Officials plan to mark the start of the first new office building in downtown Columbia in more than a decade Tuesday, with a formal groundbreaking on a nine-story, $75 million complex of apartments, offices and shops near Lake Kittamaqundi.
Air quality has improved a lot in Maryland and nationwide over the past 15 years, according to a new report by the American Lung Association. But summertime smog levels in Harford and Prince George's counties are still among the worst in the country, the group found.
All lanes have been reopened in MD 170 at Andover Road in Linthicum on Wednesday morning after the clearing of an accident with injury that had shut down the roadway in both directions, according to the state Department of Transportation.
Federal, state and local officials gathered in the East Baltimore Midway neighborhood to tout a $140 million investment to replace the Maryland Transit Administration's aged Kirk Avenue bus facility — aiming to revitalize the neighborhood in the process.
All four of my grandparents were born on the hardscrabble terrain of Ikaria between 1890 and 1895, before landing at Ellis Island. A hot-button question echoed through its craggy, ancient cliffs, silent valleys and sky-blue surf: Why are so many residents living to 95, 98, even 102?
Aiming to boost the fledgling market for plug-in vehicles, Maryland and seven other states pledged Thursday to use their governments' tax and spending powers to get 3.3 million "zero-emission" cars, trucks and vans on the road in the next dozen years.
This year, Chip and Monica Gribben's house on Holger Court in Laurel is one of more than 50 solar and green homes — including six in the Laurel area — featured on the annual Washington Metropolitan Area Tour of Solar Homes. The homes will be open this weekend, Oct. 5 and 6, to homeowners interested in taking the solar route themselves.
You probably won't hear these buses coming. If they show up as expected on the Howard Transit Green Route in the spring of 2015, they'll be the first of their kind in Maryland to run a municipal loop. They will likely be greeted with ribbon-cutting fanfare, even if they won't make much noise themselves, as they'll run entirely on electricity.
Gov. Martin O'Malley picked Annapolis veteran John R. Griffin to oversee the waning years of his administration, appointing as chief of staff Wednesday a man who has worked under four governors and earned respect in the environmental community for his candor.
As Graul's Market lobbies publicly for a store in the Rotunda, another finalist is also eager to succeed Giant Food as the mall's grocer. Scott Nash, founder of the 10-store regional chain MOMS Organic Markets, said mall redeveloper Hekemian & Co. is considering him as a potential tenant.
American Honda Motor Co., in a partnership with SolarCity, a California-based residential and commercial installer, is offering customers discounts to put photovoltaic panels on their homes at little or no upfront cost.