| Oct 9, 2012
| 10:28 AM
The purpose of this letter is to express my strong objection to Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's proposal to float a $250 million Pension Obligation Bond (POB). Words make it difficult to accurately express my opposition.
I believe that it...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 6:38 AM
The League of Women Voters and the Towson branch of the Baltimore County Public Library have scheduled several discussions, starting Thursday, on referendums that will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot.
A panel will delve into Perspectives on the Dream Act,...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 8:55 AM
On a sun-splashed afternoon that marked the second day of summer, I joined a diverse throng of men, women and children, all waiting to board the Staten Island Ferry — a hulking orange vessel that provides free commuter service between Manhattan...
| Oct 11, 2012
"Now Gov. Romney believes that with even bigger tax cuts for the wealthy, and fewer regulations on Wall Street, all of us will prosper. In other words, he'd double down on the same trickle-down policies that led to the crisis in the first place." --...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 9:20 AM
Letter after letter is published in your paper supporting the president, despite the fact that they are all just regurgitated talking points of the Democrat Party.
The latest is the new 7.8 percent unemployment rate. Nothing could be further from the...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 2:18 PM
Lois W. Uram, a retired Mercantile-Safe Deposit & Trust Co. accountant, died Oct. 9 of complications from dementia at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson. She was 82.
The daughter of a certified public accountant and a homemaker, Lois A. Weidemuller was born and...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 2:39 PM
At the recent Governor's Housing Conference in Baltimore, the blue logo of a house with rays of light emanating from behind the roof was ubiquitous.
It's the emblem of one of the conference's main sponsors, Enterprise, and to the roughly 800 people in...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 10:03 AM
The Senate this week begins debate on the proposed immigration reform bill. If this bill becomes law, there is one likely outcome for low-skilled Maryland workers: disaster.
The assurances of the bill's proponents that the bill will somehow help the...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 3:51 PM
A man accused of plotting to attack the Federal Reserve in New York considered striking a lightly guarded military installation in Baltimore, according to authorities.
Quazi Mohammad Reswanul Ahsan Nafis, a 21-year-old Bangladeshi national, was...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 4:55 PM
The Federal Reserve announced Tuesday that Patapsco Bancorp of Dundalk has agreed to take steps to maintain the soundness of the company and its Patapsco Bank subsidiary
The company and the bank must submit plans showing how they will sustain...
| May 28, 2013
| 10:22 AM
The latest indicator that the U.S. economy is on the upswing can probably be found on the street where you live: It's the "sold" sign planted in the neighbor's yard.
Perhaps you hadn't noticed, but the real estate industry is not the moribund mess you...
| May 28, 2013
| 11:10 AM
As the five-year anniversary of the Lehman Bros. bankruptcy and the collapse of the mortgage market approaches, Americans are still struggling to cope with the consequences of the Great Recession. More than 4 million households have lost their homes to...