| Aug 12, 2011
| 5:04 PM
On a Friday night this summer, Seacrets was teeming with people dancing and drinking on its patios and dance floors and at its 18 bars.
By now the 22-year-old venue has eluded easy definition. With a sprawling fiefdom that includes a radio station,...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 7:00 PM
State officials agreed Wednesday to extend the bidding deadline for the Baltimore slots license by nearly two months, a move that delays the selection process until after the city's contested mayoral primary in September.
The vote by the Maryland slots...
| Apr 28, 2012
| 10:33 AM
They're some of the priciest condos in the city, but they're taxed like empty lots.
At the Ritz-Carlton Residences along Baltimore's Inner Harbor — where a recent sale topped $1.5 million — the tax bill for most of the condos was $1,309...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 5:30 PM
Two developers say they are planning to submit bids Friday to operate a casino in Western Maryland, and the head of the state slots commission said there are "multiple people interested" in the Baltimore slots license.
Developers with ambitions to run...
| Oct 1, 2011
| 2:20 PM
The private developers of two high-profile state projects are seeking financing through a visa program that lets wealthy foreigners go to the front of the line for green cards and possible U.S. citizenship in return for a $500,000 investment....
| Nov 6, 2011
| 11:39 AM
Members of the Republican, Green and Libertarian parties are often divided by strong ideological differences in national politics. But in Baltimore, their candidates emphatically agree on at least one thing: They're fed up with the Democratic dominance of...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 6:02 AM
Baltimore elections officials predicted very low turnout at the polls Tuesday, as city residents vote in the general election for mayor and other races.
The head of the city Board of Elections said he expected that about half as many ballots would be...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 1:54 PM
When it comes to responding to public information acts quickly, the state's larger jurisdictions could learn a lot from tiny Havre de Grace.
Back in May, about 40 members from the state and seven local governments attended the Global Retail Real Estate...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 5:29 PM
One of Baltimore's most prolific developers faces two lawsuits for unpaid bills related to stalled urban renewal projects along the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River.
A lawsuit against Turner Development's principal, Patrick Turner, and a second suit...
| May 24, 2012
| 2:33 PM
Since the weekend, Las Vegas has served as a sort of glitzy Maryland West -- with government and business leaders from the state attending the Global Retail Real Estate Convention in droves.
With galas and events at casinos, the annual four-day...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 9:39 AM
Two luxury condominium complexes alongside Baltimore's waterfront will have to pay nearly $2.3 million in additional property taxes this year, thanks to new assessed values that acknowledge — four years after the first residents moved in —...