| Jul 8, 2014
| 6:57 AM
The Wall Street Journal is reporting: Gourmet cupcake shop Crumbs Bake Shop Inc. said it is closing all stores, including three in the Baltimore area, and ceasing operation following years of financial trouble.
The chain's website listed the closings as...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 3:31 PM
WASHINGTON -- Environmental advocates say a spending bill set for review in the Senate Appropriations Committee could reopen a fight over whether the Environmental Protection Agency may regulate pollution entering small headwater streams that feed into...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 10:09 AM
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Friday will formally nominate Carolyn W. Colvin to head the Social Security Administration, where she has served as acting commissioner since last year.
The decision comes as the Woodlawn-based agency has been...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 8:00 AM
My household recently received two mailers attacking Del. Jon Cardin from a group that calls itself "Marylanders for Integrity in Government PAC" and credited "Anne Adoryan, Treasurer." The return address was a post office box in Hampden.
When I checked...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 10:59 AM
The owner of the Eastport Plaza shopping center in Annapolis and a development team from Baltimore plan to build a $45 million, 200-unit apartment complex at the site of the neighborhood’s former theater.
Plans call for a seven-story complex...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 11:43 AM
Two giant missile-tracking blimps, part of an airborne-attack defense exercise, will soon be perched high above parts of Aberdeen Proving Ground in Harford and Baltimore counties, as Army officials have been going to lengths reassure residents that they...
| May 29, 2014
| 10:18 PM
In an unprecedented move, Albany’s Miles and Lyle Thompson won the 2014 Tewaaraton Award, becoming the first players to share the honor.
The brothers also became the first Native Americans to take home an award given to the top collegiate player...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 3:25 AM
Mid-week socializing used to involve bowling shoes or secret handshakes. Now bowling leagues and fraternal associations have some serious competition. Trivia Night.
The Towson area is home to more than 20 of them. For two hours a week, at restaurants...
| Jun 15, 2014
Maryland's economy has grown almost without fail in the last quarter-century, ticking up year after year.
But not in 2013.
That's according to early estimates from the U.S. Department of Commerce, which showed Maryland's gross domestic product...
| May 31, 2014
| 11:42 AM
When it comes to media spending, Democrats Anthony G. Brown and Douglas F. Gansler are like distance runners intent on keeping their rival close. The two most visible candidates in the primary for governor each spent more than $2 million on television and...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 3:04 PM
Melvin Ray Harris, a longtime employee of the United States Information Agency whose love of the outdoors led to stints with the National Park Service and as a volunteer at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore and the National Aquarium, died May 24 at the...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 10:36 AM
As my 9-year-old son and I were enjoying a meal at a Lebanese cafe last month, I overheard a middle aged woman say to the server: "This is my first Memorial Day weekend alone. I'm separated, and the kids are with their dad." The way in which she wore...