Her family had been torn apart by drugs and mental illness, and Rosalind Holsey had little hope for the future. Then her life took a new direction. She was shut out of cosmetology in high school and found herself among the boys in a barbering class. "This industry literally changed my life," she said.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake used her first veto since taking office in 2010 to strike down a bill passed by the City Council aimed at reducing or eliminating many of the so-called "minor privilege" fees the city charges.
The federal government steered $83.1 billion in contracts to small businesses last year, meeting a goal intended to boost those firms for the first time in eight years, according to a report released by the Obama administration Friday.
Scammers have developed a variety of methods of convincing unsuspecting people to give them money, but local residents can protect themselves from being victims in many cases by knowing the tricks scammers use, a representative of the Maryland Attorney General's Office told those who gathered for a meeting of the Abingdon Community Council Monday evening.
Arnold M. Jolivet, a longtime advocate for minority- and women-owned businesses who was a familiar presence at City Hall, died Sunday morning at Sinai Hospital. The Village of Cross Keys resident was 71.
One needs to know how to write well before attempting to speak publicly. Oral presentations are a one-shot deal; public speaking can be unforgiving — unless, of course, you already are famous and accepting an Oscar.
When did we go back to being defined by our vaginas? In two years we've gone from superwomen who have successful careers, thriving families, meaningful relationships, to "I can't afford to pay for my birth control pills" and throwing temper tantrums over someone else not paying for our abortions.
Gap Inc. brands ¿ Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Piperlime, Athleta and Intermix ¿ are among a growing group of major U.S. retailers now paying more than the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour for entry-level employees.
Regulations should keep e-cigarettes cheaper and more convenient than conventional cigarettes, but still expensive and inconvenient enough to deter a new generation of nicotine addicts. Banning e-cigarette use inside public buildings would be a great step toward achieving this.
Redistricting since the last election has significantly altered the boundaries of Legislative District 35. What was formerly an all-Harford County district encompassing Abingdon, Bel Air and the northern third of the county has been shifted eastward to take in western and northern Cecil County, with the Bel Air area and Abingdon moving into neighboring District 34.
Baltimore County received $1.5 million to fund small, women and minority owned businesses through the Maryland Small, Minority and Women-Owned Business Loan Fund, according to a Wednesday, June 18 county-issued statement.
Voters in the greater Aberdeen and Havre de Grace areas will have the opportunity to select new Harford County Council representatives in this year's election, as seats in the two council districts covering the cities are open.