As the General Assembly nears the halfway point in its 90-day session, Gov. Martin O'Malley and key legislators have yet to agree on a plan to pay for new roads, bridges and transit lines – a decision many consider critical to Maryland's economy.
Canton has become the latest ground zero for a familiar battle. A long-established neighborhood catches fire with new residents and businesses. Inadequate parking is not just an unintended consequence of the neighborhood's new success, but a marker of it.
Attempting to break a years-long stalemate over transportation revenue, Senate President Thomas V. Miller intends to introduce his own legislation this year to provide new funding for roads ands transit using methods that break out of Maryland's traditional formulas.
An ambitious plan to secure tens of millions of dollars in state funding to fix Baltimore's dilapidated school buildings is the top priority for city officials in the General Assembly session that begins next week.
Business leaders and county officials are urging the governor and General Assembly to increase Maryland's gas tax or find another way to raise hundreds of millions of dollars for road and transit projects — even in the face of public opposition.
A symposium on a proposed streetcar draws movers and shakers from around the city Dec. 5 although a city representative was conspicuously missing. The streetcar line would link the Inner Harbor and north Baltimore institutions, such as Hopkins Homewood and the BMA
John Travolta knew what he wanted to do with the role of Edna Turnblad, the zaftig housewife at the center of "Hairspray." The movie's producers, however, weren't so sure. Especially when he insisted on using a Bawlamer accent.