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Annapolis City officials want Uber Technologies to get a taxicab license. Uber says it is not a taxi service. Credit: Screenshot from Apple App Store
Steve D July 16, 2014 at 06:59 am
Another case of who made the bigger campaign donation.
Liz Miller July 17, 2014 at 10:57 am
Go to http://www.lyftvsuber.com/ to try out Uber or Lyft for yourself! The website compares the twoRead More most popular ride-sharing services. $30, $25 of FREE ride credit for new passengers and up to $500 sign-up BONUS for new drivers!! Drivers can make as much as $40/hr! Hope you can see what all the hype is about :) Thanks!!
A crumbling rowhouse sits next door to the Park Heights Renaissance offices. (Credit: Sam Schmieder, Capital News Service)
David Polikoff July 12, 2014 at 01:16 pm
Stop voting for the same people to represent our state. It is time for an overall change. Use theRead More power of your vote to get/keep the incompetence out of office.
Tim Epperly July 13, 2014 at 10:44 am
I'm sorry but Park Heights below Northern Parkway is and always has been for over 40 years, a havenRead More for drug dealers and thugs. If they can spend 34 million on lotto?? What do you think the illegal drug income is????? So sending them more money will fix the problems? I think Not!
Steak 'n Shake, which began 80 years ago in Illinois, will open its first Maryland restaurant in September. Credit: Company Facebook page
Peggy Anne July 12, 2014 at 10:47 am
Ah ! More artery clogging dregs. More dead cattle that would prefer to be alive, more sales of ExRead More lax ! Isn't there enough garbage being fed to the peasants, already ???
Ray Bradley July 12, 2014 at 11:00 am
Peggy, you must be fun at parties.
TheOldBray July 12, 2014 at 03:00 pm
Good lord guys - it's an American classic type of joint. Get a life!
Popular free treat will cool you off, but there's more free stuff available for this year's celebration.
Hawa Coulibaly July 10, 2014 at 09:48 am
11am-7pm? I wish they could extend that another two hours :-)
You July 10, 2014 at 05:29 pm
Boy are the Middle eastern/ Asian owned 7-11s going to hate this week. To me over the past decade itRead More seems like only the European, white or black owned 7-11s greet you with a smile when there are freebies (customer appreciation days). Middle easterner's/ and Asian's hate the freebies... pay attention and watch them this week when you stop in for your freebies.
Michael July 10, 2014 at 09:28 pm
Funny how I, in spite of my obviously extreme whiteness, have never experienced this problem. MaybeRead More there's something you're doing subconsciously when you walk in? Anyone walking in with a look of apprehension and nervousness, "watching them," is of course going to meet with a different welcome than someone who walks in with a friendly smile.
Takoma Park Police Chief Alan Goldberg was shopping at the College Park IKEA store, in his uniform, when a security guard asked him to leave his service weapon in his car. Credit: Screenshot from NBC Washington
art doyle July 14, 2014 at 11:20 am
Heather- You seem willing to take the article at face value. I find that a tad naïve. I also doRead More not consider it petty to call someone out when they make such a glaring error while insulting someone they do not know.
Richard Parker July 14, 2014 at 11:42 am
The rule is stupid from the beginning because if a criminal is going to rob your store and or theRead More customers that you have in your stores then THEY DON'T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT YOUR NO WEAPONS POLICY NOR YOUR LIVES, STUPID STUPID, STUPID you are like our state law maker's having nothing better to do then to make up a bunch of dumb rules that don't make any sense and tell me this was your guard armed or was he un- armed??? so again just like our state law maker's THE LAW APPLIES TO EVERYONE ELSE BUT NOT TO YOURSELVES??? YOUR A BUNCH OF DUMB ASSES!!!!! That was a uniformed police officer if something had happened what was he to say to the robbers I know it would be something like this, can you guys wait a minute I have to go to get my gun from the trunk of my car because they have a No Weapons Policy and by the way did you guys know you can't bring that in here. then the robbers go we know that's why we're here knowing that you can't bring weapons in the stores it's like taking candy from a baby. Hahaha Dumb Asses... The officer did right leave and tell the world about their stupidity GOOD FOR YOU CHIEF :) RICH
Heather Patti July 14, 2014 at 02:03 pm
Art, I am far from a naïve person. I have no reason to believe that The Patch is inaccuratelyRead More reporting this story. IKEA is quoted as saying, [The chain's statement said: “We regret that there was a misunderstanding of our weapon policy in our College Park Store. Our weapon policy does not apply to law enforcement officers. We are taking steps to ensure that this is clear for all our co-workers.”] I was also raised in such a manner to know that correcting the grammar of a stranger is considered rude. ;) I think we can agree to disagree on that one, but I stand by my statement that the security officer's actions were incorrect and inconsistent with the policies of IKEA, and that IKEA later made that clarification.
