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  • Federal court upholds mayor's pension overhaul

    Federal court upholds mayor's pension overhaul
    A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's overhaul of Baltimore's police and fire pension system, but left open avenues for the unions to keep fighting. "I'm certainly pleased with the court's ruling," Rawlings-Blake...
  • City settles two lawsuits involving alleged police misconduct

    City settles two lawsuits involving alleged police misconduct
    Baltimore officials agreed Wednesday to settle two lawsuits involving alleged police misconduct, costing the city a combined $88,500. The city's spending panel, the Board of Estimates, approved a settlement for $62,000 after a group of men say they...
  • Former 'Superblock' developers appeal suit's dismissal

    Former 'Superblock' developers appeal suit's dismissal
    A Baltimore judge ruled this week that she will not enforce her decision to dismiss a multimillion-dollar lawsuit filed by the former developers of the "Superblock" until an appellate court rules on the case. City officials expressed disappointment...
  • City pays $50,000 to student struck by teacher's chair

    City pays $50,000 to student struck by teacher's chair
    City officials agreed Wednesday to pay $50,000 to the family of a City College student whose teacher struck her in the face with a chair, breaking the girl's nose. The payment settles a $150,000 suit filed by a Baltimore man named Harry Singleton in...
  • Baltimore kept secret another speed camera audit report

    Baltimore kept secret another speed camera audit report
    You've likely heard about the secret audit of Baltimore's speed camera program, which found error rates much higher than city officials had acknowledged. Turns out that's only part of the story. Engineering firm URS Corp. also delivered to City Hall a...
  • Baltimore pays ACLU $100K, allows small protests without permit

    Baltimore pays ACLU $100K, allows small protests without permit
    Baltimore officials approved Wednesday a payment of nearly $100,000 to the American Civil Liberties Union to settle a longstanding federal lawsuit over protesters' rights in Baltimore. As part of the settlement, city officials agreed to loosen...
  • Small 'Women in Black' group got big change in Baltimore

    Small 'Women in Black' group got big change in Baltimore
    Most days, only a few women joined Betsy Cunningham's "Women in Black" anti-war protests. Sometimes she was all alone. Through heat, rain and snow, she and her black-clad companions stood silently on the corner of Pratt and Light streets near Baltimore's...
  • City Council moves to hire its own lawyer

    City Council moves to hire its own lawyer
    A City Council committee approved a proposal Tuesday to hire an independent lawyer instead of relying on City Solicitor George Nilson for legal advice. Some council members say they believe Nilson, who reports to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, is loyal...
  • Voters to decide whether City Council should get independent lawyer

    Baltimore voters will decide whether to hire an independent lawyer for the City Council, under legislation approved Monday. Council members unanimously backed a proposal to hire their own lawyer instead of relying on City Solicitor George Nilson for...
  • Trash can pilot program approved for 9,250 Baltimore households

    Trash can pilot program approved for 9,250 Baltimore households
    Baltimore City will spend nearly $578,000 on a pilot program to provide large trash cans to 9,250 households, following approval by the city's spending panel Wednesday. The Board of Estimates awarded the project — designed to control the city's...
  • Baltimore police brutality settlements worth $113K on agenda

    Baltimore police brutality settlements worth $113K on agenda
    City officials are set to consider $113,000 in payments to settle two lawsuits alleging police brutality, including a case in which a well-known 77-year-old barber's arm was broken during an arrest. Baltimore's Board of Estimates is scheduled to vote...
  • The difference between 'public rulers' and public servants

    The difference between 'public rulers' and public servants
    Legendary Baltimore radio talk show host Ron Smith referred to our politicians as “public rulers.”  He refused to use their preferred term “public servants” because they rarely if ever act as servants, and if they did, it was...