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  • Ethics oversight board hasn't met in years

    Baltimore's ethics director is in charge of advising elected officials and fielding constituent complaints about them. It's unclear, however, if anyone is overseeing him. A seven-member oversight panel, the Board of Legislative Reference, is...
  • Mayor says City Council should review ethics director

    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday the City Council should take the lead on evaluating the performance of the city's ethics director — not an oversight board on which she sits that hasn't met in years. "I really believe the City...
  • Mayor's office contends city pays for 'phantom' phone lines

    The city of Baltimore is likely wasting tens of thousands of dollars a month on "phantom" phone lines that are never used, the city's new information technology director said Thursday. Chris Tonjes, who heads the Mayor's Office of Information Technology,...
  • Sun goes soft on phone 'mess'

    I write in response to your recent editorial concerning Baltimore City Inspector General David N. McClintock's report critical of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's Office of Information Technology's misdeeds in its purchase and installation of Voice Over...
  • 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....
  • Baltimore police rebuked by federal judge in taping lawsuit

    Baltimore police rebuked by federal judge in taping lawsuit
    A federal judge has ordered Baltimore police to halt a "veritable witch hunt" into the personal life of a man who alleges that his camera was seized as he filmed an arrest. In a ruling unsealed Friday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan Gauvey said the...
  • 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...
  • City Hall disconnect

    City Hall disconnect
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blakeand her allies on the city's Board of Estimates today voted down a $7.4 million contract with IBM for switching city offices to voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) phones because she believes there needs to be...
  • 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...