Hunt Capital Partners, Pennrose launch 2nd phase of Md. affordable housing redevelopment

Hunt Capital Partners, in collaboration with Pennrose LLC, announced Monday the closing of $4.52 million in federal low-income housing tax credit equity financing for the new construction of the Residences at Glenarden Hills Phase 2A in Lanham. The development will offer 55 affordable housing units restricted to seniors age 62 years and older. Residences at Glenarden Hills Phase 2A is the second phase in the redevelopment of land that once housed the 578-unit Glenarden Apartments complex, which has since been demolished. (Daily Record)

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Merritt Properties expands to North Carolina

Merritt Properties is expanding its reach southward. The Woodlawn-based developer recently closed on 51 acres in Durham, North Carolina with plans to build Merritt TW Crossing, a nearly 283,000-square-foot business park. The park will be located near the area's high-profile Research Triangle, where dozens of tech and research companies have opened up shop over the past two decades. The development will hold four light industrial buildings. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Route One Apparel strikes retail deal with Live Casino & Hotel

Route One Apparel, the online source for Maryland pride apparel and accessories, announced Monday its merchandise is now available at the Shop Live retail store inside Live Casino & Hotel in Hanover. The selection of Route One Apparel products available at Shop Live includes pullovers, mugs, jewelry, watches, hair accessories, golf accessories, ties and hats, among other items. Route One Apparel first began working with Live in 2017 to create custom accessories to be worn by casino and hotel staff and recently expanded the partnership to supply merchandise for the Shop Live store, as well as create custom tees and magnets featuring the Live brand. (Daily Record)

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Local Restaurants Helping Australian Wildfire Relief Efforts With Fundraisers

Baltimore chefs are teaming up to help out Australia as the brushfires rage on. It’s one of the worst wildfires Australia has seen in decades. Thousands of homes destroyed, 29 people killed and 40,000 square miles of land scorched. Now, Baltimore is stepping in to help them recover. Ashish Alfred, Owner of Duck Duck Goose in Fells Point, says 100 percent of the restaurant’s proceeds from Friday night went to Australian relief funds. (Wash. Post)

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To mark Martin Luther King Day, B&O Museum highlights railroads’ role from Civil War to civil rights

Karson Briggs stacked tiny metal squares atop his bridge of paper, pipe cleaners and straws until it collapsed under the weight of more than 2 pounds. It was a lesson in more than just physics. “In the Civil War time, who built the bridges?” asked his aunt, Tasha McNutt, who brought the 5-year-old to the B&O Railroad Museum on Sunday. She pointed to an old photograph of a bridge that helped carry Union soldiers to battle. (Balt. Sun)

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York County man pleads guilty to stealing more than $100K from Maryland nonprofit

A Windsor Township man could face 25 years in prison and a $25,000 fine after pleading guilty Thursday to stealing more than $100,000 from a Maryland nonprofit, the Baltimore Sun reported. David J. Smith, 39, the former executive director of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association, will be sentenced on April 30 to give him time to pay $136,239.50 in restitution to the organization. (Delmarva)

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SpaceX completes key test of its Dragon capsule. Its first human spaceflight might come in spring.

lon Musk’s SpaceX moved Sunday to within months of restoring NASA’s ability to launch people into space, successfully completing a key test of the emergency abort system of the spacecraft it is developing to fly NASA’s astronauts to the International Space Station. NASA has been unable to send humans to space since the Space Shuttle was retired in 2011, but with SpaceX’s test, the agency said it could be sometime this spring when astronauts again would be lifting off from the same historic stretch of coastline here that sent Apollo astronauts to the moon. (Wash. Post)

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Charging stations being installed across Maryland

Potomac Edison, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., recently launched a new program featuring publicly available electric vehicle charging stations, rebates for both residential and multifamily charger installations and incentives for EV charging during off-peak hours. “EV Driven,” a five-year commission- approved pilot program, will benefit the state’s environment by reducing auto emissions. (Times-News)

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