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  • Maryland officials work to land FBI headquarters

    Maryland officials work to land FBI headquarters
    Maryland officials are working behind the scenes to lure the FBI's headquarters to the state from its longtime home base in downtown Washington as the agency seeks an updated building to carry out its expanded counterterrorism and cyber crime missions....
  • Maryland sees improvement in jobs picture

    Maryland sees improvement in jobs picture
    Maryland's employment picture continued to improve in November, and local economists are hopeful that 2012 will be an improvement over this year — but they aren't expecting much. Several economists predicted only slightly better job growth next...
  • The JFX massively subsidized white flight from Baltimore

    I wouldn't wax rhapsodic about the half centennial of the Jones Falls Expressway ("City's six-lane Main Street at 50," Dec. 16). It was the evacuation route for white flight at a time when the strictures of Jim Crow were in retreat under the Warren Court....
  • Military base expansion effort officially ends this week

    Military base expansion effort officially ends this week
    The restaurants around Fort Monmouth in New Jersey used to be packed. Now that lunchtime crowd gathers 150 miles to the southwest, in Aberdeen. Javier Rodriguez, who just relocated to Aberdeen Proving Ground last month, was struck by the familiar feeling...
  • The fair way to raise fares

    The fair way to raise fares
    Raise fares on Baltimore's bus, light rail, and subway (and perhaps even on MARC commuter trains), and ridership will likely fall, particularly given the economy and the fact that so many transit riders live a hand-to-mouth existence. Cut service, and...
  • Advocates, lawmakers plan fight to restore commuter tax break

    Advocates, lawmakers plan fight to restore commuter tax break
    Commuter advocates and Maryland lawmakers say they will fight to renew an expiring tax credit that benefits mass-transit users, including MARC riders. Current federal law allows commuters to withhold up to $230 in pre-tax income each month that can be...
  • Otis Rolley

    Otis Rolley
    1. Please describe your educational and professional background and how it has prepared you to serve as mayor. My passion is city planning. After graduating from MIT, I made Baltimore my home and went on to become the nation's youngest Director of City...
  • Stop reading this and pay attention to the road!

    Stop reading this and pay attention to the road!
    It's a good thing Gertrude Stein never said, "A phone is a phone is a phone." Clearly, these days, her tautology would be a disconnect, received like a dropped call. The mobile devices we're so dependent on, attached like an extension of our brains, are...
  • More than 257,000 still without power in extreme heat

    More than 257,000 still without power in extreme heat
    BGE officials continued to scramble Sunday to restore power to nearly more than 257,000 customers as the area suffered with temperatures near 100 degrees for a third day and braced for a chaotic Monday-morning commute. After the state was rocked Friday...
  • A big part of a federal worker's job is just getting there

    A big part of a federal worker's job is just getting there
    Many federal workers in and around Washington make their home in the Baltimore area, so when two of them get together at a party, they immediately begin swapping commuting strategies. "Invariably, the first question that I get when I say I commute to D....
  • District 4: Bill Henry

    District 4: Bill Henry
    1. Please describe your educational and professional background and how it has prepared you to serve on the City Council. In 2006, I graduated from Loyola University, where I completed a Master's of Business Administration degree with a concentration...
  • Missing the bus

    The opening of a trans-Susquehanna bus service linking Aberdeen and Havre de Grace in Harford County with Perryville in Cecil County no doubt comes as welcome news to people on both sides of the river who depend on public transportation and taxicab...