Kentucky Derby runner-up Good Magic is first to arrive at Pimlico for Preakness

Justify’s top competition in Saturday’s Preakness was the first to arrive at Pimlico Race Course. Kentucky Derby runner-up Good Magic was unloaded at the Pimlico stakes barn at approximately 10:50 a.m. Monday before a crowd of photographers. Joining the Chad Brown-trained colt on his journey from Belmont Park were stablemates Elysea’s World and Long Haul Bay, who will run in Grade 3 races Saturday at Pimlico. With Good Magic committing to the Preakness over the weekend and Bolt d'Oro choosing not to run, it looks like an eight-horse field for the 2018 Preakness on Saturday at Pimlico. (Balt. Sun)

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RK&K officially takes its place on Baltimore's skyline

What better way to prove your love for someone — or something — than to put it in writing. If you can do it in giant letters, that's even better. RK&K is doing just that with a new sign on its nearly year-old headquarters in the Candler Building — now known as 700 E. Pratt St. The 95-year-old engineering firm moved from Midtown to 115,000 square feet in the downtown historic building last June. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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May 14 // With help from Maryland doctors, horse racing industry takes on concussions

Jockeys take huge risks for little pay — riding atop horses weighing more than 1,000 pounds running 40 miles per hour. They are independent contractors, responsible for their own health care, and typically paid per race plus a small share of any winnings. The horse racing industry has long tolerated and even encouraged an ethic of racing battered and bandaged -- but, like football and other sports, the dangers of concussions may be driving a change at the tracks. Dr. Kelly Ryan, a sports medicine specialist at MedStar Health who works at Maryland’s racetracks, contributed extensively to medical protocols recently approved by a national horse racing body for concussions. (Balt. Sun)

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Maryland Craft Beer Festival showcases brand new breweries

Five of the 50 breweries at the Maryland Craft Beer Festival at Carroll Creek Linear Park weren’t yet open to the public — but their beers were already pleasing a crowd of thousands on Saturday. Of the new brewers, most started out brewing at home. They come from professional backgrounds in science and government work, but strive to work full time in the beer industry. The sold-out event gave the newly professional brewers a chance to sample the fruits of their hard work to a crowd of around 3,500 people, by organizer’s estimates. (News-Post)

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Smaller apartment building conversions filling gaps in Baltimore

Some of Baltimore’s newest apartment towers offer posh amenities such as rooftop pools, yoga studios and dog spas, but many city renters would be content with a new washer-dryer and a bike rack — and want to pay far less. In the shadow of several flashy projects open or underway near the Inner Harbor, where rents range from $2,000 for a small studio to $8,000 a month for the penthouse, Baltimore is seeing a steady stream of smaller, more affordable new apartment projects. (Balt. Sun)

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Sales, partnerships on the table as developer behind massive Pr. George's project nears deals for supermarket anchor and hotel

The master developer behind the massive Westphalia project in Prince George’s County is nearing a deal with a grocery store anchor, while exploring the possibility of sales or partnerships on future phases or even the entire project. Having staved off default in 2017 through refinancings and a $42 million tax-increment financing package approved in November by Prince George’s County, Calgary, Alberta-based Walton Westphalia Development Corp. appears to be on the verge of a sea change with its 310-acre project, located along Pennsylvania Avenue across from Joint Base Andrews in Upper Marlboro. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Sinclair CEO remains confident Tribune acquisition will be completed

CEO Chris Ripley remains confident that Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.'s heavily scrutinized takeover of Tribune Media Co. will be completed. Ahead of a conference call with analysts on Wednesday, Hunt Valley-based Sinclair announced an agreement to sell seven TV stations to a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox for $910 million as part of a larger move to divest from 23 total stations in order to gain regulatory approval. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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CSX eliminates 100 employees at Cumberland facility

CSX Transportation has eliminated 100 jobs at its Cumberland facility, with impacted employees being notified Friday. “CSX has informed employees today that some positions in Cumberland are being eliminated as part of an ongoing company-wide review of operations to improve efficiency and safety and to better serve customers,” Chris Smith, of CSX Corporate Communications, said. “CSX will continue to communicate directly with employees, customers and other affected stakeholders as these changes are implemented.” Reductions are impacting second- and third-shift workers at the Cumberland locomotive shop where they repair locomotives. (Times-News)

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