks in the city's...
  • Who should pay the bill for illegal immigration? [Letter]

    Who should pay the bill for illegal immigration? [Letter]
    President Obama wants $3.7 billion of our tax money to care for unaccompanied minors illegally crossing our southern border ("America's refugee crisis," July 9). If Congress grants that request the bill for it should be sent to Honduras, El Salvador and...
  • Elliott A. Brager, lawyer and fundraiser

    Elliott A. Brager, lawyer and fundraiser
    Elliott A. Brager, an attorney who was an accomplished fundraiser for HIV treatment and research, died of heart failure Monday at his Mount Washington home. He was 72. Born in Baltimore and raised in the Park Heights area, he was the son of Philip...
  • Hogan and Hobby Lobby [Letter]

    Hogan and Hobby Lobby [Letter]
    Within hours of the Supreme Court's decision last week that closely-held corporations could deny coverage for contraceptives through their employees' health insurance policies if doing so violated the owners' religious convictions, Gov. Martin O'Malley...
  • After six injuries in three days, police and bike advocates urge safety on Arundel roads

    After six injuries in three days, police and bike advocates urge safety on Arundel roads
    Todd Green never expected to be the public face of bicycle safety. He's not even a huge cycling fan. But as he and girlfriend Katie Pohler took a bike ride down the Baltimore-Annapolis Trail on Saturday, they became the fifth and sixth cyclists injured...
  • Harford's Craig vetoes change in deputy directors' job status

    Harford's Craig vetoes change in deputy directors' job status
    Harford County Executive David Craig has vetoed a proposed county charter amendment that would have ended job protections for deputy directors of county agencies. Shortly after the veto was announced Friday afternoon, Council President Billy Boniface,...
  • Strong primary showing bolsters Dyer's bid to return to school board

    Strong primary showing bolsters Dyer's bid to return to school board
    A year ago, the Maryland State Board of Education upheld a Howard County school board request to oust fellow member Allen Dyer — and it didn't matter that the Ellicott City resident's term had long since expired. The board's decision culminated...