| Oct 29, 2013
| 4:47 PM
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...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 3:59 PM
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...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 2:51 PM
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...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 6:51 PM
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...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 6:37 PM
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...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 5:13 PM
A longtime minority contracting advocate has filed a lawsuit against Baltimore and the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, alleging the creation of a new baseball field in Park Heights is bypassing competitive bidding requirements.
In the lawsuit filed in...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 11:15 AM
In the last paragraph of his reply ("Pregnancy center signs are necessary," July 24) to Marta H. Mossburg's opinion article about the ridiculousness of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's legal crusade against crisis pregnancy centers, Baltimore City...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 9:55 AM
When Baltimore Finance Director Harry E. Black revealed Wednesday that the city could not legally recoup more than $1.5 million in erroneous tax breaks from commercial property owners, he promised to provide the legal analysis on which he based the...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Baltimore City Solicitor George Nilson claims pregnancy crisis centers engage in deceptive practices to lure women seeking abortions to their facilities ("Pregnancy center signs are necessary," July 24).
Give me a break!
The real threat to pregnant...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 5:07 PM
Up to 300 Baltimore homeowners are seeing a jump in property tax bills because the city says they have received excessive credits for historic renovations, according to a city councilman briefed on the issue.
The city has promised not to seek back taxes...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 2:18 PM
City Councilman Carl Stokes, chairman of the taxation committee, says he is refusing to physically sign legislation needed to approve public subsidies for the $1.8 billion Harbor Point development.
The city's taxation committee voted 3-0 Wednesday night...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 6:59 PM
Arguing that billboards should be protected as free speech by the First Amendment, media firm Clear Channel Outdoor has filed a federal lawsuit against Baltimore and its new billboard tax.
Baltimore began imposing a tax last month on billboard...