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  • 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...
  • Minority contracting advocate sues city, Ripken Foundation over Park Heights field

    Minority contracting advocate sues city, Ripken Foundation over Park Heights field
    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...
  • Andy Harris: Baltimore should attack violence, not pregnancy centers

    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...
  • Baltimore won't release legal opinion on tax break errors

    Baltimore won't release legal opinion on tax break errors
    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...
  • Pregnancy centers are far better than the alternatives

    Pregnancy centers are far better than the alternatives
    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...
  • 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...
  • City solicitor admits it: Board of Estimates is a sham

    It was with disgust that I read the comments of the city solicitor, George Nilson, that you published in on August 7 ("City panel plans to vote down settlement for teen whom police left shoeless in Howard Co.") regarding the rejection of a police...
  • 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...
  • Baltimore City towing contracts awarded for $1.8 million

    Baltimore officials awarded $1.8 million in contracts for the city's lucrative towing business on Wednesday, ending a practice that had allowed a small circle of companies to bypass the city's competitive bidding system for decades. City Councilman...