Archive for 'Business'

Social Media, Apps Make Their Mark on D.C. Businesses

Social Media, Apps Make Their Mark on D.C. Businesses

Get charged by an app, pay with an app - a look into how social media and apps are changing the business scene in the District.

Hockey Growing in Maryland as Washington Capitals, Ovechkin Make Waves In NHL

Hockey Growing in Maryland as Washington Capitals, Ovechkin Make Waves In NHL

Ask youth league directors, rink coordinators, shop owners and anyone associated else with ice hockey why the sport is growing in Maryland and the answer is the same: The Washington Capitals and Alexander Ovechkin.

Historic African Union Methodist Protestant Churches Face New Challenges in New Era

Historic African Union Methodist Protestant Churches Face New Challenges in New Era

Surrounded by new housing and with most of its members having moved out of the neighborhood, the historic church’s congregation has dwindled to about 15 hardy souls.

‘Smart’ Meters Energize a Controversy in Maryland

Utilities, Activists Disagree on Digital Meters' Benefits

Maryland Law Changes Gun Buying Habits

Maryland Law Changes Gun Buying Habits

In the wake of the Sandy Hook mass shooting, Maryland lawmakers passed the Firearm Safety Act of 2013 that made it harder for people to buy handguns and banned the sale of 45 shotguns, rifles and semi-automatic rifles.

Franchot Calls For Attorney General Probe After Debacle Over Baltimore Prison-Food Contract

Franchot Calls For Attorney General Probe After Debacle Over Baltimore Prison-Food Contract

The Maryland Board of Public Works Wednesday excoriated state and company officials after a prison-food contract granted earlier this year vastly underestimated the necessary costs.

Hogan, Franchot Continue Expressing Frustration Over State Agencies’ Contracts Process

Hogan, Franchot Continue Expressing Frustration Over State Agencies’ Contracts Process

Republican Gov. Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot, a Democrat, on Wednesday again railed in frustration against the procurement processes of state agencies requesting contract approval from the Board of Public Works.

Hogan Once Again Grills University System Over Construction

Hogan Once Again Grills University System Over Construction

For the second consecutive meeting, the Board of Public Works on Wednesday criticized the University System of Maryland for vague and confusing language in requests for additional construction funding totaling more than $29 million, but eventually voted to approve the projects.

Let Summer Be Summer: A Battle of the Boards

Let Summer Be Summer: A Battle of the Boards

For many of us Labor Day is synonymous with the start of the school year. But, in Maryland, many schools begin before the holiday. And that’s the rub.

Nationals Park Spurs Neighborhood’s Growth

Nationals Park Spurs Neighborhood’s Growth

Nationals Park in Southeast Washington has helped the Capitol Riverfront Neighborhood experience a wave of new development and growth.