Garrett Hoover has been named president and chief operating officer of Carroll Hospital and will take over his duties on March 30. Hoover is currently president and chief operating officer at Corning Hospital in Corning, New York.
Kimco Realty, the owner and operator of a dozen large shopping centers in Baltimore County, is developing plans to add housing to five of its retail properties, a concept that the firm says would create attractive, mixed-use communities but that critics say could strain crowded schools and clog busy roads.
As Montgomery County's demographics change, another shift is underway. Immigrants, many of whom grew up farming in their home countries, are taking over small pockets of the land — part of what advocates say is a national trend that is most pronounced in West Coast states such as California and Washington.
A bill that would allow Baltimore to collect millions in taxes on Uber and Lyft rides — which went a year without a hearing due to the political upheaval following the resignation of ex-Mayor Catherine E. Pugh — was approved by the City Council’s Taxation, Finance and Economic Development committee Thursday.
Brandon Scott, the new president of the Baltimore City Council, released a sweeping list of 26 priorities for the coming year, including more than half a dozen pieces of legislation and major changes to the way the city is run.
North Baltimore residents and some tenants are concerned about the future of Belvedere Square, long considered a neighborhood gathering spot for shopping and dining, after several popular restaurants and stores have left and the owner put the center on the market. Business owners are hoping to see a new owner step in soon and leverage the strong community support for the center.
By Sunday afternoon, no significant U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement operations were reported in and around Baltimore. Immigrant advocates said that gave them some relief, but didn’t erase all fears.
Baltimore’s inspector general found that the former director of the city’s transportation department demeaned her staff and engaged in criticisms of their work that were so harsh they bordered on being “personal attacks.”
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan named Tiffany Robinson to be the next state labor secretary on Tuesday. Robinson has served as the Republican governor’s deputy chief of staff, working on issues including labor, housing, education, human services and health.