This plea is made to the suburbanites among us: If you have disengaged from Baltimore City, please consider re-engaging. My appeal is not based upon vague notions of virtuous acts. I appeal to nothing other than your self-interest.
Ever since Hollywood Casino Perryville opened in 2010, officials in Cecil County envisioned the 150-acre parcel as an entertainment hub. Now, many believe such development will accelerate, thanks to a close to finalized deal to bring a Great Wolf Lodge to the site.
As the homicides mount in Baltimore, the City Council remained focused on the important issues in 2018, including bans on: selling cats and dogs at pet stores, sugary drinks with kids meals and polystyrene foam containers. Imagine the violence if we hadn’t had such bold leadership.
Sage Policy Group, hired by Baltimore County Public Schools to come up with solutions to staunch overcrowding in county high schools, has trimmed from seven to three the number of scenarios, as well as taken into account facility conditions.
Growth is rarely popular. However it is a necessity to ensure a community continues to thrive in the future. Like vegetables and medicine to a child, sometimes what is good for you doesn’t always taste particularly good.
A certain segment of the population, typically young white males, has removed themselves from the labor force statistics. Not only are they not working, they aren’t actively seeking work either. Economists blame video games, but its something else that's enabling this behavior.
Gov. Larry Hogan administration's made its case to state lawmakers Wednesday for a $3 billion package of tax breaks and other incentives to woo HQ2, the secondary Amazon headquarters for which Montgomery County is competing.
Holly Sullivan, an Amazon executive involved in the search for the company's second headquarters, once led Montgomery County's economic development group. Montgomery County was one of the 20 locations named as finalists.
Netflix has announced that it’s ending “House of Cards” after its upcoming sixth season. The news came amid sexual misconduct allegations made against Kevin Spacey, actor and star of the political drama.
Created with a goal of enhancing Baltimore's prestige and ability to attract businesses to the region, Caves Valley Golf Club has weathered waves of national corporate consolidations and relocations that thinned the pool of prospective members. Many of the companies whose leaders were instrumental in the Owings Mills club's 1991 opening have long since been acquired by others.
The importance of restoring confidence in and within city government cannot be overstated. I continue to believe that if Baltimore City is unable to begin to solve its most pressing problems of crime, physical decay, schools and taxes, bankruptcy is forthcoming. Baltimore has been losing population even with the influx of young professionals in their 20s. Imagine what happens if and when they begin to move out once they reach their 30s.
Breweries, distilleries and other elixir mixers are a growing economic force in Baltimore. They're adding jobs, energizing neighborhoods, boosting tourism and, city leaders and economists say, are an important aspect of reviving manufacturing in Baltimore.
Twenty-five years after Oriole Park at Camden Yards opened, the Orioles have paid the state $255 million in rent and admission taxes — more than the stadium's sticker price — and state officials say Maryland got a good deal even as it continues to spend $15 million a year to pay off the bonds.
Nothing has left me feeling more aggrieved than the sudden realization that in much of America, I will never be more than a second class citizen. All of a sudden, being of Indian descent and brown-skinned feels like a disadvantage. It never felt quite like this before.
Baltimore's population fell by 6,700 people in the 12 months that ended July 2016, as the number of people leaving the city for other parts of the U.S. doubled, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Thursday.
Pimlico Race Course needs to be redeveloped at a cost between $250 million and $320 million to assure the 147-year-old north Baltimore facility remains a suitable home for the Preakness but questions loom about who might pay for it.
In one of his first acts, President Donald J. Trump on Monday declared a hiring freeze for non-military federal workers, fulfilling a key campaign promise in what could be the first step toward a broader downsizing of the government workforce.
The announcement this week that Amazon would built a new distribution center in Cecil County brought hopes that the warehouse could help revive the Northeast Maryland Interstate 95 corridor's historic distribution stronghold.
On inauguration day next week, Pearl Umberger will don her ceremonial uniform, medals, cap and white gloves and march with her Air Force Honor Guard unit escorting the motorcade of America's 45th president from the Capitol to the White House.
Maryland should take advantage of President-elect Donald J. Trump's interest in infrastructure and push projects that can elevate the state's economic standing, such as renovating the Howard Street Tunnel in Baltimore, said Anirban Basu, an economist and CEO of Sage Policy Group.
An economist hired by Tradepoint Atlantic suggests creating a public-private partnership to spend more than $100 million on upgrading infrastructure to boost the company's redevelopment of the old Sparrows Point steel mill.