Best Week, Worst Week: Alex. Brown renovation a boon for downtown; poll shows Md. Dems without a frontrunner

A Baltimore neighborhood got a boost this week as the Alex. Brown building gets ready for a makeover that could breathe new life into the downtown area while Maryland Democrats received less-than-encouraging news from a gubernatorial poll. Business writer Adam Bednar reported Wednesday that the historic Alex. Brown & Sons Co. building in downtown Baltimore …


Stephanie Baker, Auburn Bell, David DiPietro, Robert Kasdin and Barry Williams | The Y in Central Md.

Stephanie Baker, Auburn Bell, David DiPietro, Robert Kasdin and Barry Williams have joined The Y in Central Maryland’s volunteer board of directors. Baker is vice president of insurance services at The Baltimore Life Companies. A 15-year insurance industry veteran, she is a member of the Life Office Management Association Operators Leader Roundtable and Insurance Services …


National Coffee Day: 10 ways to get cheap K-Cups and save on brewers | Doreen’s Deals

National Coffee Day is on Friday, but that faux holiday is celebrated every day in my house.

I’m not alone. More than 1.4 billion cups of coffee are served worldwide each year, according to Nescafe.

My three-cup-a-day habit, the foundation of my personal food pyramid, started costing a fortune…

from Baltimore Sun

Hugh Purvis | RCM&D

Hugh Purvis, a sales executive with the private client practice of RCM&D, has joined the advisory board of the Casey Cares Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization which provides ongoing and uplifting programs for families with critically ill children. Purvis, a 1997 graduate of Calvert Hall and 2001 graduate of Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, …


Maryland delegation to S. Korea draws 2 businesses in October

ANNAPOLIS — A trade mission to South Korea by a Maryland government delegation, including the first lady, Yumi Hogan, brought two additional Korean-headquartered companies to the state earlier this month. Maryland is currently home to 10 Korean-headquartered companies, according to the Maryland Department of Commerce’s Office of International Investment and Trade in an August 2017 …


East Baltimore shaping up as community development model

Walking up Collington Street toward its intersection with Biddle Street in east Baltimore, Ella Durant recalled what the neighborhood was like when she moved here years ago. She worked to scare off drug dealers, she said, as well as to deal with “corrupt police.” For her troubles one of her cars had six bullet holes …


ACLU, Hogan request stay in Facebook lawsuit to continue negotiations

The ACLU of Maryland and Gov. Larry Hogan are asking to stay a federal lawsuit over the deletion of Facebook comments from the governor’s page so that they can negotiate a possible solution. The joint motion was filed Friday, the day Hogan’s response to the complaint was due, and proposes to stay proceedings until Nov. 15. …