Dennis Gilpin July 2, 2014 at 12:48 pm
When O'Malley initially ran, he ran against Erhlich who he said was thinking about bringing inRead More casinos and that was bad for the citizens. O'Malley " also" said, the citizens of the state are overburdened with costs and they should get a relief with the policies he would implement. That didn't work out too well. I do realize that the Federal government has pulled back funds to the states but the putting too much burden on the citizens is counter productive. Asking too much from private businesses will drive them out of our state. that has already happened.
John McGill July 2, 2014 at 03:09 pm
Not the casino's fault. better to learn this lesson now while young
Dennis Gilpin July 2, 2014 at 04:17 pm
John, Right about that. The casinos will take your money away but the lotto can also do a job on aRead More desperate person.
Princess Pea's Gourmet Popcorn Poppies. Credit: Annie Shaugnessy
jenkahn June 30, 2014 at 09:03 pm
Don't you have to have a commercial kitchen per MD cottage laws?
Princess Pea Cupcakes July 1, 2014 at 09:35 pm
Princess Pea now also offers Gluten-Free Cupcakes! :-)
Slot machines at Maryland Live! casino during its grand opening in June 2012. (Credit: Elizabeth Janney)
Dennis Gilpin June 29, 2014 at 06:54 am
Jag, Our state has lots of problems. Why are so many people dissatisfied with the way this state isRead More run ? The people who are satisfied work for the government. The private sector, not so satisfied. lots of "drops" in the future unless there is a change. If the casinos do well it will only be because of the tourist trade coming into Baltimore. They won't come in to buy lottery tickets.
runymede June 29, 2014 at 07:39 am
It is more fun losing money at a casino.
Dennis Gilpin June 29, 2014 at 10:49 am
Runymede, Right on. LoL Probably have free entertainment, coupons for dinners along with freeRead More chips to start you out on.All you get at the lottery counter is people complaining about not winning.
(Credit: Milford Patch)
Jennifer Schmitt June 23, 2014 at 11:18 am
Forget Starbucks! When an opportunity presents, try buying coffee somewhere locally! For those of usRead More in this area, Zekes is a local coffee roaster, has a storefront in Hamilton and sells their coffee locally and retail.
michael mooney June 24, 2014 at 10:53 am
I already refuse to pay starbucks outrageous prices. For the cost of a single cup there I can buy aRead More months supply of coffee to brew at home. Personally I would not miss them if they went out of bussiness
An unidentified lottery player buys Pick 3 tickets at a gas station in Capitol Heights, Maryland, in Prince George's County. (Credit: Capital News Service)
Maryellen Brady June 21, 2014 at 02:16 pm
Buying lottery tkts is a cheap way to have some fun, and express HOPE that things will get betterRead More with a windfall. And it is fun to buy and dream. I play lottery sporadically, but each time I buy a ticket, I hope that it is the one. It is wrong to presume that all poor ppl are on public assistance. There are a lot of poor, near poor who have jobs and suffer through low wage jobs and hunger in order not to have to ask the govt for help. I think the idea of revenue sharing has merit. The counties that produce the most revenue shld get a bonus, as is ordinary in business operations. And finally,Those poor, working poor keep their money circulating, they support the economy, provide the environment that creates jobs and they help to maintain government services for all to benefit. Poor in your wallet, does not make you poor in spirituality.
Jim Burnetti June 21, 2014 at 07:00 pm
The lottery and casinos are taxes on math challenged people. All for a good cause. Education.Read More Legalize drugs and prostitution, and put hotels with hourly rates across the street from casinos with lottery ticket machines in the room. Imagine the revenue. Imagine how smart our children will be.
Adam R June 22, 2014 at 08:44 am
What correlation does gambling revenue have with Education results in Maryland? Zero. Separate butRead More equal laws in the 1900's have still not been overcome. It's a systematic problem not a money issue. Maryland is full of hypocrisy in the land, two school systems Montgomery, and Howard are two of the best in the USA. We also have two of the worst: Prince Georges County and Baltimore City. So I ask the question why if Baltimore City spends the most on the lottery why are their schools still among the worst?
