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State’s municipalities hoping they can limp into better times

ACCIDENT — Smoke drifts lazily above the town hall in this tiny Western Maryland municipality while inside, city leaders warmed by a squat, wood-burning stove ponder how to squeeze a few more bucks out of the $124,000 budget. Sometimes fueled ...

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Long past glory days, Burke’s shuts its doors

As he began to pack away decades of memorabilia Monday, Bill Beery III recalled the glory days of Burke’s Café & Restaurant. There was former Gov. Marvin Mandel and his entourage of lawyers eating there nearly each day during his ...

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Lawsuit seeks to halt State Center development

Seventeen stories above Charles Street, David E. Johnson looked at the panorama of Baltimore’s center city and bemoaned the vacancy rate in commercial buildings that today has reached nearly 25 percent. Johnson, president of Stratford Realty Management Co. LLC, blamed ...

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Dena Shapiro Frenkel: Tips for keeping holiday spending within your budget

As we enter the third holiday season after the onset of the “Great Recession,” American consumers may be battling penny-pinching fatigue. We’ve scrimped. We’ve saved. When do we get to reward ourselves? Sure, it would be fun to celebrate the ...

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