Thursday, September 21, 2017

Dozens of museums offering free admission Saturday as part of 'Museum Day Live'

Close to 20 Baltimore-area museums will waive admission Saturday as part of “Museum Day Live.”

Hosted by Smithsonian magazine, the day of free admission is celebrated at museums across the country.

Baltimore-area museums participating in the initiative include: the B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore…



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8 things you need to know this morning

Good morning, and happy Thursday. Unfortunately, it’s still going to feel like summer today. Temperatures will be in the high 80s for most of the day, a trend that will follow us into the weekend. Here are eight things you need to know to get your day started. Hurricane Maria pounded Puerto Rico yesterday, knocking out power to most of the country and dropping large amounts of rain. The storm is expected to turn up toward the East Coast early next week, but it’s currently unknown if it could hit…



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Opinion: Baltimore's business community needs to take the lead on nabbing Amazon HQ2

Multiple officials from the local and state government need to come up with one, cohesive plan.



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Buildings are shifting focus from environmental sustainability to human wellness

The WELL Building Standard and the Fitwel certification system are addressing the needs of building occupants, and designers say it’s a growing trend following in the footsteps of programs such as LEED.



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Medical marijuana dispensary opening in former Quiznos near BWI

Green Point Wellness was one of the 102 dispensary businesses statewide to receive preliminary approval from the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission last year.



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Woodberry Kitchen's $120 ribeye isn't the most expensive steak in Baltimore

Chef Patrick “Opie” Crooks said he has only seen one person order, and eat in entirety, the two-pound bone-in ribeye steak served at Woodberry Kitchen. “It was on Valentine’s Day alone at the bar,” the former head chef at the Clipper Mill restaurant said. Priced at $120, the bone-in ribeye is the most expensive dish offered at the restaurant owned by Baltimore’s first James Beard Award winner, Spike Gjerde. However, it’s not the highest ticket steak in Baltimore. There are several other city restaurants…



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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Maryland cuts revenue projections by $126.5 million amid 'weak' sales tax growth

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot says state lawmakers need to accept a “new normal” after the state Board of Revenue Estimates slashed its revenue projections by $126.5 million over the next two years. The board, comprised of Franchot, Treasurer Nancy Kopp and Secretary of Budget and Management David R. Brinkley, reduced the revenue projection by $53 million to $17.1 billion for the current fiscal year, which began July 1. It also cut the estimate for fiscal 2019 by $73.5 million to $17.6 billion. Franchot…



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