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Steam pipe explosion may have exposed officers to asbestos.

BALTIMORE — Baltimore police say officers who responded to an explosion of an underground steam pipe may have been exposed to asbestos.

- Billings Gazette - US

'Hidden village' on western edge of Baltimore.

This is one in a series of occasional articles exploring neighborhoods in the Baltimore metropolitan area. Tucked away on Baltimore's west side is Franklintown, a neighborhood marked by its serene natural setting and an almost rural feel. The neighborhood of about 1,200 residents is on the city-county...

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Photo tour: The best beaches in Maryland.

Ocean City and Assateague Island draw millions of visitors.        


Pitbull considering opening Baltimore charter school.

The rapper Pitbull may open a charter school in Baltimore. WBFF-TV reported on Wednesday the rapper says an application for opening SLAM Academy will be submitted soon, and that the school could open by September 2018. Sports Leadership & Management schools exist nationwide, including in...

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'Finding Neverland' heads to Baltimore with vintage message, new Hook.

No less an expert on youth and adventure than Mark Twain loved J. M. Barrie’s play “Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up,” declaring it to be “a great and refining and uplifting benefaction to this sordid and money-mad age.” That assessment was made a century ago, but the sordid, money-mad...

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Pitbull considering opening SLAM charter school in Baltimore.

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McKeldin Square reopens with grass and trees in place of fountain.

Thick grass, trees and terrace seating have replaced the brutalist-style fountain and blocks of concrete at McKeldin Square in downtown Baltimore.The Downtown Partnership of Baltimore unveiled on Thursday a $4 million makeover of the square at the corner of Pratt and Light streets. The improvements...

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Live Casino hosts event to connect small firms to gambling industry.

Live Casino & Hotel in Hanover teamed up with the American Gaming Association Thursday to promote business opportunities for small, minority-owned firms and highlight the industry's economic impact in Maryland. Association representatives are touring U.S. casinos to highlight gambling's impact...

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Patsy Cline's spirit comes to Annapolis for a 'Closer Walk' at Infinity Theater.

Infinity Theatre in Annapolis is opening its season with an engaging musical tribute in Dean Regan's "A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline." It was two seasons ago that Infinity presented, with great success, "Always … Patsy Cline," in which a fan tells Patsy's story. "Closer Walk" is more concert than...

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Over-Spiced: Nets Gave McCarthy's SNL Shtick Over Twice the Coverage of Baltimore Murders.

Pity ABC, NBC and CBS News. If the fall TV season comes and Sean Spicer is no longer White House Press Secretary, they’ll have to talk about something besides Saturday Night Live. Like maybe … news. Spicer is rumored to be leaving the press shop for another job in the administration. And if he’s not the ...

- NewsBusters - US

Baltimore City Paper's editorial staff has joined the Washington-Baltimore News Guild, which also represents members of the Baltimore Sun and Washington Post .

Chris Stergalas / Washington-Baltimore News Guild: Baltimore City Paper's editorial staff has joined the Washington-Baltimore News Guild, which also represents members of the Baltimore Sun and Washington Post  —  Baltimore City Paper's editorial staff has joined the Washington-Baltimore News Guild, the  —  ...

- Mediagazer - US

Baltimore business owners sue city for not stopping violence during 2015 riots

Dozens of Baltimore business owners are suing local officials for not doing their jobs after riots broke out in the city two years ago. More than…

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MS-13 member sentenced to 40 years behind bars for two murders

Melvin Marquez-Sanchez fled to Maryland after the murders and plotted the killing of a third man.

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Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash featuring Gucci Mane, Migos, B.o.B., others grosses $1.3M

Hot 107.9 had another big Birthday Bash. The sold-out show, which featured Gucci Mane, Migos, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, B.o.B. and Lil Uzi Vert, was at held Phillips Arena June 17 in front of 16,731 fans. The show, which was promoted by Lanham, Md.-based Radio One Inc. , had gross sales of $1,326,213, according to data recently ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

'Love Warrior' author Glennon Doyle Melton in sold out show in Annapolis

When was the last time a talk by a writer sold out weeks in advance? It happened when blogger and bestselling author Glennon Doyle Melton appeared last year at Woods Memorial Church in Severna Park, that's when. Now, she's back June 30 to talk about her new book "Love Warrior" at Maryland Hall...

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6 ways to get the beach vacation experience without leaving the Baltimore area

Ah, Ocean City — sun, sand and all sorts of other things that make for a memorable summer. And less than three hours away. But maybe those three hours are a little more than you want to spend en route to your summer fun. Maybe you want to enjoy the pleasures of O.C. right now, without having to...

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Acting MTA chief: BaltimoreLink bus system launch went 'pretty smoothly'

Until the Maryland Transit Administration began planning its $135 million BaltimoreLink bus route overhaul that launched this week, state transit officials had neither ridden bus routes to create accurate schedules nor updated the routes after the installation of the light rail or metro subway...

