Economist testifies to benefits of proximity ban challenged by food trucks

An economist took the witness stand Friday as Baltimore city’s sole witness to defend its proximity ban on mobile vendors and faced lengthy cross-examination from attorneys representing the food truck operators challenging the ordinance. Anirban Basu, chairman and CEO of Sage Policy Group Inc. and an expert in applied economics, concluded the rule is beneficial …

from http://thedailyrecord.com/2017/09/29/basu-testimony-food-trucks/

USM to vote on in-state tuition for Amazon employees

With several Maryland jurisdictions joining the fray to land Amazon’s new headquarters, the University System of Maryland intends to do its part to help lure the company, and its 50,000 jobs, to the state. Tuesday morning, the finance committee of the Board of Regents will hold a vote on whether to waive the 12-month residency …

from http://thedailyrecord.com/2017/09/29/usm-to-vote-on-in-state-tuition-for-amazon-employees/

Our fellow Americans need our help

In my mind, the glory of the sunny beaches, turquoise water and swaying palm trees is rarely tarnished by debris, 160 mph gales, floods and utter devastation. Unfortunately, that’s Puerto Rico today, after Irma, Jose and Maria. It’s experiencing a humanitarian crisis further exacerbated by the challenges of island logistics and its status as a …

from http://thedailyrecord.com/2017/09/29/veronica-cool-column-helping-puerto-rico/

EEOC: Volvo refusing to hire worker taking suboxone violates ADA

The Volvo Group North America LLC violated federal law when it refused to hire worker at its Hagerstown plant after he disclosed he was taking medically prescribed suboxone as treatment for drug addiction, a the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleged. Michael Files was given a conditional offer of employment for an hourly manufacturing job in February …

from http://thedailyrecord.com/2017/09/29/eeoc-lawsuit-ada-violation-volvo/

New Walters exhibit to open in newly renovated buildings this weekend

Two buildings on the Walters Art Museum’s campus will open to the public this weekend after being closed for three years of renovations.

The Carriage House and the John and Berthe Ford Gallery will host the free museum’s newest exhibit, “Arts of Asia,” which opens Sunday.

The installation takes Asian art spanning more than 2,000 years and multiple countries from the museum’s collection and presents it in a new light, said the Walters’ executive director, Julia Marciari-Alexander.

Marciari-Alexander…

from https://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2017/09/29/new-walters-exhibit-to-open-in-newly-renovated.html?ana=RSS%26s=article_search
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CyberCore Technologies gets investment from Chevy Chase firm

Enlightenment’s been active this year, with other investments, a high-profile advisory board appointee and an exit.

from https://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2017/09/29/cybercore-technologies-gets-investment-from-chevy.html?ana=RSS%26s=article_search
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