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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,...
  • Weekend MARC service to be selling point for BWI

    Weekend MARC service to be selling point for BWI
    Weekend passenger train service will be a boon for travelers flying in and out of Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Airport officials welcomed last week's announcement by Gov. Martin O'Malley that weekend MARC train services...
  • 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...
  • Governor candidates help dedicate improved Aberdeen Proving Ground interchange

    Governor candidates help dedicate improved Aberdeen Proving Ground interchange
    Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Republican Harford County Executive David Craig could be slugging it out for the state's highest office a year from now, but they were all smiles and handshakes Monday during a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the...
  • Harford sheriff's deputy recognized for community service

    Harford sheriff's deputy recognized for community service
    A Harford County Sheriff's deputy was recognized this week for his community service by the Maryland Sheriff's Association. DFC Shawn Forton, a seven-year veteran of the Sheriff's Office, assigned as a K-9 officer at the Harford County Detention Center,...
  • Charm City Express

    Charm City Express
    Believe it or not, but Amtrak is the most energy-efficient form of motorized transportation available in the United States, according to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory report released this summer. Indeed, the comparison isn't really all that close,...
  • Federal tax benefit for transit users to shrink Jan. 1

    Federal tax benefit for transit users to shrink Jan. 1
    Thousands of Maryland bus and MARC train riders could pay more for their commute starting in January after Congress failed to renew an expiring tax credit that rewards mass transit use. Current federal law allows bus and rail commuters to withhold up to...
  • A Christmas journey for an Aberdeen family

    This is a story of a Christmas baptism many years ago. It was just before Christmas, back in 1889. All was in readiness for the trip down to Bush River Neck and Garretson's Methodist Chapel. George and Mary Elizabeth's baby boy was bundled up, Nellie...
  • Pedestrian killed by Amtrak train in Middle River

    Pedestrian killed by Amtrak train in Middle River
    A pedestrian was struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Middle River Tuesday morning in a gruesome incident that disrupted travel for hundreds of passengers, according to Amtrak and Baltimore County emergency officials. As Amtrak worked to transfer...
  • July 2013: Parades, fireworks, a Farm Fair carnival and a twister

    July 2013: Parades, fireworks, a Farm Fair carnival and a twister
    An Arizona-based Center for Biological Diversity asked the Kiwanis Club to call off the annual turtle derby to be held as a part of the Fourth of July celebration in Bel Air. The issue was raised because of an increase in ranaviruses among amphibians in...
  • Five questions with NAREB President Donnell Spivey

    Five questions with NAREB President Donnell Spivey
    Donnell Spivey was a 32-year-old Amtrak employee when he decided to start investing in real estate, but what began as a sideline quickly became a career. He entered the business with Baltimore-based Otis Warren Real Estate Co., and later worked for...
  • Harford County waterfront land deal a worthy one [Editorial]

    Harford County waterfront land deal a worthy one [Editorial]
    Harford County is poised to spend $3.47 million to buy just about 5 acres along the Susquehanna River at the northern end of Havre de Grace. This comes even as the city government is in the midst of conducting a transaction that will add a waterfront...