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Federal summer work program lacks worker protections, advocates say

A federal summer work program lacks meaningful worker protections, advocates say.

New Baltimore City Council President sets forth ambitious agenda for coming year

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.

Maryland to pay $369,000 in lawsuit settlements after Board of Public Works approval

Maryland’s spending panel is slated to authorize paying out $369,000 to settle separate claims of mistreatment of three state employees at their workplaces.

Concern grows about Belvedere Square’s future as North Baltimore neighborhood anchor

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.

Maryland lost 7,000 jobs in June but unemployment rate holds steady at 3.8 %

Maryland lost 7,000 jobs in June, but the unemployment rate held steady at 3.8 %

Baltimore’s immigrant communities on edge, but no ICE activity reported Sunday

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.

Inspector General: Former Baltimore transportation director’s criticism of staff ‘often exceeded the bounds of professional conduct’

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.”



Baltimore Penn Station redevelopment will need city, state funding, developer says

The planned redevelopment of Baltimore’s Penn Station got a boost in April, when Amtrak pledged a $90 million federal investment in station and track improvements and leased an adjacent lot to the Penn Station Partners development team.

Big retail, office development begins adjacent to new University of Maryland hospital in Prince George’s

A big new complex of offices, shops and apartments has gotten underway around the site of a new University of Maryland hospital in Prince George's County.

James J. Stankovic, clothing manufacturing executive, dies

James J. Stankovic, a former president of J. Schoeneman Inc. in Baltimore who later was a partner with his son in a popular Pratt Street bar, died Aug. 7.

Former Orioles third baseman Doug DeCinces gets time served for insider trading

Former Oriole Doug DeCinces was spared a prison term after being found guilty of insider trading two years ago.

Congressional Republicans plan fall retreat in Baltimore; White House won’t say whether Trump will attend

Congressional Republicans plan to hold a retreat this fall in Baltimore, after Republican President Donald Trump denigrated the city as a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess” and a “very dangerous & filthy place.”

Hobby Lobby will open in former Toys R Us in Owings Mills

Hobby Lobby will open in a vacant Toys R Us space in Owings Mills next year.

Former Baltimore Mayor Pugh trying ‘to put together a normal life’ after Healthy Holly scandal, friends say

Friends of former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh says her health has improved, but she’s continuing to keep a low public profile until the investigations concerning her self-published book deals are complete.

A Maryland deaf community gets closer to movie accessibility

It wasn't until they moved to Frederick that Trudy Suggs and her family could go to the movies.

Two senior managers at Baltimore’s IT department replaced during recovery from ransomware attack

Two senior managers at the city’s IT office — including one who previously served as its acting director — have been replaced as Baltimore continues to recover from a ransomware attack that crippled its computer systems.

Four Seasons in Hampstead will remain open under new ownership, avoiding planned closure this week

Four Seasons Sports Complex in Hampstead, which was set to close Friday, will have new ownership and remain open, according to a Thursday news release from the prospective buyer, Coppermine Fieldhouse.

Marina and boatyard in Port Covington becomes part of the billion-dollar development

Developers of the $5.5 billion, 250-acre Port Covington office-residential-retail project in South Baltimore have added a marina to the mix.

Revised design offered for Clipper Road apartments on site where stone homes were razed

The new architect for the owner of the Clipper Road property in Baltimore’s Woodberry, where two historic homes were controversially demolished without notice in May, presented a revised design to city officials Thursday for a proposed apartment building.

Office building planned among rowhouses, industry in Locust Point moving ahead

An office building planned for a space between rowhouses and Domino Sugar is moving ahead after neighbors and city reviewers have a say.

Apartments could be coming to site of controversial restaurant in Little Italy

Developers plan to build apartments on the site of the former Milan restaurant, which shuttered five years ago in Little Italy.

Unemployment in Maryland falls to lowest level in 11 years as economy adds jobs in January

Maryland added more jobs in January, continuing slow and steady gains.

After losing contract, background investigation firm displaces 344 workers

After losing a contract, Omniplex World Services, a firm that provides background investigation services to the federal government, said it must terminate 344 people at its Hanover office by May so they can apply for work with the new contractor, a spokeswoman said.

Trucking firm closes and lays off 233 in Maryland, including 59 in Baltimore

New England Motor Freight, a trucking firm that is liquidating its operations, closed three facilities in Maryland last month — in Baltimore, Hagerstown and Northeast — and laid off 233 workers statewide.

State launches fund to help those recovering from opioid use disorder find and keep employment

Maryland labor and health officials are planning to award grant money to local organizations to develop programs that help people recovering from opioid use disorders prepare to work, get jobs and keep the positions.

U.S. Customs is hiring officers during BWI Airport event next week

U.S. Customers is hiring officers for ports of entry during event at BWI Airport.

Lowe's plans to hire 450 for seasonal jobs at Baltimore stores

Lowe's plans to hire 450 for seasonal jobs at Baltimore stores.

Maryland Insurance Administration settles federal suit charging it paid female investigators less than males

The Maryland Insurance Administration will pay $36,802 in back pay and damages to three female fraud investigators to settle a pay discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission