Developer plots 430 apartments, retail on 5-acre College Park Metro lot

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has selected a Providence, R.I.-based developer to transform a surface parking lot by the College Park Metro station into a 400-plus unit apartment project.

The WMATA board on Thursday is expected to approve a motion to negotiate and execute a term sheet with Gilbane Development Co., the firm chosen over three other bidders to develop the lot sandwiched between the Metro tracks and River Road.

Gilbane’s specific proposal calls for 430 units over…

from http://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/blog/real-estate/2016/06/developer-plots-430-apartments-retail-on-5-acre.html?ana=RSS%26s=article_search
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Free health screenings at Sam’s Club on Saturday

Get seven free health screenings valued at up to $150 at Sam’s Club pharmacy on Saturday, June 11.

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., get free wellness checks on blood pressure, total cholesterol, HDL (good cholesterol), glucose, risk ratio, body fat percentage and vision and hearing screenings.

You do not…

from Baltimore Sun
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Top 1% see incomes soar. Everyone else … not so much

The Top 1 percent saw their incomes nearly triple in recent decades, while middle class and lower-income Americans saw theirs creep up by only 18 percent, according to new government data.

The outsized earnings those at the top accrued caused the income inequality …

from http://www.wbaltv.com/money/top-1-see-incomes-soar-188-everyone-else-not-so-much/39968144

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Women board directors in Maryland still lag national average

While the number of companies with no women in their boardrooms or executive suites has decreased from 17 to 14 in the past year, Maryland still lags behind the national average in its percentage of women directors, according to the latest report from Network 2000. Overall, the number of women directors at Maryland companies increased …

from http://thedailyrecord.com/2016/06/09/maryland-women-board-directors/

Layoffs in aisle 4! Retailers are big job killers

Pink is the most fashionable color in retail these days. Unfortunately, that’s pink as in pink slips.

Ralph Lauren was the latest big brand name consumer company to announce layoffs, saying on Tuesday that it was looking to cut about 1,200 jobs.

from http://www.wbaltv.com/money/layoffs-in-aisle-4-retailers-are-big-job-killers/39958382

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