Hundreds more Marylanders are seeking unemployment insurance benefits related to the federal government shutdown. As the funding impasse reached its 12th day Wednesday, the state said it's received 462 such benefit applications from Dec. 22 through Dec. 31.
As the holiday hustle reaches a peak, people rush to their local post office to ship out last-minute cards or gifts, the U.S. Postal Service must set deadlines for mementos to arrive before Christmas. The cutoff for packages and first-class mail is Dec. 20, while Priority Mail Express is Dec. 22.
The post office was often the center of a community economically, geographically, politically, and philosophically. As a community grew, the local post office moved from the postmaster’s personal residence to a local tavern or dry goods store – a combination hardware store and grocery store.
Baltimore officials are manually checking the city tax sale files to remove all state and federal property, part of a broad review of the controversial process that helps the city collect some $20 million a year in unpaid bills.
Baltimore-area Amazon customers, some frustrated by package theft, now have another option for delivery than their stoops and porches. The online retail giant has brought its Amazon Locker program to the region, setting up nine self-service package pickup points.
The Baltimore area of the United States Postal Service canceled deliveries Saturday, Sunday and Monday due to unsafe driving and walking conditions for their workers. Today, letter carriers went back to work, bringing mail and packages to residents throughout the county.
From hospitals and stores to delivery services and specialty boutiques, institutions that serve the public planned ahead, with mixed success, to keep logistics running smoothly and supply chains intact during the storm and after.
More than 25,000 postal support employees in a range of jobs have been converted to permanent career worker status since May 2011, when the support classification took effect, according to the American Postal Workers Union, which represents clerks, custodians and drivers. That's a milestone, say union officials, who favored creating the support category as a path to career status.
WASHINGTON — Congress has failed for years to overhaul the U.S. Postal Service, but a new poll Tuesday suggests there is bipartisan support nationally and in Maryland for a handful of well-worn solutions.
The former manager of the Clinton administration's effort to reinvent government is calling on Congress to break up the U.S. Postal Service into two separate organizations — one public and one private.
There are few anglers more revered than Frederick native Bernard "Lefty" Kreh. Kreh, who turned 90 last month, has fished for nearly 70 years with everyone from Ted Williams to Fidel Castro, and from President Jimmy Carter to Ernest Hemingway. Enshrined in numerous fishing Halls of Fame, he has been honored by the U.S. Postal Service, which issued a stamp commemorating a fly that Kreh made.
With the increasing reliance on email and social media slowing the flow of letters to a trickle — and many students ignoring what little comes through — officials at Loyola have scrapped the school's entire student mail system.
Exploding cannon fire lit the sky and reflected off the water as rain poured down on American soldiers struggling to defend Fort McHenry against a British attack. It was September 1814 and during what's now known as the Battle of Baltimore, Francis Scott Key penned the work that became out national anthem, "Star Spangled Banner." It's been the job of Annapolis-based artist Greg Harlin to bring that scene to life ... on a postage stamp.
Mentalist and mind reader Joe Riggs, who is internationally known, moved to Baltimore (Homeland) recently to be with his fiance, and in honor of his new city is doing a show at Johnny's restaurant in Roland Park on Sept. 4. We do a profile of him in advance of the show, possibly as a cover.
A 57-year-old Glen Burnie man pleaded guilty Tuesday to theft of thousands of aluminum carts from the U.S. Postal Service that will cost more than $2.8 million to replace, according to the U.S. State's Attorney's Office.
Hunt's Memorial United Methodist Church in Towson church hosts week-long Baltimore County Christian Work camp during which 200-300 volunteers take on painting, repair and building projects in homes of those in need.
Congress returns to work Monday facing a tight deadline to fund highway and road projects across the country, an election-year scramble that has injected uncertainty into state and local construction plans at the start of the summer driving season.
The state said Tuesday it has approved bigger tax breaks for industrial properties in Southeast Baltimore, including the site of the new Amazon warehouse. The benefits, which are designed to spur job creation in an area where several businesses have recently closed, went into effect July 1.
Rick and Jane Bargers opened Natural Gatherings 14 years ago, when they decided that instead of taking a traditional retirement, they would turn their gardening, woodworking and flower-arranging hobbies into a business.