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  • Superblock plans get a four-month extension

    Baltimore's Board of Estimates on Wednesday approved a four-month extension of a land sale agreement between the city and developers of the Superblock, a West Side redevelopment project long tangled in legal challenges. The five members of the spending...
  • City approves 9 percent increase in water rates as auditor says more over-billing found

    Baltimore officials approved a 9 percent increase in water rates Wednesday as the city auditor revealed that the beleaguered system's billing problems are more extensive than previously known. City Auditor Robert L. McCarty said a continuing review shows...
  • City spending board approves IT consulting deals

    Baltimore's Board of Estimates approved spending $4.5 million Wednesday to extend contracts with two information technology firms that provide workers to the city. The board voted to extend for six months contracts with Telecommunication Systems Inc....
  • City selling records containing employees' personal information

    City selling records containing employees' personal information
    The City of Baltimore has been selling records containing personal information about its employees, including home addresses and driver's license numbers, even though the city's own lawyers say the information cannot legally be disclosed under state law....
  • At cross purposes? Two city offices worked on phone plans

    As the Baltimore comptroller's office was seeking bids for a multimillion-dollar upgrade of the city government's telephone system last year, the mayor's technology office was buying about $500,000 worth of equipment that could be used for the same kind...
  • Baltimore city is among many suing big banks over allegations of rate-rigging

    Baltimore city is among many suing big banks over allegations of rate-rigging
    You're likely part of the largest financial scandal in the world today if you have an adjustable-rate mortgage or a private student loan. Or live in Baltimore. The city is suing more than a dozen major banks, claiming the institutions conspired to...
  • Baltimore hires new chief technology officer

    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Friday the hiring of a new chief technology officer to replace the official who resigned amid ethics concerns in February. Chris Tonjes, the chief information officer for the District of Columbia Public Library,...
  • Baltimore spends $31M on accident-related claims for fleet of vehicles

    On average, Baltimore City-owned cars and trucks are involved in more than two accidents a day. That much is easy enough to discover. But finding out details about those crashes, it turns out, is a far more daunting proposition, another dead-end trip into...
  • Baltimore spending board votes down phone system contract

    Baltimore spending board votes down phone system contract
    Baltimore's Board of Estimates rejected Wednesday a $7.4 million contract with IBM for a new phone system that has been at the center of a City Hall turf war — a dispute that city officials said they would have to resolve before they could move...
  • Sheriff moves to seize 20 housing authority vehicles

    Sheriff moves to seize 20 housing authority vehicles
    Representatives from the Baltimore sheriff's office moved across a city housing authority parking lot Wednesday morning, tagging 20 of the agency's vehicles to be seized and eventually sold to pay part of a court judgment to lead paint victims. The...
  • Stokes eyes taking property tax plan to city voters

    City Councilman Carl Stokes says he may go straight to voters this fall to approve cutting the city's property tax rate in half by 2017 — a proposal he said would be paid for, in part, by raising a cap that limits the assessed value that can be...
  • Police sergeant who killed man sues department

    Police sergeant who killed man sues department
    The gun battle raged in three different spots near the old Murphy Homes high-rise in West Baltimore, ending on a cold February day with the death of a 20-year-old man in a hail of gunfire from four city police officers. Four years later, one of the...