A federal judge in Baltimore has struck down part of Maryland’s handgun permit law as violating the constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Judge Benson E. Legg said the law’s demand that applicants show “good and substantial reason” to ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — Construction of single-family homes in the U.S. cooled off slightly in January after surging in the final month last year. But a rise in permits suggests builders are growing more confident that more buyers are ready to come ...Read More »
GREENBELT — The owner of several Prince George’s County liquor stores has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for his role in a corruption scheme that involved former county executive Jack Johnson. Fifty-two-year-old Amrik Melhi was sentenced Tuesday ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — A surge in apartment construction gave home builders more work in November. And permits, a gauge of future construction, rose largely because of a jump in apartment permits. Some analysts say the gains, though coming off extremely low ...Read More »
Occupy Baltimore protestors are re-applying for a permit to remain in a downtown plaza where they have been living for two months. Group representatives submitted the application this week to continue a protest with 25 to 300 people in McKeldin ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — Home builders started projects in September at the fastest pace in 17 months, a hopeful sign for the economy. Most of the gain was driven by a surge in volatile apartment construction. That could help create jobs and ...Read More »
The right to build what would be Maryland’s second-largest casino has sparked interest in diverse gaming companies across the United States and Canada. Those that have taken steps to pursue the sole gaming license in Baltimore include a company owned ...
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ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley says he’s trying to simplify regulations to help Maryland businesses. The governor announced the “Business in Maryland Made Easy” initiative on Friday. O’Malley also introduced members of the new Maryland Small Business Commission, which was ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley will announce Friday plans to allow businesses to apply for and monitor review of the litany of permits and licenses required in Maryland, and streamline some application processes that have grown increasingly byzantine. “Small businesses, ...
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UPPER MARLBORO — The largest cab company in Prince George’s County is planning to appeal a new measure that will expand the number of taxis in the county. The legislation will add about 400 permits to the county’s current 775 ...Read More »