The Baltimore Sun: Have thoughts about Baltimore-area transit? The MTA wants input on its plans for the next 25 years.

By Colin Campbell October 1, 2019 The Maryland Transit Administration is holding a series of open houses later this month — and business leaders are hosting a separate one Tuesday — to ask the public how they think the next 25 years of transit should look for the Baltimore...
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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...
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Top Transit Experts to be Featured at Event Hosted by GBC and GWP

Join us on October 1, 2019 for the second in a series of events to discuss the development of the Central Maryland Regional Transit Plan by the Maryland Transit Administration with: John Porcari, President, WSP Advisory Services Alicia Wilson, Vice President, Economic Development, Johns Hopkins University Moderator: Scot Spencer,...
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At 40, Maryland Food Bank continues to work to eliminate food insecurity

For four decades the Maryland Food Bank has worked to eliminate what’s called “food insecurity,” the lack of food or the inability of families and individuals to afford or otherwise access enough of it. According to U.S. Census data, Maryland had the highest household median income — $78,916 —...
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Don Fry Commentary: Expansion of Convention Center — An Opportunity That Can’t Be Missed

The hospitality and tourism industry has been a primary economic driver of the Baltimore region for the past 40 years, fueled in part by the tens of thousands of visitors that meet at the Baltimore Convention Center each year. But the aging venue is at a crossroads due to...
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CCBC welcomes Douglas Riley to its Board of Trustees

Community College of Baltimore County President Sandra L. Kurtinitis welcomes Douglas B. Riley, to the college’s Board of Trustees. The Board maintains general oversight of CCBC. Its responsibilities include adopting rules and regulations for college operations, approving the college budget, considering and approving CCBC’s academic programs, major purchases and...
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GBC’s Donald C. Fry ‘heartened by growth in high-paying jobs’

The Daily Record: Baltimore Area Apartment Demand Stays Strong Despite Slower Job Growth Slow job growth proved a slight drag on the Baltimore metro area’s multifamily rent growth, but demand for rental properties remained solid, according to a report released by CBRE on Sept. 24. Rents year over year...
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Weekend Backpacks for Homeless Kids

Weekend Backpacks for Homeless Kids started in March 2015 when Sandie Nagel packed 18 backpacks of food in her dining room. It quickly expanded and moved to The Chimes in Mt. Washington where it provided job training to Chimes’ clients. The organization moved to its current home at 1505...
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First BGE Electric Vehicle Charger Now Powered Up

The first of 500 new BGE electric vehicle (EV) charging stations is now energized and open for business in Annapolis, Md., at the Pip Moyer Recreation Center located at 273 Hilltop Lane. This Level 2 (L2) smart charger is part of the company’s EVsmart Program which also provides customers...
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BBJ: Baltimore Sun publisher, Johns Hopkins executive to co-chair United Way’s 2019 campaign

By Carley Milligan  September 23, 2019 United Way of Central Maryland has named two local executives to co-chair its 2019 fundraising campaign. Alicia Wilson, vice president for economic development at Johns Hopkins, and Trif Alatzas, publisher and editor-in-chief of Baltimore Sun Media have been tasked with meeting the nonprofit’s $20...
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