As today's computer-powered vehicles become increasingly connected to drivers and their lives and capable of transmitting data to the outside world, civil liberties organizations and driver advocacy groups have begun raising concerns with regulators, legislators and industry leaders.
The opening of Blue Sparks in 2011 came on the heels of a resurgence in Baltimore barbershops over the last 10 years that have defied the competition of corporate chains like Great Clips, which employees more than 30,000 stylists at more than 3,300 salons throughout the United States and Canada.
20 seniors at Notre Dame Maryland University will be blazing a trail at graduation Saturday. They are the first generations of their families to go to college and are the first seniors to graduate through Notre Dame's Trailblazers program.
Despite prior approval of plans to build a Starbucks in the Bel Air Town Center, the worldwide coffee company has its sights set on a building just across the highway in the Bel Air Plaza shopping center, according to local planners and property owners.
As the more than 24-hour deluge of rain came to an end in much of central Maryland on Thursday morning, residents, local officials and business leaders all took stock of the torrential downpours' toll.
By By Colin Campbell, Kevin Rector and Natalie Sherman and The Baltimore Sun
If teens ran the world — or at least Anne Arundel County government — there would be no problems building cellphone towers at schools. In a mock county council meeting this week, high school students unanimously voted down a bill that would have banned the towers.
Howard's yearning was satiated through the launch of her business, which provides temporary office space, virtual office space and the benefits that come with a physical office space to a variety of local and state-wide businesses in need of a corporate presence in Laurel.
The six-year-old Sudbury School of Arts and Ideas has moved from Hamilton to South Road in Mount Washington and it has about 40 students. It's a very alternative school, where there are no classrooms. The students make their own hours and can hire and fire the staff. But they go to college, which is the proof of the pudding, says a founding parent.
The Rawlings-Blake administration is proposing new regulations for the city's rapidly growing food truck industry — setting up zones for the mobile chefs to sell their designer grilled-cheese sandwiches, spicy tacos and decadent cup cakes. But the city's proposal was in flux Monday night. A city official said the administration might amend the plan to allow trucks to operate outside the zones as well.
In Maryland, as in other states, consumers need to show ID when buying alcohol or tobacco products. Energy drinks could be added to that list of "adult" products, if bills before the General Assembly are passed. House bill 1273 and Senate bill 986 were filed to ostensibly protect the Free State's children from a potentially hazardous product. But not only will the bills fail to protect minors, they could backfire and cause more harm than good for both adults and children in Maryland.