Federal inspector to audit Maryland health exchange

WASHINGTON —— A federal inspector general is launching a review into what went wrong with Maryland’s health insurance exchange, the first examination focused specifically on how millions of dollars in federal money was spent by the state, according to the lawmaker who requested the probe. Rep.Andy Harris, a Baltimore County Republican and vocal opponent of President Barack Obama’s health… Read more »

March 8th Plungefest

It’s the 18th Annual Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge – an event that has been keeping Maryland COOL since 1997! Let the fun begin and be a part of all the chills and thrills of PlungeFest 2014 on March 8, 2014 at Sandy Point State Park. It’s not just an event – it’s an… Read more »

Restaurants Are Now Adding Surcharges For Obamacare…

In case you’re still wondering how Obamacare is going to affect you, you now have another answer. You might start seeing Obamacare surcharges on your restaurant checks. The Executive Editor of CNN Money, Chris Peacock, tweeted a snapshot of one such bill this morning. You can see the surcharge there right at the bottom: $0.20… Read more »

Free Old Dominion Beer Tasting Event @ The Perfect Pour

The Perfect Pour is Maryland’s premier retail liquor store located in Elkridge, just outside of Columbia (near Costco and Trader Joes). If you’re looking for a hard-to-find craft beer, vintage fine wines or just a new bottle of your favorite spirit, The Perfect Pour is the place to go. As soon as you enter our… Read more »

Maryland Gov. Signs Retroactive Health Insurance Bill

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley on Jan. 30 signed into law a measure to help people get medical insurance retroactive to Jan. 1, if computer problems with Maryland’s health exchange prevented them from signing up in time last year. The law, which expands a separate state health insurance pool to accommodate people who couldn’t enroll through… Read more »

Tragedy occurs in Columbia mall

During a busy Saturday morning, shoppers at the Mall of Columbia were terrified when gunshots riddled the mall.  After everything was said and done, three people, including the gunman had lost their lives and five others were injured, the three were found in a popular skateboarding store called Zumiez. 25 year old Tyler Johnson and… Read more »

Have you been to the Maryland Health Exchange?

Maryland is one of the states that has chosen to not utilize the federal healthcare marketplace, rather use their own marketplace called, The Maryland Health Exchange. Unfortunately, nothing but problems has plagued the marketplace since its inception. But nonetheless, the goal is clear. “…to make health insurance affordable and accessible for all Maryland residents, including… Read more »

Who’s watching the games this weekend?

This weekend we will crown the 2013 AFC and NCF champions and then the two teams will go head to head on February 2nd at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey to become the coveted 2013 Superbowl Champions. The Showdown for the NFC:  49ers v. Seahawks     San Francisco 49ers Once again we find the… Read more »

Ownership of 1879 Renoir painting could be determined today

A court hearing today could determine the future of a small Renoir painting that was reported stolen 62 years ago from the Baltimore Museum of Art — while the artwork’s clouded past is becoming even more of a mystery. U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema will hear arguments in her Alexandria, Va., courtroom to resolve an ownership… Read more »

Have you done the Fells Point Food Tour?

On this guided, narrated walking tour, you will experience and learn about the significance of the small town once separated from Baltimore. During the tour, you will stop to sample specially made dishes at unique family owned restaurants. After finishing, you will be able to truly appreciate the area’s heritage, history, and local food Your… Read more »