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July 19, 2013
When people talk about the top places to work, the same words pop up again and again -- purpose, flexibility, collaboration, respect, challenging and rewarding. Does that describe your company? Do you enjoy going to work? Does it feel more like a team, or even a family? Folks at more than 110 Baltimore-area firms feel that way, having nominated their employers for The Baltimore Sun's third annual list of the region's top workplaces. Given the strong response, we are extending the deadline until Aug. 16. Anyone can suggest a company, and it doesn't matter whether the workplace is for-profit or nonprofit, privately owned or publicly held, but it must employ at least 50 people.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore on Friday named Joel Tinsley-Hall as its new executive director, effective immediately. The decision comes amid tensions between the community and the center, and after a community-led interview of Tinsley-Hall last month became contentious at times. Tinsley-Hall, 39, is an 8-year Army veteran and a former supervisor of the University of Maryland's Harbor City Unlimited residential rehabilitation program for patients with mental illness.
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NEWS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | November 13, 2012
A cold rain mixed with sleet brought a rude awakening to many Tuesday morning after three straight days in the 60s in Baltimore. Reports of the wintry precipitation cropped up across the state, according to reports on Twitter. WBAL-TV forecasters Tom Tasselmeyer and Ava Marie reported a wintry mix on TV Hill in Woodberry about 10 a.m., while Foot's Forecast saw some in Towson. Others tweeted about it in Scaggsville, Glen Burnie and Columbia. A cold front passed through the region late Monday night, with temperatures still in the lower 60s shortly before midnight at BWI Marshall Airport but dropping to a low of 42 degrees early Tuesday.
BUSINESS
Kevin Rector and The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2014
The circle of political power brokers and deep-pocketed investors hatched their plan more than three years ago, seeing promise in a project deemed wildly unrealistic by some and stubbornly unattainable by others. With billions in backing from the Japanese government, the Northeast Maglev group envisions building a futuristic magnetic levitation or "maglev" train capable of transporting Baltimore homeowners to Washington jobs in 15 minutes, at speeds above 300 mph. Plenty in Maryland think it will never happen or shouldn't, given the price tag in excess of $10 billion.
NEWS
November 7, 2002
WITH THE ELECTION behind them, area elected officials should find time to read a recent report comparing metropolitan Baltimore's performance against seven other cities'. The reason: The report finds sluggishness that could spell trouble. Only in the quality of life -- among five gauges -- does the Baltimore region compare well with Atlanta, Boston, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Philadelphia, St. Louis and Washington, says the report from the Goldseker Foundation. All the economic measurements suggest long-term vulnerability.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | December 9, 2012
A dense fog advisory was issued Sunday night for the entire Baltimore region, with conditions expected to continue through Monday morning, according to the National Weather Service. The fog first covered the Eastern Shore and crept across the Chesapeake Bay into Anne Arundel, Calvert and St. Mary's counties before the weather service expanded its advisory just before 10:45 p.m. to include most of the rest of the state, including Baltimore City and Baltimore, Carroll, Howard and Harford counties.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser and Frank D. Roylance and Baltimore Sun staff | February 10, 2010
Gov. Martin O'Malley delivered a blunt message to Marylanders after the major snowstorm within five days dumped more than 20 inches of snow on parts of the Baltimore region: Don't expect a return to normalcy for days. Maryland roads would continue to be "perilous" through Thursday, he said. And in a briefing at the state emergency response center, he defended local governments that have been besieged by complaints about unplowed or partially cleared streets -- while seeming to speak directly to those who have been griping.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2012
A flash flood warning is in effect for northern Baltimore, southern Baltimore County and central Howard County until 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. As much as two inches of rain had fallen within an hour across the areas under warning, and up to two more inches were expected in the next hour, the service said. The warning means flash flooding is either occurring or is "imminent," the service said. krector@baltsun.com twitter.com/rectorsun
NEWS
By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2012
When the Washington-area snipers launched their shooting rampage a decade ago, Prince George's County restaurateur Paul LaRuffa suffered the same effects as everyone else: anxiety about leaving the house, fear of pumping gas, worry for loved ones — all adding up to a general jumpiness about when, where and whom the gunmen would strike next. But in LaRuffa's case — though he didn't know it at the time — there was a difference. He had been the snipers' first victim. A month before the shootings that terrorized the region, LaRuffa, then 55, had closed his restaurant in Clinton for the night, walked out with a couple of friends and got into his car. He was about to pull out when 17-year-old Lee Boyd Malvo approached, raised a Bushmaster XM-15 E2S rifle and fired five .223-caliber rounds through the driver's side window.
EXPLORE
June 4, 2012
Catonsville home care business named to top 100 in region Linda Cromwell, president and CEO of Catonsville-based Being There Senior Care, was among those selected for the 2012 Top Minority Business Enterprise Award. Cromwell was among the 100 women and minority business owners in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware and the District of Columbia honored during a May 4 ceremony at the University of Maryland University College. She was also among the top 100 women and minority business owners in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware and the District of Columbia for 2009.
