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  • Redesigning Baltimore: Planners envision new development among mass transit stations

    Redesigning Baltimore: Planners envision new development among mass transit stations
    Baltimore planners want to invite development around mass-transit stations where individuals and families can live, shop and commute without having to get behind the wheel of a car — part of a proposal to modernize the city. In the 350-page,...
  • Amtrak service restored from Washington to Philly after disruption, MARC restored

    Amtrak service restored from Washington to Philly after disruption, MARC restored
    Amtrak train service has been restored after a complete shut-down between Washington and Philadelphia earlier Wednesday, an Amtrak spokesman said. The overhead power system was damaged south of Elkton at around 10:30 a.m., with hundreds of passengers...
  • Maryland braces for Hurricane Sandy

    Maryland braces for Hurricane Sandy
    As the eye of Hurricane Sandy loomed a few hundred miles to the southeast and the monster storm churned toward the Mid-Atlantic coast, Marylanders braced for the arrival of a weather system with the potential to be the most damaging to hit the United...
  • Early voting, flights canceled and government offices close as Sandy approaches

    Gov. Martin O'Malley has canceled Monday's early voting in Maryland due to Hurricane Sandy's expected arrival. Government offices and schools around the region also have announced that they plan to close Monday, and most flights out of Baltimore-...
  • Baltimore area's commuter rail system an unfortunate train wreck [Commentary]

    Years ago, I did a fair amount of traveling, mostly along the East Coast, and was pleasantly surprised that most cities are equipped with reasonably reliable commuter rail systems. The closest is Washington, D.C., whose Metro system is so reliable and...
  • Traffic: Accident on I-695 outer loop near Greenspring Avenue

    Traffic: Accident on I-695 outer loop near Greenspring Avenue
    As of 9 a.m. Monday, traffic was slow on the outer loop of I-695 near Greenspring Avenue in Baltimore County due to an accident. An accident was slowing traffic on Snowden River Parkway near route 175 in Howard County. A disabled vehicle was slowing...
  • Monday closures and cancellations due to Hurricane Sandy

    Monday closures and cancellations due to Hurricane Sandy
    The following cancellations and closures have been announced in anticipation of severe weather conditions from Hurricane Sandy: SCHOOLS * Public schools are closed in Baltimore and in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties,...
  • Superstorm Sandy mostly spares Maryland as it moves up coast

    Superstorm Sandy mostly spares Maryland as it moves up coast
    UPDATES: • Baltimore County Police are monitoring the bridge carrying Belair Road over the Gunpowder River, north of Perry Hall and south of Kingsville, as the bridge's culverts have been jammed with large amounts of debris. The Maryland Emergency...
  • Havre de Grace officials talk about plans for new Amtrak bridge

    Havre de Grace officials talk about plans for new Amtrak bridge
    Havre de Grace City Council members told railroad officials during a work session Monday they hope a plan to expand or re-route the existing Amtrak bridge over the Susquehanna River will not affect the city's major investments or local properties....
  • Superstorm Sandy closures

    Superstorm Sandy closures
    Storm-related closings •Schools Public schools Anne Arundel schools are open two hours late, except 17 schools without power that remain closed: Arlington Echo; Belvedere Elementary; Deale Elementary; Edgewater Elementary; Ferndale Early...
  • Traffic: Mandatory travel restrictions in Baltimore City roads until noon

    As of 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has imposed mandatory travel restrictions on city roads until noon Tuesday. Restrictions do not apply to uniformed personnel, hospital employees, other medical providers and Corporate Emergency...
  • New Shiloh's Rev. Dr. Harold A. Carter Sr. remembered at funeral

    New Shiloh's Rev. Dr. Harold A. Carter Sr. remembered at funeral
    An overflow crowd at the funeral Friday of the Rev. Harold A. Carter Sr., a well-known Baltimore pastor, heard him described as a man with a "mandate on his life to shine." The outpouring of fellow clergy and laity filled New Shiloh Baptist Church in the...