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Lawyer: Passenger removed from Southwest plane never claimed allergy was life-threatening
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 4 Oct 2017 20:32:21 PDT

A woman seen on video being dragged off a Southwest Airlines flight in Maryland never claimed her allergy to dogs was life-threatening, her lawyer said Wednesday.

Anila Daulatzai did tell the crew that she was allergic to the two dogs traveling in the cabin, and they agreed that she could manage...

Dick’s Sporting Goods will open next week in Ellicott City
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 4 Oct 2017 13:15:00 PDT

Dick’s Sporting Goods will open a new store in Ellicott City next week, the retailer’s landlord said Wednesday.

Dick’s will open in the Chatham Station Shopping center at 9229 Baltimore National Pike, joining Giant Food, Home Depot and a mix of specialty stores and restaurants.

The sporting goods...

Baltimore real estate firms O’Conor & Mooney, Chase Fitzgerald & Co. merge
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 4 Oct 2017 13:30:00 PDT

Two Baltimore real estate companies — O’Conor & Mooney and Chase Fitzgerald & Co. — on Wednesday said they are merging.

The joint firm will operate under the new name O’Conor, Mooney & Fitzgerald.

The company will have 68 agents with three principals: Sean O’Conor, Tom Mooney, and Carol Schmidt.

Baltimore ranked 54th best place to retire in report
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 4 Oct 2017 07:30:00 PDT

Baltimore is in the middle of the pack among U.S. News & World Report’s list of best places to retire.

The city came in 54th out of 100 metropolitan areas ranked by the media organization in a list released Oct. 2.

The report considered housing affordability, retiree taxes, health care quality,...

Netflix raising the price for its most popular U.S. plan
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 5 Oct 2017 15:44:00 PDT

Netflix is raising the price for its most popular U.S. video streaming plan by 10 percent — a move aimed at bringing in more money to outbid HBO, Amazon and other rivals for addictive shows such as "Stranger Things."

The change announced Thursday affects most of Netflix's 53 million U.S. subscribers.

Pre-leasing open for 1405 Point in Harbor Point
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 5 Oct 2017 13:30:00 PDT

Beatty Development Group has begun pre-leasing for Harbor Point’s first residential tower.

The 17-story building, called 1405 Point, is expected to be completed in February. The first of the building’s 289 apartments will be available in January.

Prices start at $1,560 a month for a 368-square-foot...

125 years later, Von Paris is still moving
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 6 Oct 2017 03:00:00 PDT

It was 1892 when a young German immigrant named Eligius von Paris acquired a horse and cart and began hauling home goods for other immigrants who landed in Highlandtown and went to work in Baltimore’s breweries.

Eventually the horses were put out to pasture, but the business — now known as Von...

Sinclair defends takeover of Tribune Media in FCC response
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 5 Oct 2017 15:35:00 PDT

Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. has declined to offer a list of TV stations it plans to sell or is marketing for sale in a response to federal regulators’ request for information about the broadcaster’s proposed $3.9 billion takeover of Tribune Media Co.

But the Hunt Valley-based TV station owner...

Baltimore home sellers see low return on investment, Zillow finds
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 3 Oct 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Baltimore homeowners who sold their property last year didn’t get much of a return on their investment — just $5,000 more than they paid, according to a new report from Zillow.

The return on investment for a home sold in Baltimore in 2016 was 5.4 percent — the lowest among 33 cities studied by...

ATM fees rise for 11th straight year
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 3 Oct 2017 09:28:00 PDT

Drawing cash from an ATM is beginning to feel like a ritual from a bygone era. Like buying a record on vinyl, it's a once-universal experience for which users are now paying a premium. This year marks the 11th consecutive annual increase in bank ATM fees for customers using out-of-network machines,...

A Nike moment in an Under Armour town: How Baltimore might have saved the Air Force 1 sneaker
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 3 Oct 2017 07:35:00 PDT

There is a city bench at 5100 Park Heights Ave. that stands as a monument to a moment in sneaker history — a cultural marker of sorts.

Right below the familiar “Baltimore — The Greatest City in America,” black writing on a yellow slat reads: “DAMN RIGHT, YOU SAVED THE AIR FORCE 1.”

It ends with...

Michael Phelps partners with Crystal Lagoons
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 3 Oct 2017 12:30:00 PDT

Michael Phelps is partnering with Crystal Lagoons, an international firm that makes large water amenities — essentially giant pools — for swimming, water sports and other uses.

The Olympic swimming icon’s title with the company is “official world ambassador,” according to the firm’s website. Crystal...

Baltimore officials expected to approve sale of city properties for two projects
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 3 Oct 2017 13:25:00 PDT

The Baltimore Board of Estimates is expected to approve the sale of city-owned properties that are slated for redevelopment.

The board, controlled by Mayor Catherine Pugh, meets Wednesday morning.

The first deal involves five vacant buildings in the 400 block of North Howard Street near the Enoch...

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