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Orioles Launch $40 Unlimited Ticket Pass For August And September
If you love the O’s, here’s a deal for you: Orioles fans can now purchase unlimited ticket passes and go to every home game in August and September for $40 a month. The team announced Monday the return of O’s Unlimited pass, which is a general admission ticket for locations including standing room only access at Camden Yards. This also includes the Flag Court, the Budweiser Roof Deck in center field, and the area behind the bullpens next to Orioles Legends Park.
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More Food Waste in Md. Will Be Diverted as a Large Anaerobic Digestion Facility Is Underway 

Large grocery stores, restaurants and fresh produce distributors in Maryland send their food waste to landfills, mostly because there is no other option in the state for such large amounts of waste. But that is expected to change as a result of a recent state law that will require large food generators instead to donate servable food, send it to farms where it can be used as animal feed or to transport it to organic recycling facilities.

Maryland loses 6,400 jobs in June; unemployment increases to 6.2%: Labor report

Maryland’s economy shed 6,400 jobs in June and the state’s unemployment rate increased from 6.1% to 6.2%, according to preliminary data released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday morning. By contrast, Maryland added 11,500 jobs in May. The national unemployment rate is at 5.9%. In a statement accompanying the report, state Labor Secretary Tiffany Robinson attributed the dismal jobs numbers to a “serious labor shortage,” throughout Maryland.

Novavax’s effort to vaccinate the world, from zero to not quite warp speed: ‘This takes time and expertise’

On a sweltering June morning, Novavax CEO and COVID vaccine maker Stanley Erck stood on a stage unmasked and did something that would have been unthinkable six months ago: He shook hands with Maryland’s governor. Erck was with Gov. Larry Hogan to announce Novavax’s global vaccine headquarters ― a Gaithersburg campus expected to house laboratories and more than 800 employees. Hogan called Novavax’s future “bright” and crowed that more than 71% of the state’s adults had received at least one shot.

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Maryland’s Horse Industry Breaks Records During Pandemic

Many industries took a big hit during the pandemic, but Maryland’s horse industry wasn’t one of them. The industry actually broke records as ridership grew and farms were purchased. 2020 also produced 20 Maryland world and national champions in nine different equestrian disciplines — including an award-winning farrier from union bridge. Farrier Mike Poe knows a good horse when he shoes one. There are about 80,000 farriers in the U.S. and he is the best having just won a world champion farrier competition.

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Developers hope South Baltimore entertainment district could spur tourism, casino after coronavirus pandemic

For more than a year, Marylanders stayed home, attending everything from weddings and corporate conferences to concerts, trivia nights and comedy shows all from their couches and kitchens. Now, with the worst of the coronavirus pandemic seemingly receding due to widespread vaccination, developers, city officials and business owners in South Baltimore hope to absorb some of the pent-up demand for outings, leisure and travel with a new entertainment district between M&T Bank Stadium and Horseshoe Casino Baltimore.

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‘Give people that positivity’: Everett man turns addiction struggles into mission to help vets

It’s been just over two years since Debbie Decker, of Everett, and her husband, Gene, got a phone call from their son Ryan, an Air Force veteran, while they were vacationing in Myrtle Beach, letting them know that he was driving to the local veterans hospital because he had attempted suicide. It was March 2019. Ryan said at age 30 he had quit his job at a Mercedes-Benz dealership and slid deeper into depression and drug addiction.

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Gov. Hogan Designates July 17 Through July 25 As Maryland Buy Local Week

Governor Larry Hogan announced that July 17 through July 25 will be designated as “Maryland Buy Local Week” to support Maryland farms and seafood operations. “We are fortunate to live in a state that produces world-class agricultural and seafood products, and I encourage all Marylanders to join the First Lady and I in choosing Maryland-made ingredients,” said Governor Hogan. “Buying local puts more money back into the pockets of our farmers, watermen, and producers, allowing them to grow their operations, hire more people, support other local businesses, and reinvest in their communities.”

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Judge dismisses most racial discrimination allegations against Baltimore’s Atlas Restaurant Group but lets lawsuit proceed

Lawyers for Atlas called Judge George L. Russell III’s ruling this month a legal victory. Lennon Edwards, an attorney for the plaintiffs, declined to comment on the ruling. The complaint stemmed from an incident last summer, when Marcia Grant, a real estate agent, and her 9-year-old son, Dallas, attempted to dine at Ouzo Bay restaurant, which Atlas owns.

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‘Things Happen For A Reason’ Makers Of Maryland Explains How They Turned Their Passions Into A Business During The Pandemic

A group of designers, artists and ordinary people with an idea came together during the pandemic to create products to sell customers a little piece of comfort. “The universe really put me in a position for this to flourish,” said Stephanie Persichitti. Persichitti now runs the Makers of Maryland. The pandemic took her bartending job, so she along with other makers like Meghan Najewicz banded together.

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