Broadband Internet does not just mean fast download speeds and video that's not jumpy. Organizers of the Carroll Technology Council's first Broadband Symposium hope residents will see the possibilities for technological leaps in education, economics, medicine and business.
Earlier this month, Taneytown residents packed into their local senior and community center to learn if and how the 2014 Carroll County Master Plan would affect their lives. The overwhelming majority were worried that the plan would pave the way for construction of a new plasma gasification plant just outside of town.
By By Christian Alexandersen and Times Staff Writer
The State Highway Administration has proposed a Community Safety and Enhancement Project that will change some long-lasting features of the historic town, said Ayende Thomas, project manager at the SHA.
With this week's announcement of a new, locally backed ownership group for Sparrows Point — Sparrows Point Terminal LLC — I believe we finally have within our grasp a real opportunity for job redevelopment
When one Bel Air business shuts its doors for good, it's often an opportunity for something else, particularly in the world of local eateries, where the comings and goings can be frequent and often without much warning.
The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) is in crisis with declining student numbers. Unfortunately, UMUC's long term response to this challenge has led the institution to weaken its educational standards and imitate for-profit rivals.
The city's plan to award naming rights to the Baltimore Arena to the Royal Farms chain of convenience stores drew praise Tuesday as a pairing almost as good as Western fries and chicken, though some still questioned the need to place yet another corporate logo on a municipal building.
The Baltimore Running Festival consistently generates about $40 million in economic impact each year, according to official estimates, and at its peak, the Grand Prix of Baltimore pumped $47 million into area hotels, restaurants and stores. But city officials say this week's Star-Spangled Spectacular — which marks 200 years since troops in Baltimore beat back a British invasion in 1814 — could surpass all those totals.
Liberians and Marylanders are vitally connected, and like many Americans, we in Maryland have watched and listened to the graphic daily news stories chronicling Ebola's escalating devastation in Liberia and other West African nations.
Federal consumer spending data released this week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics show Baltimore-area residents spent an average of $154 annually on books, newspapers, magazines and other pleasure reading — about 45 percent more than the $106 national average. That's just a tiny fraction of area expenditures, but it's consistent with the profile of the wealthy, middle-aged average consumer revealed in the BLS data. And it's one sign of the ways the Baltimore region is different.
In recent years, the revitalization of Sykesville Main Street has brought economic growth and connectivity between residents and the businesses that serve them. However, many business and property owners in the historic downtown area are concerned that the development of the Warfield Complex could hinder growth — and perhaps destroy it altogether.
Baltimore Schools CEO Gregory Thornton tells us he will run the city schools like a business. This certainly sounds reassuring. But cannot help wonder what kind of business will serve as a model for Baltimore's schools.
After struggling to find their own space as a real estate development start-up a few years ago, the partners behind Solstice Partners now are launching Kinglet as a new online clearinghouse for subleasing office space.
As the nation's eyes turn to Baltimore for commemoration of the War of 1812 bicentennial next week, businesses leaders are capitalizing on what one official called "the largest tourism event in our city's history" and on the chance to showcase the city in three live national television broadcasts.
Despite going by the same name, American football and what the rest of the world considers football are completely different games. They have a different level of physicality as well as an entirely different pace. Part of this difference in the pace of the game comes from the way the organizations that oversee these two sports, FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) and the NFL (National Football League), choose to monetize their games.