3 Canton Restaurants Close After Employees Test Positive For Coronavirus

Looney's shuttered Saturday while Cowboy Row, which just opened last month, announced Monday that a staff member hat tested positive. Lee's Pint and Shell announced Wednesday they had three employees test positive. All restaurants said they would be deep cleaning their restaurants. None announced a plan to reopen. (Balt Sun)

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Family behind Vince’s Crab House say police aren’t protecting them from social justice protesters, plan to sue county executive

The Meyer family who owns Vince’s Crab House in Middle River say Baltimore County Police are failing to protect them from social justice protesters, and they intend to sue the county executive alleging he ordered officers to “stand down.” Brenda Meyer said she believes such an order was issued after the Meyer family asked the officers for help. (Balt Sun)

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National Aquarium Reopens For First Time Since March

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, why not check out all the fish and penguins at the National Aquarium? It reopened Wednesday morning for the first time since March. For now, they’re welcoming up to 25 percent capacity, so you must buy your tickets before you go. You’ll also be required to wear a mask, get your temperature checked and practice social distancing. (WJZ)

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Baltimore Markets Corp. won’t intervene in Atlas restaurant’s lease, but leadership may change with new mayor

Last Thursday, the Four Seasons in Baltimore announced Atlas Restaurant Group would drop the dress code at the two establishments it runs within the Harbor East hotel, Maximon and The Bygone. The move came after a viral video depicted a manager at Atlas’ Ouzo Bay restaurant denying a Black family service because of a 9-year-old boy’s attire. (Balt Sun)

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Minor League Baseball, Delmarva Shorebirds cancel 2020 season

Minor League Baseball has officially cancelled the 2020 season. League officials announced on Tuesday, June 30 the season would not be played due to ongoing concerns related to the COVID-19 outbreak.The announcement affects the Delmarva Shorebirds who are the Baltimore Orioles’ Low-A affiliate. The Shorebirds were set to celebrate their 25th anniversary and were coming off a 90-win season that saw the organization’s first playoff appearance in nearly 15 years. (Delmarva)

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Tribune papers join Baltimore Sun in calling for local ownership

A group of Tribune Publishing newspapers, including The Capital Gazette in Annapolis, The Carroll County Times and other local publications in Baltimore Sun Media Group, today joined The Baltimore Sun in calling for the parent company to sell to local ownership. The Baltimore Sun Guild launched its Save Our Sun campaign on April 28 to petition Tribune to sell the region’s largest daily newspaper to a group of local group. Within weeks, a petition supporting the effort received more than 6,000 signatures, the group said. (Balt Fishbowl)

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Led by Maryland’s Ben Cardin, Senate extends small business coronavirus relief program

Democrats drove a temporary extension of a popular subsidy program for small businessesthrough the GOP-controlled Senate late Tuesday, an unexpected development that came as spikes in coronavirus cases in many states are causing renewed shutdowns of bars and other businesses. The move by Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin came hours before a deadline for applying for the program, which was created in March and modified twice since. Cardin, the top Democrat on the Small Business Committee, asked for unanimous approval of the extension of the Paycheck Protection Program through Aug. 8. (Balt Sun)

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BWI Airport To Receive $10M In Federal Funds For Upgrades

BWI Airport will receive federal funding toward upgrades. The airport is getting $10 million to help expand the terminal building and update the taxiway. This is all part of a larger $800 million in federal funding going toward upgrading airports nationwide. (WJZ-TV)

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