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New cyber program at UMBC will target international companies

A new international cybersecurity center at University of Maryland, Baltimore County, will aim to bring international companies to the state and is expected to create at least 100 jobs in the coming years. The center, called iCyberCenter@bwtech, is a partnership between the university and the Maryland...

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Caves Valley Partners acquires 5.2 acres in South Baltimore

Caves Valley Partners has acquired 5.2 acres in South Baltimore. The property, in the 1800 and 1900 blocks of S. Hanover St., contains space for commercial truck repair company Middleton & Meads and a vacant warehouse. Arsh Mirmiran, a partner at Caves Valley Partners, said the Towson firm is exploring...

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State considers rate increases on the health exchange as another insurer drops out

As U.S. Senate leaders prepare to unveil their plan to remake the Affordable Care Act over time, Maryland officials must press ahead with the system as it stands for hundreds of thousands of residents. The Maryland Insurance Administration held its first hearing Wednesday on the large rate increases...

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Baltimore businesses destroyed during riots sue city officials for failing to prevent violence

Dozens of Baltimore business owners are suing city officials, including the police department and former Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, saying they mishandled the city's response to the rioting in 2015. In a nearly 700-page complaint filed in federal court this week, more than 60 plaintiffs say...

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Johns Hopkins doctor to compete on NBC's 'The Wall'

Aaryn Hammond never saw herself as the game show type. The 27-year-old Baltimore resident admits she’d tossed the notion around with her father, Milton Harrison, while growing up, but the idea of competing for prizes on TV was just a joke the two shared, nothing more. That is, until Hammond’s mother...

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How to get the beach vacation experience without leaving the Baltimore area

Ah, Ocean City — sun, sand and all sorts of other things that make for a memorable summer. And less than three hours away. But maybe those three hours are a little more than you want to spend en route to your summer fun. Maybe you want to enjoy the pleasures of O.C. right now, without having to...

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EFF to the SEC: Get a Warrant

If the federal government wants to compel an online service provider, like Yahoo or Google, to turn over your email, they need a warrant. That's the industry-accepted best practice, implemented by nearly every major service provider. More importantly, it's what the Fourth Amendment requires. The Securities and Exchange ...

- EFF - US

US: Sessions' Misguided Sentencing Policy

Expand U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivers remarks at a summit on crime reduction in Bethesda, Maryland, June 20, 2017. © 2017 Reuters – US Attorney General Jeff Sessions' May 12, 2017, memorandum outlining new charging and sentencing policies will result in disproportionately severe sentences and drive up the ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Rapper The Game asks his fans to contribute to fundraiser for slain Baltimore dirt bike rider

When rapper The Game visited West Baltimore to film a music video last year, he gave a cameo to a young dirt bike rider named Sean Williams, who is seen zipping by while popping a wheelie. Williams, 18, was fatally shot Sunday night in West Baltimore, and The Game took to Instagram, where has 8...

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Penguin Pils, collaborative beer from Brewer's Art and Maryland Zoo, gets canned distribution

It didn’t take long for Penguin Pils, a collaborative Baltimore beer between the Brewer’s Art and the Maryland Zoo, to find an audience after its debut last year. Given its popularity, the beer will become more widely available starting July 1, when Penguin Pils will begin distribution in cans,...

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Baltimore City Council adopts resolution asking state to stop Clayworks sale

The grassroots effort to prevent the board of Baltimore Clayworks from selling its Mount Washington buildings picked up fresh momentum Monday night when the Baltimore City Council approved Resolution 17-0030R: “For the purpose of requesting that the Governor of Maryland, and the Members of the...

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Group looking to open video-rental store in Baltimore surpasses Kickstarter goal

With more than 20 hours left as of Tuesday afternoon, a group of video enthusiasts have surpassed their $30,000 Kickstarter goal in hopes of opening a video store in Remington. The group, Baltimore Video Collective — BVC, for short — has plans to open the membership-based video-rental store, entitled...

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Kwame Kwei-Armah to step down as Center Stage artistic director next summer

Kwame Kwei-Armah, the adventurous artistic director of Baltimore Center Stage since 2011, will step down when his contract expires next summer, seven years after he started the job. “It was not an easy decision to make,” Kwei-Armah said. “I absolutely love Baltimore Center Stage and I absolutely...

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Baltimore County is 'wide open' territory for food trucks and entrepreneurs

Keva Andrews doesn't cook dinner for her family on Wednesdays anymore. For the last month, Andrews, a 45-year-old hospital billing specialist, has been buying dinner from one of the food trucks stationed around the perimeter of an Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department parking lot. She starts at the...

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Mouth Party Caramels will expand to Timonium

Mouth Party LLC, a Baltimore-based maker, retailer and wholesaler of caramels, is moving to larger quarters in Timonium. The company signed a lease for about 8,000 square feet at 1946 Greenspring Drive, MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services said Tuesday. The space will house the company's headquarters,...

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ShopRite expands locally produced offerings

ShopRite is expanding its locally grown offerings to include farm-raised beef, seafood, flowers, fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, honey and roasted coffees, the grocer said Tuesday. The retailer-owned cooperative, based in New Jersey, operates 10 Baltimore-area supermarkets. "More than...

