| Apr 22, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Leaving the Parks & People Foundation is not something that President and Chief Executive Officer Jackie Carrera ever saw herself doing. For her, the job — leading an organization that helps to improve the quality of life in Baltimore's...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 3:12 PM
Peter DiPrinzio interviewed for jobs with big finance and consulting firms in his senior year of college in Vermont. Then he heard about a fledgling effort to send talented new graduates in a different direction — to jobs at startup companies in...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 7:45 PM
Before a crowd of students, education leaders and activists, new Baltimore schools CEO Gregory Thornton said Tuesday that he was "coming home" to Maryland, where he will take the helm of one of the state's lowest-performing but highest-profile school...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 8:15 AM
A report released recently by the Guttmacher Institute shows a sharp decline in national abortion rates and strongly suggests it is due to increased access to birth control and fact-based sexual health information. We celebrate this news.
Right now we...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 5:53 PM
The Abell Foundation, best known for its charitable work battling poverty in Baltimore, went to court this week over a very different venture: designing hybrid engines for vehicles.
Over the past 15 years, the foundation quietly became a player in the...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 3:36 PM
United Way of Central Maryland is looking for a new home, a move leaders hope will embody the charity's shift from a funnel for corporate dollars into a hands-on partner of service organizations.
When the emphasis was on corporate fundraising, "of course...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 3:07 PM
It's growing increasingly difficult for the poorest families in Baltimore to find affordable rental housing, and some housing advocates worry new housing policies such as privatization could make the problem worse.
An analysis by the Urban Institute...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 9:00 PM
So, how about this weather? This question is often just small talk, but conversation about the recent weather has not been simple idle chatter. While Baltimore was bundled up against the frigid "polar vortex," Alaska saw record high temperatures. While...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 5:53 PM
City officials took the head of the nation's Department of Housing and Urban Development on a tour Wednesday of Barclay to show him work by a private developer they say is starting to turn around the small, impoverished neighborhood in the middle of the...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 6:07 PM
The long arm of a crane towered above the old brick structure, a wrecking ball dangling below from a cable. A crowd of about 100 looked on, counting down.
A machinery operator pulled a lever and the ball fell with a crash, signaling the end of a long,...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 5:54 AM
Nanotechnology developed in Baltimore could help brighten household LED light bulbs or touch screens in the new year as startup Pixelligent prepares to ramp up manufacturing.
The Dundalk-based company is searching the region for space for a...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 3:27 PM
With momentum building for higher hourly pay in Maryland, Rep. John Delaney, a co-sponsor of a federal minimum wage bill and a former CEO, urged Baltimore-area business leaders Thursday to have a voice in a measure he said is long overdue.