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  • New Annapolis mayor struggles in first months on job

    New Annapolis mayor struggles in first months on job
    Annapolis Mayor Mike Pantelides thought winning election as a Republican in a Democrat-dominated city would be hard. "The entire state was against me," he said. Governing has been even tougher. In the five months since his 59-vote victory,...
  • Annapolis mayor, alderman say they are ready to work together

    Annapolis mayor, alderman say they are ready to work together
    Annapolis Mayor Mike Pantelides and members of the new city council are still figuring out which issues to attack now that they're in office. But one thing is clear: Don't expect a proposal to weaken the mayor's power. Alderman Ross Arnett told...
  • Annapolis mayoral race to be decided Thursday

    Annapolis mayoral race to be decided Thursday
    The Annapolis mayoral election won't be decided until at least Thursday, when elections officials tally votes from a problematic voting machine and from absentee ballots. The unofficial results from Tuesday's election — not counting the broken...
  • Pantelides prepares to become Annapolis mayor

    Pantelides prepares to become Annapolis mayor
    Mike Pantelides can't go anywhere these days without being stopped. Walking down Main Street to a meeting, he meets people offering ideas. At a post-workout stop at the drug store, someone wants to talk to him. In the Market House, a merchant offers a...
  • Pantelides gets feet wet with first Annapolis council meeting

    Pantelides gets feet wet with first Annapolis council meeting
    New Annapolis Mayor Mike Pantelides got his first taste of controversy as he presided over his first city council meeting on Monday. Three of the eight aldermen opposed the committee assignments proposed by Pantelides, a Republican who won a 59-vote...
  • Charlotte speech gives O'Malley a shot at advancement, redemption

    Charlotte speech gives O'Malley a shot at advancement, redemption
    When Gov. Martin O'Malley takes the stage at the Democratic convention to give the most important speech of his political career, he'll have to deliver on one deceptively simple goal: He'll need to make people want to hear more. As an increasingly...
  • 200,000-plus welcome Ravens back to Baltimore

    200,000-plus welcome Ravens back to Baltimore
    Shawn Dyson closed his barbershop and let his 10-year-old daughter skip school Tuesday, hoping they could become part of Baltimore sports history. "When you have moments like this in your life, you've got to experience them," said Dyson, who's 49. "This...
  • Harborplace sold to New York real estate firm

    Harborplace sold to New York real estate firm
    The Baltimore waterfront's iconic Harborplace has been sold to a New York real estate investment firm that has a reputation for purchasing distinctive retail centers, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Tuesday. Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp., which is...
  • Harborplace changes hands

    Harborplace changes hands
    When Harborplace first opened, it was hailed as one of the crown jewels of Baltimore's renaissance, and millions of visitors from across Maryland and around the country beat a path to its door. On a typical Saturday afternoon, the Light and Pratt street...
  • Next city police commissioner faces challenging benchmark

    However Baltimore's plain-spoken police commissioner is remembered, when he departs on the first day of August, he will leave his successor a challenging target. The number 200. That is the standard by which Frederick H. Bealefeld III's successor will...
  • Wells Fargo agrees to pay $175M settlement in pricing discrimination suit

    Wells Fargo agrees to pay $175M settlement in pricing discrimination suit
    About 1,000 Baltimore-area residents are expected to receive thousands of dollars each under a landmark $175 million settlement between the U.S. Department of Justice and Wells Fargo over accusations of discriminatory lending practices. Under the terms...
  • Chicago aldermen reduce oversight of their campaign fundraising

    Chicago aldermen reduce oversight of their campaign fundraising
    The City Council today voted to give the job of campaign finance oversight of aldermen to a city agency that doesn’t want it, a move that the council’s watchdog said will be viewed as “a cynical ploy” to avoid scrutiny.  ...