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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.”

Maryland Gov. Hogan names aide as state labor secretary

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.

Lifebridge CEO Neil Meltzer named industrialist of the year by Baltimore Museum of Inustry

Lifebridge Health CEO Neil Meltzer was honored Wednesday as the 2019 William Donald Schaefer Industrialist of the Year by the Baltimore Museum of Industry.

Congress members, Luke Mill owner scheduling meeting to discuss Western Maryland paper factory's closure

Federal lawmakers from Maryland and West Virginia have demanded a meeting with the owner of the Luke Mill, a closing Western Maryland paper factory.

With 675 jobs set to vanish from Luke paper mill, Western Maryland workers face a big question: What's next?

The Luke paper mill's closure is casting fear of economic devastation across Western Maryland, and residents are struggling to figure out what they'll do next.

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Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young said the city’s water customers will not receive bills at least until early August.

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Maryland’s highest court rules state can trump counties in deciding where solar, wind projects can go

Maryland's highest court has ruled that state utility regulators have the power to trump county government objections in approving solar and wind energy projects, appearing to settle an issue that has stalled renewable energy development in rural parts of the state.

Security being increased at Baltimore city buildings after fired IT employee gained ‘unfettered access’ to sensitive areas

Security is being increased at Baltimore’s municipal buildings after a former city technology employee, fired for having alleged hacking tools on his city computer, managed to bypass security at the Abel Wolman Municipal Building downtown and gain “unfettered access” to sensitive areas, according to a report by the city’s inspector general and multiple sources familiar with the investigation.

Maryland’s government created a website to deter gambling. It ended up promoting casinos.

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R.I.P. VW Beetle, you were ahead of your time

Volkswagen has just announced that it is completely ending the production of its iconic car, the Beetle. It led a rich life for 80 years, despite its nefarious origins with the Nazis.

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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.

Woodberry neighbors presented with new plans for site of historic houses

Architects presented neighbors in Woodberry with new plans the site of two old houses that were abruptly demolished.

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.”

The Deadline for Baltimore’s Top Workplaces extended until Aug. 9

Extending the deadline, Baltimore Sun Media is now accepting nominations for the ninth edition of its annual Top Workplaces list until Aug. 9.

Baltimore’s water department waits for revenue as customers wait for large bills after ransomware freezes system

Even though Baltimore’s public works department hasn’t issued water bills since a ransomware attack in May, director Rudy Chow said the agency has substantial reserves to cover its costs until it can charge customers for more than three months of service and start payments coming in again.

Sinclair Broadcast expects $721M revenue in 2nd quarter, beating estimates; chairman buys $21.8M in stock

Hunt Valley-based Sinclair Broadcast offered a preliminary look at its second quarter results due out Aug. 7, showing media revenue in line with expectations.

Historic warehouse in South Baltimore to become apartments

Owners of a warehouse just south of Federal Hill plan to remake the building into apartments, adding another project to the fast-expanding area.

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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

Matt Gillis joins Baltimore startup Clean Creative as CEO

Former Millennial Media executive Matt Gillis named CEO of Baltimore startup Clean Creative, which is focused on preventing malicious advertising online — or malvertising.

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.

Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore names Michelle Whelley CEO

The Economic Alliance of Baltimore named Michelle Whelley CEO and Sharon K. Markley Schreiber as COO.

Staples to close Hanover warehouse, lay off 61

The office supply company Staples plans to close its fulfillment center in Hanover, eliminating 61 jobs.

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