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  • Royal Farms Arena name draws questions and praise

    Royal Farms Arena name draws questions and praise
    The city's plan to award Baltimore Arena naming rights to the Royal Farms chain of convenience stores drew praise Tuesday as a pairing almost as good as Western fries and chicken, though some questioned the need to place another corporate logo on a...
  • Kamenetz challenges county contribution to Red Line funding

    Kamenetz challenges county contribution to Red Line funding
    Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz is balking at the price of the Red Line transit project, telling state officials the county will contribute about half the funding it is being asked for — and only if certain conditions are met. Kamenetz...
  • City looks at another go-round for Rash Field

    City looks at another go-round for Rash Field
    It's a small property tied to the fate of a much bigger one. The Inner Harbor merry-go-round, which has struggled for years, sits next to Rash Field, a roughly 7-acre expanse of volleyball pits and muddy field ringed by gray concrete, that city and...
  • Hosting baseball's All-Star Game in 2016 would boost the Orioles, city of Baltimore

    Hosting baseball's All-Star Game in 2016 would boost the Orioles, city of Baltimore
    When baseball commissioner Bud Selig said recently that Baltimore was a "very, very viable candidate" to host the 2016 All-Star Game at Camden Yards, those who have sought for the Midsummer Classic's return to the city for years received a boost to...
  • Council passes 'Ban the Box' legislation

    Council passes 'Ban the Box' legislation
    Controversial legislation intended to help ex-convicts find jobs is headed to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake for her expected signature after the City Council gave the measure final approval Monday. The "Ban the Box" bill will force Baltimore employers...
  • Mayor needs to get involved in 'ban the box' fight [Editorial]

    Mayor needs to get involved in 'ban the box' fight  [Editorial]
    Baltimore's City Council is due to vote Monday on the "ban the box" ordinance — a measure that would prohibit prospective employers from inquiring about an applicant's criminal history until a conditional offer of employment is made. Its passage...
  • A better box ban [Editorial]

    A better box ban  [Editorial]
    A proposal in the Baltimore City Council to prohibit employers from asking about the criminal history of prospective employees until late in the hiring process has produced a strong backlash from the business community, and in particular the Greater...
  • '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"...
  • BGE's new CEO settles in after a demanding few years

    BGE's new CEO settles in after a demanding few years
    Calvin G. Butler Jr. came to Baltimore nearly three years ago with one foot here and the other in Chicago, flying west on weekends to his wife and two teenagers. Now he's firmly in this region. His family moved to Cockeysville last summer. He's on two...
  • Obama calls for more infrastructure, education spending in U.S. budget

    Obama calls for more infrastructure, education spending in U.S. budget
    President Barack Obama proposed a $3.9 trillion federal budget on Tuesday that calls for spending billions more on infrastructure, raising taxes on the wealthy and closing the gap between rich and poor that he has vowed to make a focus of his second term....
  • 'Ban the Box' law represents a much-needed reform [Letter]

    'Ban the Box' law represents a much-needed reform [Letter]
    Donald Fry, president and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee, recently wrote that the Baltimore City Council's attempt to pass "Ban the Box" was misguided ("'Ban the Box' law is wrong approach," March 19). "Ban the Box" is a national movement to...
  • Cybersecurity, film could receive boost in state budget

    Cybersecurity, film could receive boost in state budget
    Tax credits for the film and cybersecurity industries could expand as part of the legislative session that starts Wednesday. Gov. Martin O'Malley is interested in adding money to the programs, said aides, who declined to provide details. The governor...