Healthy Howard readies to tackle challenges under health reform

Columbia’s Healthy Howard has quite a challenge on its hands. Healthy Howard is one of seven organizations in the state tapped by the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange to lead efforts to educate residents about their new insurance options and help them enroll in coverage through the exchange’s new virtual marketplace, Maryland Health Connection. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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MGM National Harbor sets date for next vendor information event

MGM National Harbor will host a second vendor information event for businesses that may want to work with the resort giant if it wins the right to build a casino in Prince George's County. (Wash. Bus. Journal)

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Pizza oven masters Marra Forni expand their reach from Prince George's

To watch Marra family members — founders of pizza oven company Marra Forni — eat lunch in their Beltsville test kitchen is to see their most basic business instincts at work. In short, they want to feed you. (Wash. Bus. Journal)

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Residents to protest Harbor Point on environmental grounds 

As city residents and activists work toward against what they say could be potential environmental problems from the construction of the 27-acre Harbor Point development, state and federal environmental officials and the developer are expected to outline some of building plans at a public meeting Wednesday. (Daily Record)

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Shuckers space in Fells Point may get new life

The folks behind Baltimore’s Mad River and Bond Street Social are seeking a new liquor license for the waterfront spot that formerly housed Shuckers in Fells Point. John T. Durkin, Michael S. Mastellone and Derek F. Blazer have applied for a license at 1629 Thames St. Shuckers occupied the space for eight years until July when its lease wasn’t renewed in the Brown’s Wharf development. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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BWMC forms perscription partnership with Walgreens

Patients at Baltimore Washington Medical Center can get prescriptions filled before they are discharged through a partnership with Walgreens. (Capital)

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Sept. 10 // Harbor Point construction could begin next month

Construction to convert an old chemical plant site to a glittering waterfront development could begin next month after the Baltimore City Council gave final approval Monday to more than $100 million in taxpayer assistance for the controversial Harbor Point project. "We want to build a great project that is successful for the whole city," the developer, Michael S. Beatty, said after the vote. "It will create thousands and thousands of jobs." Officials of his firm said they hope to break ground on the project's signature skyscraper — a new regional headquarters for the energy giant Exelon — on Oct. 15. (Balt. Sun)

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60 people lose jobs at Hopkins Bayview

Sixty workers at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center lost their jobs last week after the hospital closed its skilled nursing facility division where patients go for rehabilitation after a hospital stay. The hospital said its skilled nursing unit has faced financial challenges for several years and has shrunk from 200 beds in the mid-1980s to fewer than 50 last year. (Balt. Sun)

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