| Nov 1, 2012
| 5:18 PM
The director of Baltimore's ethics board — a full-time city employee — is performing legal work on behalf of developers embroiled in a zoning battle in Baltimore County.
Avery Aisenstark, who is paid $94,000 as director of the city's...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 6:58 PM
Common Cause Maryland questioned Friday whether the city's ethics board director is fit for the job after he acknowledged that he was performing legal work on behalf of developers with business interests in Baltimore.
"This raises questions about his...
| Nov 11, 2012
| 1:45 PM
Red anti-Walmart signs dot a stretch of Route 924 in Harford County, where people have packed public meetings and organized protests. Petitions are circulating through housing developments, and residents are writing to politicians.
But it's not corporate...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 4:49 PM
A day after voters approved an expansion of gambling in Maryland, the state's largest casino said it would hire 1,200 new employees for table games – even as the ballot question's leading opponent suggested that it will turn to the courts.
| Sep 28, 2012
| 4:12 PM
Prominent developers have targeted the districts of two Baltimore County councilwomen with referendum drives to overturn recent zoning votes the developers didn't like.
At a community meeting this month, a Cordish Cos. representative distributed...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 3:16 PM
David Cordish refused to talk politics Wednesday at a celebration of the now-complete Maryland Live Casino.
The casino just added its final complement of slot machines — 1,304 — for a total of 4,750, making it the nation's third-largest...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 4:11 AM
In the more than 45 years since the Prime Rib opened, precious little has changed at the iconic midtown restaurant.
Walking in is like stepping into a bygone era: Well-dressed diners carve into steaks the size of dinner plates while waiters in suits...
| Aug 28, 2011
| 3:37 PM
A year ago, Hope Tarr found herself marveling at a new beer garden inBrooklyn.
Tarr, who co-created an iPhone app that tracks beer gardens in New York City, had grown up in Baltimore listening about these outdoor promised lands where German suds flowed...
| Oct 14, 2010
| 4:22 PM
The Cordish Company just announced that Maryland Live, its Arundel Mills "gaming and entertainment facility," will include a Bobby Flay restaurant, if the plan is approved by voters. Flay is shown here at Bobby Flay Steak, his first steakhouse, which........
| Dec 21, 2010
| 6:21 PM
The future of live thoroughbred racing in Maryland — along with the Preakness Stakes —is in jeopardy once again after a state commission on Tuesday rejected a proposed racing schedule contingent on several conditions that horse owners and...
| Aug 2, 2010
| 3:49 PM
The coalition opposed to slots at Arundel Mills mall has filed necessary paperwork with state officials to begin work on its referendum campaign, coalition officials announced Monday.
The newly branded "No Slots at the Mall," which will work to...
| Aug 23, 2010
| 8:01 PM
Rob Annicelli's drive to stop a huge slots emporium planned near his home led him to extremes.
He used vacation days to gather signatures for a referendum blocking the project, and took more time off to sit in a courtroom, monitoring a court effort to...