As far back as the 1970s, the dangerous nature of plastics in our global waterways was identified. Images of turtles and birds entangled in soda six-pack liners heightened our awareness of the impact of plastic waste products on marine life. Now, there's a new danger: the accumulation of toxic chemicals in tiny plastic microbeads that are introduced into our waterways from many of the personal care products and over-the-counter drugs that we use everyday. These plastic microbeads represent a
Addressing growing concerns over seafood fraud, a presidential task force called Tuesday for expanded enforcement and a new program to give consumers more information about the origins of the imported fish, crab and other seafood they eat.
Baltimore County's small businesses are getting increased financial support thanks to a recently established county-wide flexible loan program, the first recipients of which were announced by County Executive Kevin Kamenetz Oct. 16. The $1.5 million Boost Fund, which is managed by the Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development, offers loans to small, minority and women-owned businesses in the county.
By By Elaina Clarke and Community Times Staff Reporter
Web video advertising firm Videology said Monday it hired a new chief financial officer with experience preparing companies for public stock offerings, a signal the Baltimore-founded company may soon follow through with plans for an IPO.
Baltimore County will have a new representative in the state-wide fight against underage drinking thanks to the recent appointment of Mike Mohler to the executive board of the Maryland Alcohol Licensing Association. Mohler, who has served as Baltimore County's chief Liquor Board administrator for the past four years, was elected to the leadership position by his peers around Maryland.
By By Elaina Clarke and Community Times Staff Reporter
When Columbia resident Kelly Renee Armstrong was a student at Bowie State, she had several interests. Her first love was theater, but since Bowie did not have a drama department, she settled for being in campus plays while majoring in political science and minoring in Pan African studies.
By By Gwendolyn Glenn and For The Baltimore Sun Media Group
More than two years after indicting a former online gambling mogul, federal prosecutors in Maryland say they are continuing to pursue his extradition on charges of running an illegal gambling business and money laundering.
More than five years into the economic recovery, many households in Maryland still aren't feeling the lift. Overall personal income — which includes wages, investment income and payments from programs such as Social Security — grew an estimated 1 percent in the second quarter of 2014 in Maryland, compared to 2.5 percent in the U.S. as a whole.
The Natural Products Expo East 2014 in Baltimore, opening Wednesday, is billed as the largest trade show on the East Coast devoted to goods made from ingredients found in nature treated with relatively little processing. The category that the industry claims is growing more than eight percent a year includes people and pet food, diet supplements, cosmetics and grooming products.
Baltimore's long and at times fraught efforts to bring gambling to the city finally succeed with the Horseshoe Casino opening on Tuesday. Observers will watch how it does in an increasingly saturated casino marketplace.
A decision last week by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, upholding federal regulations requiring that meat labels state where the animal was born, raised and slaughtered, is a win for consumers, public health and American meat producers.
Open gambling tables and slot machines were easy to find this week at the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, now that the standing-room crowds once common to high tourist season at the world's most famous boardwalk have found other spots to visit and place their bets.
These new systems have a cool factor that makes wine geeks go nuts. But the technology is for more than just show. Implementing these systems translates into more options for customers, cost savings for restaurant owners and environmental benefits for everyone.
By By Kit Waskom Pollard and For The Baltimore Sun
Howard Countians celebrating the Fourth of July at Columbia's Lakefront this year can complement classic Independence Day fare such as hot dogs and hamburgers with a low-calorie side of reduced-fat chips or a pack of vegetables ¿ and wash it all down with a Diet Coke.
Treuth & Son's 16.5 acres house a small retail store and a 20,000-square-foot abattoir where 100 bovines are processed daily and shipped to restaurants throughout the country – 315,000 pounds of cattle per week.
According to a new study of the top U.S. seafood imports, an estimated 20 to 32 percent of the wild-caught seafood crossing our borders was found to have originated from illegal sources. Other recent research has have found that up to 33 percent of seafood samples tested in the U.S. were mislabeled, substituting one species of fish for another. The inability to distinguish between legally and illegally caught fish undermines progress being made both in the U.S. and abroad, puts law-abiding
Laurel Health Foods store owner Monika Price is preparing to close the store on Main Street and leave the historic district when her lease expires this month. The good news is that Laurel Health Foods, which Price's mom, Maria Lowe opened 44 years ago, won't disappear completely, but will be downscaled in a much smaller location. Price's sons, Philip and Curtis Price, own a 6,000-square-foot CrossFit gym at 14210 Cherry Lane Court, and are designing a space for the store in the gym's current
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.