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Oct 21, 2015

Md. biotech receives $400K pertussis grant

Synthetic Biologics, Inc., a Rockville-based clinical-stage company focused on developing therapeutics to protect the microbiome while targeting pathogen-specific diseases, and its pertussis academic collaborator, The University of Texas at Austin, announced Wednesday a grant award of $400,000 to evaluate the potential of Synthetic Biologics’ monoclonal antibody, hu1B7, to prevent pertussis i[...]

Oct 21, 2015

Inovalon’s 3Q numbers out Nov. 4

Inovalon, a Bowie-based technology company providing advanced, cloud-based data analytics and data-driven intervention platforms to the health care industry, announced Wednesday that it will hold its third quarter 2015 financial results conference call Nov. 4 at 5 p.m. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Keith Dunleavy and Chief Financial Officer Thomas Kloster will review the company’[...]

Oct 21, 2015

Cambria hotel coming to College Park

Rockville-based Choice Hotels International, Inc., announced Wednesday it has signed an agreement with franchise partner Southern Management Corporation to develop a new Cambria hotel & suites in College Park. The 150-room Cambria property will be located at 8321 Baltimore Ave., and is expected to open summer 2017. The hotel will be walking distance from the University of Maryland which,[...]

Oct 21, 2015

Simon breaks ground on Md. shopping outlet

Simon, a global leader in retail real estate, broke ground this morning on Clarksburg Premium Outlets in Montgomery County. This multi-million dollar project, upon completion, will offer a collection of more than 90 retailers. The center, scheduled to open in October 2016, is a joint venture between Simon, New England Development and Streetscape Partners and will […]

Oct 21, 2015

Residence Inn heads to UAE

Bethesda-based Marriott International Inc. maintains the pace of its regional development plans by announcing the signing of Residence Inn by Marriott Al Jaddaf, a signing that marks a significant entry in the lead up to 2020 as it will be the hotel group’s first property from the Residence Inn brand portfolio in the United Arab Emirates. […]

Oct 21, 2015

Md. biotech lands $30M in equity funding

Northwest Biotherapeutics, a Bethesda-based biotechnology company developing DCVax personalized immune therapies for solid tumor cancers, announced today that the company has entered into agreement for funding of $30 million from Woodford Investment Management in the UK. Woodford will purchase $30 million of the company’s common stock at $5.50 per share, for a total of 5,454,545 shares, ra[...]

Oct 21, 2015

Police: Parkville man charged with stealing guns from UPS facility

Police say a UPS worker is facing charges after handguns were taken from a package at a UPS facility in Maryland. Officers were called to the UPS facility in Sparks on Tuesday after police say a security guard stopped the worker and found a handgun taped to each of his legs. Police say the guns […]

Oct 21, 2015

Black Oak celebrates Wal-Mart grand opening in Eldersburg

Black Oak Associates celebrated the grand opening of the Wal-Mart Supercenter at Eldersburg Commons on Wednesday. The supercenter’s offerings  include groceries, electronics and a pharmacy. It’s part of the $50 million redevelopment of the Carrollstown Mall. “We have anxiously awaited the redevelopment of Carrolltown Mall for the last 10 years. The time has come and […]

Oct 21, 2015

End of trial nears for man charged with killing Potomac woman

ITHACA, N.Y. — Closing arguments are scheduled in the murder trial of a 33-year-old man on trial for the strangling of his Cornell University-student girlfriend from Potomac last Thanksgiving. Benjamin Cayea was charged with second-degree murder after 23-year-old Shannon Jones of Potomac was killed insider her apartment on Nov. 27 in Cayuga Heights, just outside […]

Oct 20, 2015

Court of Appeals suspends attorney for incompetent handling of estate

The Court of Appeals has indefinitely suspended an attorney who failed to file required documents and attend hearings while acting as the personal representative of an estate and then refused to turn over estate property to her successor after her representation was terminated. Patricia DuVall Storch, who was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1982, […]

Oct 20, 2015

BMA receives $3 million gift to support new education center

Baltimore Museum of Art Board of Trustees Chair Clair Zamoiski Segal announced Tuesday that the organization has received a $3 million gift from Patricia and Mark Joseph to support the museum’s new 5,500-square-foot education center, one of the largest individual gifts the museum has received. The Patricia and Mark K. Joseph Education Center is a […]

Oct 20, 2015

Md. bank to sell Va. building, close branch

Waldorf-based Community Bank of the Chesapeake announced Tuesday it is selling its building in Virginia and closing its branch there, but company officials said there were no layoffs expected with the transaction. The bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Community Financial Corporation, is selling the property at 16384 Consumer Row in King George, Va., to Alexandria, Va.-based InFirst [&helli[...]

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