| Nov 12, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Sheila, Sheila, Sheila ...
Girlfriend? You are making us look bad.
Ms. Dixon, who resigned as mayor of Baltimore in a plea deal that required her to make $45,000 in donations to charity, is behind — way behind — in her payments, and she's in...
| Nov 11, 2012
| 4:58 PM
Baltimore's ethics director is in charge of advising elected officials and fielding constituent complaints about them. It's unclear, however, if anyone is overseeing him.
A seven-member oversight panel, the Board of Legislative Reference, is...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 3:28 PM
Former Mayor Sheila Dixon's city pension deal rankled many in 2010 — even sparking a small protest outside City Hall — but she did not get a free pass after being found guilty of embezzlement and perjury charges.
To keep her $83,000 a year...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 6:39 PM
Northwestern High alumni have gone to court to try to stop the Baltimore school from closing, as civil rights activists say the plan is discriminatory because shuttering the institution would disproportionately affect low-income, minority students.
| Feb 11, 2013
| 9:45 AM
Let me get this straight. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake hires an out-of-state firm and pays them $460,000 to tell her that the city is facing a $750 million shortfall ("Report says city is facing nearly $750 deficit," Feb. 7)? And pensions...
| May 26, 2011
| 2:00 AM
On weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation.
• But he was always so reasonable...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 9:42 AM
Cafe Hon owner Denise Whiting stepped up after Sheila Dixon's fall to assume the role of top Charm City villainess. Now, with Honfest protests looming, a city stripped of its favorite term of endearment watches to see if Whiting will lose her hold on...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 9:25 AM
It's nice to know Sheila Dixon and the city of Baltimore weren't alone in showering favors on developer Ron Lipscomb.
In a foreclosure sale just completed in May, Lipscomb lost a 4,000-square-foot Canton warehouse he'd hoped to redevelop.
| Aug 25, 2011
| 3:05 AM
The City Council president showed me his underwear. The state prosecutor let me try on Sheila Dixon’s ill-gotten mink. A state delegate swore at me for asking why she’d lied about her age. A priest denounced me from the pulpit. And David Simon...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 5:53 PM
Baltimore added a third line to its free Charm City Circulator service Tuesday, with the launch of the new Green Route at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
The Green line will run from Hopkins Hospital through Fells Point and Harbor East before heading north to...
| Aug 2, 2010
| 4:22 PM
Here's a grammar question for the ever-erudite Sandbox: If a proper noun begins with a lower-case letter -- eBay, for example -- do you capitalize it when it starts a sentence? Is it: "eBay announced the sale of Sheila Dixon's......
| May 18, 2010
| 4:22 AM
They say you shouldn't bite the hand that feeds you. I'll just bite the hand that wants to feed me but should know better. While I'm a blogger these days, I'm a blogger for a newspaper, which means I still......