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  • 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...
  • City panel plans to vote down settlement for teen whom police left shoeless in Howard Co.

    The city's spending panel is expected on Wednesday to vote down an agreed-upon $150,000 settlement for the family of a Baltimore teen whom police left shoeless in Howard County — a rare move that comes after Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake objected...
  • Mayor's lateness causes rift at Board of Estimates meeting

    Mayor's lateness causes rift at Board of Estimates meeting
    Frustrated over what he perceives as frequent lateness by the mayor, City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young attempted to start Wednesday morning's Board of Estimates meeting without her. At 9 a.m., the posted start time of the spending panel's...
  • City panel votes down settlement for teen left shoeless in Howard Co.

    The city's spending panel on Wednesday voted down a $150,000 settlement for the family of a Baltimore teen whom police left shoeless in Howard County — a rare move that came after MayorStephanie Rawlings-Blakeobjected to the deal. "In this case two...
  • A deal is a deal

    A deal is a deal
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is surely right that city police officers were way out of bounds when they snatched a Baltimore teen off a city street and dropped him off 11 miles away in Howard County without his shoes. But her decision to nix a...
  • City's pregnancy center law gets new hearing

    City's pregnancy center law gets new hearing
    A federal appeals court has granted a new hearing in a case challenging whether Baltimore can require faith-based pregnancy counseling centers to post signs saying they don't offer abortion or birth control advice and services. The decision filed...
  • Some big businesses owe millions in city water bills

    In Sparrows Point, bankrupt RG Steel's delinquent city water bills have risen from about $3.5 million in 2009 to nearly $7 million today, according to city records. Chemical giant W.R.Grace & Co. owes almost $500,000 — even after recently...
  • Council approves local hiring mandate

    Council approves local hiring mandate
    The City Council voted unanimously Monday night to approve a bill that will require businesses getting large city contracts or financial support to hire 51 percent of new workers from Baltimore. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will let the bill become...
  • City to pay $45,000 to family of girl bullied, assaulted at school

    City to pay $45,000 to family of girl bullied, assaulted at school
    The city of Baltimore is agreeing to pay $45,000 to the family of a girl who was bullied and assaulted so severely at Carver Vo-Tech High School she needed three surgeries. The city's spending panel, the Board of Estimates, approved the payment Wednesday...
  • Flawed jobs' bill's silver lining

    The City Council's decision this week to unanimously approve a bill requiring businesses getting large city contracts to hire 51 percent of new workers from Baltimore was regrettable not only because the measure probably won't have much impact on the...
  • Caesars breaks ground on Russell Street casino, plans opening next year

    Caesars breaks ground on Russell Street casino, plans opening next year
    Despite pending legal challenges, the developers of Baltimore’s casino formally began construction Wednesday on the planned $400 million gambling complex near the two stadiums. Chad Barnhill, general manager of the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore,...
  • Former FBI agent named city's new inspector general

    Former FBI agent named city's new inspector general
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has hired a former FBI agent and congressional investigator to become Baltimore’s new inspector general. Robert H. Pearre Jr., an FBI agent in the 1970s and 1980s, will begin June 17, officials said Thursday. He...