| Nov 11, 2012
| 4:58 PM
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...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 6:36 PM
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...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 4:22 PM
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,...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 6:45 AM
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...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 3:09 PM
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...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 7:37 PM
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...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 4:26 PM
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....
| Mar 8, 2013
| 5:46 PM
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...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 6:33 PM
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...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 8:37 AM
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...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 1:08 PM
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...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 6:24 PM
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...