Old Bay celebrates its 75th anniversary with a limited edition commemorative can. Credit: Old Bay
Matthew Straffin June 11, 2014 at 02:52 pm
I'm sure you meant "75th anniversary" not "7th Anniversary"
virginia weaver June 12, 2014 at 08:13 pm
A former Marylander, I have always loved Baltimore MD style steamed crabs w/plenty of kosher saltRead More & Old Bay. When they came out with the Old Bay seasoned potato chips several years ago, we went crazy for them. Still special order them from MD every year for Christmas gifts for everybody in the family. We use Old Bay for steaming shrimp, to season homemade crabcakes, on pork chops, chicken breasts, in homemade potato salad, and numerous other foods. Guess you could say we are addicted to the taste of Old Bay!
McCormick & Co.'s hunt for new office space could lead to a spicy incentive war among Maryland leaders. File|Patch
Joe White June 7, 2014 at 01:45 am
Everyone else is leaving Branchtown, MD. Why should McCormick be any different?
Noreen Dalisera June 7, 2014 at 12:36 pm
It is sad that so many businesses are looking outside Maryland for affordable space and to get awayRead More from all the taxes they are forced to pay. I hope McCormick decides to stay in Maryland, they are a part of our history.
Tim June 5, 2014 at 09:27 pm
Just what this country of fatties needs. National donut day. Too funny, if it wasn't so sad.
Matt June 6, 2014 at 06:59 am
Such positivity ...I love the DD in perry hall
Joe White June 6, 2014 at 01:06 pm
Wow, one whole donut for men who sacrificed their lives and youth for the country. Don't goRead More overboard, DD.
Panera officially announced Tuesday that they are saying goodbye to all artificial additives in their food. Credit: File|Patch
SP June 4, 2014 at 12:55 pm
Some of the "additives" mentioned above are vitamins and other naturally-occurringRead More substances. On the other hand, they use artificial sweeteners in their salad dressings (and who knows in what else). Too bad they're not making the change until 2016. And you're right, "that'll be the day." It's unlikely that (most) humans will ever stop eating bread. I know I won't!
Neil June 4, 2014 at 01:45 pm
This has nothing to do with Roxborough. Is there even a Panera in Roxborough? This site is forRead More local news, if the writer wants a job with the inquire or philly.com please apply there and hire someone who will report on local news. The only post on the front page of this site that have to do with Manayunk or Roxborough are about homes for sale or rent.
Francis Kilinsky June 5, 2014 at 09:50 am
What a ploy to get some free publicity! Without those additives Panera's offerings will be blandRead More and tasteless.
Attendees at a Pennsylvania gun rights rally. Credit: Kara Seymour, Patch
John Moore June 7, 2014 at 08:24 pm
Most businesses simply do not want the liability of what can happen if any kind of gun violenceRead More breaks out in their place of business. It isn't exactly the kind of publicity they seek. Having your business robbed is bad enough. Having someone, who is not the perpetrator of a crime shot or killed in your place of business isn't something you want advertised. I can only imagine people saying, hey let's go down to Red Robbin where that guy/girl/kid got killed & have lunch. The problem with guns is they are tools with one purpose. Good things rarely happen when they are used among the general public. Public safety is a balancing act that requires factoring in probabilities & the probability of something going wrong increases with guns added to any scenario that isn't target practice, gun club activity, hunting or war.
The BSD Guy June 7, 2014 at 08:42 pm
Let's say for the sake of argument that an armed robber comes into some store or whatever, getsRead More confronted by one our "armed heroes protecting the constitution" and a gun battle breaks out. Lets just say that during the gun battle the "hero of the constitution" manages to accidentally kill 3 people in the crossfire. Is our "armed hero of the constitution" guilty of murder? Manslaughter? Anything? What do we say to the relatives of those who "accidentally" got killed? "Tisk, Tisk, Tisk....They were just in the wrong place at the wrong time." This is stupid. Do we all need to start wearing head to toe body armor now just to protect the rights of some fanatic gun nuts and radical right wing extremists? Do gun manufacturers REALLY need money that badly?
