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Maryland’s leading source of aggregated and original news and opinion on government, politics, business and more. Called one of the “nation’s best state-based political blogs” by the Washington Post.

Joseph DeMattos of the Health Facilities Association of Maryland: Long term and post-acute care advocates from Maryland gather on Capitol Hill

By Joseph DeMattos, MAPresident and CEO Health Facilities Association of Maryland As the CEO and President of Maryland’s largest and oldest nationally affiliated association representing skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, I am asked by business and government leaders, friends, and family this question nearly every day: “Five or ten years from now, will there be such a thing as a nursing home?” The answer is absolutely yes. Today and tomorrow, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers in Maryland and across the nation will be part of the solution for quality and efficient care for an aging America. We took that message to Capitol Hill recently to better equip government leaders to make informed decisions that affect the way care is delivered in the future. Leaders for the long-term and post-acute care industry from the Health Facilities Association of Maryland (HFAM) joined more than 400 health care leaders from across the nation at... Continue reading
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Audio: Center Maryland Post Primary Election Call

KOFA Public Affairs' Rick Abbruzzese was joined by Center Maryland's Josh Kurtz and other Maryland political insiders to discuss the state's primary election results and preview the general election.... Continue reading
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ICYMI: Center Maryland's ICSC Las Vegas / Maryland Preview Conference Call

On Thursday, Center Maryland's Damian O'Doherty hosted an ICSC Las Vegas / Maryland Preview Conference Call. The international convention for the shopping center industry began Sunday and will run through Wednesday, May 25th. The call featured the following top real estate professionals in the state: Arthur Adler, Caves Valley Partners; Greg Fitchitt, Howard Hughes Corporation; Tom Fidler, The MacKenzie Companies; Howard Perlow, Commercial Settlement Service; Vanessa Rodriguez, Howard Hughes Corporation; Tom Simmons, Kimco Realty; and Angela Sweeney, Peterson Companies.... Continue reading
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Pimlico Notes - May 20th

Nyquist 3-5 Morning-Line Favorite for Saturday’s Preakness Undefeated Kentucky Derby Hero Draws No. 3 Post; Derby Runner-Up Exaggerator Rated Second at 3-1; Preakness Card Features 6 Guaranteed Pools Totaling $4.15 Million   BALTIMORE – Reddam Racing LLC’s Nyquist was installed as the 3-5 morning-line favorite following Wednesday’s post position draw for Saturday’s 141st running of the Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course. The undefeated Kentucky Derby (G1) hero is scheduled to meet 10 rivals in the $1.5 million Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown, breaking from the No. 3 post position under jockey Mario Gutierrez. Trained by Doug O’Neill, the son of Uncle Mo captured the May 7 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs by a comfortable 1 ¼ lengths, maintaining his unblemished record with his eighth career victory and fifth Grade 1 stakes success. Owners Paul and Zillah Reddam, O’Neill and Gutierrez teamed for a 2012 Preakness victory with Kentucky... Continue reading
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Pimlico Notes - May 18th

Preakness Stakes News & Notes  Nyquist Right on Schedule for Saturday’s Preakness; Exaggerator Taking Desormeaux to Highest Level; Lani Breezes 5F at Belmont Park BALTIMORE –Wednesday was jog day at Pimlico Race Course for Reddam Racing LLC’s Nyquist, who has been on a somewhat unusual training schedule of alternating days of jogging and galloping throughout the Kentucky Derby (G1) winner’s unblemished eight-race career. Video link to Nyquist: https://youtu.be/SSqmumidj1Y “The morning went great. As planned, we jogged him two miles. I sound like a broken record – great energy, he looked great,” said trainer Doug O’Neill, whose stable star jogged two miles in the company of a pony. “We’re just looking for him to continue what he’s been doing since he’s been in Baltimore and just keep his appetite up and stay injury-free and stay loose. I’m very happy.” Video link to Doug O’Neill: https://youtu.be/Uoum4-qOkIM Nyquist, who arrived at Pimlico two days... Continue reading
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