Author Archives: Alexis Taylor

  • Small Business: Say Yes to the Dress–Baltimore Style

    No doubt thousands upon thousands of Americans will be tuning in to the February return of TLC’s hit show, Say Yes to the Dress. The show, which began following brides as they choose gowns out of New York City’s Klienfeld Bridal, now also has a popular Atlanta addition. But when it ...

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  • Calvin G. Butler Jr. to Become BGE CEO

    Baltimore Gas and Electric announced Feb. 12 that Calvin G. Butler will take lead of the Central Maryland-based company as chief executive officer this year. With current CEO and President Kenneth W. DeFontes Jr.’s retirement becoming official on Feb. 28 after 42 years, Butler will move ...

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  • U.S. Abortion Rate Falls to Lowest Level in Decades

    The number of abortion procedures performed nationwide in recent years has fallen to levels not seen since 1973, according to a new report released by the Guttmacher Institute of New York City. According to data collected in the study, out of every 100 pregnancies in 2011, only 21 were ...

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  • CVS Caremark to End Tobacco Sales

    Smokers expecting to visit local CVS Caremark locations for tobacco products will soon find themselves disappointed. The company informed consumers Feb. 5 that they will discontinue the sale of those items. The change is expected to be in full effect nationwide by Oct. 1. CVS Caremark estimated ...

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  • Baltimore City 2014 Homicides Reach 26

    Baltimore police reported four deaths in the final week of January, bringing to 26 the 2014 homicide tally, the bloodiest start to a year since 2007 when 28 killings occurred in January. The most lethal day was Jan. 30 when police, dispatched at 9:40 a.m. to the 1500 block of Cole Street, found ...

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  • Study: Guns = 20 Kid & Young Adult Hospitalizations a Day

    Firearms accounted for 20 hospitalizations a day in 2009 for children and young adults according to a study published this week in Pediatrics, the medical journal for the American Academy of Pediatrics. Of the 7,391 cases documented, the numbers were highest for American males between the ages ...

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  • Women Forging Ahead in STEM Fields

    Glennae Williams is still months away from her May 17 graduation, but is already on the path to making her Southwest Baltimore community of Mt. Winans proud. Not only is she set to graduate with a baccalaureate degree from Morgan State University, but she is doing so as an industrial ...

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