The federal indictment of a flamboyant online gambling mogul that was unsealed in Maryland on Tuesday was nearly a decade in the making and continues a recent crackdown on such sites, though some question the impact such cases will have as operators continue to shift tactics.
Nearly a year after one of the nation's most high-profile assaults on a transgender person happened at a Baltimore County McDonald's, the County Council is considering legislation to ban discrimination based on gender identity.
Under the recently announced State Attorneys General Mortgage Servicing Settlement Marylander's behind on mortgage payments once again have a tool to stay in their homes or receive restitution if they have already been foreclosed upon. On Thursday, February 9, 2012, Maryland joined with the federal government and 48 other states to announce the $25 billion settlement with five of the largest mortgage servicers in the nation. For families there are three basic types of relief:
After several years of stalemate, Giant Food and Hekemian & Co., owner of the Rotunda mall, struck a deal that lets Giant out of its long-term lease and lets Hekemian rent to a smaller "boutique" grocer, such as a Trader Joe's. That should facilitate redevelopment of the mall, said Giant and Hekemian officials.
Personal finance guru Suze Orman says she never would have introduced her prepaid debit card if there wasn't a possibility that some day it could be used in credit scoring. Credit experts are doubtful.
Thomas Robert Lindos, a retired First Home Mortgage loan officer and a continuing education teacher for the Harford County Association of Realtors, died of cancer Dec. 25 at Gilchrist Hospice Care. He was 64 and lived in the Village of Cross Keys.
The Howard County school system could have to search for a new location for a much needed elementary school because the owner of the property originally sought is embroiled in a legal dispute that has held up the sale.
Maryland has a new child support enforcement director, a hire that comes about three months after that office was skewered in a legislative audit that said it failed to collect more than $1.7 billion in support over three years
Legislation would allow the National Security Agency to pass classified information to private businesses vetted by the government to defend against disruptions, destruction or the theft of trade secrets, business plans and private information about clients, customers and employees.
Richard and Jan Kost, of Richmond, Va., formerly of Bel Air, have announced the engagement of their son, John "JP" Paul Kost, to Nicole Corrine Stevens, daughter of Roger and Diane Stevens, of Front Royal, Va.
Mortgage servicers have started the countdown to foreclosure on more than 18,000 Maryland homes so far this month, a big uptick that is worrying state officials and could signal an end to more than a year of robo-signing-related delays.
Baltimore's Capital Funding Bancorp, the parent of CFG Community Bank, has agreed to a consent order with state and federal bank regulators to shore up its corporate governance and management review processes.
Tickets are on sale for the Harford County Public Library's seventh annual gala, the Sapphire Supper Club.. Enjoy an "Evening in the Stacks," which will be held Nov. 5 at the Abingdon Library from 7 to 11 p.m. The event, the county library system's largest fundraiser, is anticipated to attract more than 400 guests. Tickets are $90 each.