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  • Mayor's stroll should not require armed escort [Letter]

    Mayor's stroll should not require armed escort [Letter]
    As a resident of the Inner Harbor, I don't think a message of "safe streets" was reflected in Wednesday's photo-op ("Mayor strolls to show safe streets," June 5). If downtown Baltimore and the Inner Harbor are so "safe," why did Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-...
  • Mayor walks on the absurd side of the street [Letter]

    Mayor walks on the absurd side of the street [Letter]
    I really do try to think the best of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake — as, for instance, when I voted for her in the 2012 election. Her periodic walks through Baltimore's streets ("Mayor strolls to show safe streets," June 5) make that so difficult....
  • Ocean City braces as thousands of young people descend on beach town

    Ocean City braces as thousands of young people descend on beach town
    As Ocean City braces for Senior Week, the annual migration of graduating high school students to the beaches, thousands more young partyers are expected to join them. A loosely organized College Takeover Beach Week also starts this weekend, an event that...
  • Aberdeen fourth-grader becomes mayor for the day

    Aberdeen fourth-grader becomes mayor for the day
    Kevin Ryan, 9, knew Tuesday wouldn't be a typical day when police sirens went off near his school, St. Joan of Arc in Aberdeen. He thought there was an emergency, but it turned out he was getting a personal escort to City Hall, where he would spend a...
  • Perryville commissioners approve FY15 budget ordinance

    The Perryville mayor and town commissioners unanimously approved the town's $7.4 million budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year Tuesday night. The fiscal year begins July 1 and ends June 30, 2015. The budget comes with a decrease in the property tax rate,...
  • Attorney general questions legality of Harford's lodging tax provision in state budget

    Attorney general questions legality of Harford's lodging tax provision in state budget
    Aberdeen's long-awaited approval for a lodging, or hotel room, tax may have hit another snag, as Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler has raised a question about the legality of the General Assembly's action in granting Harford County authority to...
  • Iced Gems food truck takes top title at Taste of Three Cities event

    Iced Gems food truck takes top title at Taste of Three Cities event
    Food trucks from Baltimore, Washington and Philadelphia selling everything from crab cakes and cheese curds to cupcakes and cookies were the featured attraction at Baltimore's third-annual food truck festival, held on Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium. The...
  • Mayor's IT director resigns amid investigation

    Mayor's IT director resigns amid investigation
    The head of the Mayor's Office of Information Technology has resigned amid an investigation into allegations that the department paid contractual employees for work they may not have performed. Christopher Tonjes, who denies any wrongdoing, expressed...
  • Supreme Court decision allows Carroll Co. commissioners to pray

    Supreme Court decision allows Carroll Co. commissioners to pray
    A divided U.S. Supreme Court upheld Monday the right of local governments to offer sectarian prayers at public meetings, a decision that clears the way for the Carroll County board of commissioners to restore their Christian observances. In a 5-4...
  • A 'frustrating, disingenuous' Supreme Court ruling

    A 'frustrating, disingenuous' Supreme Court ruling
    Let me present a hypothetical situation that gets to the heart of the Supreme Court's unfortunate decision on prayer at local government meetings. I'll make the setting Carroll County because that's where elected officials eagerly invoke Jesus Christ at...
  • Heavy rains caused sewage spills into Harford's Bush River

    More than 2 million gallons of sewage flowed into Bush River in the Edgewood area of Harford County during and following last week's torrential rainstorm, Aberdeen Proving Ground and Harford County officials said. The largest of the releases involved...
  • Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake gets her groove on

    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake gets her groove on
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake loves tweaking budgets, announcing comprehensive plans and chatting on "Meet the Press." But she also likes to get down on the dance floor.  Here's a fun video of the Mayor dancing with some students at National...