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Consumer advocacy groups protest CareFirst rate increase proposal

More than three dozen organizations are calling on Maryland's insurance regulator to reject big rate increases proposed by the state's dominant carrier, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, for plans sold to individuals on the exchange created by the Affordable Care Act. CareFirst asked the Maryland...

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Bizarre Robbery Attempt | Autoblog Minute

Filed under: Videos,Autoblog Minute,Original Video Prince George's County Police Department posted security footage of an odd robbery attempt. Suspect stole a backhoe to break into an ATM in Maryland, and failed. Leaving behind $10K worth of damage.Continue reading Bizarre Robbery Attempt | Autoblog Minute Bizarre ...

- Autoblog - US

Steam pipe explosion buckles street in downtown Baltimore

An underground steam pipe explosion rocked downtown Baltimore during Tuesday afternoon's rush hour, buckling the street,...

- Deseret News - US

Rare and unusual plant sale's a draw for Nova Scotia town

THEY’RE lined up three deep after lunch, eagerly awaiting the 1 o’clock opening. A bright yellow rope barrier holds everyone back. An outdoor concert? Black Friday at Walmart? No — these folks are at the Annapolis Royal Farmer’s Market for the Atlantic Canada Rare and Unusual Plant Sale. Nova Scotia ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Maryland firms showcase products at Paris Air Show, including new fighter jet, drone

Headquartered in Bethesda, Lockheed Martin is one of the top defense contractors in the world and showed off a range of products in its own pavilion at the air show.

- Stars and Stripes - US

12 cities to receive Justice Department aid to lower crime

BETHESDA, Md. — The Justice Department will help 12 U.S. cities develop long-term strategies to decrease violent crime, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday.

- Billings Gazette - US

US sailors who died in destroyer-container ship crash

Among the seven U.S. Navy sailors who died in the Saturday collision between the USS Fitzgerald and a Philippine-flagged container ship off Japan were an Ohioan expecting to retire soon, a Maryland man his father called his best friend,...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Kibitz Room deli opening in Pikesville

A Baltimore-area native is bringing his New Jersey deli home to Pikesville. Neil Parish is opening the Kibitz Room in the former Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. space at the Hooks Village mixed-use complex later this summer. It’s the second location for the deli, which also has a shop in Cherry Hill,...

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Visit Baltimore launching summer 'Beverage Passport' promotion

Visit Baltimore is launching a program to encourage local residents and visitors to sip their way through the city’s bars, restaurants and breweries for discounts on drinks throughout the summer. The summer Baltimore Beverage Passport promotion runs July 5-Aug. 31, during which customers can show...

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Maryland's first Steak 'n Shake on the auction block

Franchise owner defaulted on $3.2 million loan with a Florida bank, but still hopes to stop June 30 auction

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Dave & Busters will open at White Marsh Mall

Dave & Buster's will open at White Marsh Mall in December, mall owner General Growth Properties said Monday. The entertainment complex includes hundreds of arcade games, a restaurant and a sports bar. It will be the brand's fourth location in Maryland, in addition to Arundel Mills mall, Silver...

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Instacart delivery service expands to Wegmans in Baltimore area

Instacart has expanded its online grocery service in Maryland to Wegmans Food Markets in Columbia, Hunt Valley, Owings Mills and Crofton, enabling home delivery in as little as an hour. Instacart launched in select Baltimore neighborhoods last April and expanded this year in March to areas such...

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Some bumps in the road for bus riders as BaltimoreLink hits city streets

BaltimoreLink, the Maryland Transit Administration's $135 million redesign of the region's bus system, received mixed reviews on its first weekday commute Monday. Some people balked at the confusing changes, while others welcomed them. Everyone enjoyed the free rides being offered for the system's...

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Baltimore City Council passes deal on controversial Northern Parkway apartments

The Baltimore City Council agreed Monday to set terms for the construction of a 148-unit apartment building off Northern Parkway, a project bitterly opposed by some who live in the area.The complex, dubbed the Overlook at Roland Park, has pitted developer Jonathan Ehrenfeld and his Blue Ocean Realty...

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Maryland firms showcase products at Paris Air Show, including new fighter jet, drone

Lockheed Martin demonstrated its F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter jet, Textron Systems introduced a next generation warfighting drone and Gov. Larry Hogan led a trade mission of eight smaller Maryland firms to the Paris Air Show, which started Monday. The week-long air show, which dates to 1909,...

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Teens are getting as little exercise as 60-year-olds, study says. Blame schools.

Looks like teenagers being lazy is more than just a stereotype. A new study conducted by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore looked at … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Families & Friends Share Stories of Sailors Killed in USS Fitzgerald Crash

Among the seven U.S. Navy sailors who died in the Saturday collision between the USS Fitzgerald and a Philippine-flagged container ship off Japan were an Ohio man expecting to retire soon, a Maryland man who was his father's best friend and a former volunteer firefighter in his Virginia hometown. Here are snapshots of them ...

- Voice of America - US