Repaving of I-95 in Howard County to begin Thursday

Construction on a $2 million month-long resurfacing project on Interstate 95 in Howard County is expected to begin Thursday, according to the State Highway Administration. The project will close lanes between Route 32 and Route 216 between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. each evening. (Patuxent)

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Bel Air Police to receive $1,550 for 'House of Cards' security

The Bel Air Police Department will be paid approximately $1,500 for assisting with security at Tuesday afternoon's "House of Cards" filming along Williams Street, Chief Leo Matrangola said Wednesday. (Aegis)

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August 15 // Visit Baltimore reports increase in convention bookings

Visit Baltimore announced increased sales Wednesday on the heels of news that Otakon, the largest convention held in the Inner Harbor in recent years, would relocate to D.C. in 2017. Visit Baltimore booked 477,764 room nights during fiscal year 2013 for future years, the third-highest total ever, the city's convention and visitors bureau said. It signed contracts for 35 "citywide" conventions, which have at least 1,200 attendees, during fiscal year 2013 according to the group's annual report and business plan. (Balt. Sun)

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City approves $263M for Bay restoration

The City of Baltimore is spending a quarter billion dollars of taxpayer money on enhancing the health of the Chesapeake Bay to meet the governor’s rigorous statewide environmental goals, according to a release. (WMAR)

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Social media policy designed to protect city's name

The city of Frederick would hold the password to all Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts using the city’s name under a newly proposed social media policy. (News-Post)

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Dissed by Google, Baltimore eyes new broadband strategy

The city is hiring a broadband Internet consultant that would help the city develop a plan for expanding Internet service provider options for businesses and residents. A new strategic planning effort would be the first time the city has taken a major step toward improving Internet access for residents and businesses since the city spent a year trying to convince Google to build a high-speed fiber network here. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Despite bills to lawyers, court postpones final step for funding center 

The state’s top court has once again postponed the adoption of a rule to codify a controversial $5 assessment the Maryland Judiciary charges attorneys for its new Professionalism Center. (Daily Record)

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NPS picks new Chesapeake Bay office superintendent

The National Park Service has chosen a new superintendent for its Chesapeake Bay office. The service announced the selection of Charles Hunt on Wednesday. He will lead the office that includes the Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network and the Captain John Smith Chesapeake and Star-Spangled Banner national historic trails. (AP)

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