Growth plan for northern St. Mary’s is next

Land planners will be looking to northern St. Mary’s County — New Market, Mechanicsville and Charlotte Hall — when they are finished with the development plan for the Lexington Park area within the next year. Residents should make it known what they want in the northern end of the county when the time comes, planning commission members said last week. (Gazette)

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APG's Edgewood Area releases 250,000 gallons of sewage into Bush River

Heavy rains caused a wastewater treatment plant at the Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground to release some 250,000 gallons of partially treated sewage into the Bush River on Tuesday, base officials said. (Balt. Sun)

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Environmental firm Vironex moving from Prince George's to Anne Arundel

A subsidiary of environmental remediation company Vironex Inc. has purchased a 10,900-square-foot industrial building in Millersville for $1.1 million. The company, which provides field services to environmental consultants, will move its operations from Bowie to the new building. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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National Pinball Museum bounced again

David Silverman and his National Pinball Museum can't get a break. Less than six months after leaving his Inner Harbor location in the face of a proposed rent increase, Silverman and 350 of his machines are about to again find themselves without a home. (Balt. Sun)

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Dennis Hill, longtime city police spokesman, dies

Dennis S. Hill, a former Baltimore City Police Department spokesman known for his mellow voice, authoritative presence and accessibility to the media, died Saturday of heart disease at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Forest Hill resident was 71. (Balt. Sun)

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Johns Hopkins patient marks 30-year anniversary of heart transplant

If Baltimore County resident Orlando DeFelice hadn't had a heart transplant, doctors told his wife, Pam, he would have likely died within four days. Even after the surgery, doctors told him he had 50/50 odds of dying within five years. But that was three decades ago. (Balt. Sun)

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July 30 // West Baltimore health zone receives $1.25M

An initiative aimed at improving health care access in West Baltimore received a $1.25 million ceremonial check on Monday from Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown. The check was presented to the West Baltimore Primary Care Access Collaborative. The group, part of five Health Enterprise Zones in the state, will be managed by Bon Secours Baltimore Health System in partnership with several local community organizations. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Center Stage to participate in play project addressing issues of Trayvon Martin case

A set of plays reacting to issues raised by the Trayvon Martin case will be created by seven playwrights with the support of theater companies around the country, including Baltimore's Center Stage. (Balt. Sun)

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