'Baltimore's living room:' Developers present concept for Penn Station redevelopment

The size and scope of the long-awaited redevelopment of Penn Station was up for debate at city hall for the first time on Thursday. A city design panel reviewed and offered initial comments on the addition of pedestrian access to the historic station from the front and rear of the facility, as well as placement of two towers planned for what is today a parking lot along Lanvale street. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Boeing Finds Itself in a Fresh Pickle

The Federal Aviation Administration has required urgent inspections of certain 737 Next Generation planes — the predecessor to the troubled 737 Max — after Boeing reported cracks in a part called the “pickle fork” on jets being overhauled in China. The pickle fork helps attach the wings to the fuselage, or the main body of the plane; crack inspections have focused first on the most heavily used NG planes. So far, 686 have been inspected, and 36 of them — or more than 5% — have signs of cracking, according to Boeing. That’s less than 1% of Boeing’s total 737 NG fleet, when you take into account newer jets with fewer miles on them that will be monitored over time. But the pickle fork is meant to last the lifetime of the plane, so whether it’s 5% or 1% of planes cracking, that’s too many. (Wash. Post)

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Tennessee health care company buys Baltimore firm

A Tennessee company has bought Everseat Inc., a Baltimore-based patient scheduling and waitlist software firm. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 2014, Franklin, Tennessee-based Relatient Inc. provides patient and provider messaging services, allows patients to book appointments online and sends billing and appointment reminders to patients. The product ties into a provider’s existing electronic medical record and is used by small practices and large health systems alike. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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4,000-seat concert venue unveiled as first building Baltimore’s casino entertainment district

The Paramount Baltimore would be built on the site of a dilapidated warehouse at 1300 Warner Street along what is a gritty and largely empty corridor. “The goal of project is to create a sense of place, a unique place,” said Matt Herbert of Design Collective, which is designing the building. “People will enjoy this place not just for the specific performance, ... they will be coming to a place to enjoy this district and what happens to be a fun show tonight.” (Balt. Sun)

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Lorien Health Services earns gold in national tech competition

Lorien Health Services, a family-owned nursing home, assisted living, rehabilitation and residential services company based in Ellicott City, received the top award nationally from McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards. Lorien’s emphasis on quality care won the company gold in the skilled care division of the annual competition, which recognizes long-term care operators who demonstrate how technology has improved care and operations.

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Spirit Airlines Begins Non-Stop Service From Baltimore To Nashville

Spirit Airlines will start non-stop service from Baltimore to Nashville. The flights started Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, and will be offered daily.Nashville is now the sixth market added by Spirit Airlines this year at BWI Airport.

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Drones could put Wicomico on cutting edge — and bring jobs

Set to break ground this fall, the Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport is bringing a Drone Center for Innovation to its campus. With potential for a foothold in the growing industry of unmanned vehicles, the excitement is palpable. "There's an opportunity here for these three states to be the epicenter of autonomous systems testing," said Sentinel Robotic Solutions CEO Peter Bale. "Salisbury is uniquely situated demographically for exit and entry corridors over the water and different areas of sparsely populated environment around the airfield." (Salisbury Daily News)

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Choptank Electric discusses broadband at Talbot council meeting

Connelly said it is important to bring high speed, fiber internet service because there are currently 11,834 businesses on the Eastern Shore. She discussed how broadband can benefit Telemedicine, by solving healthcare shortages. She said agriculture is critical to the Eastern Shore, and high speed internet to run modern equipment will improve yields while reducing nutrient use, helping Choptank Electric meet their Chesapeake Bay Restoration Goals. (Star Democrat)

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