Harbor Point developer tries to 'woo' T. Rowe Price

Developer Michael Beatty has pitched T. Rowe Price Group Inc. on a new headquarters building he wants to construct for the mutual fund giant at Harbor Point, T. Rowe CEO James A.C. Kennedy said Wednesday. T. Rowe has four years remaining on its lease at 100 E. Pratt St. and is looking at options that include Harbor Point or staying at its current location. It has also received proposals from other developers whom Kennedy declined to identify. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Airport concession workers hold picket

BWI Marshall airport concessions workers held an informational picket before the state Board of Public Works vote Wednesday morning on a massive expansion program that will set the table for more international flights. Workers say they act as good will ambassadors and travel information sources for BWI's millions of annual passengers. But, they say, they don't get medical insurance, sick leave or paid vacations from AirMall USA, the company that manages airport concessions. (Balt. Sun)

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Fifteen firms scope out possible Annapolis housing projects

More than 15 development firms responded to Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis’ call to renovate or rebuild the Newtowne 20 housing projects, signaling a possible expansion in the scope of the proposal. The city housing authority held a pre-conference meeting for the possible $4 million Newtowne 20 housing project on Tuesday, said Vincent Leggett, executive director of the housing authority, or HACA. (Capital)

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Protesters of minimum wage target downtown McDonald's

About 20 protesters calling for a higher minimum wage marched into McDonald's on East Baltimore Street during Wednesday's lunch rush, performed a parody skit with "Ronald McDonald," handed fliers to customers and chanted "raise the wage." During the brief demonstration, workers behind the counter continued filling orders for fries and Big Macs. (Balt. Sun)

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Senator Theatre liquor license application to be voted on

A major step forward in the Senator Theatre's renovation could take place at Thursday's Liquor Board hearing. The board will vote on the Senator's application for a beer, wine and liquor restaurant license, and co-owner Kathleen Cusack Lyon says she feels confident the application will be approved. (Balt. Sun)

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Advocates for Elkridge cemetery oppose development zoning

Elizabeth E.W. Kirk has planned to be buried alongside her mother, Beatrice, and her family dogs at the Rosa Bonheur Memorial Park in Elkridge, believed to be one of the world's first pet cemeteries to allow people to be laid to rest with their animal companions. But now the 69-year-old worries that her final resting place may have to be someplace else. A developer has asked Howard County to change the zoning on the 7.8 acres of grass and trees along U.S. 1 for a project that may include homes, stores and offices. (Balt. Sun)

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Savage residents fear development will jostle community calm

Tucked away at the end of a residential street, around the corner from Historic Savage Mill Shopping Center and adjacent to Savage Park, is a parcel of wooded land, barely remarkable except for a small gravel pathway and a sign that announces the entrance to "RECON Outdoor Laser Tag." Jay Winer, the owner of Savage Mill LLC, hopes to transform the plot into Savage's newest neighborhood. (Balt. Sun)

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Tiny satellite maker to expand in Crofton

Steve Fujikawa had a thought. Why build a satellite the size of a school bus, when he could create them at a fraction the size and a fraction of the cost. Now he is set to expand his Crofton-based Maryland Aerospace Inc., to meet the demand of developing miniature satellite technology. (Capital)

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