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  • Bag the bag tax

    Bag the bag tax
    The bag tax is back, and we must admit it's current incarnation is a lot less objectionable than the earlier attempts. The proposal that's getting shopped around the Baltimore City Council (including at a public hearing to be held Tuesday morning at...
  • Baltimore region home sales dipped in April

    Baltimore region home sales dipped in April
    Home sales in the Baltimore region dipped slightly last month amid concern about a relatively weak housing market nationwide. The number of sales in Baltimore city and the five surrounding counties fell by 23, or 1 percent compared with April 2013,...
  • Bike ride honoring fallen police officers stops in Harford

    Bike ride honoring fallen police officers stops in Harford
    Bike riders with the Police Unity Tour stopped at the Harford County Sheriff's Office Southern Precinct in Edgewood Sunday morning, as part nationwide ride that culminated in Washington, D.C., Monday at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial....
  • Second Summer Youth Music Showcase planned

    Second Summer Youth Music Showcase planned
    This summer, Laurel's teenage musicians will have an opportunity to share their talents with community members and industry professionals at the second annual Laurel Youth Music Showcase. The showcase, an open mic concert series run jointly by the...
  • Harford high schools absent from U.S. News rankings, but should they be?

    Harford high schools absent from U.S. News rankings, but should they be?
    Harford County's high schools are conspicuously absent from U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools rankings for 2014, despite some of them seemingly having higher scores than the three high schools in neighboring Cecil County that qualified for...
  • The problem with the 'bag tax' [Letter]

    The problem with the 'bag tax' [Letter]
    The check-out inquiry was "paper or plastic?" But it's no longer a choice. Merchants love plastic. It's easy to store and less expensive than paper. Multiple bags can handle heavier items. Thin plastic wraps around whatever is in the bag and around one'...
  • Man killed when hit by Amtrak train in Baltimore

    Man killed when hit by Amtrak train in Baltimore
    A man was killed when he was struck by an Amtrak train in Baltimore Monday night, authorities said. The victim was found dead on the tracks near a MARC station in the 400 block of N. Smallwood St. after being struck by the train around 9:30 p.m.,...
  • Frontier offers $39 flights from Washington to Orlando

    Frontier Airlines, the low-cost carrier based in Denver, is offering introductory one-way fares as low as $39 for people flying between Washington, D.C., and Orlando who book by May 17. The new service to Washington Dulles International Airport from...
  • Eleanor Taylor, chemist

    Eleanor Taylor, chemist
    Eleanor Louise Taylor, a retired Johns Hopkins Hospital chemist, died of coronary artery disease May 6 at the institution where she worked. The Catonsville resident was 90. Born Eleanor Louise Harnishfeger in Baltimore, she was the daughter of Louis...
  • At HCEDA incubator, socially conscious capitalism takes root

    At HCEDA incubator, socially conscious capitalism takes root
    Jeff Cherry wants to transform the way that capitalism is practiced in Maryland. “The world would be a much better place, much more joyous and humane, if businesspeople, and entrepreneurs, and investors, cared as much about people as they do about...
  • Former mayor Kurt Schmoke to be University of Baltimore's next president

    Former mayor Kurt Schmoke to be University of Baltimore's next president
    The University of Baltimore on Wednesday named former mayor Kurt L. Schmoke its next president, marking the return of a pivotal figure in the city's political history and someone boosters hope will strengthen the institution and its neighborhood....
  • Mizeur deserves credit for decriminalization [Letter]

    Mizeur deserves credit for decriminalization [Letter]
    We, members of the Marijuana Policy Coalition of Maryland, write in response to the editorial, "Spin control," that appeared on May 8. Our coalition is non-partisan and does not endorse candidates. We take no position on the Maryland gubernatorial race....