Small plane crashes in Maryland City

Joe Arrington thought a car had hit his house, or a truck hit a speed bump too fast on South Bruce Street. Then he looked out his window Thursday morning and saw the small airplane that had crashed into a neighbor's house 20 feet from his own in the Parkway Village community of Maryland City. (Balt. Sun)

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Nanticoke River report shows mixed results on pollution

In defiance of a sign warning of high levels of bacteria, environmentalists and a group of summer campers Thursday splashed into the Nanticoke River to celebrate a milestone. The Nanticoke Watershed Alliance marked five years of conducting regular water tests on the Chesapeake Bay tributary with a “wade-in” and the release of a new report. (Daily Times)

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Catonsville one of Baltimore County's three sustainable communities

Being named one of three sustainable communities in Baltimore County by the state of Maryland has opened the door for Catonsville to receive state funds for revitalization projects in the area. Since being named a sustainable community, the Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce's Economic Development Committee is taking a look at projects under discussion for months, but have not had the funds to begin. (Patuxent)

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Artscape 2013 gets a kosher option

Artscape has a kosher option this year. Allot Fresh Cuisine will be at the annual arts festival on Friday and Sunday with a selection of Mediterranean salads like quinoa with pistachios and micro arugula, blanched rapini with roasted garlic, roasted red pepper fillets with grilled eggplant slices and a lentil salad with roasted tomatoes. (Balt. Sun)

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Baltimore-made 'House of Cards' makes history with major Emmy nominations

Netflix and its Baltimore-based "House of Cards" made history Thursday as the Primetime Emmy Award nominations were announced in Los Angeles. It was the first time a series not presented on over-the-air broadcast or cable TV was nominated in the major categories. (Balt. Sun)

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Residents protest plan for small shopping center at Old Joppa Road and Route 1

Residents protested plans for a small shopping center and office strip planned on Baltimore Pike at Old Joppa Road near Bel Air during a community input hearing in Fallston Wednesday night. The 25,000-square-foot retail-and-office project is the latest in a string of recent developments set in motion by Michael Euler, who is also developing the Aumar Village Shopping Center at Route 1 and Mountain Road in Fallston. (Aegis)

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July 18 // Prince George’s water shut-off averted

With more than 100,000 people on the brink of losing water, a couple of utility workers burrowed in on a long-shot fix . Their unlikely repair of a 48-year-old water valve was heralded Wednesday as a near miracle that averted a human and economic catastrophe for Prince George’s County. It also has led to questions about whether the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission could have been more open with the people it serves. (Wash. Post)

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Moco, WMATA continue to scuffle as transit center repairs begin

Repair work is finally underway at the Silver Spring Transit Center, but that hasn’t stopped the behind-the-scenes scuffling between Montgomery County and WMATA. David Dise, the county’s general services director, confirmed that general contractor Foulger Pratt was on the Colesville Road site Wednesday, preparing fixes to two key roadway slabs that were found to have no pre-tensioned steel supports. (Wash. Post)

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