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  • Make your next crab dinner a fancy feast

    Make your next crab dinner a fancy feast
    Newspaper. A roll of paper towels. Wooden mallets and plastic pitchers for cold drinks. The elements of a traditional Maryland crab feast could not be simpler to gather. Or more uninspired. Crab feasts are family affairs in Maryland. The adults linger...
  • Letter: Demand for mental health housing far exceeds resources available

    Regarding the story, "A Place to Call Home," by Kevin Rector, in the Oct. 26 edition of the Towson Times, I'd like to thank the Times and Mr. Rector for shining a light on the critical issue of housing and treatment options for the ever-growing number...
  • Water main break causes disruptions in downtown Baltimore

    Water main break causes disruptions in downtown Baltimore
    Commuters to Baltimore faced heavy traffic and major delays Tuesday, after a large water main break downtown buckled the surface of Light Street and sent water gushing through Lombard and Pratt streets. Jamie Kendrick, the city’s deputy...
  • The slow drip of America's infrastructure crisis

    The slow drip of America's infrastructure crisis
    This month, a critical link in the city's most essential public infrastructure hit a breaking point: A 120-year old water main burst, shutting down Light and Lombard streets, disrupting commutes and downtown businesses. Only 10 days later, a sink hole...
  • Takeout owner, volunteers transform city plot into garden

    Takeout owner, volunteers transform city plot into garden
    Abdu Muhammad, who owns Pearl's Caribbean Cafe on Laurens Street in Upton, is known for his curry chicken. Now he is known for his garden, too. When Muhammad, a native of Guyana, South America, proposed to Baltimore officials that he "adopt" the...
  • Good day for green thumbs

    Sometimes rain is perfect for a public event - when it involves growing things. The skies dripped helpfully today as MayorStephanie Rawlings-Blakeand a gaggle of dignitaries turned out to celebrate the launch of a new community garden in West Baltimore's...
  • Emanuel touts progressive issues in NYC ahead of re-election bid

    Emanuel touts progressive issues in NYC ahead of re-election bid
    NEW YORK — Seated under the crystal chandeliers in the ornate ballroom of New York’s official residence Monday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel related the story of a poor, single mother from Pilsen who chose to put off getting a job after discovering...
  • Education reformer Rhee to leave advocacy group she founded

    SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - Education reform advocate Michelle Rhee is stepping down from the nonprofit advocacy group she founded, saying she will focus on her family and the political career of her husband, former NBA star and current Sacramento Mayor...
  • More jobs available, many paying less

    The following editorial appeared in the Orange County Register on Tuesday, Aug. 12: Two new reports are out this week that, taken together, provide a pretty good picture of how the U.S. labor force has fared since the economic recovery began in June...
  • Jobs coming back post-recession, but with much lower pay, study says

    Jobs coming back post-recession, but with much lower pay, study says
    The U.S. has regained the 8.7 million jobs lost in the recession, but the average wage has dropped 23 percent, according to a U.S. Conference of Mayors study released today. The report, “U.S. Metro Economies: Income and Wage Gaps Across the U.S.,&...
  • Economic recovery marked by lower-paying jobs, analysis finds

    The U.S. economy this year recovered all of the jobs lost during the recession, but the new jobs pay an average of 23% less than the ones lost in the downturn, according to a new analysis. Job losses in the higher-paying manufacturing and construction...
  • Mayors To Consider Resolution Urging FCC to Classify Internet Like a Utility

    When the U.S. Conference of Mayors gathers in Dallas this weekend, among the many resolutions they will consider is one urging the FCC to take a controversial step as a way to establish strong net neutrality rules. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, San...