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  • 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...
  • Bill aims to rein in city towing practices

    Bill aims to rein in city towing practices
    Baltimore City Councilman Robert W. Curran is tired of hearing about motorists whose cars were towed for reasons he finds ridiculous — for being parked outside the white lines in a supermarket lot, for instance, or at a fast food restaurant when the...
  • Council passes 'Ban the Box' legislation

    Council passes 'Ban the Box' legislation
    Controversial legislation intended to help ex-convicts find jobs is headed to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake for her expected signature after the City Council gave the measure final approval Monday. The "Ban the Box" bill will force Baltimore employers...
  • The more things stay the same, the more they stay the same [Column]

    The more things stay the same, the more they stay the same [Column]
    This year's primary election is less than seven weeks away and, while most county and state offices are being contested, it seems like nobody in these parts, with the exception of the candidates, gives much of a hoot. A June 24 primary in a...
  • Aberdeen proposes $14 million budget for FY15, 16 percent spending cut

    Aberdeen's city administration is proposing a $14.1 million operating budget for fiscal year 2015, which reflects a 16 percent decrease in spending from fiscal year 2014. Even so, the proposed budget includes a cost of living increase for city...
  • Arundel $1.35 billion budget proposal includes property tax reduction, additional police

    Arundel $1.35 billion budget proposal includes property tax reduction, additional police
    When Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman unveiled her proposed $1.35 billion county budget on Thursday, she described it as a package that reduced the county's property tax rate "without cutting essential services or depleting our savings." But in...
  • 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...