The NFL has warned a local brewery about its Lamar Jackson tribute beer. Here’s why.

Hysteria Brewing Co. grabbed the attention of local craft beer drinkers and Ravens fans this week with the announcement that it’s brewing a limited-run pale ale as a tribute to quarterback Lamar Jackson’s success on the football field this season.

The news also caught the eye of lawyers at the NFL.

The Columbia brewery shared part of a letter from the football league on social media Friday warning that a label and promotional material for its upcoming #MVP beer is an “unauthorized use” of marks…

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Veteran cyber execs from Tenable, DataTribe quantify Maryland’s VC problem

One executive told CyberMaryland attendees that Maryland’s lack of early-stage venture capital funders is hindering local startups from growing.

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Pull up a pew: Ministry of Brewing sets opening date

When it opens later this month, the new Ministry of Brewing will invite visitors to pull up a pew and sip craft beer brewed and fermented at the altar of a former church.

The brewery is in the final stages of preparation — all that stands between now and opening day are inspections and a round of cleaning, general manager Jon Holley said Friday.

He expects the taproom, a $2.4 million conversion of the sanctuary inside the former St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church in Upper Fells Point, to be…

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Young taps data-focused staffer to lead Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice

Baltimore’s mayor has chosen a top staffer from the city’s data-focused Innovation Team to lead the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice.

Tamika Gauvin, who’s served as deputy director and program manager of the “i-team” for the last two years, will become the MOCJ’s new director on Dec. 17. The office advises the city’s top elected official on crime reduction and criminal justice strategy.

Gauvin and her colleagues on the i-team — created in 2017 with funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies…

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Jim White reflects on 18 years at the Port of Baltimore, from recent wins to past regrets

White was able to accomplish one of his top goals before leaving — closing a $103 million funding gap for the Howard Street Tunnel expansion.

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Shoppers to close one Greater Baltimore location, sell four others

United Natural Foods Inc. is closing down one Shoppers store in Greater Baltimore and selling four others as the Lanham-based grocery chain looks to get out of the retail grocery business.

The Shoppers location at 8212 Liberty Road in Windsor Mill will close by the end of January, along with stores in Severn and in Manassas and Alexandria, Virginia. The company opted not to renew the leases to three of the locations, and the fourth is being cancelled due to an agreement with the landlord, UNFI (NYSE:UNFI)…

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University of Maryland, Baltimore taps interim president to replace Perman

The University of Maryland, Baltimore has named a new interim president who will take over for Dr. Jay A. Perman when he exits his role as head of the institution early next year.

Dr. Bruce Jarrell, current executive vice president and provost at UMB, has been selected by the University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents to head up the school until a permanent president has been selected.

Perman is leaving the position he has held since 2010 to succeed Robert L. Caret as chancellor of…

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