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George Nilson

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • City Hall won't turn over emails of former IT director

    Citing a continuing investigation, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s administration denied last week a Baltimore Sun public information request to inspect the city’s emails with former Chief Technology Officer Rico J. Singleton. Singleton...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...