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Chesapeake Real Estate Group to Develop 259 Acres

A Baltimore-based real estate company plans to develop up to 1 million square feet of industrial and warehouse space at an Anne Arundel County property known as Brandon Woods III.

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Bringing the Transportation Message to the Neediest Audience

Oftentimes seniors lose their mobility simply because they are unaware of the options that they have. Officials in one suburban Washington, DC community think they have may have a solution for that problem.

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‘Maryland Manufacturing Day at the Yard’ Set for Oct. 1

The Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MD MEP) is set to host “Maryland Manufacturing Day at the Yard,” a family-friendly celebration of Maryland manufacturing held at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Oct. 1, as the Baltimore Orioles take on the Toronto Blue Jays. Hosted in partnership with the Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland, the event is being held to show support and appreciation for Maryland-based manufacturing companies and their employees, as well as to inspire and encourage Maryland youth to pursue careers in manufacturing.

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EPA Settles With 16 Companies for $14.3 Million-plus

The Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement involving 16 companies that have agreed to stabilize and cap waste and contaminated soils at the Central Chemical Superfund site in Hagerstown, MD, for more than $14.3 million. In addition, the companies will reimburse EPA $945,000 for past costs.

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Center to Provide Technical Assistance in Four States

The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (DOT) is offering a $190,000 grant for a Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC) in the Mid-Atlantic Region (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware).

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Ft. Huachuca, NAS Patuxent in ‘Sentinel Landscape’ Partnership

The Sentinel Landscapes program provides an important way to engage partners in proactive conservation while helping ensure the preservation of working landscapes and our military readiness.

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Maryland County Budget Nixes Affordable Housing

Montgomery County, MD, one of the most affluent counties in the nation as a Washington, DC suburb, won’t have enough money in its FY 2016 budget to pay for affordable housing.

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Partnership to Aid Infrastructure Development

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) plans to create a multi-state regional partnership to increase the development of transportation and infrastructure projects through public-private partnerships.

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Baltimore to Adopt RAD Program

Private developers will get the buildings with low-income housing tax credits.

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Obstacles Emerge For Maryland Development

A proposed multifamily development including a mix of 105 low- and moderate-income units and 94 market-rate units in Gaithersburg, MD might not get built. The developer's request for financing from the state Department of Housing & Community Development was denied by the City Council. RST Deve...

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