| Dec 3, 2012
| 4:54 PM
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...
| Mar 9, 2013
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Rawlings-Blake's technology chief said Friday he's drafting an "alternative plan" to overhaul the city government's outdated, expensive phone system.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...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 1:00 PM
James C. Constable, a retired businessman and World War II veteran, died March 7 of heart failure at his Essex, Conn., home. He was 96.
James Cheston Constable, the son of the founder of the Baltimore law firm Wright, Constable & Skeen and a homemaker,...
| May 13, 2013
| 6:16 PM
Wings stood off to one side. The propeller lay in a carton. But the main part of Carl Kesselring's pet project was clearly recognizable as an airplane in progress.
"I don't have fear of getting in an airplane," he said, standing in a hangar in...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 3:11 PM
Wedding day: Oct. 27, 2012
Her story: Marielle Alexis Newman, 27, grew up in New Rochelle, N.Y. She is a color specialist for Under Armour. Her dad, Howell Newman, works for IBM and her mother, Leona Newman, works for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society....
| Aug 21, 2012
| 6:10 PM
Comptroller Joan Pratt sent a series of public information act requests to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration this week seeking records related to a controversial deal to purchase high-tech phones and related equipment.
Pratt says that...
| Sep 3, 2012
For more than 75 years, American workers have had legal rights to work together to improve their jobs and their workplaces. But the effectiveness of these rights has diminished over the past 30 years, and now it's questionable whether they're meaningful...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Baltimore's spending panel agreed Wednesday to hire a consultant in an attempt to save money on the city's outdated phone system — even as agencies say they've identified nearly 1,200 unused phone lines that cost the city $670,000 annually....
| Jul 11, 2012
| 1:08 PM
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blakeand her allies on the city's Board of Estimates today voted down a $7.4 million contract with IBM for switching city offices to voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) phones because she believes there needs to be...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 12:05 PM
In life, you don't always get exactly what you want. But once in a while, when you do, it turns out to be something wonderful. Such is the case with Marlene Koeppel's dream home.
"I had always wanted this condo," she said, her petite frame, wide eyes and...
| Nov 27, 2011
| 4:01 PM
Shoppers packed stores and spent money in record numbers on Black Friday, early surveys show, a phenomenon that analysts call a hopeful sign for the U.S economy after months of up-and-down consumer spending.
Black Friday sales were up 6.6 percent over...
| Aug 14, 2011
Gary Bacon spotted a Web designer job posting online several months ago and shot an email to a recruiter at Medifast Inc. But that was just the beginning.
Bacon connected with a recruiter, Caitlin Goldstein, and the conversation moved to Twitter. They...