| Jul 15, 2014
| 7:56 PM
Maryland's Board of Public Works, a panel that includes the governor and other top state officials, did little to scrutinize millions in contracts it awarded in recent years to the financially strapped operator of a group home where a 10-year-old boy died...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 5:56 PM
Maryland lawmakers and child advocates called Monday for an investigation into regulators' oversight of a troubled group home operator, asking why the state continued to give the company millions in taxpayer dollars despite long-standing financial and...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 12:16 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott's office announced Wednesday he was hiring outside counsel to sue the failed Digital Domain special-effects company and "other parties" involved in a $20 million tax-incentive deal that tanked.
The move comes more than a...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Even in a city long plagued by violent crime, the bank robbery Wednesday left veteran police officers stunned.
The robbers led police on a wild hourlong chase, holding hostages from the bank as human shields. Periodically, police say, the robbers...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 10:30 AM
As a 67-year-old retiree living in Maryland my whole life I am sick and tired of politicians picking winners and losers ("Hogan tells veterans he would eliminate state income tax on military pensions July 16).
As one of the tens of thousand of Bethlehem...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 1:48 PM
Cleveland and other Rust Belt cities are making a comeback as young people sick of high prices in the big city look for more manageable places to live and cities capitalize on attracting a new generation of employers.
In Cleveland, the news that...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 9:09 AM
The Museum of Contemporary Art, as my colleague Christopher Knight reported over the weekend, appears to be facing a considerable gap in its exhibition schedule.
It turns out that the tumult of the Jeffrey Deitch years has led to an exhibition drought....
| Jul 16, 2014
| 6:30 AM
In the year since this city filed for bankruptcy, becoming the largest municipality ever to do so, leaders have adopted a more optimistic tone about the future, pledging to fix streetlights and attract new residents and jobs.
But Eric Byrd isn't...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 9:55 AM
After more than 10 years at the forefront of the cupcake craze, Crumbs Bake Shop Inc. shuttered its high-end bakeries a week after it lost its stock listing on Nasdaq and defaulted on about $14.3 million in financing.
Employees at its remaining Los...
| Jul 27, 2014
| 8:41 PM
The San Joaquin Valley city of Stockton has had it rough.
It's been plagued with soaring home foreclosures, a municipal bankruptcy and 10%-plus unemployment.
Now, locals are hoping that their luck might change.
Their guarded optimism centers on...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 7:50 PM
Caving under losses, Crumbs Bake Shop Inc. has closed its high-end bakeries in Los Angeles and elsewhere after more than a decade of promoting the cupcakes that tapped the nation's sweet tooth.
Financially, the nation's biggest cupcake chain recently...