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  • 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...
  • Rawlings-Blake grilling agency heads

    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is summoning Cabinet members for intense, one-on-one meetings with an eye toward a possible shake-up of city leadership, sources close to her say. To prepare for the meetings, the mayor directed each agency head to...
  • City to pay $245,000 in police whistle-blower case

    Baltimore officials agreed Wednesday to pay $245,000 to settle a federal lawsuit by a police whistle-blower who claimed he was forced to resign after raising concerns about the department's helicopter program. The former officer, Samuel K. Miller,...
  • 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...