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As contract expires, BSO management, musicians remain in stalemate over cuts

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Image via the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s Facebook page.

With their contract expiring at midnight last night, musicians in the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra this morning condemned management for refusing to offer an extension and back off proposals to cut the group’s schedule from 52 weeks to 40 weeks.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan inaugurated for second term

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Photo via governor’s office

By David Jahng

Beating non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma into remission and being the first Maryland Republican governor elected for a second term since 1954 is no small feat.

But Gov. Larry Hogan will continue to work against the odds this legislative season, with Democrats maintaining a supermajority in the Maryland House and Senate.

Regardless, Hogan has previously touted his bipartisanship, and Wednesday’s inauguration was no different.

NBA player Rudy Gay opening a basketball-focused training gym in Baltimore

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Photo via PickUp USA/Facebook

San Antonio Spurs forward and Baltimore native Rudy Gay will be opening a new gym focused on basketball training in his hometown as part of a partnership with fitness company PickUp USA.

Alexander Baer moves downstairs: Warrington Penthouse lists for $2,885,800

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Hot House: The Warrington, 3908 N. Charles Street #1303, Baltimore MD, 21218

Penthouse duplex apartment at the Warrington Condominium, circa 1927. Two bedrooms, 2.5 baths over 3,742 square feet, plus 500-square-foot terrace. 11- and 12-foot ceilings. Main floor: foyer, large living room with fireplace, dining room, butler’s pantry, library, powder room, Kitchen with oak floors, Traulsen fridge and private service elevator. Upstairs: ensuite master, dressing room w/custom walnut cabinetry and closet, spa-type marble slab bathroom, ensuite guest bedroom, laundry.  Central AC, one parking space: $2,885,800 (ask about HOA fee)

The Parkway to host PBS NewsHour talk on partisanship with Hogan and other governors

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From left: Gov. Larry Hogan, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf

What do Govs. Larry Hogan, Chris Sununu of New Hampshire and Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania have in common, professionally speaking? Look to their approval ratings and polling numbers, and you’ll find they’ve successfully navigated highly partisan political climes—and, in Hogan’s case, even overcame a two-to-one disadvantage in voters’ party affiliation—to achieve strong support in their home states. They also were each handily re-elected to a second term this past November.

Archdiocese establishes independent system for reporting abuse, misconduct

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Archbishop of Baltimore William Lori. Photo via Archdiocese of Baltimore.

In response to a 2018 report from a Pennsylvania grand jury detailing years of abuse by Catholic priests, the Archdiocese of Baltimore is establishing a third-party system for reporting allegations of sexual assault and misconduct by members of the church, Archbishop William E. Lori announced Tuesday morning.

Man charged with murder in shooting last month at Blarney Stone

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The outside of Blarney Stone Pub. Image via Google Street View.

Police have arrested and charged a 48-year-old man accused of fatally shooting someone after an argument last month at Fells Point’s Blarney Stone Pub.

Pugh appoints Baltimore’s first new permanent planning director in 10 years

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Photo via Southeast Community Development Corporation website

Longtime community planner Chris Ryer is returning to the Baltimore City Department of Planning next month to take over as its director.

Utility companies offer relief to furloughed federal workers

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Federal government employees and contractors now in the third week of furlough thanks to the government shutdown can receive relief from their water and electricity bills.

Cohen’s Clothiers to shut its doors after 115 years

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Photo via Cohen’s Clothiers website

By Simone Ellin

For generations of Baltimore area bar mitzvah boys and their families, buying a suit for their special occasion at Cohen’s Clothiers has been part of that rite of passage.

But on Jan. 12, the family-owned Cockeysville retailer announced on its website and Facebook page it will close its doors after 115 years in business.

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