It’s the best time of year to be a confectionary architect. Personally, I’ve never been too skilled in the European tradition of gingerbread house making, though it’s easy to appreciate the craft (as well as the ingredients, if and when the builders are willing to see their creations dismantled and devoured).
Weeks after General Motors announced the closure of its plant in White Marsh, costing the county more than 300 jobs, County Executive John Olszewski, Jr. has asked the company’s leadership to reconsider.
Months ago, Roselyn Spencer left her post as the longtime head of the city’s retirement system after the inspector general found she misspent more than $218,000 on renovations to the agency’s 12th and 13th floor offices on E. Redwood Street. Today, the the same watchdog released new findings indicating she spent even more–nearly $300,000–including expenses on furniture for her own office and cosmetic improvements for the agency’s board room.
Following the passage of a referendum mandating the state put revenue from casinos toward education, Maryland will have an additional $4.4 billion over the next decade to put toward education, Gov. Larry Hogan announced today.
Of that, Hogan wants to put an additional $1.9 billion over five years, from 2020 to 2024, toward school construction, bringing total state funding to $3.5 billion during that period. The governor will submit a bill during the legislative session to establish what he’s calling the Building Opportunity Fund.
After numerous attempts, the Baltimore Development Corporation has succeeded in finding a developer to rehab what remains of the historic Mayfair Theatre and an adjacent lot that previously housed the Franklin-Delphy Hotel.