The Walters Art Museum has been putting its stamp on the nation for more than 77 years – but never in quite the way that it's doing this holiday season. "The Madonna of the Candelabra," has been chosen by the U.S. Postal Service as the official Christmas stamp for 2011 and 2012.
A quiet debate is being had about the Waverly post office, one of eight citywide and hundreds nationwide that the financially struggling U.S. Postal Service recommends closing. City Council members held a press conference outside the Waverly post office last month in an effort to save it. But some area residents say it's too rundown and out of the way.
Postal workers from across the country took to the streets Tuesday to protest proposed layoffs and closures, including the shuttering of 41 offices in Maryland and eight in Baltimore. Union officials said they held rallies at every congressional district in the nation.
The day whose solemn anniversary we mark this weekend, however, is one of those few whose frightening and painful memory, and whose hard legacy, can be brought to the forefront of any conversation simply by mentioning a date: 9/11.
The future of a Clarksville post office location remains unclear, despite an offer from the county for rent-free property, as the U.S. Postal Service has already shifted operations to nearby Ellicott City.
The standoff between Verizon Corp. and its workers has turned ugly. Contract negotiations have broken down, and thousands of workers have been striking for more than a week. The company has trained current and retired managers to replace picketing union workers.
By By Liz F. Kay and Hanah Cho and The Baltimore Sun
U.S. Postal Service studies closing of 8 post office in Baltimore, but City Council members say they're closing ones in poor neighborhoods, which would hurt residents who don't have cars, and create more blight by abandoning the buildings.
The post office on Auto Drive in Clarksville will be closing its doors after Aug. 12 because the property owners decided not to renew its lease. The possibility of a new post office location in Clarksville is "under study."
Conduct your own treasure hunt for lost money. Such digging is fast and easy because states and the federal government post information online about inactive bank accounts, forgotten savings bonds and lost pensions.