Redskins owner Dan Snyder: Sexual harassment has 'no place' in franchise

Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder said Friday that the sexual harassment detailed in a Washington Post article has “no place” in the franchise. A day earlier, 15 former female employees and two reporters levied accusations of sexual harassment against five high-ranking team officials, who are now no longer with the team. Washington has retained prominent District-based attorney Beth Wilkinson to lead a review of its alleged misconduct. (Wash Times)

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Maryland commerce department asks business owners to consider state’s work-sharing program

Kelly Shulz, Maryland’s commerce secretary, asked businesses to consider getting people back to work on at least a part-time basis by taking advantage of the state’s work-sharing program during a webinar with Montgomery County Council President Sidney Katz on Friday. It’s part of the state’s unemployment program, and it allows people to get back into their jobs even if their employer doesn’t have full-time hours available. (WTOP)

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Baltimore’s immigrant families lack a safety net amid the pandemic. This group brings food, supplies and support.

Many immigrants seeking safety and stability in the United States struggle with policy shifts and tenuous work situations in the best of times. A pandemic that shuts down large parts of the economy and prompts the president to tighten borders makes the situation even harder. Asylee Women Enterprise, an organization working with asylum seekers and other immigrants in Northeast Baltimore’s Frankford neighborhood, adapted to the times by partnering with other local groups to deliver groceries, diapers and household supplies to immigrant families in need. (Wash Post)

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For restaurants, it’s ‘Whack-A-Mole’: Nacho Mama’s in Towson closes again after employee tests positive for coronavirus

Just days after reopening, Nacho Mama’s in Towson has closed a second time after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. “We just got back in the saddle on Wednesday. The last thing we thought is it could happen during the weekend,” owner Jackie McCusker said. The same location had previously closed July 3 after an employee tested positive for the virus. The restaurant specializing in “Maryland-Mex” fare will remain closed until the business has been sanitized and all employees are tested. (Balt Sun)

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Monsanto to pay $52 million toward contamination cleanup in the Potomac, other area waterways

The Monsanto agricultural products company has agreed to pay $52 million to the District over the company’s alleged role in the contamination of the Potomac River and other local waterways for nearly 50 years during the 20th century, the office of D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced Friday. The city’s lawsuit against the agribusiness giant, filed in D.C. Superior Court in May, was part of court actions around the country related to Monsanto’s production and sale of products that contained polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). (Wash Post)

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Baltimore Museum of Art restaurant, Gertrude’s, closes after employee tests positive for COVID-19

Gertrude’s Chesapeake Kitchen, the Baltimore Museum of Art’s restaurant, has closed after an employee tested positive for COVID-19, according to an announcement posted on its Facebook page Saturday. Gertrude’s chef John Shields said in the post that the restaurant is hoping to reopen next week, after the premises are sanitized. The employee who tested positive worked on July 8, 10 and 12, the restaurant’s post read, adding that staff will not be permitted to return to work without a negative test result. The restaurant plans to contact patrons who visited the restaurant during the period when the infected employee was on site, according to its Facebook page. (Balt Sun)

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37K Marylanders Filed For Unemployment Last Week

More than 37,000 Marylanders filed for unemployment last week. According to new numbers released Thursday, 37,383 claims were the week ended July 11. The unemployment insurance numbers have been on the rise for several weeks. (WJZ)

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From dream job to nightmare: More than a dozen women allege sexual harassment and verbal abuse by former team employees at Redskins Park

A few months after Emily Applegate started working for the Washington Redskins in 2014, she settled into a daily routine: She would meet a female co-worker in the bathroom during their lunch breaks, she said, to commiserate and cry about the frequent sexual harassment and verbal abuse they endured. They cried about the former chief operating officer’s expletive-laced tirades, Applegate said, when she recalled him calling her “f---ing stupid” and then requesting she wear a tight dress for a meeting with clients, “so the men in the room have something to look at.” (Wash Post)

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