Port of Baltimore welcomes mammoth-sized container ship — its biggest visitor ever

The biggest ship to ever call the Port of Baltimore arrived at the Seagirt Marine Terminal Friday morning carrying more than 14,000 20-foot-long containers.

At 403 yards long, the Evergreen Triton is the size of four football fields. If stood on its end, the vessel would be three times as tall as the World Trade Center building in downtown Baltimore. The ship was so big it needed a special exception to get through the Panama Canal because it was three meters longer than the allowed limit.

Baltimore…

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The importance of mentoring

When we consider the various ways we are compensated as attorneys, we often focus on the obvious items as most valuable – such as salary, medical benefits and so on. I think the availability and use of a mentor is also incredibly valuable and should be considered throughout the job spectrum – whether you are …

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BGE proposes electric, gas rate hikes for commercial, residential customers

Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. filed a request with the Maryland Public Service Commission on Friday seeking $133 million in electric and gas rate increases to compensate the utility company for investments it is making on safety and reliability improvements.

As proposed, the average residential electric-only customer’s monthly bill would increase by 3.2 percent, or $3.74. The average residential gas-only customer’s monthly bill would increase by 7.3 percent, or $5.27. A combined gas and electric…

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Baltimore selects Tivoly developer, spurs cautious optimism

On the porch of her family’s home in the 1700 block of East 28th Street Kelly Wilson reminisced about the neighborhood after her family moved to Coldstream Homestead Montebello more than 50 years ago. Back in 1963 they were only the second African-American family to live on the block, Wilson said. It felt safe, she …

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Lockheed Martin’s Hewson No. 2 in female CEO pay

Marillyn Hewson, the CEO of Bethesda-based global security and aeronautics company Lockheed Martin, earned $21.5 million in 2018 as the second-highest paid female CEO in the country, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm. Hewson’s total was an increase of 7% from the previous year. Her compensation is 191 times …

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Summer brings new waterfront bars and restaurants for Baltimore

If Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, we’re also declaring the holiday weekend the beginning of prime drinking-by-the-water season.

This year, Baltimore is adding at least three new options for those among us who prefer to take in waterfront views with a cocktail in hand.

• Raw & Refined, which takes over the former Button space in Canton, will be the first to debut with grand opening festivities all weekend. Chef Patrick Morrow’s menu offers picks like tuna tartare with fennel…

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Spending at Maryland national parks continues to decline

Visitor spending in the communities closest to Maryland’s national parks was down in 2018, reaching its lowest point in at least the past six years.

A total of $203 million was spent last year by six million visitors in the areas around parks such as Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Assateague Island National Seashore and more. The data comes from the 2018 National Park Service Visitor Spending Effects Report.

Visitor spending in and…

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