Friday, May 3, 2013
Looking for some exciting things to do this weekend? Check out some of the fun things going on around town.
Each week, Patch puts together a list of local activities and events going on in your area this weekend. Check back weekly and tell us in the comments if you know of any additional activities coming up. To submit an event in the Patch events calendar, click on “Events” at the top of the page and then click on the green "Add an event" button on the right side of the page. NASA Goddard Model Rocket Launches at Visitor Center Hollywood Fun Fair Wine and Food Festival Russett Green Day Event Natural Nick's Produce at The Cheverly Community Market Trunk Show Spike 4 Life Bostwick Spring Festival Check back next week for more upcoming weekend events.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Nearly half of area workers are in the creative class, according to new survey.
The greater Washington, DC, metro area’s workforce has a large percentage of those in the creative class, according to the Atlantic Cities website. Utilizing data from the American Community Survey, a statistical survey undertaken by the United States Census Bureau, the article claims that the greater DC area has the third highest percentage of creative class workers - nearly 47 percent - in the country, 14 points above the national average of 32.6 percent. The survey defines “creative class” as those who work in the science and technology, business and management, arts, culture, media, entertainment, law and healthcare industries. Creative class wages in the area are over $90,000 annually on average, significantly higher than the national…
Friday, March 15, 2013
What's for lunch in March 2013 in the county's public schools.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Furloughs and layoffs could be in the tens of thousands in Maryland alone.
Sequestration does not appear to be causing the same level of panic as did the fiscal cliff, or so says a recent Huffington Post piece. However, the 800,000 Department of Defense civil workers that would effectively get a 20 percent pay cut due to a one-day-a-week furlough, according to the Washington Business Journal, may not agree. What about Prince George’s County’s 70,000 federal workers or Montgomery County’s 47,000 federal workers? The Washington Post identified these civil servants as potentially facing the same fate, or worse. In another Washington Business Journal story, the U.S Army claims that 23,243 jobs in Maryland could be affected by sequestration, pulling in as much as $527 million in “contributions to the economy.” The …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Maryland Live! saw revenue decline slightly despite the first full month of 24-hour gambling.
Revenue at the Maryland Live! casino was essentially flat between December and January, despite the first full month of 24-hour operations. The casino pulled in $35,943,756.19 in January, a decline of just under $100,000 from December. Casino revenue across the state dropped by about $900,000, as the state’s three casinos brought in $44.3 million combined. Maryland Live! is by far the largest casino with 4,750 machines. The Hollywood Casino in Perryville pulled in $5,455,111 in January, down from $5,956,140 in December. The Casino at Oceans Downs collected $2,928,919.55, down from $3,335,925.98 Casino revenue generated $14.6 million for operators with the rest going to the state’s Education Trust Fund, local impact grants, and the horse …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
A Prince George's county delegate was accused of using campaign finances to pay for her wedding.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
By Caitlin Johnston, Capital News Service Delegate Tiffany Alston (D-Prince George's) struck a plea bargain Tuesday morning on charges of using campaign money to help pay for her wedding. Prosecutors said the plea will result in her suspension from the Maryland House of Delegates, but Alston and her attorney remain hopeful she will maintain her position. State Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt and Alston's attorney J. Wyndal Gordon reached the agreement just before trial was scheduled to start in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court. Alston, 35, was found guilty in June on a separate charge of stealing from the General Assembly to pay an employee at her law firm. Tuesday's plea bargain requires Alston to complete 300 hours of community service, pay…