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Sep 5, 2011

Q&A: Joseph T. ‘Jody’ Landers III

1. The Daily Record has published a number of articles this year about the $1.8 billion redevelopment of Middle East by East Baltimore Development Inc. How would you rate the EBDI development so far in terms of public accountability, financial transparency and economic impact? How do you see its impact on the city’s future? The […]

Aug 28, 2011

Grandparents play a bigger role in child-rearing

WASHINGTON — America is swiftly becoming a granny state. Less frail and more involved, today’s grandparents are shunning retirement homes and stepping in more than ever to raise grandchildren while young adults struggle in the poor economy. The newer grandparents are mainly baby boomers who are still working, with greater disposable income. Now making up […]

Aug 19, 2011

Real Estate Weekly – 8/19/11: Dunkin’ Donuts planned in Annapolis historic district

Dunkin’ Donuts planned in historic area Feelings in Annapolis are mixed about a proposed Dunkin’ Donuts store in the city’s historic district, the Capital newspaper reported. Todd Lalumiere, the operator of three Dunkin’ Donuts stores, wants to open the new store at 38 West Street before Christmas, and has asked the city to grant him […]

Aug 11, 2011

Census: Maryland same-sex couples increased 51 percent

ANNAPOLIS — New census data shows a 51 percent increase in the number of same-sex couples in Maryland in the last decade. Data from the 2010 census released Thursday indicates there are 16,987 same-sex households in the state. That’s up from 11,243 households in the 2000 census. Gary Gates, a demographer with the Williams Institute […]

Aug 11, 2011

Hispanic population grows in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS — People from El Salvador comprise a large portion of Maryland’s growing Hispanic community, census data released Thursday shows. The U.S. Census Bureau data shows there are 123,789 people from the Central American nation who now live in Maryland, representing 2.1 percent of the state’s population. Hispanics now make up 8.2 percent of the […]

Jul 26, 2011

Wealth gap widens between whites, minorities

WASHINGTON — The wealth gaps between whites and minorities have grown to their widest levels in a quarter-century. The recession and uneven recovery have erased decades of minority gains, leaving whites on average with 20 times the net worth of blacks and 18 times that of Hispanics, according to an analysis of new Census data. […]

Jul 6, 2011

Bob and Donna McWilliams: Don’t laugh: A U.S. housing shortage is a real possibilty

If you’d suggest to people that we’re headed for a housing shortage in the United States, they’d likely think you’re on another planet. Most folks would point to all the homes on the market and a healthy inventory of foreclosed properties owned by the banks. It would be hard to imagine that we’re on the […]

May 27, 2011

Census: Aging Worcester County oldest in Maryland

SALISBURY — Worcester County’s population became grayer during the past decade, as “come-here” retirees flocked to coastal towns and “born here” young adults departed for jobs. The median age of residents is 48 — the oldest in the state. That’s a full decade older than Maryland’s median age and also the neighboring counties of Wicomico […]

May 26, 2011

Census shows average Maryland household size stabilized

HAGERSTOWN — Maryland’s growing immigrant population helped stabilize the state’s average household size after six decades of decline, according to census data released Thursday. Rising numbers of relatively young immigrant families largely offset the effects of Maryland’s aging population on household size from 2000 to 2010, the numbers show. As people age, their households te[...]

May 5, 2011

C. Fraser Smith: Redistricting is a numbers game that matters

Perhaps you think redistricting is a boring enterprise devoid of real-world consequence for the rest of us. You would be wrong. Had there been no redistricting in 2001, Maryland would have had slot machine gambling a decade ago (more on this later). Had there been no rebalancing of Maryland’s districts (redistricting) in 1990, Tom McMillen […]

May 3, 2011

Md. agencies release precinct population counts

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland agencies have released a report on precinct population counts for redistricting and reapportionment. The report contains population counts based on the 2010 Census for the state’s 1,849 voting districts in 23 counties and Baltimore city. It was released Tuesday by the Department of Planning, the Department of Legislative Services and the Department […]

Mar 9, 2011

Joe Nathanson: Maryland’s population edges toward majority-minority

The release of the 2010 Census data, providing details of our population down to the city block, did not bring too many surprises for Maryland and the Baltimore region. The state grew just a tad slower (9 percent) than the nation as a whole, but enough to keep its eight seats in Congress. The Baltimore […]

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