NEWS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
A flood watch is in effect across much of the Baltimore region starting at 6 p.m., with two inches of rain possible overnight into Thursday morning. The National Weather Service issued the watch through late Wednesday night, cautioning that heavy rain could cause flooding in low-lying and urban areas. It is in effect for Baltimore City and Baltimore, Howard, Anne Arundel and Harford counties. An inch or two of rain is forecast, with higher amounts possible in some areas, depending on where the bands of heaviest precipitation set up. A high pressure system is moving off of northern New England as a low pressure system moves in from the Atlantic and up the coast.
ENTERTAINMENT
Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
Walking through Fells Point, Jamie Hubbard often stared at Pearl's, a bar on the corner of Aliceanna and Wolfe streets. Pearl's was a dive that offered cheap beer and pool tables, but Hubbard always envisioned more, especially given the prime location between Fells Point and Canton. “It just seemed like it wasn't living up to its potential,” Hubbard said recently. Earlier this spring, he and partner Mike Maraziti (the “Mike” of One-Eyed Mike's, where Hubbard is also the general manager)
SPORTS
By Katherine Dunn and The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2014
Franklin is ranked No. 6 and Gilman No. 25 in the MaxPreps South Regional Football Computer Rankings released Thursday. Franklin, the defending Class 3A state champion, is also ranked No. 22 nationally in Monday's MaxPreps Freeman Rankings , which is also a computer ranking. The Indians finished last season with a 10-game winning streak after starting 2-2. In their four-game playoff run, they allowed just 42 points, polishing off the school's first state football title, 20-7, over Linganore.
NEWS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2014
Severe storms were forming Thursday evening just north of the Mason-Dixon Line and were expected to bring risks of damaging winds, large hail and isolated tornadoes to the Baltimore area, according to the National Weather Service. Storms are expected to reach the region between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Weather service forecasters described the risks in a special weather statement covering the Baltimore region: THESE STORMS MAY BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING LARGE HAIL...DAMAGING WINDS...FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING AND VERY HEAVY RAIN.
BUSINESS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2014
After dragging his golf clubs and luggage off a shuttle bus in long-term parking near BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport on Wednesday afternoon, Leroy Donahue took several quick strides over to his shiny black Tesla Model S and peered through the window. The 77-year-old Arlington, Va., resident then circled his pricey high-tech electric car and, opening the hatchback, watched as water poured out. "Yep," he said, nodding to his travel buddy, Alain Labeau of Potomac. Just as he had suspected, his car - just 14 months old and still parked where he left it before heading off on a golf trip to Maine - had not been spared by the record-setting rainfall that dropped more than 6 inches on the airport and more than 10 inches on other parts of the region on Tuesday, leaving vehicles flooded in lots and on roadways all over.
NEWS
Staff Reports | August 5, 2014
Communities throughout the Baltimore region are scheduled to host events Tuesday to mark the annual National Night Out against crime. In Waverly, though, the gathering designed to be a deterrent to criminal activity is also being billed as a “vigil” in memory of 3-year-old McKenzie Elliott, the local youngster killed in gunfire Friday while playing on a porch along Old York Road. The group, Better Waverly, is hosting the event beginning at 6 p.m. at the corner of Gorsuch and Ellerslie avenues.
SPORTS
By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,Staff Writer RHC vBB | March 19, 1992
Every March, the NCAA tournament sells the myth that th little guys have a chance against the big boys.Here's the cold, hard truth: In the 13 years since teams have been seeded, three of 52 Final Four slots have been filled by a team in the lower half of a region. N.C. State and Kansas, who won it all in 1983 and 1988, respectively, both as sixth seeds, are the lowest seeds to win.In addition, only twice in the past 11 years has the Final Four had fewer than two No. 1 seeds.That's just the way it is. Some things will never change.
SPORTS
By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,Staff Writer | March 19, 1992
Every March, the NCAA tournament sells the myth that the little guys have a chance against the big boys.Here's the cold, hard truth: In the 13 years since teams have been seeded, three of 52 Final Four slots have been filled by a team in the lower half of a region. N.C. State and Kansas, who won it all in 1983 and 1988, respectively, both as sixth seeds, are the lowest seeds to win.In addition, only twice in the past 11 years has the Final Four had fewer than two No. 1 seeds.That's just the way it is. Some things will never change.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary Carole McCauley The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2014
One artist began to paint after her mother was murdered by her brother when she was 14 years old. As an adult, she's obsessed with drawing circles, a infinite shape that begins but never ends. Another woman, also a painter, depicts barrier after barrier: wooden fences and chain-link fences, closed doors and shutters. But she also depicts the air pockets between those metal links and the holes in the slabs, rendering not just the impediments but a way through them. A third thinks of herself as a builder, someone who makes things.
NEWS
By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2014
A series of severe storms blew through the Baltimore region Monday evening, bringing heavy rain, lightning and strong winds that factored into at least one death, officials say. The storms are expected to last through Tuesday. Natural Resources Police found a 42-year-old woman dead Monday in the water in Anne Arundel County where she had been boating during the storm with a 40-year-old Pasadena man, who is missing, spokeswoman Candy Thomson said. The two left Sunday between 10 a.m. and noon, and their boat was found washed up on the rocks at Sparrows Point, Thomson said.
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