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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
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Sunday, May 19, 2013
What advice did the first lady give graduates? Will electricity rates go up - again? Get all the Maryland news with one click on Patch.
By Patch Staff It was a big news week in Maryland last week, with a visit by the first lady, a commuter nightmare in Montgomery and a heads up for a sixth casino in the state. All the headlines from 48 Patch sites across Maryland: Berliner Calls for Better Electricity Service with 'Utility 2.0' Montgomery County Council Member Roger Berliner asked the Maryland Public Service Commission to require that substantial changes be made to electricity services in the state. Meanwhile, Pepco is asking for permission to raise rates. Michelle Obama to Bowie State Grads: It's Time to Feel Hungry Again In a speech rich with historical references, the first lady reminded the BSU class of 2013 why education is important. Report: Quince Orchard Students…
Sunday, May 12, 2013
From crime - hear about the backhoe bandits? - to politics and new places for Mexican food, be well-informed with one click.
By Patch Staff Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown Kicks Off Gubernatorial Bid In a speech highlighting his military and government service, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown announced in his home county of Prince George's Friday night that he is running for governor of Maryland in the November 2014 election. Dan Bongino’s Home Burglarized Wednesday Night While Family Slept A spokeswoman says computers, purses and a wallet were taken from the Severna Park home of Bongino, the former Secret Service agent who ran for U.S. Senate in 2012. Report: Anne Arundel County Top in State for Generating Tourism Money The county saw a more than 7 percent increase in money from tourism between 2010 and 2011, according to a new report. Businesses Look to Marketplace Fairness…
Monday, May 6, 2013
Business pledges to pick up any costs not covered by insurance.
Dankmeyer Inc., a prosthetic company with offices throughout Maryland, has joined a coalition that pledges to cover out-of-pocket healthcare costs for Boston bombing victims that require prosthetics, according to a recent report by Baltimore CBS affiliate WJZ. Mark Hopkins, the clinical director for Dankmeyer, told WJZ, “If the folks who are coming back from Boston require care, require any type of prosthesis, we are going to make sure that they are going to get that.” One such victim is Timonium pre-school teacher Erika Brannock, who was at the marathon to cheer her mother and Heather Abbott, a 38-year-old Rhode Island woman whose left leg was amputated below the knee. The injury will force her to use a prosthetic device. “Although the …
An outside company tallied the rate of job growth at 3.9 percent from 2010 to 2012, according to a report from county government.
Employers in the financial sector that included The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and Capital One led the list of companies that have added the most jobs in Montgomery County since 2010, according to a release from county government. The county's job growth rate from 2010 to 2012 was 3.9 percent, the release stated, higher than those of bordering jurisdictions Fairfax, VA (3.6 percent) and the District of Columbia (2.8 percent.) Overall, 24,670 jobs were added during the period. The data was provided by Economic Modeling Specialists International, a private firm that provides jobs data on the county level. FINRA, which operates four offices in Rockville, added more jobs than any other company, the county said, with 330 …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Want to be more informed about what goes on in your neighborhood? Maryland made big news this week. Will the death penalty repeal stick? Will Walmart come to Aspen Hill? Find out more state news in one click on Patch.
By Patch Staff A robbery stuns Cartier shoppers on a quiet mid-morning, an investigation into a county police force and just one question: Which Maryland county has a lot of "excessive drinkers?" Headlines from 48 Patch sites across Maryland: Gov. O'Malley Signs Law to Take Away Death Penalty, Politicians Move to Bring it Back Maryland is now the 18th state to abolish the death penalty but a bipartisan group of elected officials says the threat of terrorism is an incentive to reverse that move. Del. Ron George to Make Bid for Governor's Office Del. Ron George, an Anne Arundel County Republican, says he plans to start campaigning in June for the 2014 race. Columbia Native Jayson Blair Reflects on Resignation from New York Times "I'm …
Restaurant news from around Montgomery County and adjacent Washington, DC, neighborhoods.
Get caught up with the food scene in Montgomery County and adjacent Washington, DC, neighborhoods with 1 Meat, 3 Sides. This week, the closure of two popular Bethesda businesses takes center plate. One meat: Bethesda tea shop Zen Tara Tea is shutting down operations later this month, citing the sluggish economy, disruptive construction nearby and the loss of nearby parking as the main reasons for closing up shop, Bethesda-Chevy Chase Patch reported. Nearby, Ri Ra, an Irish pub in downtown Bethesda, will close in early September. "The popular gathering spot, which opened 10 years ago, is not renewing its lease, confirmed bar manager Paul Corey," Bethesda Magazine reported. Three sides: The popular Korean food truck Seoul Food DC will …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Grocer is accepting part-time positions for fall opening.
Montgomery County’s first Wegmans will open 7 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, in Germantown, the grocery chain announced Wednesday. The 123,000 square-foot store will anchor Seneca Meadows Plaza, near Interstate 270 exit 16. The Germantown store is Wegmans’ seventh in Maryland. The company recently announced that it is accepting applications for 350 part-time workers. Of the store’s 600, employees, 550 would be local hires. Hiring for full-time positions began in February.
Spokeswoman: ‘Walmart wages and benefits typically meet or exceed those of the majority of our competitors, including union competitors.’
Walmart spokeswoman Amanda Henneberg issued the following statement in response to Aspen Hill Walmart opponents and Montgomery County Council Members George Leventhal (D-At Large) and Marc Elrich (D-At Large), who hosted a rally outside Montgomery County Council building in Rockville on Tuesday: “Walmart wages and benefits typically meet or exceed those of the majority of our competitors, including union competitors. In addition, our track record shows that Walmart often serves as a catalyst for economic growth. Nearby businesses frequently benefit from the customer traffic Walmart generates. As a result, some stores deliberately try to locate near Walmart. Our stores attract even more activity to the area which is good for customers, good…