Mariner June 8, 2014 at 07:03 pm
3 dead in shooting at Vegas restaurant, Walmart Another shooting where people were ambushed andRead More perhaps the shooters stopped by someone legally carrying a weapon. Two of those critically wounded were police officers. The two shooters killed themselves. Of course this is one of those shootings that liberals say they never hear of happening. Kudos to James Hatfield, lead man from Metallica and proud card carrying member of the NRA
Fisher's Famous hot dog stand will not open this summer in Edgewater. File|Patch
L Friedrich May 21, 2014 at 01:55 pm
Shame because the hotdogs were very good, however, last season they were closed more than open &Read More only was able to catch them open a few times. Wish them good luck on their mustard business now
Beth May 21, 2014 at 02:36 pm
Do they own that space? I would love to lease it!
RGM May 22, 2014 at 09:46 am
A legend in his own mind. Maybe the clinic next door could use the space as a pet hotel.
Maryland Rep. Donna Edwards, chair of the Democratic women’s working group, supports the women’s economic agenda in Congress. Photo by Tazeen Asiya Ahmad.
Commonsense May 21, 2014 at 10:15 pm
Two suggestions: Stop the inflow of low wage, non tax paying illegals and send back the ones alreadyRead More here, then the value of any worker goes up and the market will bring up the minimum wage all by itself. And if child care is such a problem, don't have a kid, or several, voila, problem solved. I'm sure she is all for a woman's choice, so choose not to have a kid and your child care issues are solved.
Roger May 22, 2014 at 08:06 am
Jesus would ask you both to change your attitudes.
Elisa May 22, 2014 at 07:35 pm
Even if they raise the minimum wage, many of these women will still need public assistance and manyRead More will still qualify. So that problem does not get solved as Edwards so casually claims. Not to mention that it is far more "lucrative" to have a child than not unfortunately. I am a woman for choice as well and there are plenty of programs offering birth control. If you can't afford a child without assistance, common sense would tell you not to have one. However, common sense doesn't really weigh in here. No offense to the poster about "Jesus". Jesus doesn't pay the tax bill. I do. When he does, he can have a say.
"B" for Brianna Benlolo, 21, is etched in a tile at the front of the store.
ECskater May 20, 2014 at 12:04 pm
Tiles? That's it? These kids were randomly and brutally murdered, and all they get are tiles withRead More their first initial? Not even their entire names! You have got to be kidding me. While I didn't know either of the victims, as a member of the local skate community, I'm furious and disappointed that this is all Zumiez and the Columbia Mall have done to remember the victims: tiles that people are just going to walk on. How insulting to their memories and families.
Sandy Hillman wants to see more women in management. Hillman says that women bring special sensitivities and ways of thinking to the job. Photo by Tazeen Asiya Ahmad.
pc May 19, 2014 at 03:43 pm
I am going to read this article again tonight when I am trying to fall asleep
John McGill May 20, 2014 at 08:44 am
MG42 May 20, 2014 at 11:36 am
Kim Cooke- Minimum wage jobs are not meant to support a family of four. They are met to getRead More experience dealing with customers, showing up to work on time, building references, solving problems, etc. You get much more than a paycheck from a minimum wage job, you get valuable work experience. Min wage jobs are the best "internships" out there for low skilled workers. I sure would appreciate it if middle class white people like yourself quit pretending to know what's best for the poor.
The inside of a long-dead mall, as photographed by Seph Lawless for his new book "Black Friday."
Kevin J. Kohler May 13, 2014 at 11:15 am
Marley Station in Glen Burnie is getting really close. Very little in business beyond the anchorRead More stores and movie theater.
You May 15, 2014 at 07:36 am
@Kevin... Marley Station is a really cool throwback to the 80's mall. I like going there from timeRead More to time because it feels nostalgic. If teens and twenties people want to really see first hand what malls were like in the 1980's... Marley Station is worth a visit. Even the movie theater is still exactly like mall theaters were in the 1980's.
Dean Smith May 15, 2014 at 10:02 am
I believe there were just too many malls built in the Baltimore area and also, there were mallsRead More which were wrongly targeted for a certain demographics (ex. Owings Mills Mall which was intended for upscale clientele in a mostly middle income area). As for crime, I think high crime will occur just as often in a main street style shopping center as in a mall. However, for some people, internet shopping is much safer than going to a shopper center. Finally, like anything else that has been around for a while, malls are currently not in style as much as main street shopping. However, I believe that malls still have their place (especially in cold climates) so shoppers can be protected from the elements.
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