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Study supports Convention Center expansion

A proposed expansion to the Baltimore Convention Center and a new downtown arena could increase direct spending by $138.7 million to $181.6 million annually, potentially supporting 2,360 to 3,100 new jobs, according to a study released Monday by the Maryland ...

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Fireworks look like a go for New Year’s Eve in Baltimore

It looks like Baltimore will ring in the 2012 with fireworks after all. City officials said Friday that more than $32,500 was donated following a report Thursday in The Daily Record that the city’s Office of Promotion & the Arts ...

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FBI documents show three threats to former Gov. Schaefer’s life

Former Maryland Gov. William Donald Schaefer, known for his attention-grabbing and sometimes controversial manner of doing business, had his life threatened at least three times during his more than five decades in public service. According to documents from the Federal ...

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C. Fraser Smith: Hackerman to city: Dare to be great

Much has been made of Willard Hackerman’s offer to put a lot of money into the evolution of Baltimore’s renaissance. But focusing on the money misses the point. It’s the leveraging, the kick-starting and the daring that will matter most. ...

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Top 5: ‘Frankly, we have no choice’

Marylanders could see increases at toll booths around the state, and a heavily-traveled street in downtown Baltimore will be closed for two weeks for construction. Those stories and more in this week’s business top 5. 1. Maryland toll increases get ...

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Hackerman offer of $500M is key to GBC initiative

A week after unveiling a $500 million pledge by 92-year-old construction magnate Willard Hackerman to build a combined arena and 500-room hotel, executives of the Greater Baltimore Committee are working to seal the deal in writing with executives at Hackerman’s ...

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Editorial: GBC’s plan a giant step forward

Six months ago, when the Greater Baltimore Committee advanced a bold proposal to expand the city’s convention center and connect it to a new arena, we praised the idea but warned that the public and private sectors would have to ...

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