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  • Harbor East boomtown

    When she envisioned a deluxe newsstand, the kind of place to find glossy magazines in dozens of languages, obscure literary journals and fashion quarterlies that cost as much as $90, Christina Cieri thought of only one location. Harbor East. "If I...
  • Paterakis, Holton are indicted

    Paterakis, Holton are indicted
    John Paterakis Sr., the self-made baking magnate and developer of the Harbor East complex, was indicted Tuesday on two counts of campaign finance violations accusing him of contributing $6,000 to help pay for a city councilwoman's political poll. The...
  • Dixon faces new charges

    Dixon faces new charges
    A Baltimore grand jury handed up two new indictments Wednesday charging Mayor Sheila Dixon with nine criminal counts and painting a picture of a top city official who repeatedly sought gifts - and even cash - from local developers who stood to benefit...
  • The state prosecutor comes for Baltimore's 'bread man'

    Back when I first joined The Baltimore Sun, a photographer and I were coming back from an assignment in Fells Point, and he was doing what all good old-timers do - pointing out significant sites along the way for a newbie. That's where Grace Hartigan...
  • Baltimore political leaders eager for Dixon's problems to be resolved

    Baltimore political leaders eager for Dixon's problems to be resolved
    The new indictments issued last week in the City Hall corruption probe have some Baltimore political leaders impatient for resolution to a case that has spanned three years and left the city's reputation in limbo. "Most people I talk to are saying 'Let's...
  • The boom ... and the bust

    Progress, outfitted with stainless steel, granite, roof decks and parking pads, marched into such working-class bastions as Canton and Locust Point. The decorator appointments cracked the neighborhoods' Formstone-encrusted hearts and lured a new breed...
  • For many, a decade to forget. In Baltimore, moments to remember.

    For many, a decade to forget. In Baltimore, moments to remember.
    What do we call this decade? The Ohs? If you say that out loud it sounds like a certain baseball team. The Aughts? What's an aught? In a practical but infinitely more gloomy choice, Time magazine settled on "The Decade from Hell." And maybe it was. A new...
  • Dixon resigns

    Dixon resigns
    Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon resigned Wednesday, part of a plea deal that brings a years-long corruption investigation to a close and ends the tenure of the city's first female mayor. Dixon, 56, will leave office Feb. 4, the day she is sentenced both for...
  • City Councilwoman Holton will go on trial Dec. 7

    Baltimore Councilwoman Helen L. Holton will go on trial Dec. 7 on charges that she violated campaign finance laws. "Ms. Holton would like to have this case finished," her lawyer Joshua R. Treem said Wednesday after a brief hearing at which the trial...
  • Paterakis pleads guilty; will pay $26,000 in fines

    Paterakis pleads guilty; will pay $26,000 in fines
    John Paterakis Sr., the baker and well-connected developer who bankrolled Harbor East, pleaded guilty Friday afternoon to two misdemeanor campaign finance violations and will pay $26,000 in fines and be barred from donating to Baltimore politicians...
  • Lipscomb paid for foe's poll

    Developer Ronald H. Lipscomb paid $8,750 for a political survey for a state delegate running against Sheila Dixon for mayor in 2007, according to an account of the transaction in court papers filed Monday. Del. Jill P. Carter, a Baltimore Democrat,...
  • Charges should be dropped, Holton argues

    Baltimore City Councilwoman Helen L. Holton appeared in Circuit Court on Wednesday to listen as her defense attorneys argued that the campaign finance charges against her should be dropped. Holton, a deacon, clutched what appeared to be a Bible and sat...