| Apr 12, 2014
| 12:01 PM
John M. Rusnak was preparing to open a ZIPS dry cleaning business in Pasadena when a job seeker walked in from a nearby drug recovery house. The applicant had little experience, was recovering from a heroin addiction and had a misdemeanor charge on his...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 5:16 AM
In recent years, Maryland has seen many local banks acquired by out-of-state rivals. A little over a decade ago, the state had 139 banks based here, with 20 of them separately chartered affiliates of Mercantile-Safe Deposit & Trust Co., according to the...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 12:45 PM
Women's clothing retailers Anthropologie and Talbots are among three retailers that will be added this summer to the Columbia mall's expansion wing, the mall announced Tuesday.
Anthropologie, which sells accessories, gifts and home decor in addition...
| Apr 20, 2014
The founder of 1st Mariner launched the Baltimore bank as an alternative to big, faceless, out-of-state institutions at a time when banks based elsewhere had rapidly gobbled up 30 percent of the Maryland market.
Now — 19 years and many...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:15 AM
A Virginia-based real estate company may locate a new fitness center on an unused portion of Baltimore's 10.9-acre Alameda Marketplace, which it acquired last week.
Atlantic Realty Companies, which bought the shopping center for $11.3 million, plans...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 5:22 AM
I will leave it to The Sun's political reporters to write about who "won" or "lost" this cooked-up and dumbed-down TV cartoon of a debate between Gov. Martin O'Malley and his Texas counterpart Rick Perry Wednesday on CNN's "Crossfire."
I am only here to...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 11:28 AM
Maryland has long been considered among the bluest of blue states, firmly in the Democratic camp. Its recent progressive record on social justice has only further burnished that reputation: passing the Dream Act to allow in-state college tuition —...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 3:01 PM
William Lee Daniels, 23, of the first block of Ray Avenue, was arrested Thursday on a bench warrant in a case he was charged with driving while his license was suspended.
Joshua Paul Antlitz, 29, of the 600 block of Law Street and the 500...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 5:44 PM
Homicide detectives have made arrests in what they describe as two domestic slayings: the recent killings of a Baltimore nurse and a woman whose body was set on fire behind a vacant home.
Since Feb. 5, police have made arrests in four homicides, two of...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 3:36 PM
United Way of Central Maryland is looking for a new home, a move leaders hope will embody the charity's shift from a funnel for corporate dollars into a hands-on partner of service organizations.
When the emphasis was on corporate fundraising, "of course...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 4:38 PM
A former administrator at the Maryland State Bar Association has been sentenced to prison for stealing $265,000 from the organization's charitable arm.
Nicole Earl-Hernandez, 42, of Essex received a five-year sentence Friday with all but 18 months of...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 2:45 PM
The Horizon Foundation, a Columbia-based nonprofit dedicated to health and wellness initiatives in Howard County, announced additions to its board of directors Wednesday.
Janet Currie and Dr. Michael Barr will be added and will serve three-year terms,...