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Baltimore County Animal Services leadership overhauled, officials say

Baltimore County Animal Services leadership overhauled, officials say

Baltimore County Animal Services’ top leadership is being overhauled, according to an internal email sent to staff Wednesday. Four top employees will “no longer be working at Baltimore County Animal Services,” according to the email from Health and Human Services director Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch....

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  • 30 years after finding roommate's body, woman has 'never recovered'

    30 years after finding roommate's body, woman has 'never recovered'

    Thirty years ago Friday, a young woman was brutally murdered: Bridget Bernadette Phillips was a 22-year-old graduate student in Byzantine and medieval history at Johns Hopkins University. I found her body in the apartment that she generously let me share with her on the nights that I spent in Baltimore...

  • Chesapeake Bay’s decline endangers watermen’s livelihoods

    Chesapeake Bay’s decline endangers watermen’s livelihoods

    As a full-time waterman in St. Mary’s County, I am one of those most affected by the neglect of the Chesapeake Bay. I have a retail crab shack and a small processing operation where I sell my catch of oysters, crabs and fish — along with those of other watermen — to survive. We are an endangered...

  • Pitts: A moral issue we should all worry about

    Pitts: A moral issue we should all worry about

    If you think you're angry now, wait till you read the court documents. Not that the summaries of a college cheating scandal so massive it briefly bumped Donald Trump from the "Breaking News" chyrons were not enough to make a nun cuss. Indeed, the story offered a perfect storm of outrage: the wealthy,...

  • Misunderstanding abounds about opioid use disorder

    Misunderstanding abounds about opioid use disorder

    Recent scientific projections indicate the opioid overdose crisis will worsen between now and 2025, and dramatically so. According to the mathematical modeling published last month in JAMA Network Open, the annual death toll will exceed 80,000 and could, using the most pessimistic scenario, reach...

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  • Developers plan to redevelop downtown buildings into apartments

    Developers plan to redevelop downtown buildings into apartments

    A developer plans to build a 62-unit apartment building with ground level shops downtown now that city’s officials have approved sale of the Gay Street properties near Power Plant Live. LRP Guardian House LLC will pay $1.24 million to the city for the buildings at 17-23 South Gay Street and 10...

  • Perdue Farms' president of prepared foods leaves the Salisbury-based poultry giant

    Perdue Farms' president of prepared foods leaves the Salisbury-based poultry giant

    The head of Perdue Farms’ prepared foods division is leaving the Salisbury-based poultry company, a spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday. Steve Evans, president of Prepared Foods at Perdue, is resigning to pursue other opportunities, said the spokeswoman, Andrea Staub. The Salisbury-based poultry giant...

  • Amazon shows off robotics in newly opened Sparrows Point warehouse

    Amazon shows off robotics in newly opened Sparrows Point warehouse

    Employees of Amazon’s newest Baltimore-area warehouse work alongside a fleet of robots to store, select, pack and ship hundreds of thousands of orders each day to send to consumers’ doorsteps. On Tuesday, the e-commerce giant marked the official opening of the state-of-the-art fulfillment center...

  • Software firm Fearless expands Baltimore office as it grows toward 70 to 100 employees

    Software firm Fearless expands Baltimore office as it grows toward 70 to 100 employees

    Fearless has expanded its office in downtown Baltimore to create space for new employees as the software firm continues to grow. Housed in the Spark coworking space in Baltimore’s Power Plant Live complex, Fearless employs more than 65 people. The company said Tuesday its workforce could grow by...

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  • 8 Baltimore food events with a side of culture

    8 Baltimore food events with a side of culture

    These upcoming culinary events offer a glimpse of the cultural heritage behind the dishes served. Masarap Fadensonnen Pop-Up Authentic Filipino cuisine at a beer garden? We’ll take it. Chef Rey Eugenio, formerly of Point South, is whipping up hearty, flavorful dishes such as coconut red curry with...

  • Essential spring activities in the Baltimore area

    Essential spring activities in the Baltimore area

    The weather is warming, the birds are chirping and the days are getting longer -- spring is upon us in Baltimore. Here are some of the best ways to enjoy the spring season in Charm City and beyond. 

  • A new dinner series at Ida B's Table puts the spotlight on foods of the African diaspora

    A new dinner series at Ida B's Table puts the spotlight on foods of the African diaspora

    Lisa Hamilton had no idea she would be getting a history lesson in addition to a flavorful feast when she attended the first diaspora wine dinner last month at Ida B’s Table in downtown Baltimore. The five-course meal included a whole fish, steak, chicken and rabbit dishes made with recipes native...

  • Michael's Cafe has opened its second location in Middle River

    Michael's Cafe has opened its second location in Middle River

    The popular Michael’s Cafe announced Tuesday that is has opened its long-awaited second restaurant in Middle River. The new establishment is serving customers at Greenleigh at Crossroads near Interstate 95 and Route 43, according to a news release. Chef Josh Vecchiolla will preside over the 9,900-square-foot...

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  • Styling tips from Baltimore's Instagram-famous plant guru

    Styling tips from Baltimore's Instagram-famous plant guru

    Some 300 plants star in the lush, green posts of Hilton Carter’s Instagram feed, which, with 160,000 followers, made him a social-media green interior design star, gained him residential plant styling clients and led to a book deal. The Baltimore native, whose plants are split between his “Jungle...

  • This Japanese garden in Reisterstown has been a labor of love for 35 years

    This Japanese garden in Reisterstown has been a labor of love for 35 years

    Step out David Boteach’s front door and a gentle world beckons — one filled with wondrous plants, waterfalls and whimsical bronze busts of fauna peeking over the leafy flora. Here sit two frogs shyly holding hands beside a lily pond; there stands a blue heron looking past a cinnamon-skinned paperbark...

  • Be a tourist in your own city

    Be a tourist in your own city

    You’ve lived in the same city for several years, but you’ve probably never explored all of it. Are there places that you’ve avoided because you think they might be too touristy? Have you meant to hit a cool-sounding spot but have simply not gotten around to it? This is a great time to play tourist...

  • For Scary Mommy blog founder, a home makeover marks a new chapter

    For Scary Mommy blog founder, a home makeover marks a new chapter

    Sitting in the living room of her new Pikesville home, best selling author Jill Smokler glances out the floor-to-ceiling windows at her lush backyard — her personal oasis, complete with a patio, hammock and pool — the part of the home she fell in love with first. “I had just come from this retreat...

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