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  • 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...
  • Mayor ducks responsibility in phone mess

    Mayor ducks responsibility in phone mess
    The purchase of Voice over Internet Protocol telephones and related equipment by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration may not have been illegal. That's the kindest conclusion one can draw from a report on the matter by the city's inspector...
  • Judge strikes down city pension change

    A key provision of Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's overhaul of the fire and police pension system was struck down Thursday by a federal judge in a ruling that could force the city to pay tens of millions of dollars more to retirees each year....
  • Inspector General's report criticizes city's phone purchases

    An investigation by the city's inspector general into the Rawlings-Blake administration's purchase of nearly $675,000 in phone and computer equipment found possible conflicts of interest and missed opportunities for "significant cost savings."...
  • City officials outraged by emails in phone controversy

    Baltimore elected officials said Friday they were outraged by an inspector general's report that found the Mayor's Office of Information Technology and a former deputy mayor withheld information from and misled city officials about a controversial project...
  • 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...
  • Police: Baltimore firefighter ran sex ring on the side

    Police: Baltimore firefighter ran sex ring on the side
    Until last month, 29-year-old Jamar Simmons was living a double life, police say. He fought fires for Baltimore out of a decades-old brick firehouse in Hampden, earning close to $60,000 annually. He also managed a prostitution ring out of a renovated...
  • City Hall won't turn over emails of former IT director

    Citing a continuing investigation, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s administration denied last week a Baltimore Sun public information request to inspect the city’s emails with former Chief Technology Officer Rico J. Singleton. Singleton...
  • Minority group claims discrimination in city contract process

    A frequent critic of Baltimore's contract bidding process filed a lawsuit Wednesday contending that Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and other members of the Board of Estimates have acted "discriminatorily and outright corruptly" by awarding contracts to...