April 27, 2012
Sneezing? Think you may be allergic to something? Some Rite Aid stores are planning to hold free allergy screening for the most common allergens on Saturday at selected stores from noon to 4 p.m. Spring is traditionally a busy allergy season so nurses will be on hand to administer Fluorescent Allergosorbent, or FAST, tests. Included allergens are eggs, mold, cats, wheat, mountain cedar, dust mites, milk, ragweed and grass. Stores offering the screenings include: +6838 Loch Raven Boulevard in Baltimore, 410-825-8900 +711 West 40th Street in Baltimore, 410-467-3343 +4380 Park Heights Ave. in Baltimore, 410-664-8644 +2043 Mondawmin Mall in Baltimore 410-523-6315 +250 West Chase Street in Baltimore, 410-752-4473 +2801 Foster Avenue in Baltimore, 410-732-0523 +5624 Baltimore National Pike in Baltimore 410-a719-7608 +29-31 Shipping Place in Baltimore 410-282-0020 +110 Mitchells Chance Road in Edgewater, 410-956-9411 +2633 Brandermill Blvd.
October 25, 2011
A little more than nine years ago, I moved to Mount Vernon. It was great, although at first I'd occasionally want to go to Rite Aid --- the one in the island near State Center complex, at the north end of Martin Luther King Blvd. --- and drive around and around in circles and never find it. Other times, I would try to go home, take a wrong turn and find myself at the Rite Aid, which I knew was not going to help me navigate to my apartment. I nicknamed it the Bermuda Triangle.
July 12, 2011
It was just a matter of time before businesses began to push back against some of the worst behaviors of extreme couponers. Some retailers and manufacturers have revised their policies lately, restricting the number of coupons consumers can use to prevent them from stripping shelves bare or from paying little or nothing for baskets of groceries. Rite Aid, for example, changed its policy in May so savvy shoppers can no longer double up on buy-one-get-one-free coupons and not pay anything.
June 5, 2011
Tiffany Burgess, 15, is just finishing her freshman year at Aberdeen High School, but she has already set her sights on an advanced degree. When a Harford County company offered a free business literacy course, she jumped at the chance. "I already know that I am a people person," the aspiring law student said. "I like helping people solve problems. The course helped me with communication skills. " Burgess and 11 other teen members of the Aberdeen Boys and Girls Club said they feel more prepared for the workforce after completing Career Launch, 14 weekly sessions at Rite-Aid's Mid-Atlantic Customer Support Center in Aberdeen.
May 4, 2010
Five years ago, we chastised the Maryland General Assembly for attempting to single out one retailer, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. , with a law requiring the company to spend more on health benefits. That mandate was eventually struck down by the federal courts. Well, here those Maryland politicians go again. Baltimore City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke this week introduced a measure to require the city's largest retailers to pay their employees a "living wage," (currently about $10 an hour)
August 29, 2009
ALEX GRASS, 82 Founder of Rite Aid Rite Aid Corp. founder Alex Grass died Thursday night in Harrisburg, Pa., after a 10-year battle with lung cancer, saaid his daughter, Elizabeth Weese. She, along with her husband Brian D. Weese, were the owners of four Bibelot bookstores in Baltimore (in Timonium, Woodholme, Cross Keys and Canton) from April 1995 until they declared bankruptcy in March 2001. Mr. Grass helped build Rite Aid into one of the nation's largest drugstore chains and was a philanthropist who gave to civic, health and educational organizations.