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Baltimore neighborhood’s future tied to new school

Beyond the biotech high rise, the townhouses and the condominiums sits what developers call the real centerpiece of the new East Baltimore Development Inc. — a school. The East Baltimore Community School has been open for only half a school ...

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For Waxter, replacement is just not an option

ANNAPOLIS — If the Secretary of the Department of Juvenile Services had his way, he’d tear down the Thomas J.S. Waxter Children’s Center and rebuild Maryland’s only state-run, secure residential facility for female juvenile offenders from scratch. In Waxter’s place, ...

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Critics call for closure of detention facility for girls

LAUREL — As you approach Thomas J.S. Waxter Children’s Center a sign cautions you are under camera surveillance. Notices warn against bringing in contraband — glass bottles, cigarettes, weapons. A metal detector sits in the front hallway. You pass through ...

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Md.’s skilled work force feeds growth in IT jobs

CHEVY CHASE — On a rainy November night, the seventh floor of Microsoft’s recently opened offices in Chevy Chase is caught up in a flurry of celebration. A small army of black-clad waiters dart through the crowd carrying delicious-looking hors ...

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New Md. firms helped by technology incubators

BETHESDA — While working at a startup company in San Diego, Ben Hatten was tasked to find a patent attorney to help with a flashlight they were developing. He thought it would be relatively easy. It wasn’t. “It took me ...

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W. Md. hopes for green resurgence

Until a few years ago, things were looking up for Western Maryland. A sound national economy and a desire for country living brought workers from Baltimore and Washington to the fringes of the state, causing the demand for domestic and ...

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Temp jobs outlook? ’Tis the seasonal

Maryland’s unemployment rate rose in October to its highest point since the recession began, but there’s hope for jobs in a report showing seasonal retail positions may surpass 2008’s poor numbers. The state’s unemployment rate inched up one-tenth of a ...

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Farmer asks Campbell Soup to help restore barn

For most of his life, Jay Mackenzie wanted to own a farm. “I have wanted a farm since I was about 10. When I was 20, I was going to have a 500-acre farm,” said Mackenzie, 50, of Union Bridge. ...

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Shore hospital’s supporters vow to fight on

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland lawmakers and supporters of Kent County’s Upper Shore Community Mental Health Center promised on Wednesday to use the upcoming legislative session to fight the facility’s closure by the Board of Public Works. “That’s not it,” said Del. ...

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Nuclear power faulted as response to warming

As Maryland closes in on the construction of a third reactor at Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant in Lusby, an environmental organization has released a report calling nuclear power a step backward in the nation’s race to reduce pollution. The ...

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