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Jun 27, 2013

For EBDI hotel, back to the drawing board

Calling the plans ill-suited to the site, the city’s design review panel on Thursday rejected schematic designs for a 15-story hotel in Middle East as part of the 88-acre East Baltimore Development Inc. project.

Jun 13, 2013

Design panel endorses preliminary plans for park in Middle East

Plus: The lights are officially on at Union Wharf in Fells Point.

Apr 24, 2013

In Israel, O’Malley says he’s considering White House run

JERUSALEM — Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, a rising star in Democratic politics, said Wednesday that he is considering making a run for the White House in 2016 and will likely make a decision later this year. O’Malley, in Jerusalem on a Mideast tour, said he was still undecided but intends to dedicate “reflection time” on […]

Apr 17, 2013

O’Malley to head for Middle East

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is scheduled to make a trade mission to Israel and Jordan. O’Malley’s office announced the trip on Wednesday. The governor is set to leave Saturday. It’s O’Malley’s third trip to Israel. He went once when he was mayor of Baltimore and in 2008 as governor. It’s the governor’s first […]

Mar 11, 2013

More work for Md.-based Comtech unit

Comtech Mobile Datacom Corp., of Germantown, a subsidiary of Melville, N.Y.-based Comtech Telecommunications Corp., has received a $1.2 million order for satellite services to support security vehicles operating in the Middle East.

Nov 20, 2012

O’Malley postpones trade mission to Israel

Gov. Martin O’Malley has canceled Maryland’s trade mission to the Middle East in the wake of continued fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip. In a statement released by the governor’s office Tuesday, O’Malley said the economic development trip that also included stops in Jordan and Ramallah would be rescheduled. “Not wanting […]

Nov 7, 2012

Calif. man behind anti-Muslim film gets prison

LOS ANGELES — A California man who was behind an anti-Muslim film that led to violence in the Middle East has been sentenced to one year in prison for violating probation stemming from a 2010 bank fraud conviction. Fifty-five-year-old Mark Basseley Youssef was immediately sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Court Judge Christina Snyder after he […]

Sep 18, 2012

U.S. current account deficit fell in Q2 to $117.4B

WASHINGTON — The U.S. current account trade deficit narrowed in the April-June period, pushed lower by an increase in American exports and cheaper oil imports. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that the deficit in the current account decreased 12.1 percent to $117.4 billion in the second quarter. That’s down from a deficit of $133.6 billion […]

Aug 20, 2012

Summertime blues for drivers: Gas at August record

You may pay more than ever for a late-summer drive. U.S. drivers paid an average of $3.72 per gallon on Monday. That’s the highest price ever on this date, according to auto club AAA, a shade above the $3.717 average on Aug. 20, 2008. A year ago, the average was $3.578. More daily records are […]

Jul 23, 2012

McDonald’s showing signs of tear from economy

Not even McDonald’s Corp. has an iron stomach when it comes to the global economic downturn. The world’s largest hamburger chain has thrived in boom and bust times by selling cheap eats and constantly updating its menu with popular items such as fruit smoothies and snack wraps. But the company is starting to show signs […]

Jul 1, 2012

New housing sought at EBDI

Private builders are being sought to replace a cluster of rotting, vacant rowhouses in Middle East with at least 45 homes or duplexes that will list for up to $257,000 — the first market-rate housing built at the East Baltimore Development Inc. site since 2009. A request for proposals was released in June by Forest […]

Jun 11, 2012

New school at EBDI brings new hope

Amid fanfare and protest, ground was broken Monday for a $43 million, state-of the art public charter school in the heart of the 88-acre East Baltimore Development Inc. project. The event culminated years of planning for the school that EBDI, Baltimore and the Johns Hopkins University officials hope will become a centerpiece of the 10-year-old, […]

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