Bowie’s Diplomat Cleaners closing after 48 years

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Tosheka Leslie picked up her clothes from Diplomat Cleaners for the last time Wednesday, after 20 years of patronage.

“I don’t know where I’m going to go,” she said.

The dry cleaning business, which opened in what is now the Free State Shopping Center in 1970, will close Saturday.

In that time,…

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Got a spare $1.5 million? Former Orioles manager Buck Showalter’s home is up for sale in Baltimore County

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Longtime Orioles manager Buck Showalter, whose departure from the team was announced in October, has placed his Baltimore County home for sale.

The gated 5,579-square-foot residence, located in Lutherville, has five bedrooms, four and half bathrooms, a pool and a second catering kitchen for large…

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Tourists spent $17 billion in Baltimore last year (and why were the streets filled with New Yorkers?)

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Tourists spent more than $17 billion in Baltimore last year — and many more visitors than usual came from New York, the Maryland Department of Commerce reported Wednesday.

Overall visitation decreased slightly — from 42.1 million in 2016 to 41.5 million in 2017. But the city saw an increase in…

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Some Baltimore Sun Media journalists seek to form union

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Journalists at Baltimore Sun Media community newspapers, including the Capital Gazette and Carroll County Times, have moved to form a union and asked parent company Tribune Publishing to voluntarily recognize the unit.

The Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild, which represents the Chesapeake Newspaper…

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WOW air to offer flights to India from BWI Marshall Airport, starting at $199

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WOW air is launching service to Delhi, India, via Iceland from BWI Marshall Airport next month, the Icelandic low-cost airline announced Wednesday.

The airline is offering one-way tickets as low as $199.99 for flights between Jan. 5 and April 10.

In addition to Baltimore, the initial pricing will…

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Federal labor board finds further evidence of Johns Hopkins interfering in union effort

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The National Labor Relations Board has found further evidence Johns Hopkins officials are restricting the rights of nurses trying to unionize.

This is the third time the labor board has found merit to such allegations since the National Nurses Organizing Committee filed a complaint in June, after…

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Longshoremen, management agree to arbitration amid delays at port of Baltimore

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The port of Baltimore’s largest longshoremen’s local has agreed to an arbitration hearing next week to resolve a dispute that management says has resulted in delays at the container terminal, despite a federal judge ordering dockworkers to work as required in their contract.

In a court filing,…

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