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  • Courting dissent at City Hall

    Someone pass the popcorn, there's a new legal drama unfolding at City Hall — Law & Order: Special Municipal Unit. You might have seen the news that Joan Pratt, comptroller, is suing Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, mayor, or at least, her technology...
  • Obama's State of the Union address as prepared for delivery [Text]

    Obama's State of the Union address as prepared for delivery [Text]
    Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, fellow citizens:  Fifty-one years ago, John F. Kennedy declared to this Chamber that “the Constitution makes us not rivals for power but partners for progress…It is my task,” he...
  • A fire in Brazil, a fake fight in Phoenix and a real one in California

    A fire in Brazil, a fake fight in Phoenix and a real one in California
    Dick Van Dyke brought his characteristic charm to the SAG Awards this weekend, and Internet users dutifully searched for all sorts of details on him -- anything to distract us from the icy weather that caused school closings from here to Ann Arbor. ...
  • Using jumbo check, Pratt alleges $2.8M in waste on city phones

    Using jumbo check, Pratt alleges $2.8M in waste on city phones
    Baltimore Comptroller Joan M. Pratt took a jumbo check to the city's Board of Estimates meeting Wednesday to represent the $2.8 million she says the city has wasted since June on its outdated, expensive phone system. It was the second time in three...
  • Investment outlook for 2013 clouded by uncertainty

    Usually by early December, investment professionals have mapped out their outlook for the next year. But such forecasting has been made difficult by the "fiscal cliff" — the confluence of spending cuts and higher taxes that kick in automatically...
  • A year of challenges for city residents

    A year of challenges for city residents
    A year ago, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake gave an inaugural address that was both lofty in vision and grounded in reality — the poetry of growing Baltimore by 10,000 residents in the next decade tempered by the prose of how to get there. "We...
  • City wasting $400,000 a month on phones, Pratt's lawyer says

    City wasting $400,000 a month on phones, Pratt's lawyer says
    Baltimore is wasting about $400,000 every month it does not install a new phone system, a lawyer for Comptroller Joan M. Pratt argued in court Thursday. But the mayor's lawyers argued that Pratt has no legal right to sue the city because she is a city...
  • City extends IT staffing contracts

    Baltimore officials voted on Wednesday to extend the contracts of two firms that provide many of the city's information technology workers, saying they needed more time before allowing other companies to compete for the work. Under the terms of a $2.4...
  • The expat life: Going south of the border

    The expat life: Going south of the border
    In June 2009, my husband Sam and I slammed down the hatchback of our Honda CRV, the interior bulging with containers of Legos and books, school supplies and board games, and a box of shoes, a tin of Old Bay in the glove compartment. On the roof was a...
  • Tech companies set to graduate from Center for Entrepreneurship in Columbia

    Tech companies set to graduate from Center for Entrepreneurship in Columbia
    Paul Capriolo and the crew at Social Growth Technologies are looking forward to graduation, having spent years getting ready for the world outside this one-story beige building in Columbia. The Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship is not a school, but...
  • City seeks to block questioning of former deputy mayor in phone suit

    The city's lawyer has filed paperwork to block a former deputy mayor and the administration's technology chief from answering questions in a lawsuit over a proposed overhaul of the municipal telephone system. City Solicitor George Nilson is asking a...
  • Mayor's technology chief developing phone system plan

    Mayor's technology chief developing phone system plan
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's technology chief said Friday he's drafting an "alternative plan" to overhaul the city government's outdated, expensive phone system. The strategy? Get out of the phone business. "I'm not convinced, strategically, it...