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Maryland to get $75M, plus consumer relief, under BofA settlement
Maryland's share of the $17 billion Bank of America settlement includes $75 million in compensation for state and local governments and their pension plans - and that's not counting the bank's agreement to provide consumer relief via such things as mortgage forgiveness, community reinvestment and affordable rental housing.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
How to demolish an 11-story building in 16 seconds
Aug. 19, 2014 -- Jim Santoro, project coordinator at Maryland-based Controlled Demolition Inc., explains the steps that will be taken to implode the former Wellington Hotel Annex in downtown Albany, New York to clear the site for a new, $66.5 million convention center.
Tree Armor: The buck stops here
Pennsylvania farmer Jim Saunders pitched his idea for a vinyl wrap to protect tree trunks from deer to U.S. processors in five states but no one would go out on a limb to manufacture the first small run of his patented product.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Albany Times Union
Wellington implosion postponed until Saturday
The Wellington Annex on the site of Albany's future convention center at Howard and Eagle Streets on Friday Aug. 15, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. Albany will issue Columbia Development's permit to implode the Wellington Annex.
a Us Map Of The Relative Value Of $100, By State
This is a US map showing the relative value of $100 by state . Money buys significantly less in California, Hawaii, DC, Maryland, New York and New Jersey.
HIV and Hepatitis C risk in Pregnancy and Newborns
A major public health triumph for the pediatric community has been a significant decrease in transmission of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, from pregnant women to the baby.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
What happens when the building across the street is about to be imploded
This week's planned implosion of the former Wellington Hotel Annex in downtown Albany, New York will be briefly disruptive to some workers, businesses and property owners.
These States Are Making the Most Open-Data Progress
Which states have the best open-data policies and portals? The Washington, D.C.-based Center for Data Innovation has identified six top-performing states - Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, New York, Oklahoma and Utah - in a new assessment of the progress that state governments have made to adopt open-data policies and creating digitally accessible ... (more)
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Genesee Country Express
Poags Hole: Hillclimb descends on Dansville
What happens when nearly 4,000 motorcycles, almost 10,000 fans and one treacherously-steep, 600-foot hill get all mixed together? The annual Poags Hole Hillclimb.
Bridal Bliss: Naima and Isaiah's Maryland Mansion Wedding
Bride: Naima C. Harmon, 33, Production Management Groom: Isaiah K. Simmons, 33, Union Electrician Married On: April 6, 2014 Wedding Location: Newton White Mansion/Mitchellville, Maryland Wedding Style: Romantic Elegance Falling In Love Again Sometimes even the youngest heart can know true love when it feels it.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
Albany Times Union
Maryland firm eyed to implode Albany convention center site
Columbia Development wants to tap the same Maryland firm that demolished the Seattle Kingdome and Las Vegas' Landmark Hotel to implode the 11-story Wellington Annex on Howard Street to make way for the new downtown convention center.
MD/VA/DC meetup, Aug 23
Our group is growing, but I hope it will grow more and some of our "maybes" change to "be theres."
Potent Storm to Bring Flood Threat to Philly, NYC
A potent storm system is expected to pass through the region, bringing a wide variety of risks for folks in the region.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
NBC New York
9 Questions You Should Ask About the Drug "Molly"
Just a week ago, two young men -- a 17-year-old and a college student -- died after attending a music festival in Columbia, Maryland .
Tue Aug 05, 2014
Mon Aug 04, 2014
The Washington Post
Why Las Vegas has recovered better than Atlantic City since the recession
The Las Vegas Strip in 2009 The recession hit gambling destination cities Las Vegas and Atlantic City especially hard, but though Las Vegas has been able to recover, Atlantic City has not, due in large part to the lack of diversity of its economy.
Thu Jul 31, 2014
Albany Times Union
East Greenbush gazebo wrecked, arrests made
Four men were arrested for allegedly destroying a gazebo that had been built as an Eagle Scout project in Hampton Lake Park, police said Thursday.
Listen to the Exclusive Stream of Country Newcomer Risa Binder's Debut EP
New York City might not necessarily seem like a hotbed for country music, but newcomer Risa Binder has found a big appetite for it in the Big Apple.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Bill Kristol: Legalizing Pot Is 'Playing With Our Kids' Futures'
Continued legalization of marijuana across the United States would be a disaster for the nation, Bill Kristol, founder and editor of The Weekly Standard and an ABC News political commentator, told Newsmax TV.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
U.S. Army Acquires Additional Beretta M9 9mm Pistols
Beretta Defense Technologies announced today the purchase by the U.S. Army of a quarter million dollars worth of additional M9 pistols from Beretta U.S.A. Corp. The Army acquired the additional pistols by issuing the 6th delivery order to date against a contract for up to 100,000 pistols awarded by the Army to Beretta U.S.A. Corp. in September ... (more)