New Year’s

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Last-Minute Preps Being Made For This Year’s Fireworks Display

Just before the clock strikes midnight, fireworks blast and ‘Auld Lang Syne’ is sung, there are hours of work that go into preparation.


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A Chilly Start To The New Year

It’s going to be chilly start to 2013, but the forecast should hold up for New Year’s Eve.


Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012

Ring in the new year early at the Maryland Science Center! Also, a crash course in mixology!


Photo by Jim Schuyler of Essex, Md.

Md. Muskrat To Make Appearance At New Year’s Party

A Maryland town that began a tradition last year of marking the new year by dropping a stuffed muskrat, not a ball, says the creature has a new outfit for this year’s party plunge.


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The New Year Rings In Promises And Resolutions For Many

Another year is almost here, and resolutions are being made. Find out what promises some of us are hoping to keep.



Some Maryland Schools Open Monday

Maryland vacation ended early for many Maryland students. Though it’s a federal holiday, public schools in Howard, St. Mary’s and Charles counties were open.



No Holiday For Drivers Parking In Baltimore

City buildings in Baltimore are closed, but drivers still have to feed the meter.


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Program Offers Free Cab Rides Through New Year’s

A local nonprofit group is offering people in the D.C. area who have had too much to drink a free ride home through the end of the year.


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SoberRide Offers New Year’s Revelers Safe Way Home

New Year’s revelers who enjoy a little too much champagne have an option for a safe ride home.


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Metro Extends Hours For New Year’s Holiday

Metro is extending its hours over the New Year’s holiday.