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Erica L. Green and Erica L. Green | October 16, 2013
The pact that will facilitate the $1 billion, decade-long effort to upgrade Baltimore city school facilities was finalized today, with a unanimous vote of the Maryland Board of Public Works to approve a Memorandum of Understanding that will serve as a blueprint for revitalizing the city's dilapidated school infrastructure. The memorandum, which outlines the roles and responsibilities of state and local agencies over the course of the system's 10-year facilities plan, was a condition of the law that allows the district to orchestrate and fund 30 to 35 renovations and new structures.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2014
Under Armour plans to build its third U.S. distribution center in a suburb of Nashville, the Baltimore-based sports apparel maker said Thursday. The 1 million-square-foot-warehouse, a more than $100 million investment for the sports brand, will be built in Mount Juliet, Tenn., and will open in early 2016, the company said. Under Armour also has distribution centers in Baltimore and Rialto, Calif. The Tennessee warehouse will employ 1,500 workers over the next five years. The company operates two Under Armour Factory House retail stores in the state, in Nashville and Sevierville.
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May 8, 2014
If you're not paying attention, the notion of a community group coming out against mulching facilities in eco-friendly Howard County might have you scratching your head. What appears to have started innocently last summer during the comprehensive zoning process to allow mulching facilities, sawmills and firewood processing facilities on agriculturally preserved land as a way of helping farming ended up leaving a gaping loophole, residents have said. And while any mulching facility is considered a conditional use, meaning it would have to be approved by a hearing examiner, a residents' group worries that the new regulations don't specifically limit the size of these facilities.
BUSINESS
By Kevin Rector and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
A new five-year deal between the port of Baltimore and high-end automaker BMW will keep bringing an estimated $2.5 billion worth of vehicles through what is already the top auto import operation in the nation. Officials announced the extended partnership - and a large new BMW processing center at one of the port's terminals - at a waterfront gathering Thursday, saying the new facility will bolster Baltimore's dominance in the market, create 200 jobs and set the course for growth.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | December 2, 2010
Towson-based Genesis Healthcare Inc. said Thursday that it has been hired to manage and operate a group of skilled nursing facilities that were previously owned by Adventist Healthcare. Rockville-based Adventist sold the six Maryland properties this week to JER Partners, a private real estate investment firm, and Formation Capital, an investment company that specializes in the senior housing market. Five of the properties were owned by Adventist, while a sixth was a joint venture between Adventist and Frederick Memorial Healthcare System.
NEWS
December 28, 2010
I was very excited to see the article "The failure of 'baby booking'" (Dec. 29), hoping it would address some of systemic inequalities in the criminal justice system in this state. Upon reading the article, however, I was disappointed. The systemic "failure" that is the primary concern for Michael Nakan is the failure of the system of operate in an economically efficient manner, not the more important failure of the system to properly care for, educate and protect the incarcerated youth of this city.
HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
A chain of more than 50 mid-Atlantic physical therapy clinics that rebranded itself Pivot Physical Therapy earlier this month has added five clinics in West Virginia, officials said Wednesday. The chain has 37 facilities in Maryland, some of which were known as Maryland SportsCare & Rehab. Operations won't change at the facilities, but officials believe operating as one organization enables the company to leverage the reputation of more than 500 physical therapists, certified athletic trainers and support staff.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | August 8, 2003
Baltimore County Fire Capt. Tom Schaech is all too familiar with the anxiety of responding to an emergency call at a nursing home and searching for the location of a patient who may be in dire need of immediate treatment. He and other paramedics tell of their frustration when called to nursing homes and assisted-living facilities -- patients they couldn't find immediately, vital medical information buried in filing cabinets, and tense arguments with nursing staff. To solve those kinds of problems, the county announced yesterday a partnership with a retirement community and nursing home in Towson that organizers hope can be duplicated countywide.
BUSINESS
By KIM CLARK and KIM CLARK,SUN STAFF | October 3, 1995
Manor Care Inc. announced yesterday that it had completed the purchase of 11 retirement homes and skilled nursing facilities, making it the third-largest provider of assisted living in the country.The Silver Spring-based company said it paid competitor Beverly Enterprises Inc. $74.3 million for facilities in California, Illinois, Ohio and Florida.With the acquisition of the six new retirement centers and five nursing homes, Manor Care said it now owns a total of 193 facilities with 25,532 beds in 28 states.
NEWS
May 12, 2000
LET US pray that the audacious order of the county commissioners banning scheduled recreation activities on Sunday mornings will be rescinded. For the information of Commissioner Robin Bartlett Frazier, this is not a "Christian nation" subject to the tyranny of whatever "majority" claims divine right of power. It is a nation of religious freedom and tolerance, of respect for differing beliefs and practices, of official separation of church and state. Admittedly, there is a cultural tradition in Carroll that consciously, practically limits official activities on Sunday mornings because many residents may have a conflict with worship services.
