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Tag Archives: Donald C. Fry

There is economic, social value in Baltimore’s arts

  What defines a flourishing community? There are the obvious contributors: economic prosperity, educational opportunity and housing affordability. Just as important as these three factors, and often overlooked, is access to the arts. Not only do theater, music and visual ...

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Thanks to these generous businesses

In less than a week, millions will travel near and far to celebrate one of the truly great American traditions, Thanksgiving. But there are many who do not have the financial or social resources to celebrate the holiday with a ...

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Using innovation to fight violent crime

The headline of a recent newspaper editorial reads, “Aerial surveillance is not the answer to Baltimore’s crime problem.” The headline gets it right, but the harsh wording of the editorial completely misses the point of the technology. It certainly will ...

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An opportunity we can’t miss

The hospitality and tourism industry has been a primary economic driver of the Baltimore region for the past 40 years, fueled in part by the tens of thousands of visitors that meet at the Baltimore Convention Center each year. But ...

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The business case for diversity, equity and inclusion

The 2018 State of the Region Report released by the Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) and the Baltimore Metropolitan Council highlighted the rapid pace at which the Baltimore region is increasing in racial diversity. Since 1998, the white population in the ...

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All hands on deck in Baltimore

As the drumbeat of daily news reminds us, Baltimore continues to see high rates of violent crime for yet another year, especially shootings and homicides. In the past seven days, a 36-year-old man was killed by gunfire in Cherry Hill ...

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New solutions needed to end culture of violence

As we near the midpoint of the year it’s shaping up to be another grim one for Baltimore in terms of violent crime. As of June 26, there were 152 homicides in the city, compared to 133 at the same ...

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The need for a visionary transit network

For decades, the Maryland Department of Transportation has ignored the transit needs of the Baltimore region while massive investment has occurred in the Washington suburbs. For example, the state of Maryland has committed to the Purple Line, a $2.4 billion ...

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5G is knocking on Md.’s door — but we’re not answering

Legislation that would have established statewide standards in Maryland to streamline the permitting and installation of new high-tech equipment so Internet and wireless cell phone providers can offer a faster, more reliable service known as 5G has once again been ...

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