Legg Mason pledges $1 million to Living Classrooms center in East Baltimore

Legg Mason Inc. is providing $1 million to underwrite the next four years of programming and services at Living Classrooms Foundation's POWER House Community Center in East Baltimore. POWER House, which stands for "providing opportunities to work, expand, and rise," has provided out-of-school programming to children and teenagers since 2012. The programs include academic support and college readiness, financial literacy classes for adults, GED prep classes and job training courses. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Former Raven Ray Lewis hosts first Under Armour event under new partnership

Last year, former Raven Ray Lewis signed a different sort of deal with Under Armour. The seven-year partnership, the company said, focuses on grassroots football programs “and working together on community impact and giveback initiatives.” Last weekend, Lewis held the first such event -- a camp the company aid attracted more than 120 Baltimore players from grades 5-7. (Balt. Sun)

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May 17 // Greenberg Gibbons joins Caves Valley on Towson Row project

The developer of the stalled Towson Row project is bringing in a partner to help jump start the $350 million development in the heart of the Towson's commercial corridor. Greenberg Gibbons will join Caves Valley Partners on Towson Row, a massive, mixed-use development proposed for the corner of York Road and Towsontown Boulevard, officials announced Monday. The companies will now be "co-developers" for the project. "We think that the opportunity is limitless here to do this really exciting, urban-style project and we're very excited about it," said Brian Gibbons, chairman and CEO of Owings Mills-based Greenberg Gibbons. (Balt. Sun)

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Federal aviation officials to pursue long- and short-term solutions for noise relief around BWI

The Federal Aviation Administration responded to the concerns of residents who live on flight paths around BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport Tuesday night, saying they were pursuing both short-term and long-term solutions to alleviate noise concerns. The DC Metroplex BWI Community Roundtable, a group of community representatives which was established by the Maryland Aviation Administration, held a meeting Tuesday evening in Linthicum where the problem was discussed. (Balt. Sun)

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Baltimore erred in selling stadiums' debt

Call it water under the toll bridge. Baltimore officials admitted Tuesday that a computer error caused them to mistakenly sell $70,000 in tax liens for overdue water bills owed by the state agency that manages the Orioles and Ravens stadiums. On Monday, investors bought the liens on the two stadiums at a tax sale auction that listed the properties among nearly 1,000 homes with overdue water bills. Maryland Stadium Authority officials were shocked at the sale and disputed the totals. By late Tuesday, Baltimore Department of Public Works officials acknowledged the mistake and said the sales would be canceled. (Balt. Sun)

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State approves apprenticeship program for hospital workers

State officials have approved Maryland's first apprenticeship for environmental care supervisors, who work in hospitals cleaning areas such as surgical rooms. The Baltimore Alliance for Careers in Healthcare will sponsor the new training program, Kelly M. Schulz, secretary of the state Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, said Tuesday. Such programs help businesses expand their talent pools, Schulz said. (Balt. Sun)

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Continental Realty invests $6.5 million in Towson apartment improvements

Continental Realty Corp. is launching a $6.5 million renovation of four Towson-area apartment communities. The renovation plan, expected to continue through 2018, calls for interior and exterior improvements at four apartment communities, with a total of 800 units, owned by the Baltimore-based commercial real estate firm. Continental Realty has invested $6 million in improvements at the properties since 2009. (Balt. Sun)

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Union Craft Brewing plans ambitious expansion with brewery, retail complex

Hampden’s Union Craft Brewing plans to expand into a larger facility that will anchor a new 10 ½-acre manufacturing and retail complex in nearby Medfield called Union Collective. In addition to a brewery and taproom that’s more than three times larger than Union Craft’s current facility, Union Collective will feature space for eight local businesses, nonprofits and manufacturers. The manufacturing and retail space plans to open by late fall, said Union Craft Brewing co-founder Jon Zerivitz, with the brewery and taproom following in spring 2018. (Balt. Sun)

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