Fed-up residents in Southeast Baltimore banded together to shut the T-shaped alleyway off from the rest of the neighborhood with a locked gate — illustrating a movement that is spreading to neighborhoods across Baltimore.
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. confirmed Thursday that it has settled a lawsuit brought by residents of an East Baltimore rowhouse partially destroyed in a gas explosion, and the family of an eight-year-old boy who was killed in the blast.
A planned Southern Maryland power plant that was to be built with state help — an arrangement that set off an industry fight — landed financing Friday to start construction despite a court ruling overturning the assistance.
As bills go out with the first fees for customers who don't want smart meters, Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. is pressing to apply the charges to a much larger group — people the utility says have ignored repeated requests to switch out their old indoor meter.
Big Brother is watching you … through your smart meter? One complaint about the technology, as electric and gas utilities roll it out in Maryland and across the country, is that it offers one more way for government agencies — or hackers — to snoop on us.
An incident on July 21 at Maryland Live casino is the first reported case of a vulnerable adult left unattended in a car outside a Maryland casino since the first one opened in Cecil County nearly four years ago. Children left unattended in casino parking lots has been more common around the country and in Maryland, where charges have been brought against two people in the most serious incidents.
John J. "Jack" Ray, a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. administrator of quality assurance who was a founding member of St. Thomas More Roman catholic Church in Northeast Baltimore, died July 12 of acute myeloid leukemia at his Parkville home. He was 82.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
Maryland hasn't had a new power plant of any significance built in over a decade — one reason it imports more electricity than almost any other state, racking up extra charges for consumers. But now new plants are coming.
Baltimore Gas and Electric is warning about a scam where customers are contacted by telephone and told that their service is scheduled to be terminated unless the customers make a payment by purchasing a "Green Dot" Visa credit card.
Silicon Valley software giant Oracle Corp. announced a deal Monday to buy Micros Systems for $5.3 billion, eyeing the Columbia firm for its niche supplying technology to hotels, restaurants and retailers around the world.
Storms bringing downpours and an intense flurry of lightning destroyed a church steeple, caved in the roof of a Middle River home and closed the Walters Art Museum for the day Thursday, amid another deluge in a season that has already raised concerns about flooding and erosion.
By By Scott Dance and Will Fesperman and The Baltimore Sun
With $55,218.33 raised in the six months between Jan. 8 and June 8, Nick Stewart, an Arbutus resident, commercial litigation attorney at the Saul Ewing law firm in Baltimore and a former speechwriter for Gov. Martin O'Malley, leads the crowded field of District 12 candidates when it comes to campaign donations.
Richard A. Pitts, a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. training instructor and Air Force veteran, died Thursday of complications from Parkinson's disease at his Northeast Baltimore home. He was 70.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told the youngest members of Morgan State's 2014 graduating class that due to the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling 60 years ago that outlawed racially segregated public schools "your generation will never know a world in which 'separate but equal' was the law of the land."
Organizations that pay portions of past-due utility bills say the surge in calls for assistance they got during the bitterly cold winter have continued this spring as people try to keep their power on. The winter added to a longer-standing problem: Growing numbers of people can't afford their utility bills.
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.'s parent said Wednesday that it has struck a $6.9 billion deal to acquire Pepco Holdings Inc., 17 years after BGE walked away from a protracted effort to buy its southern neighbor.
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. can't install smart meters for some customers because they don't want the technology, but the utility is facing a logistical challenge in tens of thousands of other cases: No way to get to the old meter to switch it out.
A new program to reduce manufacturers' energy costs focuses on companies making products here for a simple, weighty reason. Energy eats up big chunks of most manufacturers' budgets. Organizers see reducing that expense as one way to keep companies around in an era pockmarked by moves and shutdowns.
Smart meters became the subject of discussion during the Jarrettsville/Norrisville Community Council meeting Wednesday night, but the discussion did not become as heated as its been in other areas of Harford County.