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  • The next Gloria Steinem?

    The next Gloria Steinem?

    Speaking at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore this week, feminist icon Gloria Steinem came across like a really hip great aunt, a smart, interesting woman who’s lived a rich, layered life — a life worthy of reflection and, on some scale, reverence, whether you subscribe to her politics or...

  • Let's recognize our commonalities as we celebrate Dr. King's birthday

    Let's recognize our commonalities as we celebrate Dr. King's birthday

    We live in a world today where despite advancement of human civilization, education and laws and guidelines securing and promoting universal human rights for all, we still see injustices, discrimination and biases. Unfortunately this trend appears to be rising (“Pitts: We've all seen this movie...

  • Why no mention of Ike Leggett speaking at Hogan inauguration?

    Why no mention of Ike Leggett speaking at Hogan inauguration?

    Unbelievable that you did not mention that a leading Democrat in Maryland — Ike Leggett — was also a guest speaker at the inauguration of Gov. Larry Hogan (“Hogan's second inaugural and the politics of self-sacrifice,” Jan. 16). Unbelievable. But very realistic that the "left" wants to shut down...

  • Bay is threatened by gas and oil exploration

    Bay is threatened by gas and oil exploration

    The health of the Chesapeake Bay is declining for the first time in a decade. This news is especially dire as the bay faces a new threat: the Trump administration’s offshore oil drilling plan (“Maryland leading challenge to Trump administration’s decision allowing seismic testing off Atlantic coast,”...

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  • Baltimore start-up Zest Tea raises $1 million to caffeinate its business

    Baltimore start-up Zest Tea raises $1 million to caffeinate its business

    Zest Tea, a Baltimore start-up marketing a line of high-caffeine teas and drink, said Thursday that it’s closed a $1 million funding round to spur its continued growth. The investments came from the Maryland Momentum Fund, a $10 million venture of the University System of Maryland, and Lord Baltimore...

  • Ollie's Bargain Outlet plans to open new Towson location this spring

    Ollie's Bargain Outlet plans to open new Towson location this spring

    Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, a discount chain based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, has leased a Towson location and plans to open this spring, a company official said. The store will open in the former Toys “R” Us in the Towson Place shopping center at 1238 Putty Hill Ave., where Ollie’s has leased a...

  • Number of federal workers seeking U.S. jobless aid doubles

    Number of federal workers seeking U.S. jobless aid doubles

    The number of furloughed federal employees seeking unemployment benefits jumped in the first two weeks of the shutdown, topping 10,000 during the week of Jan. 5. The Labor Department said Thursday that is double the number of federal workers who sought aid in the previous week. Typically fewer...

  • Verizon wants to hire 60 after Jan. 24 event at Hanover call center

    Verizon wants to hire 60 after Jan. 24 event at Hanover call center

    Verizon will hold a job information event Jan. 24 at its Hanover call center as it looks to hire 60 for its customer service team there. The telecommunications giant will conduct three 90-minute sessions starting at 9 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. for interested candidates to learn about career opportunities...

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  • Ed Asner tackles topic of holocaust deniers in Baltimore performance

    Ed Asner tackles topic of holocaust deniers in Baltimore performance

    What retirement? Ed Asner, the iconic actor who originated the character of Lou Grant in the beloved 1970s era newspaper drama bearing his name and before that, in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” — Ed Asner, who so memorably portrayed Santa Claus in the 2003 film “Elf” and whose voice starred in the...

  • Baltimore approves $1.25 million to turn old movie theater into hub for growing Hispanic community

    Baltimore approves $1.25 million to turn old movie theater into hub for growing Hispanic community

    Baltimore officials approved using $1.25 million Wednesday to help turn a dilapidated former movie theater on Pulaski Highway into a hub for the city’s Hispanic community, a project its backers say will help revitalize a neighborhood that is increasingly attracting immigrant families priced out...

  • Millersville woman receives $5K from national talk show 'The Real'

    Millersville woman receives $5K from national talk show 'The Real'

    QueShawn Latimer, a Treasury Department employee from Millersville who is battling breast cancer, received a $5,000 grant from nationally syndicated talk show “The Real.” Latimer, who is affected by the federal government shutdown, is a mother of three children whose oldest son is deployed in the...

  • Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver dies at 83

    Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver dies at 83

    Mary Oliver, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose rapturous odes to nature and animal life brought her critical acclaim and popular affection, has died. She was 83. Bill Reichblum, Oliver's literary executor, says she died Thursday at her home in Hobe Sound, Florida. The case of death was lymphoma....

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  • BSO musicians' contract extension expired late Tuesday

    BSO musicians' contract extension expired late Tuesday

    The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra musicians’ four-month contract extension expired late Tuesday. On the surface, nothing much has changed. The players aren’t on strike and management hasn’t locked them out. The concerts scheduled for this weekend will be performed as planned in Baltimore and Bethesda,...

  • Playing to win: Gaming community hub grows in Laurel

    Playing to win: Gaming community hub grows in Laurel

    As kids, Isaac Carr and Israel Thomas grew up playing the same video game: Super Smash Bros. Melee on the Nintendo GameCube. To win, a player must knock his or her opponent off a virtual stage using kicks, jabs, jumps and other moves that the gamers dictate with nothing but their fingers. On a...

  • Bunzzz Sports Bar & Grill opens in Baltimore's Inner Harbor

    Bunzzz Sports Bar & Grill opens in Baltimore's Inner Harbor

    After several years of planning, the Bunzzz Sports Bar & Grill has begun serving diners in the Gallery at Harbor Place shopping mall. The first-floor eatery at 200 E. Pratt St. officially opened in early December in the same location vacated by Brooks Brothers in 2016. (The clothing store relocated...

  • 'If Beale Street Could Talk' director credits Baltimore's Ta-Nehisi Coates for his success

    'If Beale Street Could Talk' director credits Baltimore's Ta-Nehisi Coates for his success

    Barry Jenkins, the writer-director of “Moonlight” and the newly released “If Beale Street Could Talk,” might not have a career were it not for the advice he received from writer Ta-Nehisi Coates, the Oscar-winning filmmaker said Thursday night. “’Moonlight’ and ‘Beale Street’ would not exist without...

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