| Jul 23, 2011
| 11:14 AM
A vision to create a 21st-century urban village in midtown Baltimore has faced more potential setbacks in the past month than perhaps at any time in the decade-long effort to transform State Center, the aging state government office complex along...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 5:21 PM
Edward Tarter, stopping in at the Harford Road post office in Baltimore, was aghast to hear Wednesday that it might shut down.
He understands that the U.S. Postal Service — which is eyeing one in 10 of its locations nationwide for possible...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 6:26 PM
The sweet aroma of rice fills the air as David Ng steps forward in a Southeast Baltimore warehouse to inspect a shipment of hundreds of sacks of imported basmati rice. He folds back the stitched seams of the 40-pound burlap sacks holding grain that have...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 5:18 PM
Members of both houses of the California Legislature recently released their updated office budgets amid pressure from government groups and news organizations to make the data available to the public.
Assembly members released their figures for all of...
| Apr 15, 2012
| 3:24 PM
A deteriorated funding arrangement with Baltimore City has left one of the state's oldest social service agencies in dire straits — behind on multiple mortgages and without basic utilities at its men's shelter on East Lanvale Street.
| Jan 30, 2012
| 8:47 PM
Thanks to demand from the defense sector, the vacancy rate for office space in Baltimore's suburbs is lower than anywhere else in the United States except for two suburban markets in California, a new commercial real estate report shows.
| Feb 12, 2012
| 7:36 AM
When Barbara Huston took a look at the dilapidated Pasadena building that had been offered as new offices to the nonprofit organization she heads, she was taken aback.
"It was very dark, and there was a lot of mold. When I walked through, the carpet ...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 1:11 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday previewed a pair of ways he plans to balance the city’s budget: collecting overdue fines, fees and taxes from city employees and companies, and pooling resources with Cook County.
Emanuel and County Board President...
| Oct 19, 2011
One of the most popular ways to lower property tax bills is also one of the most misused — benefiting thousands of people ranging from mayors to landlords and snowbirds.
The homestead exemption is supposed to lower taxes only for a taxpayer's...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 4:56 PM
Another challenge by ground rent holders to Maryland's 2007 reform laws has been revived, with lease holders claiming that a state law unconstitutionally diminished the value of their property by making collection of payments costly and difficult to...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 9:53 AM
"Ping Pong Summer," an indie film starring Susan Sarandon, Amy Sedaris and John Hannah, is set to start filming for six weeks in Ocean City next month, the state announced today.
The Maryland Film Office estimates that producers will hire 90 local crew,...