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman and The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2014
A Pennsylvania trucking company said Monday it has opened a new facility in Elkridge, where it expects to add more than 100 jobs over the next two years. The 33,000-square-foot complex in Howard County is the only one in the Baltimore region for A. Duie Pyle, a family-owned business founded in 1924 that is looking to expand into the local market and Virginia. About 65 people are employed at the Brookdale Drive facility, most of them truckers, said John Luciani, vice president for terminals.
NEWS
September 4, 2014
Your recent editorial blindly waved the "save the port" flag in favor of the CSX intermodal ( "Port suffers a setback," Aug. 29). However, double-stacking containers from the port was never the main purpose of the CSX intermodal. If it were, there wouldn't be hundreds of trucks a day projected to leave the intermodal. Instead, CSX is looking for a location to take trains from all over the country and put the containers on trucks to go to local businesses like Home Depot or Wal-Mart.
NEWS
September 2, 2014
The decision by the state to eliminate funding for the proposed rail cargo transfer facility in Morrell Park is patently absurd ( "State pulls $30 million from rail facility project in major victory for community activists," Aug. 28). Over the recent past we have seen many businesses consolidate and move their headquarters out of the Baltimore area. One the few assets that Baltimore has that can't be moved is the port. But it seems that the powers that manage the state and city are in the process of diminishing the value of the port to the businesses that utilize it. While it's popular to blame the railroad, the fact is that the railroad must operate, within the law, in a manner to maximize profits for its shareholders.
NEWS
September 2, 2014
The demise of the proposed inter-modal transportation hub in Morrell Park is a sad day for the Port of Baltimore and the many folks whose living depends on it. (I'm sure other East Coast ports are cheering.) Where was the leadership in Annapolis on this issue? The governor clearly wasn't interested - he was out campaigning somewhere for something. Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown? Obviously not interested either. Now, about Maryland being business-friendly? Help me to understand this.
NEWS
August 29, 2014
While this week's decision to abandon the proposed $95 million intermodal rail facility at the Mount Clare yard in Southwest Baltimore may be regarded as a big victory for neighbors in Morrell Park and elsewhere who strongly opposed it, the decision is a genuine setback for efforts to expand business at the Port of Baltimore. Hundreds of millions of dollars have been invested in recent years to make the port more competitive and reduce shipping costs; the loss of the planned intermodal facility is likely to have the opposite effect.
BUSINESS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2014
Baltimore may lose hundreds of jobs, tens of millions of dollars in economic activity and half of the port's containerized cargo following the state's decision not to build a new rail cargo transfer facility in Morrell Park. State and port officials scrambled Friday to outline alternatives to shoring up Baltimore's place in the international shipping industry ahead of the widening of the Panama Canal and the anticipated growth in Asian container traffic on the East Coast. The rail facility was meant to bring Baltimore's limited freight capacity up to par with other East Coast ports by allowing CSX Transportation to stack truck-sized shipping containers two high on trains for more efficient transportation inland.
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By Todd Richissin and Todd Richissin,SUN STAFF | January 23, 2002
The high number of teens held at Maryland's three largest jails for delinquents has helped foster violence at those facilities, the state's juvenile justice secretary testified yesterday as he promised to reduce their size. Juvenile Justice Secretary Bishop L. Robinson, who fell ill after his testimony, told legislators that smaller facilities with fewer than 50 beds will soon be scattered around the state. They will house some of the teens being held in the Victor Cullen Center in Frederick County and the Cheltenham Youth Facility in Prince George's County.
BUSINESS
By Jay Hancock and Jay Hancock,SUN STAFF | May 10, 1996
Youth Services International Inc., stock market sweetheart and Owings Mills-based treater of juvenile delinquents, yesterday credited newly opened facilities with helping it book a 63 percent profit increase and a similar rise in sales in its latest quarter.Youth Services reported earning $1.1 million in the January-March quarter, the third in its fiscal year, up from $676,000 a year ago. Sales rose by 57 percent to $21.6 million.Per-share earnings came to 18 cents and were "right on target" with the expectations of Wall Street analysts, said Bill Bavin, who follows the company for Ferris, Baker Watts, a Baltimore-based investment house.
BUSINESS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
State officials have abandoned plans for a rail cargo facility in an economically depressed corner of West Baltimore, amid vocal opposition from residents and diminishing political will. With the state withdrawing more than $30 million in funding, the CSX Transportation facility envisioned for the city's Morrell Park neighborhood will not be built, Maryland Transportation Secretary James T. Smith said Thursday. CSX and the port of Baltimore had been counting on using the facility to help move additional cargo.
HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
A chain of more than 50 mid-Atlantic physical therapy clinics that rebranded itself Pivot Physical Therapy earlier this month has added five clinics in West Virginia, officials said Wednesday. The chain has 37 facilities in Maryland, some of which were known as Maryland SportsCare & Rehab. Operations won't change at the facilities, but officials believe operating as one organization enables the company to leverage the reputation of more than 500 physical therapists, certified athletic trainers and support staff.
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