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Author Archives: Chelsea Feinstein

Strive Baltimore job training program uses formula based on tough love (access required)

It was orientation day for the 158th class of the Strive Baltimore employment training program. The 51 people who showed up seeking help finding jobs were reluctant to speak. Many were forced to move forward from the back row. Several ...

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Strive participants often have histories of drug abuse, criminal activity, homelessness (access required)

Harold Ghee knew he had to grow up when his 13- and 8-year-old daughters told him they were tired of only seeing him during brief visits to prison. “I’ve been there for birthdays and holidays. Every time they come to ...

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United Workers protest Cordish’s $3M rent break (access required)

Protesters for workers’ rights advocacy group United Workers picketed outside of the Baltimore Development Corp. office Wednesday to oppose a $3 million rent break that real estate developer The Cordish Cos. asked BDC for in exchange for making improvements to ...

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Columbia’s CapellaTax Network provides alternative to ‘big box’ tax firms (access required)

Larry Devitt saw a need that was unfulfilled and took a risk, leaving a steady job for life as an entrepreneur. Devitt launched CapellaTax Network in April, a pre-paid tax preparation service that gives employees access to a certified public ...

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Maryland foreclosures fall, but news isn’t good (access required)

Foreclosures on Maryland properties in the first half of this year fell more than 68 percent compared with the corresponding period in 2010, an extreme example of a nationwide trend, foreclosure listing company RealtyTrac Inc. said Thursday. But the decline, ...

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Hanover-based Conmed Healthcare sold for $57.2M (access required)

Conmed Healthcare Management Inc., a Hanover-based company that provides health care services to detention centers, agreed to be acquired by privately held Ayelet Investments LLC for $57.2 million, Conmed announced Tuesday. Conmed shareholders will receive $3.85 per share, about 8 ...

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Environmental group wants more electric cars, higher fuel standards (access required)

Environment Maryland Research and Policy Center said Wednesday it wants Marylanders to reduce their oil consumption by 1 billion gallons by 2030 by relying more on electric cars and public transportation. The advocacy organization released a plan Wednesday that also ...

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Radio station WVIE drops sports for all news (access required)

Radio station WVIE (1370 AM) has dropped its sports talk format in favor of all-day news programming. The network, which until Friday was home to Fox Sports Radio, provides 12-hour-per-day coverage from America’s Radio News, a news service based in ...

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