Obama budget includes Baltimore Red Line

Funding for Baltimore’s planned 14.1-mile light rail Red Line from Woodlawn to Bayview is included in the proposed FY 2015 federal budget released yesterday by President Barack Obama. Recommended capital investments under the Federal Transit Administration’s New Starts program includes $100 million each for the Red Line and for...
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The Daily Record names new editor

Thomas Baden Jr., an award-winning editor with experience at newspapers across the country, is the new editor of The Daily Record, Publisher Suzanne E. Fischer-Huettner announced Monday. Baden, 60, a native of Upper Marlboro and a University of Maryland journalism graduate, comes to Maryland from Danbury, Conn., where he...
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Baltimore Ravens & M&T Bank announce Touchdown for Teachers program

The Baltimore Ravens announced today the launch of their Touchdown for Teachers program, presented by M&T Bank, which recognizes local teachers for outstanding service to their schools and communities. Five finalists will be honored for their positive impact during a Ravens draft event at M&T Bank Stadium. Finalists will...
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Niles Barton appoints 2 new partners

Niles, Barton & Wilmer, LLP recently announced the addition of two attorneys, Heather B. Nelson and Stacy L. Sallerson, to the firm partnership. Sallerson was elevated to partner effective Jan. 1. Nelson previously served as assistant attorney general representing the Maryland Insurance Administration. For more information, click here.
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Facing a minimum-wage conundrum in Annapolis

Debate over the issue of raising Maryland’s minimum wage is taking center stage in the General Assembly now that Governor O’Malley’s administration bills have been introduced and testimony has been heard in both Senate and House committees. With the governor and top legislative leaders on record as supporting a...
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22 Corridor a priority in Harford County

Harford County’s director of planning and zoning, Pete Gutwald, presented the county’s annual priorities for transportation projects to a group of regional business leaders Wednesday at the University Center of Northeastern Maryland in Aberdeen. Improving nine intersections, adding thruways and overall widening of the Maryland Route 22 corridor are...
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GBC board member Stephanie Hill named Black Engineer of the Year

GBC Board Member Stephanie Hill has been named Black Engineer of the Year by U.S. Black Engineer Information and Technology Magazine. Hill is the president of information systems and global solutions, civil, at Lockheed Martin. Her “exemplary leadership, dedication to diversity and focus on inspiring the engineering workforce of...
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Don Fry commentary: What do employers seek from educators?

As lawmakers in Annapolis and educators debate a number of bills aimed at either delaying or prohibiting the implementation of the Common Core standards, it’s important for debaters to keep in mind the ultimate desired outcome – superior student preparedness. Maryland’s education system must strengthen the quality of knowledge...
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