UB Undergrads? I’m not sure if this is a big story–I haven’t seen it picked up elsewhere, the BBJ didn’t put it on the front page–but I think it might be. According to Alan Zibel’s story, University of Baltimore, which has served only upperclassmen and grads since becoming public in 1976, is likely to become a four-year institution next year. This is especially interesting, since UB President Robert Bogomolny told the Sun‘s Mike Bowler just a year ago that the midtown college had no such plans, though “[n]othing is off the table.”
Burnout: Sounds like the company’s just fishing for some good ol’ corporate welfare, but according to this BBJ story by Alan Zibel, longtime Brewers Hill-based horseradish maker Tulkoff Food Products may leave town if it’s not able to find a new location (it’s being forced out by condos/retail/ad nauseam).
Inner Hollywood East: Bad news for The Charles Theatre, possibly good news for cineastes. The BBJ‘s Julekha Dash reports that Inner Harbor East developers are negotiating a deal for a seven-screen art house.
Greater Annapolis: There are a number of deals percolating that would expand the state capital’s borders. The Sun‘s Jamie Stiehm takes a gander. The Capital has also been covering this story: The two parcels are both on the Annapolis Neck Peninsula, one off Masque Farm Road and the other between Quiet Waters Park and the Annapolis Overlook neighborhood.
Generally Assembled: If it seems to you like it takes forever for the legislative session to wind down, you’re right. This is at least the third round of end-of-session stories that I can count. The Sun‘s Andrew A. Green notes in today’s paper that few of Gov. Ehrlich’s major proposals–i.e., slots, witness intimidation, lead-paint enforcement, etc.–have made it to the floor. In today’s Post, Matthew Mosk and John Wagner tip the scales of power between the legislature and the governor. In Sunday’s Annapolis Capital, David Abrams also notes the large amount of unresolved legislation. And the AP’s Gretchen Parker keeps out of closed committee hearings in which bills are voted on.
Also in today’s Sun, Sumathi Reddy checks out stem cell research funding/banning in other states, and Ivan Penn reports that the city plans to make up for the $375,000 cut from the state’s lead-enforcement budget in its own budget.