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Daily Record Parent's Bankruptcy Again Raises Concern For Local News

Mar 21, 2014
Bret Jaspers / WYPR

Here we go again.

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Just three blocks north of a planned Walmart, a second project hopes to be the neighborhood’s “Main Street.” 

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The Remington neighborhood in North Baltimore is about to get two big development projects: 25th St Station, anchored by the mega-retailer Walmart, and a main street-style mixed use project called Remington Row. Some embrace the change, some warily accept it, some want design adjustments, and others outright oppose it.

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Carnival Cruise Lines announced today that it is reversing its decision to leave the Port of Baltimore. Instead, Carnival’s Baltimore-based cruise liner will take a short hiatus to be upgraded.

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Standing with workers at the Domino Sugar refinery in Baltimore, Governor Martin O’Malley announced Tuesday that Maryland added 7,300 new jobs last month.

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As if a visit to the doctor is not stressful enough, many Marylanders have trouble understanding the doctor or making the doctor understand them. That’s where medical interpreters come in, and the need for interpretation has grown along with the region’s non-English speaking population. In the Johns Hopkins Hospital system, for example, there were 17,313 requests for an interpreter in fiscal year 2009. Four years later, requests had jumped to 40,424. And those numbers exclude Spanish requests at Bayview and Howard County General Hospitals, which are part of the Johns Hopkins system. Those hospitals run their own Spanish interpretation programs.

Last Act For Baltimore’s Last Video Store

Dec 6, 2013
John Lee / WYPR

They weren’t singing in the rain, but the forty people lined up outside Video Americain in Roland Park were having a pretty good time talking movies while they waited for the sale to begin. Video Americain opened its doors Friday afternoon to sell off its stock. All 15,000 videos must go.

Elkus Manfredi Architects / courtesy of Beatty Development

Harbor Point, the proposed Baltimore headquarters of Exelon Corp, cleared a key hurdle Thursday with approval from environmental regulators.

It's A Wrap For Video Americain

Dec 2, 2013
John Lee / WYPR

This is the last day you can rent a movie from Video Americain in Roland Park.

This week, JPMorgan Chase agreed to a $13 billion settlement with the Justice Department over the sale of faulty mortgage securities that led to the financial crisis. It's the largest settlement with a single company in U.S. history.

From that settlement, $4 billion must go to help the millions of families who saw the values of their homes plummet and who still struggle to keep up with mortgage payments.