LaxCon is coming back to Baltimore

Professional lacrosse players, coaches and fans are headed back to the Baltimore Convention Center next year.

The U.S. Lacrosse Convention, or LaxCon, will return to Charm City in 2021 and 2022 after two years in Philadelphia, organizers announced this week. The 2021 gathering is scheduled for Jan. 15-17 and is expected to draw between 7,000 and 7,500 participants.

The conference will join a lineup of major lacrosse events in the state planned for next year. In May, Towson University will host…

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Compliments to the Chef(s): How Baltimore restaurateurs are capitalizing on national buzz

These local restaurants are turning rave reviews into reservations. Now they must sustain that success.

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Reimagine Baltimore: Can affordable housing keep pace with city’s luxury boom?

As high-end apartment complexes continue to crop up along the waterfront, it’s getting harder to find affordable housing.

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Bill would make possession of ransomware a crime

ANNAPOLIS — State lawmakers heard arguments Tuesday on a bill that seeks to add criminal penalties for knowingly possessing ransomware with the intent to use it in a malicious way. Ransomware is a type of malware that can impede the use of a computer or computer network indefinitely until a ransom is paid. It is …

from https://thedailyrecord.com/2020/01/16/bill-would-make-possession-of-ransomware-a-crime/

McCray pushes Baltimore police residency requirement bill

ANNAPOLIS — Sen. Cory McCray continues pushing legislation permitting Baltimore to require certain high-ranking police officers to live in the city, despite opposition from the department. The legislation is needed, McCray said, because Baltimore benefits when law enforcement leaders are invested in the city’s future in a way that can only happen when those officers …

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Proposed rule could limit the number of bills senators can file

ANNAPOLIS — Senate bills may become a hot commodity in Maryland if a rule proposed this week is enacted. The Senate Rules Committee is planning to meet Friday to consider limiting the number of bills any one senator can propose in the yearly 90-day session of the General Assembly. The busiest senators have proposed more …

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