Independence Day means steamed crabs for many Marylanders, but the outlook for celebrating the nation's birthday with a heaping tableful of locally caught crustaceans is as iffy as the weather of late.
An increase to Baltimore's bottle tax – the linchpin of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's plan to raise funds to renovate the city's decrepit school buildings—received preliminary approval from the City Council Monday, likely assuring the measure will become law.
About 100 employees of Big Huge Games, a Timonium-based video game maker, were tossed out of work this week as the studio and its Rhode Island-based parent company abruptly shut down due to financial problems.
Teachers, students, retailers and beverage industry lobbyists are preparing to make themselves heard Wednesday as the battle over raising Baltimore's bottle tax to fund school repairs moves to a skeptical City Council committee.
John Y. Crow, a retired salesman of dairy industry products and a decorated World War II veteran, died of pneumonia complications April 8 at Charlotte Hall Veterans Hospital. He was 89 and had lived in North Baltimore.
Four years after leading the way in the previous fight against slots legislation by the Maryland General Assembly, Kevin McGhee and the Laurel Clergy Association are taking casino gambling on again slammed slots as a "predatory practice."
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.
By some estimates, as much as a quarter of the country has cut back on gluten or eliminated it altogether. And yet, experts say less than 10 percent of us have a real problem with gluten. So everyone else? Those gluten-free muffins in your grocery cart are there for no good reason.