City Hall: Annapolis awarded $65,500 for wayfinding signage and master plan

Annapolis’ Department of Planning and Zoning, in partnership with the Four Rivers Heritage Area, received a $65,500 grant from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) for its wayfinding and signage program. MHAA provides project grants to nonprofit organizations and governments for capital and non-capital projects located within a Maryland Certified Heritage Area. (Capital)

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Second, 'more intense' 300 Men March set for Friday night

Its chief organizer says the first 300 Men March — a protest of the gun violence in Baltimore this summer — turned into a 600 Men March, a surprising and impressive citizens' uprising in a city aching and tired from the shootings and killings. But the next march, scheduled for Friday night, could pack even more punch. (Balt. Sun)

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Jennifer Marsh resigns as publisher of Baltimore City Paper

Jennifer Marsh is out as publisher of the Baltimore City Paper after almost two years on the job. She resigned Monday, according to a statement from Times-Shamrock Communications, the Scranton-based company that owns the publication. (Balt. Sun)

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Twitter accounts of Anne Arundel Police hacked

Newly appointed Anne Arundel County Police Chief Kevin Davis has been on Twitter for less than two weeks, and already he's been hacked. The department's own account was compromised, too. (Balt. Sun)

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Organic honey business owner charged after drug, gun raids

Really Raw Honey is known for its straight-from-the-hive product, a creamy white treat sold online and in hundreds of stores like Whole Foods. But the buzz about the Highlandtown-based company this week involved handguns, rifles, ammunition and cocaine Baltimore police say were seized in raids on the firm's warehouse and its owner's North Baltimore home. (Balt. Sun)

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July 24 // Montgomery Co. says Silver Spring Transit Center repairs could be finished this year

Repairs to the Silver Spring Transit Center could be complete before the end of the year, county officials told the Montgomery County Council on Tuesday. David Dise, director of the county’s Department of General Services, told the council contractors are supposed to submit a finalized schedule at a project work group meeting Thursday. (Gazette)

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Montgomery County Council passes bills to protect trees

The Montgomery County Council passed a pair of measures Tuesday intended to protect and expand tree cover along public roads and on private property where new construction has disturbed the environment. State law already regulates protection of roadside trees, but supporters say the county bill, sponsored by council members Roger Berliner (D-Potomac-Bethesda) and Marc Elrich (D-At Large), is more stringent. (Wash. Post)

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Parx owner buys land for Prince George's casino

Greenwood Racing Inc., one of three firms vying to build a casino in Prince George's County, has paid $1.2 million for the site of its planned casino-resort in Fort Washington while it awaits a ruling by Maryland casino regulators. (Wash. Bus. Journal)

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