Jul 7, 2015

Steven I. Platt: What to make of Charleston

President Obama lamented and vented, not necessarily in that order, the senseless and tragic slaughter of nine innocent people in their church in Charleston, South Carolina, by a deranged and racist also not necessarily in that order individual, whose racist ideology and imbalanced mental condition could have been a warning of his hate-filled criminal intent […]

Dec 11, 2013

Charleston makes top restaurants list

Wednesday, OpenTable, the web-based reservation service, announced that Charleston was on its Top 100 Restaurants in America list — the only restaurant in Maryland to make it.

Apr 13, 2012

Senior housing opening on Memorial Stadium site

Rising four stories over what once was home plate at Memorial Stadium, a new senior housing and skilled nursing care facility is set to open Thursday at 1 p.m. The $12.6 million Green House Residences at Stadium Place will mark the latest addition to the massive redevelopment of the stadium site on 33rd Street, including […]

Jan 3, 2012

Judges void West Virginia redistricting

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A panel of federal judges on Tuesday voided West Virginia’s congressional redistricting plan and told the Legislature and the governor that it would impose a new blueprint if they do not come up with an alternative by Jan. 17. In a 2-1 ruling, the judges concluded that the plan violates the 14th […]

Dec 28, 2011

Mediation fails again in W. Va. Monsanto suit

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Another attempt to resolve a West Virginia class-action pollution lawsuit against Monsanto Co. has failed. Media outlets reported that several hundred plaintiffs attended a court-ordered mediation Tuesday at a Charleston hotel but no settlement was reached. An earlier mediation in October also ended without a settlement. The lawsuit involves current and former […]

Oct 31, 2011

RLJ Lodging Trust of Bethesda acquires Charleston hotel

RLJ Lodging Trust of Bethesda, a hotel real estate investment trust, said it acquired the 176-room Courtyard by Marriott Charleston Historic District hotel from Noble Investment Group for $42 million, or approximately $239,000 per key. RLJ used available cash to fund the purchase. The hotel operated as a 123-room Holiday Inn until late 2010, when […]

Aug 23, 2011

Judges to probe leak of $35M pollution settlement deal

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A closed-door review of documents, prepared to inform nearly 600 West Virginia coalfield residents of a $35 million deal to settle their water pollution claims, may help identify who leaked settlement details to The Associated Press, a panel of judges assigned to the case said Tuesday. Lawyers for those plaintiffs agreed to […]

Jul 18, 2011

Rarely displayed Civil War paintings to be made available on website

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Rarely displayed paintings of Charleston during the Civil War by a Confederate soldier, including an iconic rendering of the submarine H.L. Hunley, are being made available this week on the Internet by The Museum of the Confederacy. The museum in Richmond, Va., on Tuesday goes live on its Web site with all […]

Jul 13, 2011

Federal arts funds awarded to Baltimore, other cities

WASHINGTON — A burgeoning arts and entertainment district in Baltimore is the focus of a new grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, along with public-private partnerships in New Orleans and elsewhere. The endowment is announcing its inaugural round of “Our Town” grants totaling $6.5 million for sites in 34 states. The goal of […]

Feb 7, 2011

Baltimore law firm sues over Massey-Alpha deal

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Baltimore law firm says it’s suing over Alpha Natural Resources’ proposed $7.1 billion takeover of rival coal mine operator Massey Energy Co. The lawsuit announced Monday by Brower Piven is the third challenging the deal filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The suits seek class-action status […]

Dec 16, 2010

$2B PATH project faces dismissal by W. Va. regulators

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An application to build a $2 billion power line from West Virginia to Maryland should be dismissed because less expensive alternatives should be considered first, say staff reviewing the project for the West Virginia Public Service Commission. Developers of the Potomac-Appalachian Transmission Highline, or PATH, say the 765-kilovolt line is needed to […]

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