Economy

Baltimore to receive $155 million to revitalize Inner Harbor

Rising crime and a tourism slowdown have caused businesses to leave the once majestic port city. 

Baltimore to pay millions to businesses damaged during Freddie Gray unrest

The city of Baltimore will pay millions to settle a federal lawsuit with dozens of businesses that were damaged after the death of Freddie Gray in 2015.

Uber announces new fuel surcharge, citing high gas prices

College Park, MD — With gas prices continuing to rise nationwide, Uber announced a fuel surcharge to help reduce the burden for their drivers.

Drivers brace for higher gas prices as Russia invades Ukraine

Gas prices are approaching levels not seen since 2008. Inflation has contributed largely to this. And now, a threat of a Russian invasion of Ukraine may push prices higher.

Greenbelt passes a referendum to study possible reparations for Black and Native American residents

Greenbelt, MD – Greenbelt Council passes a historic referendum that will study possible reparations for its African American and Native American residents. Voted on by the residents, the city council will create a 21-person commission to review the reparation tactic.

DC making moves to tackle food insecurity among low income residents

Washington – DC Health partnered with FRESHFARM to provide fresh produce to low income residents through Produce Plus,  a supplemental assistance program overseen by DC Health. Beginning this summer, FRESHFARM will manage the program to connect local farmers and vendors…

Montgomery county voters demand council to strengthen mental health resources

Rockville, MD – In an unusual move, voters are calling on elected officials and candidates seeking office to prioritize mental health and set policies to deal with the growing number of health concerns in the county. 

DC council making moves to legalize selling marijuana

Washington, D.C. Council members move forward with legislation that would tax and regulate cannabis and reinvest 50% of revenue back into communities heavily targeted by the drug war.

Anne Arundel County School Board of Education considers raising school bus driver wages

The Anne Arundel County School Board of Education votes to increase school bus driver compensation by $5 an hour and offers incentives to maintain and recruit drivers.

A Montgomery County aid group raises over $100,000 to help local community

Montgomery County, MD.-The group Silver Spring/Takoma Park Mutual Aid is providing local residents with food, diapers, and more. Since forming last year, the group has raised over $100,000 and has helped more than 3,000 local residents.