Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun

Lorraine Mirabella

The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore, MD, United States

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Past articles by Lorraine:

Employment rose slightly in downtown Baltimore last year as pandemic recovery continued

Workers are returning to offices in downtown Baltimore, with business district employment higher last year than the previous year and foot traffic returning to pre-pandemic levels, a study released Tuesday shows. But office occupancy lagged behind the national average and residential living decreased. → Read More

Job openings outpace the unemployed in Maryland and nationwide as workers and employers struggle to match up

In an unprecedented labor market, where job openings far outweigh available workers, employers and job seekers in Maryland and elsewhere struggle with a mismatch in skills and worker demands. → Read More

Global Food store to open Thursday in Woodlawn

Global Food, a Virginia-based grocer specializing in international food, will open its first Baltimore-area store Thursday in a former Price Rite in Meadows Shopping Center in Woodlawn. → Read More

Hammerjacks tailgating site in South Baltimore is available for lease

The site of the latest version of the legendary Hammerjacks nightclub, an outdoor tailgating spot in South Baltimore, is available for lease. → Read More

BGE’s proposed rate increase would be difficult burden for many, say customers, officials and advocates

Baltimore Gas & Electric Co.’s proposal to boost rates 5% a year over the next three years has raised concerns among customers, elected officials and consumer advocates. The utility has asked state regulators for permission to increase the gas and electric delivery portion of the average customers’ monthly bill by about $31.07 after three years. → Read More

Roost extended-stay hotel to open this summer at Baltimore Peninsula

A Roost Apartment Hotel will open this summer at Baltimore Peninsula, the massive, mixed-use project in South Baltimore. The extended stay hotel says it offers attributes of a boutique hotel and upscale apartments. → Read More

Bed Bath & Beyond is closing seven Maryland stores, including three in the Baltimore region

Bed Bath & Beyond stores in Annapolis, Bel Air and Westminster are among dozens of locations the retailer announced it will close in a turnaround plan. → Read More

BGE proposes rate increase with $10.36 annual hike for consumers

Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. would raise customers’ rates for delivery about 5%, or $10.36 annually on average, for three years under a request filed Friday with state regulators. → Read More

Sinclair Broadcast’s Diamond Sports misses debt payment, setting up potential bankruptcy filing

Diamond Sports Group, the struggling subsidiary of Hunt Valley-based Sinclair Broadcast Group that owns regional sports networks showcasing MLB, NHL and NBA teams, missed a debt payment due Wednesday, setting up a potential bankruptcy reorganization. → Read More

Port of Baltimore to get increased business from shipping line that supports e-commerce

In a boost for the Port of Baltimore, ocean carrier ZIM Shipping Line plans to expand to weekly service, bringing larger ships with cargo headed for customers throughout the U.S., Gov. Wes Moore announced Thursday. → Read More

Baltimore Peninsula kicks off apartment leasing at South Baltimore mixed-use development

Apartments at Baltimore Peninsula, the once-industrial South Baltimore waterfront that is being redeveloped, are available to be leased, developers said Wednesday. → Read More

Bank of America donates closed bank branch in South Baltimore’s Brooklyn to community group

Bank of America on Monday donated its closed bank branch in South Baltimore’s Brooklyn neighborhood to a community group that will redevelop it for a retail use and as the group’s headquarters. → Read More

Pandora will open store in Baltimore’s Harbor East

Danish jewelry retailer Pandora will open a Baltimore flagship store this spring in Harbor East, east of downtown, the building’s landlord said Friday. → Read More

Joseph A. Bank closing tailoring facility in Hampstead, laying off 51

A Joseph A. Bank tailoring facility in Hampstead will close by early April, and 51 people will be laid off. → Read More

Horseshoe Casino Baltimore workers demand raises, holiday pay in afternoon rally

Unionized workers at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore are demanding raises in line with others in the gaming and hospitality industry in the city and elsewhere, saying casino revenues have rebounded since the pandemic while compensation has stalled. → Read More

Tessemae’s, Baltimore-based organic salad dressing maker, files Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Baltimore-based organic salad dressing maker Tessemae’s has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to restructure debts and stop what it called costly and distracting litigation by a former lender. → Read More

Sinclair Broadcast’s Diamond Sports reportedly considering bankruptcy reorganization

A struggling subsidiary of Sinclair Broadcast Group that owns regional sports networks is reportedly moving toward a bankruptcy reorganization. → Read More

Gov. Wes Moore, other officials around Maryland react as Tyre Nichols beating video is released

As the public got a first look at video showing the violent beating of Tyre Nichols Friday night, officials throughout Maryland sent out messages condemning the brutality and police misconduct. → Read More

Under Armour replaced by Nike as athletic outfitter at UC Berkeley

Under Armour has been replaced by rival Nike in a deal to outfit athletes at the University of California-Berkeley. → Read More

New Giant supermarket will open Friday in Crofton

Giant Food will open a new supermarket in Crofton on Friday. → Read More