A state program that gives businesses tax breaks for investing in property or hiring workers will be withdrawn from three of Baltimore's redeveloping waterfront communities under a city proposal that would shrink the size of the city's Enterprise Zone.
Despite looming budget cuts and anti-government rhetoric in Congress, Maryland officials say the two massive federal agencies based in Woodlawn — which have long helped buoy the region's economy — may be better positioned than others to ride out the political turbulence expected over the next several years.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's guests in the city's private skybox at Ravens games this past season included a small circle of city employees, prominent business leaders, donors to her campaign, and several family members, documents show.
More than 200,000 Maryland state employees, retirees and dependents will be switched to a new pharmacy plan this year as a result of the Board of Public Works' decision Wednesday to award the $2.4 billion contract to a St. Louis-based company.
Fifty homemade lap blankets and blankets by the Community Knitting and Crocheting Group, of Columbia, to the local Be a Santa to a Senior program, which provides gifts and companionship to seniors who otherwise might not receive either this holiday season.
For the past eight years, the aisles of Walmart in Westminster have hosted more than 175 youngsters in their quest to find holiday presents for members of their families. On Dec. 10, their search is aided by members of Westminster's police department, as each child was accompanied by an officer during the annual Shop with A Cop event.
This year, the packed-house madness of Black Friday was done well before dawn. With more and more stores opening at midnight and some starting hours earlier, thousands of Baltimore-area shoppers arrived — and left — in the wee hours.
Some of the nation's major chain stores opened late Thursday, competing for holiday shoppers to kick off a period that is crucial for the retail industry. After the crowds entered Toys "R" Us at 9 p.m., Walmart's Black Friday deals started at 10 p.m.