A group of investors plans to buy real estate firm Cassidy Turley and combine it with DTZ Holdings, creating a global real estate network, Cassidy Turley said Monday. The Cassidy Turley brand launched in 2010, roughly two years after four groups, including former Baltimore-based Colliers Pinkard, joined to create a larger real estate network.
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.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan told residents of a retirement community Tuesday night that he wants to eliminate all state income taxes on retirement income before the end of his administration.
Running parking garages is not a core function of government, so Baltimore Mayor Rawlings-Blake's plan to sell off city-owned garages would be an encouraging step toward shedding non-essential city assets and investing in more important priorities for the city's residents and long-term fiscal health.
This month, Baltimore confirmed its desire to replace its waterfront volleyball courts with a park-topped parking lot. How many cities want to turn their highly-popular waterfront area into a parking lot, removing a key discriminator between themselves and other cities trying to recruit young professionals and spending $32 million to do it?
Harford County government and the county's volunteer fire and EMS companies are discussing proposed changes to a county-funded retirement program for the volunteer firemen, including lowering age of eligibility to receive benefits.
While Maryland's Department of Human Resources, certain advocates, and a clot of consultants and evaluators celebrate the state's move to an Alternative Response system of handling child abuse cases, they are missing — or worse, disregarding — simple documented truths that should shake any reasonable person's confidence.
Baltimore's police and fire unions are fighting a new proposal from Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to privatize part of the pensions of new employees — a move union officials argue will make it harder to recruit and retain the best young officers.
Baltimore is changing the way it handles cases of alleged child abuse and neglect — part of a broad social-services strategy that has been touted by Maryland officials but abandoned in some other states.
On Friday, I and 2,000 of my co-workers at Johns Hopkins Hospital were scheduled to go on strike for the second time in two months. It's not a step we wanted to take, but one we thought we had to take. But late yesterday, we agreed to a one-week cooling off period at Gov. Martin O'Malley's request. We hope the time will make a difference.Johns Hopkins Hospital and strike 1199SEIU Ronald Peterson