Veteran Policymaker Izzy Patoka Running for County Council

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By Peter Arnold

A policymaker in city and state political circles for the past three decades, Israel C. “Izzy” Patoka will soon launch his campaign bid for Baltimore County Council for the 2nd District. The Baltimore native is director of community development for LifeBridge Health.

Marylanders Made More than $42 Million by Hosting Airbnb Guests in 2017

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Airbnb’s popularity among Maryland homeowners only continued to grow last year, and data indicate Baltimore led the way.

Hogan Proposes ‘PRIME Act’ Catering to Amazon HQ2 with $3 Billion in Tax Credits

Amazon’s fulfillment center in Southeast Baltimore. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

With Baltimore entirely out of the running now for Amazon’s second North American headquarters, Gov. Larry Hogan is all on Montgomery County, with an unofficially Amazon-branded bill to show for it.

Event Pick: Dine from Bowls Made at Baltimore Clayworks to Help Puerto Rico

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After a shutdown and a surprise resurrection, Baltimore Clayworks is back and raising money with community-made bowls.

Event Pick: Vent Coffee and Union Craft Team Up for a Tasting

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There’s a conventional reason to drink coffee and then beer in that order throughout your day, but today, Vent Coffee Roasters and Union Craft Brewing will show why the drinks need not be mutually exclusive.

Nearly 3,000 Counterfeit Sinks, Valued at $1 Million, Intercepted at Port of Baltimore

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Who knew a sink could be fake? And so valuable?

Favorite Baltimore Restaurants Expand Vegetarian and Vegan Menus During Restaurant Week


Baltimore is a delicious city. Try somewhere new, go out to lunch, have a date night (or two).