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The Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in North Laurel routinely makes scientific discoveries and contributes to the security of the nation. But during the first quarter of 2013, the engineering, research and development campus’s contributions stretched from the local region to halfway across the solar system.
It’s already the fourth month of 2013, which means that it’s nearly the end of another legislative session in Maryland.
Walt Townshend calls it the “nearly stealth mandate.” He’s referring to HB 987, enacted in the 2012 session of the Maryland General Assembly, which mandates that 10 jurisdictions in Maryland adopt and implement a local watershed protection and restoration fund program and — here’s the stealth part — develop a stormwater remediation fee.
The Maryland General Assembly is currently winding down its regular legislative session for 2013.
All eyes are usually on the horses during the Preakness Stakes in May, but Maryland Jockey Club (MJC) officials have come up with a plan to engage the noses and mouths as well.
Howard County residents have come to rely on a strong network of government services and community organizations to serve the needs of its older adult population.
Twele Named Permanent Head of HCEDA Howard County Executive Ken Ulman selected — and the Howard County Economic Development Authority’s (HCEDA) Board of Directors unanimously approved — the nomination of Larry Twele to permanently assume the position of CEO of the HCEDA in mid-March. Twele had been serving in an acting capacity since Feb. 22, [...]
Dr. Joshua Sharfstein was appointed by Gov. Martin O’Malley as secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) in January 2011.
While it may be true that when you look good, you feel good, sometimes the effort and expense it takes to look your best just doesn’t seem worth it. After all, many women find themselves running on empty after juggling the responsibilities of their personal and professional lives, which leaves precious little “me” time.
The Chesapeake Regional Tech Council (CRTC) and more than 350 technology executives from the Annapolis-Baltimore-Washington region gathered at the Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport in mid-March to honor the region’s rising tech companies, outstanding innovators and all-around top “geeks” at the eighth annual “TechAwards 2013: Geek is the New Chic.”
The Arc of Howard County has launched a new communications campaign, “Faces of The Arc,” to raise awareness about the individuality and accomplishments of the people it serves.
“You know, I don’t give a damn what that council would vote.”
The General Assembly is poised to do something it hasn’t done since 1992 — raise the tax on gasoline. Looked at another way, the legislature is simply doing what it has done repeatedly during the past five years — increase another of the state’s major taxes and revenue sources.
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman, Superintendent of Schools Renee Foose and Police Chief William McMahon met at Thunder Hill Elementary School on March 18 to release the findings of a Task Force on School Safety.
The locks are off the county executive suite in the Arundel center, the surveillance cameras have been curtailed, her schedule is posted on the county web site and she published her e-mail address in a newspaper.
HCCC In the next two months, the Howard County Chamber of Commerce is looking forward to major events focusing on legislative issues and the cyber industry, a celebration of volunteers at the annual meeting and networking opportunities. Legislative Breakfast Ten state senators and delegates are confirmed to attend the chamber’s Legislative Wrap-Up on April 25 [...]
The recent reports that AccuPay, a payroll processing company in Bel Air, may have diverted tax funds from hundreds of clients has many companies that use such services frantically checking their accounts.
It’s certainly not going to replace “Hello, Young Lovers” on the hit parade, that’s sure.
What are some of the common issues that can stymie a contractor who is too busy to read the 2,000 pages of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) legalese?
I am in the wine business. My job is to get my wines onto as many wine store shelves and restaurant wine lists as possible.
The fifth annual Soup’r Sundae, a family event sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Howard County, raised $21,000 for Grassroots. More than 450 people attended the event, which was held at Wilde Lake High School on March 3.
Soroptimist International of Howard County will be honoring its award winners at its annual Awards Banquet on the evening of April 18 at Matthews 1600.
Howard County has again received a Triple-A credit rating from all three bond ratings agencies — Fitch Ratings, Moody’s Investors Service and Standard & Poor’s.
The secret’s been out that Whole Foods is coming to Columbia’s Lakefront and that the back side of The Mall in Columbia is undergoing a little “nip ’n tuck” … and that the cell phone is the next big retail story.
Howard Planning Board Approves Plan for Rouse Building Renovation The Howard County Planning Board has approved a plan for the former Rouse headquarters building (which is currently occupied the Howard Hughes Corp.) to make way for its redevelopment, which will include a Whole Foods grocery store, a new Columbia Association fitness facility and 19,008 square [...]
Today, I woke up in Howard County, and as I was picking up my newspaper, I noticed my grass was greener this year. So was the county. Before breakfast, I read a story about how the county executive is working to limit development of farmland to support agricultural preservation and environmental sustainability (1).
The arts can play a key role in a community. They have been an integral part of Columbia since its founding, have continued to grow into a significant element of the local lifestyle and will remain a crucial component of downtown redevelopment.
There is much more to Downtown Columbia than just shopping and offices. Residents are invited to explore and learn about the many faces of Town Center in the three tours being offered at The Columbia Association’s (CA) second annual WalkAlong.
Borrowers and lenders of loans backed by the U.S. Small Business Administration will have greater access to capital and less paperwork as a result of a proposed regulation aimed at streamlining the SBA application process while also strengthening oversight and the integrity of the agency’s loan programs.
Table Games Go Live at Casino on April 11 Live action table games open to the public on Thursday, April 11, at 12:01 a.m. at Maryland Live! Casino in Anne Arundel County. Guests will enjoy a complete Vegas gaming action experience with the addition of 122 live action table games, including Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Mini-Baccarat, [...]
Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water, it turns out that you were right. The dredging of all three lakes owned by the Columbia Association (CA) has been completed.
Gerwig Promoted at Manekin Manekin LLC has promoted Marie Gerwig to vice president, senior portfolio manager. Gerwig has more than 23 years of commercial real estate management experience, including operations, project management, leasing and tenant relations. Crosby Marketing Adds White Debbie White has been added as a digital program manager at Annapolis-based Crosby Marketing Communications. [...]
The Social Security program treats all workers — men and women — exactly the same in terms of the benefits they can receive. But women may want to familiarize themselves with what the program means to them in their particular circumstances.
Deadline Extended for Applicants for Howard County’s Board of Social Services Howard County Executive Ken Ulman is currently seeking individuals who are interested in serving a three-year term on the Board of Social Services. The board is composed of nine members, whose duties and responsibilities are to provide advice on the application and formulation of [...]
Business owners who seek financing face a fundamental choice: Should they borrow funds or take in new investment capital? Since debt and equity are accounted for differently, each has a different impact on earnings, cash flow and taxes.
If you have recently started a new job, it turns out you’re not alone. A Bureau of Labor Statistics report stated that, in 2012, the median number of years that wage and salary employees worked in their current job was 4.6 years.