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Howard County BOOM! Attracts 450

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More than 450 developers, commercial real estate professionals and other business leaders heard a rousing endorsement of opportunities in Downtown Columbia and Maple Lawn at an event held in the transformed former Rouse Company Building Nov. 17.

Draft Plan Unveiled For Long Reach Village Center

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Howard County officials presented the preliminary draft of the ReImagine Long Reach Village Center Revitalization Plan at a public meeting in November, culminating months of research, presentations and public engagement.

Q&A With Loyola/Sellinger School Dean Kathleen Getz

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Loyola University Maryland recently named Kathleen Getz as dean of its Joseph A. Sellinger School of Business and Management. Getz comes to the position after serving as dean of the Michael R. Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University Chicago, from 2011 through December 2014.

CFA Commissions Play About Columbia’s Founding for 50th

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The Columbia Festival of the Arts (CFA) has awarded a commission to playwright Gwydion Suilebhan for the completion of a new play inspired by the founding of Columbia in 1967. Suilebhan — a Maryland native and former Columbia resident — will conduct extensive research into the real-life stories of the families who first established Columbia, weaving their personal narratives into a new drama that will attempt to inspire a rededication to the values on which the community is founded.

Mikulski, Cardin Announce Almost $3M in Fed Funds to Fight Crime

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U.S. Sens. Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) have announced that $2,910,366 in federal grant funding has been awarded from the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) to municipalities across Maryland through the Byrne Justice Assistance Grants (JAG) program. These funds will be used to support public safety activities and reduce violent crime as well as crimes against victims and children throughout Maryland.

HCC 5K Challenge Race Raises More Than $63K

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Raindrops stopped just in time for more than 300 participants in Howard Community College’s (HCC) second annual 5K Challenge Race on Sunday, Nov. 1, to run, climb and crawl through an obstacle-filled course on the college’s campus. With teams from 40 sponsoring organizations, as well as college employees, students and alumni teams, the Howard Community College Educational Foundation raised more than $63,000 to support student scholarships.

Plaster Doesn’t Need Third Career, He Wants One

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Mark Plaster has a big, black, 38-foot RV with his name plastered all over it. You may have seen it in Annapolis or Bowie or Olney or Burtonsville or Silver Spring or Towson or Columbia or Baltimore.

Industry Perspective: CFA Working to Ensure ‘ArtsAccess’ for All

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No young person should be denied access to the arts. Period.

Hogan on Refugees: More Goldilocks Than Big, Bad Wolf

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I was sitting in my grandson’s second-grade classroom in Arbutus for American Education Week, perusing e-mails on my iPhone while the kids made geometric figures with toothpicks and little marshmallows — those that they didn’t eat — when I got the statement from the governor’s office.

Howard Community Issues Receive Attention

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First responders from across the region gathered at the Howard County Department of Fire & Rescue in November for the county’s second annual regional Safety Symposium.

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