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  • BGE overdue on $5.5 million in bills to Baltimore, officials say

    BGE overdue on $5.5 million in bills to Baltimore, officials say
    Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. is past due on nearly $5.5 million in payments owed to the city for use of a conduit system that carries power and telecommunications lines, according to city officials. The late payments are causing "cash flow" issues...
  • City wasting $400,000 a month on phones, Pratt's lawyer says

    City wasting $400,000 a month on phones, Pratt's lawyer says
    Baltimore is wasting about $400,000 every month it does not install a new phone system, a lawyer for Comptroller Joan M. Pratt argued in court Thursday. But the mayor's lawyers argued that Pratt has no legal right to sue the city because she is a city...
  • City loses suit against former mayoral candidate's wife

    City loses suit against former mayoral candidate's wife
    The city of Baltimore has lost its case against the wife of former mayoral candidate Otis Rolley, who it claimed owed the city $26,100 for taking months of paid leave she hadn't earned while working for City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young....
  • City police officer settles lawsuit over shootings

    City police officer settles lawsuit over shootings
    A Baltimore police sergeant who claimed he was never treated for post-traumatic stress disorder after he fatally shot a man in 2005 has settled a lawsuit against the city, in a deal that allows him to retire with his pension, according to court...
  • Probation violation threatens Dixon's plea deal

    Probation violation threatens Dixon's plea deal
    Former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon could face the loss of her city pension — and possibly prison time — after being charged with a probation violation connected to a plea deal she struck on perjury and theft allegations. Dixon was $13,640...
  • Ethics board inquiry into mayor's use of free tickets is delayed

    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's law office turned over numerous documents Monday about her use of free 1st Mariner Arena tickets — but too late for the city's ethics board to consider them at its meeting Tuesday. Avery Aisenstark, a city...
  • Rawlings-Blake names panel to look for Bealefeld replacement

    Rawlings-Blake names panel to look for Bealefeld replacement
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has named an advisory panel to assist in the search for the city's next police commissioner following the retirement of Frederick H. Bealefeld III. The mayor's office said the panel will conduct interviews of...
  • Comptroller accuses mayor of illegal $659,000 deal to purchase video phones

    Comptroller accuses mayor of illegal $659,000 deal to purchase video phones
    NOTE: To read an update to this story with a more complete response from the mayor's office, click here. Baltimore Comptroller Joan M. Pratt on Wednesday accused Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and her former Information Technology Director Rico Singleton...
  • Inspector general probing mayor's purchase of high-tech video phones

    Baltimore's inspector general said Thursday he has launched a preliminary investigation into high-tech video phones the mayor's office bought for some City Hall offices — a purchase that prompted allegations of contracting irregularities and...
  • Rawlings-Blake challenged by council, comptroller

    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake came under fire on two fronts Monday as the City Council sliced $6 million from her proposed budget and the city comptroller renewed allegations that the mayor's staff improperly purchased more than $650,000 in...
  • City Hall's phone wars

    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration has responded to Comptroller Joan Pratt's allegations of impropriety in its purchase of a 80 voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) phones by focusing on three questions: Does the mayor have the power to...
  • Pratt, Rawlings-Blake continue phone dispute

    Pratt, Rawlings-Blake continue phone dispute
    Baltimore Comptroller Joan M. Pratt and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake continued to spar Monday over the purchase of phone-related equipment by the mayor's technology office, purchases Pratt says violate city procurement regulations. Pratt, who has...