- The Pride, which is operating at 70% capacity, is Carnival’s ninth ship to welcome passengers back since the coronavirus pandemic halted cruise operations in March 2020.
- A new commission led by Black experts plans to have researchers study enslaved laborers who lived and worked at Mount Clare, an 18th-century plantation and a nearby ironworks, and perhaps locate their descendants in Baltimore.
- The question of how to represent Grace Wisher illustrates an ongoing national struggle over how to interpret, contextualize and teach U.S. history, which has long underrepresented Black historical figures.
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- The Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport unveiled a new in-house medical center this week that will offer urgent care, first aid, as well as COVID-19 vaccines and tests at the airport.
- If you're stuck for hours at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, don't trip. We got you. Check out this list of tourist attractions and fun stuff to do just a quick Uber/Lyft ride away.
- Eleven years ago, authorities closed the Plumpton Park Zoo in Cecil County, Maryland, over 26 health and safety violations. The couple who took it over on a handshake deal have made it a destination.
- When videos of beatings threatened the family-friendly reputation of Ocean City, town officials brought forth a new policing strategy, one that put more officers on the boardwalk and clamped down on offenses from fighting to smoking.
- The four-block, mostly industrial stretch in South Baltimore, known as the Warner Street corridor, could draw hundreds of thousands of visitors annually.
- Scores of Baltimore-area arts and entertainment venues that have struggled in the pandemic will get tens of millions of dollars in federal SBA grants, including the Lyric, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the National Aquarium.
- With summer vacation season in full swing and COVID cases abating, BWI Marshall Airport is seeing a surge in passengers eager to travel after over a year of pandemic restrictions. But nationwide pilot staffing shortages and a recent surge in airline delays have raised concerns about how smooth the return to normal will be.
- Air travel can be difficult in the best of times, with cramped planes, screaming babies, flight delays and short tempers. Throw in a pandemic, and the anxiety level can rise quickly.
- Disney World has shared details about how it will celebrate its 50th anniversary. Plans include the new nighttime spectaculars at Magic Kingdom and Epcot, plus a daytime show at Animal Kingdom and 50 golden character statues in its theme parks.
- Marylanders are expected to break travel records this Fourth of July, with more than a million people projected to hit the roads and take to the air for holiday vacation and celebrations, according to a AAA forecast.
- Democratic Councilman Kristerfer Burnett's bill would bar the use of the technology by residents, businesses and most of Baltimore city government until December 2022.
- Public lands were in the midst of boom times, in Maryland and across the country, even before pandemic restrictions drove interest in outdoor spaces to a fever pitch.
- The Baltimore Board of Estimates approved the disclosure and approval policy by a vote of 3-1, with Democratic City Council President Nick Mosby abstaining.
- The budget, Democratic Mayor Brandon Scott’s first, includes a $28 million increase in spending on the Baltimore Police Department to cover employee health insurance and higher pension obligations.
- The Baltimore Office for Promotion and the Arts officials told the city's inspector general that it left the banners up because of circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic.
- A bill to boost wages for more than 2,000 contracted workers at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport and Baltimore Penn Station became law Tuesday.
- Beachbound sun-seekers are sure to return in force to Ocean City this summer. The question is whether the resort town will have enough cooks and cleaners, servers and salespeople to handle the crowds.
- As passenger traffic rebounds from the pandemic, travelers returning to BWI Marshall Airport for the first time in more than a year will notice plenty of differences since their last trip to the airport.