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Merritt Properties plans 56-acre business park at former General Motors plant in White Marsh

A 56-acre business park is in the works to replace a shuttered General Motors plant in White Marsh. Merritt Properties acquired the site this year and launched plans for the White Marsh Interchange Park. The redevelopment will hold 750,000 square feet of new development with office, light-warehouse and flex space for up to 100 companies, Merritt officials said Wednesday.

Bethesda’s BrainScope launches new concussion assessment tool, aims to raise millions for commercial rollout

Bethesda health-tech company BrainScope Co. Inc. has launched a new tool to help doctors more easily assess and treat concussions — and is raising millions in new funding for the rollout. The medical device firm announced Tuesday the launch of what it calls the Concussion Index, an algorithm cleared by the Food and Drug Administration that builds on its existing medical device’s capabilities. That product, a disposable headset and a handheld device that processes the wearer’s brain activity, helps evaluate suspected traumatic brain injuries within 72 hours.

Baltimore’s Atlas Restaurant Group is expanding to Annapolis with second Choptank location

Baltimore-based Atlas Restaurant Group is planning to open a second location of their Choptank restaurant in Annapolis. According to a release, the Maryland-themed crab house will be located just off “Ego Alley” at 110 Compromise St., formerly Fawcett Boat Supplies. The restaurant group is leasing the waterfront portion of the building from owners Mike Keenan and John Bruno, said Atlas spokesman Joe Sweeney. The street side of the building will be a boat dealership, he said.

Maryland businessman bids $650 million for all of Tribune, including The Baltimore Sun

A Maryland businessman has offered $650 million to purchase all of Tribune Publishing Co., the parent of The Baltimore Sun, but the Chicago-based newspaper company’s board endorsed a $630 million offer from Alden Global Capital. Even as Tribune Publishing’s board of directors recommended shareholders approve Alden’s deal to buy the company for $17.25 a share, it gave Stewart Bainum Jr. the green light to pursue financing for his bid of $18.50 a share.

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This is a photo of thoroughbred Gun Runner, 2018 Horse of the Year winning the Whitney Stakes at Saratoga - with jockey Florent Geroux.
10,000 Fans Allowed In Pimlico Race Course At Preakness 146 In May, No InfieldFest
Some fans will be able to watch Preakness 146 as it returns to Pimlico this May. The Maryland Jockey Club announced Tuesday that a “socially distant, limited crowd” of 10,000 people will be allowed to join in on the festivities on Saturday, May 15 at Pimlico Race Course. A limited set of tickets will go on sale on Monday, April 5.
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Boston Scientific to pay Maryland $5.62 million in settlement over surgical mesh devices

Maryland will receive $5.62 million from Boston Scientific Corp. as part of a nationwide settlement to resolve claims the medical device manufacturer misled consumers about the safety and effectiveness of its surgical mesh devices. The settlement announced Tuesday will deliver $188.6 million in total to 47 states and the District of Columbia. Boston Scientific will also have to implement various reforms related to its marketing, training and presentation of information from clinical studies.

Lockheed Martin, Omnispace explore space-based 5G global network

Omnispace LLC and Bethesda-based global security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin Tuesday entered into a strategic interest agreement to explore jointly developing 5G capability from space. The proposed global 5G standards-based non-terrestrial network (NTN) would offer commercial, enterprise and government devices ubiquitous communications worldwide.

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Howard County terminates ICE contract

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball Tuesday announced that the Howard County Department of Corrections gave notice March 19 of its intent to terminate the contract with the U.S. Immigration and  Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agency, under which the Department housed detainees in ICE custody.

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Despite pandemic challenges, Wells Fargo’s new middle-market head bullish on Baltimore

Derek Lynch has one primary goal on his mind as he steps into his new role as the head of Wells Fargo’s commercial banking division in Maryland: Grow. Lynch, who moved into his new position last month following the retirement of Susan Owens, wants to add more members to his six-person team, bring on more clients and help current clients return to an upward trajectory after a year mired by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Filbert Street Garden Composts Food Waste Into ‘Black Gold’ To Grow Produce For Community
Now that spring has sprung, gardens are going to start growing, and for one Curtis Bay neighborhood, it can’t come soon enough. Every Sunday morning, Federal Hill residents drop off their compost with Marvin Hayes and he brings it to the Filbert Street Garden, also known as the Wakanda of South Baltimore. “We pick up food scraps from Mount Washington, Federal Hill, Riverside, Locust Point and we bring it back to the Filbert Street Garden and we process it in a form called composting,” Hayes said.
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