Church Circle property in Annapolis one of city’s most prominent

Properties to watch in Maryland Property type: Retail Address: 18 Church Circle, Annapolis Built: Unknown Size: 8,140 square feet Listing price: Not disclosed Contact: Joseph Farina, managing broker Divaris Real Estate Inc. Washington D.C. regional office, 571-620-5142; jfarina@divaris.com   It’s not among the most recognizable or architecturally significant buildings in Annapolis. But the two-story brick …

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Port lagging in container traffic, report suggests

The Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore is one of the nation’s largest ports in terms of shipping container volume, but it still lags behind East Coast competitors, according to a recent report. Commercial real estate services firm Cushman and Wakefield released a report on Wednesday that found so far in 2016 the Port of …

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Baltimore jury awards $97K verdict over auto dealership fraud

A Baltimore jury earlier this month awarded almost $97,000 to a couple who bought a vehicle from a used car dealership in Baltimore only to learn that the dealership had shown them a vehicle history report for a different car and that the one they purchased had severe defects that made it dangerous to drive. …

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Judges must defend nixing juror strikes due to race, Md. high court says

Trial judges must state on the record the evidentiary bases for concluding that a prosecutor or criminal defense attorney unconstitutionally sought to strike would-be jurors because of their race, a splintered Maryland high court ruled Tuesday.

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Baltimore nonprofit awarded $2M grant for Family Violence Project

Baltimore-based nonprofit Family and Children’s Services has been awarded $2 million over a two-year period by the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention through the Victims of Crime Act, organization officials announced Wednesday. The grant, the largest in the 167-year history of FCS, will be used to implement the agency’s Family Violence Project, a comprehensive, …

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McCormick CEO Lawrence Kurzius to succeed Alan Wilson as chairman

Alan D. Wilson, executive chairman of the board and former CEO of McCormick & Company, will end his eight-year tenure as chairman, effective Jan. 31. CEO Lawrence Kurzius will take over as chairman, on top of his current duties, the Sparks-based spice giant announced Wednesday. Wilson, who worked for the McCormick for 23 years, will …

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Marriott’s Westin Hotels & Resorts debuts in Hamburg

Westin Hotels & Resorts, part of Bestheda-based hotel giant Marriott International Inc., announced Wednesday the official unveiling of The Westin Hamburg, marking the brand’s debut in the German city. Overlooking Germany’s famed port city, the hotel resides within the Elbphilharmonie: Hamburg’s new architectural landmark, home to two esteemed concert halls as well as luxury residences. …

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‘A good start underway,’ Howard Hughes officials say of Columbia’s downtown redevelopment

A 350-unit multi-family development and the first of two office towers in Columbia’s new Merriweather District are expected to break ground in the mid-2017, the developer said Wednesday.

Howard Hughes Corp. officials said those buildings along with a new parking structure funded with a tax increment financing package just passed by the Howard County Council will be a big component of the 5 million-square-foot district to be located in downtown Columbia.

“We’ve got a good start underway with 1.3…

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