| Jul 20, 2013
On the surface, the similarities are striking. Two great American cities that swelled in population and wealth in the first half of the 20th century on the strength of heavy manufacturing, places where family-supporting jobs were there for the taking by...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 9:01 PM
Sworn in earlier this month, James T. Smith Jr. is Maryland's 13th transportation secretary. At an age when many people have begun or are contemplating retirement, Smith, 71, is taking the helm of a 10,000-employee agency that oversees highways, bridges,...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 1:18 PM
Thousands of traffic signals on the Chesapeake Bay from the mouth of the Susquehanna River to the entrance of the Atlantic Ocean lead cargo ship captains, commercial fishermen and recreational boaters out of harm's way.
When they go on the blink,...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:36 PM
Dozens of Morrell Park residents denounced plans to build a cargo transfer terminal in the neighborhood at a rowdy community meeting Wednesday night.
The $90 million facility, where CSX Transportation wants to stack cargo containers on trains, is...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 2:44 PM
Federal officials discovered a particularly destructive type of beetle in a 55,000-pound shipment of cumin seed entering the Port of Baltimore from India on Friday.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials found what were later confirmed to be...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Driven by a surge of opposition from people who live in Southwest Baltimore, several city leaders have withdrawn support for a major CSX Transportation rail facility proposed for the area.
Until recently, the project moved smoothly through early...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 6:08 PM
Marylanders have been rushing to buy guns at a rate of 1,000 a day over the past two weeks, hastening the pace of an unprecedented surge in gun sales.
More than 102,000 gun purchase applications have been submitted so far this year — twice the...
| Sep 29, 2013
Glen Burnie food products company Allied International Corp. might have a global-infused name, but it sold nothing outside the country before 2008.
Now it exports to 45 countries, accounting for nearly 20 percent of the small firm's revenue.
| Aug 5, 2013
| 5:14 PM
Despite the industrial train tracks about 100 feet beyond her back fence, Laurie Weishorn's neat, tree-lined backyard in Southwest Baltimore can seem like an oasis of suburban quiet on a low-humidity summer afternoon.
After 22 years in Morrell Park,...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 5:00 AM
I always find it amusing how people that buy into less desirable neighborhoods are quick to complain when the thing that made their home less wanted — and cheaper — gets even worse ("Study finds planned CSX transfer station could have negative...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 9:18 PM
The port of Baltimore logged a number of successes in recent days: a record-breaking year for the amount of cargo handled, state exports surging to $6 billion in the first half of this year and more federal funding to support shipbuilding jobs.