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  • 2011: A re-wind

    2011: A re-wind
    Fast cars zipped around downtown Baltimore streets and, it turns out, the race promoters' financial messes. A robocall that urged voters to relax and stay home led jurors to a vote of their own: guilty of election fraud. We bade farewell to an iconic...
  • Groups vie to run Baltimore Grand Prix in 2012

    Groups vie to run Baltimore Grand Prix in 2012
    Several groups are angling to seize control of Baltimore's Grand Prix as city officials seek a new management team in the wake of the financial collapse of the company that organized the inaugural race. At least two teams — each headed by a...
  • Some question top leadership in recent city police scandals

    Some question top leadership in recent city police scandals
    Asked to reflect on his tenure in 2009, Baltimore Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III told an anecdote of a retired police official who approached him at an event and said Bealefeld had persevered through more turmoil than his predecessors....
  • Rawlings-Blake property tax cut: A good start but not the final word on tax reform

    Rawlings-Blake property tax cut: A good start but not the final word on tax reform
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's proposal to cut 20 cents off of Baltimore's property tax rate for owner-occupied homes by 2020 is a good idea for what to do with the city's projected revenue from slot machine gambling. Whether it is sufficient to spark a...
  • Deep cut or small slices?

    Penn Wilbert and his wife, Amanda Ferchak, have lived in Southeast Baltimore for six years — riding bikes to the grocery store, playing kickball at Patterson Park and meeting friends for drinks at bars inCanton. But last month, when the young...
  • Amid questions, city police internal affairs commander reassigned

    Amid questions, city police internal affairs commander reassigned
    The Baltimore Police Department removed its commander in charge of internal investigations late Monday, a move police sources describe as fallout from last week's indictment of a city police officer on drug charges. Maj. Nathan Warfield, picked in 2009...
  • Jack Johnson's golden parachute

    Jack Johnson's golden parachute
    The case of former Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson, who pleaded guilty to federal corruption charges in May, was back in the news this week after it was revealed that he is continuing to collect his $39,468 state pension, despite having...
  • Policing internal affairs

    Policing internal affairs
    The Baltimore Police Department's announcement that Maj. Nathan Warfield has been removed from his post as commander of the internal affairs division doesn't quite add up. The department issued a news release about the move last night, after The Sun's...
  • Dirty doctors, potty mouths, and more rants

    Dirty doctors, potty mouths, and more rants
    The farmers’ market in Druid Hill Park on Wednesdays is a great idea, but wouldn’t it have made more common sense to put it on the access road behind the conservatory? I forget in Baltimore, sense is never, ever common. I don’t need the...
  • Mayoral candidates say little about crime during campaign

    Mayoral candidates say little about crime during campaign
    Ella Bailey and her two grandsons hurried down a strip mall sidewalk on a recent sultry summer morning, sipping bottles of pineapple soda. The three passed by a dark swirl on the sidewalk, a bloody reminder that a delivery man was fatally shot at this...
  • A survivor, Graziano draws mixed reviews after nearly 11 years as housing chief

    A survivor, Graziano draws mixed reviews after nearly 11 years as housing chief
    Paul T. Graziano looked for all the world like a short-timer. Just weeks into his new job as Baltimore's housing commissioner, he was arrested at a Fells Point bar after a drunken tirade laced with anti-gay slurs. That was more than 10 years ago. He's...
  • The long road to the Baltimore Grand Prix

    The long road to the Baltimore Grand Prix
    Steven Wehner had overcome dyslexia, a stint in jail on drug charges and the loss of his repair shop on Martha's Vineyard. Living in the basement of his mother's Rodgers Forge home, he set his sights on his biggest challenge yet: Bringing an IndyCar...