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  • Thousands rally in support of Baltimore schools

    Thousands rally in support of Baltimore schools
    Supporters of a $2.4 billion plan to rebuild Baltimore's crumbling schools made a show of support in Annapolis on Monday night as thousands of people staged a loud, festive rally outside the State House to urge passage of legislation to launch the...
  • Yes to city schools plan

    Yes to city schools plan
    I recently had the privilege of speaking to an enthusiastic and hopeful crowd gathered in Annapolis to urge lawmakers to pass a bill allowing the state of Maryland to renovate or rebuild Baltimore City's school buildings over the next 10 years through...
  • Ernest T. Davis, construction project manager

    Ernest T. Davis, construction project manager
    Ernest T. Davis, a retired construction project manager and a World War II B-24 pilot, died Feb. 13 of heart failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 92. The son of a civil engineer and a government worker, Ernest Theodore Davis was born in...
  • House vote nears on city school construction plan

    House vote nears on city school construction plan
    A sweeping plan to invest $1.1 billion in building and replacing Baltimore's aging public schools won preliminary approval in the House Thursday, after delegates voted overwhelmingly to reject Republican efforts to put additional strings on state...
  • Congressional candidate profiles

    MEET THE CANDIDATES   When Marylanders head to the polls Nov. 6, they will elect members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in addition to casting their ballots for president. Dozens of people are running for a chance to represent the...
  • Baltimore's bold — and necessary — school plan

    Baltimore's bold — and necessary — school plan
    The $2.4 billion building renovation and construction plan unveiled by Baltimore City schools CEO Andrés Alonso this week represents the most far-reaching and ambitious program the city has yet come up with to break out of its cycle of poverty and...
  • Light shed on Rush's role in Metra scandal

    Light shed on Rush's role in Metra scandal
    After pressuring a Metra contractor to hire more African-American companies for a crucial South Side rail project, U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush recommended that the commuter rail agency pay $50,000 to a little-known Washington, D.C., group to monitor minority...
  • Grand Prix of Baltimore track build shortened by 10 days

    Grand Prix of Baltimore track build shortened by 10 days
    The construction time of this year's Grand Prix of Baltimore course has been reduced by 10 days, softening the effects on city traffic and downtown businesses, officials for the Labor Day weekend event announced Tuesday. General manager Tim Mayer said...
  • Young bought Harbor Point hook, line and sinker

    It's just so easy for politicians to repeat what they hear. The recent commentary ("Harbor Point means jobs, inclusion," Aug. 14) by Baltimore City Council President Jack Young is a classic. The constant repeat of "the 7,000 construction jobs and...
  • Harbor Point project stirs environmental concerns

    Harbor Point project stirs environmental concerns
    While the Harbor Point project's millions in public financing have dominated debate in Baltimore this summer, a carcinogen buried beneath the proposed waterfront development has sparked concerns about the safety of neighboring residents and the people who...
  • July construction spending rises 0.6%, led by housing and hotels

    July construction spending rises 0.6%, led by housing and hotels
    U.S. construction spending in July rose 0.6% from the month before, reaching a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $900.8 billion. That's the best performance since June 2009, the government said Tuesday. The Commerce Department reported Tuesday that...