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Preakness bill expected shortly as lawmakers face angry constituents

A boy rides his bike along Park Heights Avenue past several abandoned houses. Mayor Catherine Pugh wants to create an investment fund to clean up blighted properties in struggling neighborhoods. (File Photo/Maximilian Franz)

ANNAPOLIS — A Maryland bill forming the structure for a $372.9 million plan to keep the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore and transform Laurel Park into a year-round horse racing facility is on pace to drop in a matter of weeks. ...

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Comptroller favors new office building; bid requests expected Friday

Comptroller Peter Franchot. (Bryan P. Sears)

ANNAPOLIS — Comptroller Peter Franchot said he wants to construct a new building for his agency’s Baltimore offices and will consider locating that project in a wide swath of the city but not the Inner Harbor. A request for proposal ...

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Bill creates sunset for Maryland’s opportunity zone incentives

Del. Julie Palakovich Carr, D-Montgomery County. (The Daily Record / Bryan P. Sears)

ANNAPOLIS — Legislation working its way through the Maryland General Assembly would require businesses located in opportunity zones to provide more information in order to qualify for state incentives, clarify which businesses are eligible for those perks, and ensure higher ...

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Downtown Partnership names search committee for new president

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Downtown Partnership of Baltimore has appointed a 13-member committee to find its next president at a critical time in the organization’s history. Board member Mark Wasserman will lead the committee tasked with conducting a nationwide search to find partnership’s next leader. ...

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Pittman ramps up Anne Arundel County environmental regulations

Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman, whose order closing indoor dining is being challenged in court, is expected to testify Tuesday. (AP File Photo/Brian Witte)

Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman said his administration is stepping up enforcement of county laws intended to reduce water runoff and protect forest land at county construction sites. The county issued so-called “Blue Notices” on Friday that it intends ...

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The Diner adds secret sauce to Baltimore’s North Avenue

Matthew Steinberg, co-founder of Secret Sauce Co., hands out champagne prior to the grand opening of the The Diner by Secret Sauce Co. at the North Avenue Market building. (The Daily Record / Adam Bednar)

Midcentury diner-inspired signs hang on the walls, disco thumps from the sound system, and a banjo and tuba players warm up. Customers order food, visitors play various arcade games, and dozens of conversations create a cacophony in Baltimore’s old North ...

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MIA staying downtown after lease agreement

Comptroller Peter Franchot. (File)

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s spending board voted 2-1 on Wednesday to approve a 10-year lease costing $1.68 million annually to keep the Maryland Insurance Administration in downtown Baltimore. Gov. Larry Hogan and Treasurer Nancy Kopp voted in favor of the new ...

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Rash Field renewal backers promise inclusive space

A rendering of how Rash Field along Baltimore's Inner Harbor will look at the conclusion of a $16 million overhaul. (Gensler)

After a $16.8 million overhaul is completed, Baltimore’s Rash Field will provide recreation space welcoming all city residents, the project’s backers pledged on Tuesday during a ceremonial groundbreaking at the nearby Rusty Scupper restaurant. Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. is slated to ...

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Bromo Tower arts district tabs new leader

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Emily Breiter, who formerly produced events and worked in business engagement for the Downtown Partnership, has been tabbed to lead Baltimore’s Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District. Breiter takes over as executive director at a time when downtown’s long-beleaguered Westside ...

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