February 12, 2013
The online grocer Relay Foods started service in the Baltimore area back in December. Starting this weekend, Relay will offer pickup service for customers who have placed orders online. Previously, the only option for Baltimore customers purchasing groceries from Relay has been home delivery. The pickup locations are Baltimore Clayworks (5707 Smith Ave. in Mount Washington) and in front of Trohv (921 W. 36th St. in Hampden ). The pickups will operate from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
February 9, 2013
Wanda Feagen pulled on her blue United States Postal Service coat and a pair of thick black gloves shortly after 10 a.m. Saturday, blinking against a hard wind and waiting for her mail delivery truck to fill up on gas. "Hoo hoo!" she said of the cold weather. Feagen had just set out from the Gwynn Oak post office after cataloging mail since the start of her day at 7:30 a.m., and was on her way to the rolling residential hills nearby to begin her regular weekend delivery route.
February 7, 2013
At the Dundalk Post Office this week, news that the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service would stop delivering mail on Saturdays beginning in August was greeted with a mix of apathy and understanding. Twenty-four-year-old Jordan Gillis said he wasn't surprised by the announcement. "It'll just be something that people will adjust to," said Gillis, who was running errands Wednesday for the Dundalk Music Center, where he teaches guitar. Paul Tomczewski, 75, said the announcement seemed to be a sign of a wider issue with government finances.
August 28, 2012
Online grocer Relay Foods of Charlottesville, Va., is rolling out service Tuesday in Baltimore, Washington and Philadelphia and plans to offer groceries from local suppliers and farms through home delivery and, eventually, at pick-up sites. Relay, which until now has operated only in the Charlottesville and Richmond markets, sees untapped demand in Baltimore, Zach Buckner, Relay's CEO, said Monday. The company is expanding thanks to its June acquisition of Washington-based Arganica Farm Club, an online farmers' market now serving Baltimore, Washington and Philadelphia.
July 20, 2012
The Maryland Board of Nursing has added a sixth case in its order suspending the license of an Ellicott City nurse midwife for her alleged actions during home births in recent years — including a case in which Johns Hopkins Hospital was ordered to pay one of the largest malpractice judgments in the state. The newest case cited by the board involved an infant whose delivery was aided by Evelyn Muhlhan and who later died. The baby turned blue shortly after birth and died about a month later at a hospital after being removed from an advanced breathing machine, according her mother, who complained to the board.
June 29, 2012
The recent $55 million jury verdict against Johns Hopkins Hospital is a malpractice outrage, praised by lawyers, as usual, smacking their lips for more of the same ("Waverly family awarded $55 million in lawsuit," June 27). From the article in The Sun, I understand that the Waverly couple, awarded this large sum, Rebecca Fielding and Enso Martinez, waited for hours at home, with Rebecca in futile labor, until they saw the light all of a sudden and ran to Hopkins for rescue. Somehow, as per Mr. Martinez, the obstetrics department at Hopkins was not on its toes to save his child from oxygen deprivation and its attendant complications.