| 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 4, 2013
| 5:02 PM
The Baltimore City Council unanimously granted preliminary approval Monday to a proposal 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...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:33 PM
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...
| 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...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 2:54 PM
The former developers of Baltimore's long-stalled "Superblock" project have filed suit against the city, demanding more than $50 million after Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake canceled their exclusive rights to the west-side property.
In a lawsuit filed...