On paper, the plan for a car maintenance shop and a few stores on Snowden River Parkway in Columbia hardly seems worth fighting about. The business people opposing it, however, see it as an illegal first step toward drastic changes for the worse along some major roads, and a potential threat to businesses in Columbia's nine village centers.
The vice chairman of the City Council's public safety committee called Sunday for a hearing on Baltimore's vast and lucrative speed camera program after an investigation by The Baltimore Sun found that the $40 citations issued to motorists can be inaccurate and the process unfair.
A AAA Mid-Atlantic survey to be released Friday indicates that most Maryland residents with travel plans — 91 percent — will be going by car. About 883,000 travelers — or roughly one in six residents — are going somewhere for the holiday, according to the survey.
Local legislators offered hope tempered with an acknowledgment of the economy's continuing lethargy as they spoke during the annual legislative luncheon hosted by the Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, Nov. 14.
Fortunately for Gross-Ojekwe, gasoline prices are expected to level off in the coming weeks, experts say. But if the two events that pushed prices up to their current level — conflict in oil-producing Middle East countries and a hurricane passing through the Gulf of Mexico — worsen or recur, respectively, Marylanders like her may be forced to further change their spending habits to accommodate higher prices.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he didn't go old school by design. It was purely by necessity and circumstance that four of his young, inexperienced starters have ended up in the bullpen in September.
With a chance to put his team in a tie for first place in the American League East, Zach Britton threw seven scoreless innings, leading the Orioles to their second-straight shutout win over the Blue Jays, 12-0, in front of an announced 13,556.
A tarp system that caught too much wind apparently led to a shutdown of the westbound span of the Bay Bridge Tuesday, turning the morning commute into an hours-long ordeal for thousands of Marylanders.
Going block by block, crews in bucket trucks are converting 70,000 Baltimore street lights from sodium vapor lights to long-lasting, energy-saving LEDs. Critics complain the new lights don't illuminate the area as well.
The Maryland Transportation Authority is upgrading its early warning weather system for the Bay Bridge, allowing it to close the span more quickly when strong gusts hit instead of waiting for sustained winds.