Culture, Money & Power, Schools

UMD Makes a Pitch for Amazon Headquarters at College Park

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017 12:30pm

When Amazon announced its search for the home of its future second headquarters, Baltimore and D.C. were quickly among the locales in the area under consideration.

But what would a Maryland competition be without the Terps? Read More →

Featured, Money & Power, Real Estate & Home

Local Leaders Really Want Amazon to Pick Baltimore for its Second Headquarters

0 Written by: | Thursday, Sep 07, 2017 2:16pm

Amazon’s fulfillment center in Southeast Baltimore. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Web giant Amazon announced today that it’s planning to build a second North American headquarters outside of Seattle, sending Baltimore officials into a frenzy to make their home Amazon’s next corporate home.

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Culture, Housekeeping

BFB Senior Editor Steve Babcock Moves On

0 Written by: | Friday, Jun 30, 2017 3:30pm

Photo courtesy

Our senior editor, Steve Babcock, works his last day today.   Read More →

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Tuesday Evening Headlines: A Plan to Relieve School Crowding in Baltimore County; Record High Temps on Tuesday; and More

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 7:31pm

New mobile job center launches in Baltimore – ABC2

Plan proposed to relieve overcrowding at Perry Hall schools – WBAL-TV

Baltimore City Power Rankings: down for Trump, up for Future Islands, more – City Paper

In Baltimore, Under Armour’s owner invests in a $5.5 billion bet on his city – Curbed

Baltimore sees record warmth Tuesday – Baltimore Sun


Southwest Partnership Launches ‘Southwest Works’ to Connect Residents with Jobs

0 Written by: | Monday, Feb 13, 2017 12:41pm

Rachel Goodrich, career navigator for the new Southwest Works program

A nonprofit that serves more than a half-dozen Southwest Baltimore neighborhoods is transforming the scope of its work with the launch of a new workforce development program.

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Food & Drink, Money & Power

New Guinness Brewery Planned Right Outside Baltimore

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 12:26pm

An artist’s rendering of the facility, Courtesy Diageo USA

Beer lovers, rejoice: The British conglomerate that owns Guinness is eyeing the historic community of Relay, Md., as the site of a new brewery on U.S. soil.

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Featured, Lifeline, Money & Power

Officials, Experts Debate Whether Trump’s Federal Hiring Freeze Will Hurt Maryland

1 Written by: | Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 9:15am

Trump’s official portrait photo, via the White House

In the first of many expected moves by President Donald Trump to “drain the swamp” in Washington, the man in the Oval Office yesterday signed an executive order to freeze hiring for civilian positions in the federal government.

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Featured, Money & Power

Kevin Plank Among Executives Who Met With President Trump Today

0 Written by: | Monday, Jan 23, 2017 3:37pm

An old photo of Plank, via Wikimedia Commons

Under Armour founder Kevin Plank was one of the first to sit down with Donald Trump on what the president called the official “Day One” of his presidency.

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Featured, Lifeline, Money & Power

Obama Administration Wraps Up 18 Months of Helping Out Baltimore

0 Written by: | Thursday, Dec 15, 2016 10:42am

President Obama at the Islamic Society of Baltimore mosque and Al-Rahmah School in February, Courtesy White House, photo by Pete Souza

After unrest spread across Baltimore in the form of riots, protests and eventually general brooding after the death of Freddie Gray, President Obama’s administration took a special interest in the city. Eighteen months later, the outgoing president’s administration has published a report summarizing its work here and recommending ways for ways for the next wave of federal elected officials and bureaucrats to keep their eye on helping the city move forward.

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Money & Power

Morgan Stanley Plans 800 New Jobs in Baltimore

0 Written by: | Thursday, Nov 17, 2016 4:19pm

Morgan Stanley's Harbor Point office.

Morgan Stanley’s Harbor Point office

There’s big economic development news in Baltimore this afternoon, and it doesn’t have to do with Under Armour or Hopkins. Morgan Stanley is set for a big expansion in Baltimore that will bring lots of new jobs. Read More →

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