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January 3, 1993
This chart and map track recent movements in single-family home sales in the Baltimore metropolitan area during the third-quarter of 1992. The chart lists sales volume and sales dTC prices from July through September. The map compares total sales for the first nine months of 1992 with the same period a year ago.In future weeks, charts and maps with more detailed information will appear for: Baltimore and Baltimore County; Anne Arundel County; Carroll and Howard counties; and Harford County.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | May 20, 2014
An analysis of traffic fatalities in the last decade found Baltmore was the nation's 28th most dangerous city for pedestrians, out of 51 major metropolitan areas. The study, to be released Tuesday by the National Complete Streets Coalition, found 482 pedestrians were killed along roadways in the Baltimore region from 2003 to 2012. Nationally, 47,025 pedestrians were killed, while an additional 676,000 were injured. Fatalities have been on the rise since about 2009, the study found, after sharply declining for several years.
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NEWS
February 26, 2002
The Baltimore metropolitan area ranks second in the nation for heroin and morphine abuse, with 227 emergency department visits per 100,000 residents. Figures are from 2000. Heroin/morphine emergency visits Metro area per 100,000 population Rank Newark, N.J. 238 1 Baltimore 227 2 Chicago 208 3 San Francisco 170 4 New York 128 5 Seattle 103 6 Boston 97 7 Philadelphia 81 8 New Orleans 77 9 Detroit 75 10 SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins | jamie.smith.hopkins@baltsun.com | February 11, 2010
More homes were sold last month - and for more money on average - than a year earlier in the Baltimore metro area. About 1,100 homes changed hands in January, up almost 9 percent from the previous year, according to numbers released Wednesday by Metropolitan Regional Information Systems. The average sale price was about $272,000, an increase of just over 2 percent. It's the first time in three years that both sales and average prices were up in the metro area. But it's too soon for home sellers to rejoice.
BUSINESS
July 11, 1999
Gross sales of new homes in the Baltimore metropolitan area for May dropped 8.1 percent when compared with the same period last year, according to statistics released last week by the Meyers Group.Anne Arundel and Howard counties had the biggest decline of all jurisdictions, sagging 24.8 percent and 23.1 percent. Harford County was off 3.6 percent. Baltimore County, lifted by an almost 50 percent increase in sales in the Owings Mills/Pikesville corridor, was up 12.8 percent and Carroll County saw a 2.4 percent increase.
BUSINESS
October 7, 2001
More Baltimore-area homebuyers will be able to take advantage of Federal Housing Administration loans, thanks to recently increased loan limits. The FHA raised the limit on single-family loans in the Baltimore metropolitan area to $239,250 from $189,000. That means that homebuyers will have better options when it comes time to shop around for a mortgage. The Baltimore metropolitan area received the increase because it's considered one of several high-cost areas in the country by the FHA. The area includes Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, Howard and Queen Anne's counties.
NEWS
December 19, 2000
Some post offices will offer extended hours this weekend to allow people more time to send gifts, letters and packages, the U.S. Postal Service announced yesterday. Service will be available until 5 p.m. Saturday in the following locations: Baltimore metropolitan area: Annapolis, Bel Air, Columbia, Ellicott City, Glen Burnie, Owings Mills and Westminster. Eastern Shore: Easton and Salisbury. Western Maryland: Cumberland, Frederick and Hagerstown. The main post office at 900 E. Fayette St. in Baltimore will be open until 11 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
NEWS
April 16, 1991
The "call to arms" issued last week by the executives of Howard, Montgomery and Prince George's counties should also be a call to action to officials in the Baltimore metropolitan area.An agreement, struck by representatives from three of the state's wealthiest and most politically influential jurisdictions, ended in a pact to work together on future transportation, growth and environmental issues. Partly, the new coalition is a response to legislative inaction -- the 1991 General Assembly scuttled counties' fiscal concerns, and its failure to enact a gasoline tax to fund road and transportation projects hit Howard, Montgomery and Prince George's especially hard.
NEWS
June 20, 1991
"A serious housing crisis confronts the Baltimore metropolitan area. For most poor area households, affordable housing is nearly impossible to find." These are conclusions of the Washington-based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, which says the typical poor renter in the Baltimore metropolitan area spends nearly 70 percent of income on rent and utilities.These findings dovetail with results from the same center's nationwide survey that indicate housing is becoming scarcer and more expensive for the more than 13 million American households which are trying to survive on $10,000 a year.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen | July 4, 2009
Donald S. Jones, former president and chief executive officer of Commercial Credit Co., died June 16 of complications from a broken hip at his Delray Beach, Fla., home. The former Towson resident was 99. Mr. Jones was born and raised in Providence, R.I. After graduating from Bryant College in 1930, he began his career with Commercial Credit Co. as an accounting clerk in Providence. He held various positions in the Northwest until 1954, when he was named vice president in charge of finance and loan operations for the Midwest.
NEWS
May 3, 2009
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NEWS
By Neil J. Pedersen | October 10, 2008
Despite recent claims to the contrary, Maryland's Intercounty Connector - expensive though it surely is, at $2.4 billion - will deliver a very strong return on investment to Maryland residents, including many residents of the Baltimore metropolitan area. According to U.S. Census data, more than 130,000 people from greater Baltimore commute to the Washington area every day, many to jobs on the Interstate 270 technology corridor. Traffic forecasting illustrates the enormous benefit these travelers will experience from the ICC. The ICC will provide a much-needed link from BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport to the Washington metropolitan region, ensuring long-term economic benefits for Maryland.
BUSINESS
June 15, 2008
Larsen leaving as PSC chief Steven B. Larsen, who took over the Maryland Public Service Commission with a mandate to lower utility bills, is leaving the panel before finishing a yearlong quest to reregulate the industry. He will be replaced by Douglas R.M. Nazarian, a former litigator who joined the PSC as a general counsel last June. Nazarian said he would continue the strategy set by his predecessor. Wal-Mart to pay settlement Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will pay $250,000 to a pharmacy technician who suffered a disability resulting from a gunshot wound and was subsequently fired from one of the company's Harford County stores, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced.
NEWS
By Josh Mitchell and Josh Mitchell,Sun reporter | October 20, 2007
T. Rowe Price Group Inc. said yesterday that it will add 1,400 jobs at its Baltimore County campus in the next two years, and county leaders called the planned expansion one of the most significant by a private employer in the region in years. The Baltimore-based investment firm plans to spend $185 million to construct two large office buildings and two parking garages on its sprawling Owings Mills campus - a project that would enable the company to become the county's largest private employer.
BUSINESS
September 22, 2007
Awards Bart Harvey, chairman of Columbia-based Enterprise Community Partners, received the inaugural Visionary Award by The Home Depot Foundation for his efforts in promoting environmentally safe practices in affordable housing construction. William G. Gray Jr. of Cumberland has been named 2007 National Truck Driver of the Year by the American Trucking Association. Gray, who drives for UPS Freight, has logged more than 2.7 million accident-free miles in his 28-year career. His volunteer activities include teaching safe driving to teenagers and senior citizens.
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