| Feb 19, 2012
| 8:35 AM
In terms of its size and composition, Harper's Choice isn't all that different from other villages in Columbia.
What sets it apart from other places in town is its location: The Village of Harper's Choice was built on the first tract purchased to make up...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 9:51 AM
Eight of Maryland’s 10 members of Congress voted against a bi-partisan plan Friday to extend a national payroll tax holiday – including two who were instrumental in crafting the deal – citing concern over how the measure would affect...
| Feb 18, 2012
| 6:35 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is mounting a challenge to 2010 U.S. Census estimates that Chicago lost about 200,000 residents.
Big city mayors regularly contest the once-a-decade census results, which determine how much federal funding flows to different parts of...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 11:04 AM
Living to age 90 is a worthy goal Americans are increasingly meeting. The number of people age 90 and older almost tripled from 720,000 people in 1980 to 1.9 million in 2010, according to a new Census Bureau report. And the 90-plus population is...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 11:00 AM
From 2008 to 2011, average monthly applications for food stamps in Baltimore increased by 66 percent, and applications for temporary cash assistance rose 35 percent, according to the Maryland Department of Human Resources.
These numbers are the most...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 11:43 AM
The number of independent restaurants in Baltimore has been holding steady, according to the most recent restaurant census conducted by The NPD Group, a market research company.
The Spring 2012 ReCount, which includes chain-operated and independent...
| Jul 31, 2012
Is that Maryland crab meat in your crab cake, or is it from parts unknown? Some diners can tell the difference between Maryland and imported crab meat with one bite. Some folks don't care much, but diners who do now have a way of finding restaurants...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 9:18 AM
Baby boomers are in a state of stress, with half unsure of their retirement prospects and the vast majority blaming political gridlock for damaging their economic security, according to interest group AARP.
Nearly half of voters ages 50 to 64 who have...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 4:17 PM
Sometimes the news is that something was not newsworthy. The United Nation's Rio+20 conference — 50,000 participants from 188 nations — occurred in June, without consequences. A generation has passed since the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio, which...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 8:10 AM
In the genealogy community, April 2 was a very important date this year.
The 1940 United States Census was released to the public.
Many of us have waited for years to get information on our parents and grandparents that we had not previously had. Some...
| Apr 22, 2012
Women make considerably less money than men in Maryland: 83 cents to the dollar, according to a study released last week.
Windsor Mill resident Alison Assanah-Carroll was not surprised by the finding from the National Partnership for Women & Families,...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Washington - Surveys are now arriving in mailboxes around the nation to help identify all active farms in the United States. The National Agricultural Classification Survey (NACS), which asks landowners whether or not they are farming and for basic farm...