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  • Howard gas station owners grapple with a changing market

    Howard gas station owners grapple with a changing market
    When Rick Levitan opened his two gas stations in close succession about 15 years ago, he didn't know what the future would bring. When he started his business in 1999, Levitan reflects, "nobody knew what a hybrid was." Today, car manufacturers are...
  • Eva-Mar project opponents renew plea for repeal of beneficial zoning code changes

    Eva-Mar project opponents renew plea for repeal of beneficial zoning code changes
    Half a dozen people who live around a Bel Air-area farm slated for extensive development once again pleaded with members of the Harford County Council Tuesday evening to either stop the project, reduce its scope, or repeal three changes to the zoning...
  • Paper or plastic? [Commentary]

    Paper or plastic? [Commentary]
    Cash or credit? Cash: At the Hot Stove restaurant on Cape Cod, which I visit every summer vacation for one of their tasty burgers served on English muffins, patrons must pay their tab in cash or by check. A few years ago, the pub stopped taking credit...
  • Convicted Allfirst trader seeks redemption hiring others

    Convicted Allfirst trader seeks redemption hiring others
    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...
  • Charles Village finds its 'Mojo' in quest to fill vacant storefronts

    In an effort to fill vacant storefronts with businesses that residents want, community associations in Charles Village and Old Goucher are partnering with Spotmojo, a California-based 'crowd-sourcing' company that does neighborhood-based market research,...
  • 'Born in Baltimore' show seeks host

    'Born in Baltimore' show seeks host
    Do you have the charisma of Oprah, the peppiness of Katie Couric and the wit of Letterman? Ok, um.... well, do you at least have the Mr. Rogers' knack for popping in businesses with his television neighbor? The city's local access cable channel is...
  • Havre de Grace council votes down proposal for "Third Fridays" event; business owners divided

    There will be no "Third Fridays" for Havre de Grace. The city council struck down a proposal Monday to expand the highly-popular First Fridays downtown event, citing concerns about diluting the brand and wasting resources. Councilman Joe Smith, who...
  • Are these the best leaders Maryland can get? [Letter]

    Are these the best leaders Maryland can get? [Letter]
    Are Marylanders aware that the General Assembly (our state senators and delegates) are part-time representatives who only work for 90 days? To deal with more important complex issues, such as public health and safety, they do not have the time. Apparently...
  • The day after graduation [Editorial]

    The day after graduation  [Editorial]
    President Barack Obama was in Prince George's County today to tout a new $7 million federal initiative to expand programs that help high school graduates prepare for jobs in the region. In a state whose prosperity depends on a highly educated workforce,...
  • CareFirst dominates health exchange enrollments

    CareFirst dominates health exchange enrollments
    The vast majority of people who bought health insurance through the state's new online marketplace chose plans offered by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, the state's dominant insurer. Even more called the carrier and enrolled directly, according to data...
  • Anti-business as usual [Commentary]

    Anti-business as usual  [Commentary]
    Few things surprise me anymore, especially when it comes to our leaders in Annapolis. Still, the brazenness demonstrated this legislative session by politicians seeking to recast themselves as "pro-business" after years of supporting anti-business...
  • Foreclosure rates remained high in March in Maryland

    Foreclosure rates remained high in March in Maryland
    Even as the housing market recovers nationwide, echoes of the mortgage lending crisis continue to reverberate in Maryland, home to the nation's second-highest foreclosure rate last month. One in every 527 housing units in the state was touched by a...