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Jan 3, 2012

State Sen. Nancy Jacobs to run for Congress

ANNAPOLIS — Republican state Sen. Nancy Jacobs says she will run for Maryland’s 2nd Congressional District seat. Jacobs, who now represents Cecil and Harford Counties in the state Senate, said Tuesday she has ruled out running for governor or Harford County executive and will announce her congressional bid at a news conference Thursday in Essex in […]

Nov 24, 2011

Doing it the St. John way

Looking back, Edward St. John calls the June 2009 move to take over for a struggling developer outside the gates of Aberdeen Proving Ground a colossal risk. “It was just like going to Las Vegas and putting up $2 million on a roulette wheel,” he said of St. John Properties Inc. stepping in for Opus […]

Nov 15, 2011

Nonprofit offers healthcare to Baltimore’s homeless

Tony Friend can easily recall the date — May 28, 2008. It’s the day he lost everything he owned. It’s the day he became homeless. Friend, 50, lived on the streets of Baltimore for more than two years, sleeping in shelters, under bridges, at bus stops, and in a tent outside the Port Covington Walmart. […]

Nov 6, 2011

Miller, Busch see difficulty in raising gas tax

CAMBRIDGE — Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and Speaker of the House of Delegates Michael Busch say that while they support spending more on transportation infrastructure to create jobs, it will be difficult to get a majority vote for raising gas taxes and fees, especially since no Republicans would vote for them. “We can’t […]

Sep 22, 2011

Editorial: Wiring Maryland for the future

A mega-project is quietly under way in Maryland that will bring high-speed Internet access to a wide-ranging network of public institutions and to the doorsteps of countless businesses. The economic impact of this undertaking is enormous because it will make vital high-tech infrastructure accessible throughout the Free State. In these days of intense competition among […]

Sep 22, 2011

Harford County employers honored at annual awards program

Five Harford County employers were honored by county business and community leaders Wednesday at the annual Harford Awards Program for their outstanding contributions to the community, the economy and their employees. The 2011 winners are: Bowhead Science & Technology LLC of Belcamp, technology award; Celebree Learning Centers Inc. of Forest Hill, service award; Johnson Family […]

Sep 21, 2011

Wegmans filling new need in Harford County

One door has closed and another has opened. That’s the scenario in Harford County this month, as the main phase of the Base Realignment and Closure process came to an end and Wegmans, the super-sized grocer from Rochester, N.Y., opened a 125,000-square-foot store on Route 924. And the two are linked, said Gerry Troisi, Wegmans’ […]

Sep 21, 2011

Wegmans opens massive store in Harford County

Wegmans grocery store has continued to spread through the Northeast, opening its fourth store in Maryland in Bel Air. The new location — at The Boulevard at Box Hill — was packed Wednesday with people from all around the state wanting to fill their carts, get something to eat or just wander around the vast grocery store.

Sep 16, 2011

FEMA makes Irene recovery money available

WASHINGTON — The Federal Emergency Management Agency says federal aid has been made available for the state of Maryland for Hurricane Irene recovery efforts. FEMA announced Friday that federal aid will supplement state and local recovery efforts for areas affected during the period of Aug. 24 to Sept. 5. The aid applies to Calvert, Caroline, […]

Sep 16, 2011

St. Paul’s new Fisher Hall awarded LEED Gold certification

Fisher Hall, the new library and student commons building at St. Paul’s School, has been awarded  LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council, one of fewer than 5,000 buildings in the world to receive the status. Fisher Hall has a photovoltaic rooftop and a geothermal heating and cooling system, an HVAC system that […]

Sep 14, 2011

St. John donates $10M to UM for classroom center

Edward St. John, founder of the commercial real estate company, St. John Properties Inc., announced a $10 million gift to the University of Maryland Wednesday to help build a new, state-of-the-art, multipurpose classroom center on the College Park campus. The $63 million, 47,900-square-foot building will be a public-private effort and will be called the Edward […]

Sep 8, 2011

Mandatory evacuations ordered in Havre de Grace

PORT DEPOSIT — The city of Havre de Grace says it’s ordering the mandatory evacuation of hundreds of residents from low-lying areas as the Susquehanna River continues to rise. And Harford County has declared a state of emergency. A spokesman said Thursday afternoon that fire and rescue workers were going door to door, urging people […]

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