Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Maryland sheds more than 20,000 jobs in December

Maryland lost 20,200 jobs in December, sending the unemployment rate up to 4 percent. The state posted month-to-month losses across several sectors, including construction, manufacturing, government and education and health services, according to data released Tuesday the U.S. Department of Labor. Among the biggest declines were in professional and business services (down 6,000) and trade, transportation and utilities (down 2,900). The majority of the losses in professional services came in administrative…



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Chesapeake Shakespeare Co. requests $75K for pedestrian bridge

A proposed pedestrian bridge connecting the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company theater to studio space in a neighboring building is up for $75,000 in state funds. The theater company, which holds performances at 7 S. Calvert St. hopes to link the building to its offices and educational space on the top two floors of the Merchants Club building next door, at 206 E. Redwood St., said managing director Lesley Malin. “The idea is to link the third floor, our office level, with the stairwell in the theater…



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Developer eyes summer 2019 opening for Howard Street apartments

The building will eventually hold 38 apartments, all priced at between $800 and $1,000.



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Editor's Notebook: Amazon HQ2 quest again pits Maryland vs. Virginia

Here we go again: It’s Maryland vs. Virginia. No, the Terps aren’t back in the ACC squaring off on the hardwood against the Cavaliers. This matchup involves high-stakes business (although, to be fair, so did Maryland’s move to the Big 10). Amazon.com is the latest corporate behemoth to pit the Old Line State against the Old Dominion. This time Washington, D.C., is also in the mix. It’s a story that’s played out before. Look at Northrop Grumman and Marriott. Both publicly announced a desire…



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Hogan: State Center study shows 'enormous amount of potential for redevelopment'

A new study released by Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration Tuesday suggests a range of possibilities for redeveloping the State Center site in Midtown Baltimore, including a new grocery store, apartments and senior living home. The $79,000 study was conducted by Crossroads Consulting Services after the Hogan administration nixed a private developer’s $1.5 billion mixed-use redevelopment project at the 28-acre site home to several state agencies. The uses suggested by Hogan’s study do not differ…



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8 things you need to know this morning

Good morning, and happy Tuesday. Rain is going to continue this morning into lunchtime, but the sun will be out later this afternoon, bringing warmer temperatures. Be ready, though, it’s going to start feeling like January again starting tomorrow. Here are eight things you need to know this morning.



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Why are so many Baltimore eateries closing? Restaurateurs weigh in

Though it’s notoriously difficult to grab a foothold in the food service industry, some of the city’s restaurateurs say there could be more to a recent string of restaurant closures.



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