Don Fry Commentary in The Daily Record: 5G technology is Maryland’s future

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Improvements in connectivity and internet access are crucial for underserved populations that disproportionately rely on their wireless devices to apply for jobs, find information about health conditions, do homework and access government services. Continue reading
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We Stand for Racial Equity, Justice and Peace

The GBC stands with all in the Greater Baltimore community and throughout the state and nation who demand justice for George Floyd and his family. Continue reading

Don Fry Commentary in The Baltimore Sun: This is what we need from the next mayor

While the Greater Baltimore Committee does not endorse or financially support candidates for public office, we strongly believe that there are certain qualities that the next Mayor of Baltimore must possess to effectively lead the City in the midst of these uncertain times and unprecedented challenges. Continue reading

Don Fry Commentary: Salvos over public safety in Maryland, Baltimore

In recent days, the debate in Annapolis over legislative proposals to address public safety concerns has become personal and emotional between Gov. Larry Hogan and legislative leaders. Continue reading

Don Fry Commentary on WBAL NewsRadio: A Winning Bet for Maryland Horse Racing

The facilities at Pimlico will receive a “face lift” and the Preakness Stakes will continue to be run annually in Baltimore – where it belongs. Continue reading

Baltimore Sun: Maryland transportation planning needs to include Baltimore

Editor’s note: The following op-ed appeared on BaltimoreSun.com on Jan. 6. By Donald C. Fry When state lawmakers convene in Annapolis this week for this year’s General Assembly session, transportation needs will be among many of the major topics up for debate. What happens could affect Marylanders — and more importantly the Baltimore region — for decades. Ensuring that residents and businesses have access to efficient and connected transportation networks is … Continue reading

Don Fry Commentary on WBAL NewsRadio: Education Likely To Dominate General Assembly’s Session

While many are focused on the holiday celebrations and New Year’s resolutions, elected state officials have their eyes set on the opening of the 2020 Maryland General Assembly session. The 90 day session, which commences January 8, is shaping up to feature a number of controversial issues that would affect state policy for decades and could have a significant impact on employers and Maryland’s business climate. The issue likely to … Continue reading

Don Fry Commentary: Thanks to these generous businesses

In less than a week, millions will travel near and far to celebrate one of the truly great American traditions, Thanksgiving. But there are many who do not have the financial or social resources to celebrate the holiday with a wonderful Thanksgiving meal. In fact, experts tells us that one in nine Marylanders is “food insecure,” meaning they are unsure where their next meals will come from exactly. However, Centerplate, … Continue reading

Don Fry Commentary on WBAL NewsRadio: What Kind of Mayor Does Baltimore Need?

Fall is barely upon us, but already the race for Mayor of the City of Baltimore is beginning to take shape and voters need to pay attention. As the city readies for the April 28 primary, the compelling question for voters to consider is: What kind of mayor does Baltimore need? I suggest to you that Baltimore needs a strong and transformational leader as its Mayor. What are some of … Continue reading