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BY Marc Shapiro
September 25, 2013

A New Jersey-based real estate company will invest more than $100 million in redeveloping the Rotunda building on West 40th Street in Baltimore. Hekemian & Co., along with Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Baltimore City officials, held a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 18 to officially kick off the redevelopment. “This building has been an icon CONTINUE »

BY Marc Shapiro
September 25, 2013

Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler officially announced his candidacy for governor on Tuesday, Sept. 24 in Rockville at the Montgomery County Courthouse Square. “At my core, I am about protecting people, standing up for justice and fairness and never giving up on a fight when it’s right,” Gansler told the crowd. The Rockville announcement was CONTINUE »

Rawlings Conservatory celebrates 125 years
BY Simone Ellin
September 25, 2013

At least once a day, said Howard P. Rawlings Conservatory supervisor Kate Bloom, someone tells her they’ve seen the outside of the conservatory, (originally named the Druid Hill Conservatory) but not the inside. Bloom and other friends of the historic site are hoping to draw visitors into the conservatory — the second-oldest surviving one in CONTINUE »

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Deli gets updated look, revamped dining room
BY Marc Shapiro
September 25, 2013

  After 28 years in the Owings Mills shopping center Valley Village, Lenny’s Deli owner Alan Smith thought it was time for a facelift. The quality of the food hasn’t wav-ered, the sandwiches are still thick, and customers are still loyal, but Smith said he felt it was time for his deli to get an CONTINUE »

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New ice cream shop features apples and honey, etrogim, a love of Charm City
BY Heather Norris
September 25, 2013

For Laura and David Alima, owners of The Charmery in Hampden, ice cream isn’t just a treat, it is destiny. “I guess we were connected by desserts early on,” said David. “Because the first thing I ever did to try to impress was I ate an entire chocolate cream pie.” The pair, who married CONTINUE »