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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 'Ban the Box' bill advances over opposition from businesses

    'Ban the Box' bill advances over opposition from businesses
    Supporters of a proposed law to help more ex-convicts land jobs in Baltimore scored a victory Monday when they fended off efforts by the business community to block the measure indefinitely. The protracted debate over the so-called "Ban the Box"...
  • 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...
  • Former restaurateur Anita Ward now working in a pharmacy [Hudson's Corner]

    I had one of those "think it and it happens" moments this winter. On a walk to the post office, I passed the Roland Park Shopping Center. I remembered the old Roland Park Bakery & Deli and the fabulous banana cream pie its owner, Anita Ward, once made...
  • The app says 'woof': Technology eases worries for pet owners

    The app says 'woof': Technology eases worries for pet owners
    Maureen Royer leaves her 13-year-old dog, Rubie, at home while she works every day, but she doesn't worry that the dog walker won't show up. Royer gets an email every time Rubie's dog walker arrives that tells her not only when the visit started, but...
  • Conway moves to stop liquor licenses in Belvedere

    Conway moves to stop liquor licenses in Belvedere
    A powerful city senator has amended legislation in Annapolis to ban any new liquor licenses in a North Baltimore neighborhood — a move that is drawing criticism from opponents who say it should have been aired in public first. State Sen. Joan...
  • More than 90 percent of Harford businesses pass new liquor compliance test

    Harford County liquor inspectors report 94 percent of 34 businesses that were checked as part of a March 22 sting operation refused to serve an underage criminal justice student from Harford Community College. Liquor board inspector Charles Robbins said...
  • Council candidate hopes third time's the charm

    Council candidate hopes third time's the charm
    Devin Tucker is no stranger to Anne Arundel politics. The Russett community advocate and owner of a philanthropic consulting business has run for office twice before – in 2006 for County Council, and then, four years later, for a state delegate...
  • Assembly passes city liquor board overhaul

    Assembly passes city liquor board overhaul
    The General Assembly gave final approval Wednesday to legislation restructuring the troubled Baltimore liquor board and giving City Hall more control. The unanimous vote by the state Senate sends the measure to the governor, who is expected to sign it...
  • At Kake Korner, Ulman touts Route 1 tax credit program as sweet deal

    At Kake Korner, Ulman touts Route 1 tax credit program as sweet deal
    Howard County Executive Ken Ulman announced on Wednesday a new tax credit program aimed at incentivizing revitalization along the aging Route 1 corridor. Standing in front of Kake Korner, a pastry shop on Route 1 in North Laurel, Ulman said he hoped the...
  • For consumers, more ways to complain

    For consumers, more ways to complain
    When the company Maggie Argent hired to make her mother's headstone didn't do the work, she turned to the forum that gives aggrieved customers an outlet — in the court of public opinion, if nothing else: the Internet. Argent's online complaint...