Headlines from HJM: Monday, September 14, 2020

For restaurants, lack of games, crowds around stadiums a struggle

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
With no fans allowed at home games for both the Orioles and Ravens, Pickles Pub has seen a dramatic decrease in business. Restaurants in the area around the stadiums and Inner Harbor have been hurt with the loss of game-day crowds, conventions and tourists in the area.
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Five years later, many across Baltimore bitterly lament Gov. Hogan’s decision to kill the Red Line light rail

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
Cynthia Shaw kept her photos from the 2008 trip to Portland, Ore., where a group of Baltimoreans boarded the TriMet light rail to feel the type of smooth, fast ride that promised to connect and revitalize some of their city's most isolated, neglected neighborhoods.
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Distance Learning Especially Challenging for Students With Disabilities

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Noah, a pseudonym for a middle school child with autism, had been doing well in his public education program until school buildings closed in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Verizon to buy wireless services provider Tracfone in $6.25 billion deal

Publisher Name : CNBC
Verizon Communications said Monday it would buy wireless services provider Tracfone, a unit of Mexican telecom America Movil, in a $6.25 billion cash and stock deal.
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Pugh aide sentenced to prison in Healthy Holly scandal

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
An aide to disgraced Mayor Catherine Pugh has been sentenced to federal prison and ordered to pay restitution for his role in the Healthy Holly book scandal as well as other crimes.
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Maryland’s ballot vendor drops out as printing was to begin

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Maryland’s ballot printing vendor has cut ties with the state with less than 60 days before the presidential election, but the state is still on track to print mail-in ballots by late this month, state officials said.
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Analysis: Hogan Must Move Quickly to Put Purple Line Back on Track, Observers Say

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
The Maryland Department of Transportation and its legal team came up well short in their attempts to convince a Baltimore judge to require the firms building the Purple Line to remain on the job.
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Trump could still save thousands of lives. All it would take is an ability to learn from the Woodward book.

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
As I listened to the recording of President Trump telling Post associate editor Bob Woodward that he deliberately misled Americans about the severity of covid-19, I alternated between anger and sadness.
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Howard County Executive Calvin Ball Announces Second Round Of Rental Assistance Funding

Publisher Name : CBS Baltimore
Howard County Executive Calvin Ball announced Friday a second round of rental assistance funding to support residents struggling to pay rent amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Amazon and Walmart’s emerging delivery drone battle escalates with Zipline deal

Publisher Name : CNBC
Walmart is partnering with drone delivery unicorn Zipline to make on-demand deliveries of select health and wellness products in the U.S. early next year.
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