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The empty lot in West Baltimore is usually a desolate spot, the sort of place people visit to leave an old mattress in the bushes or sneak a drink at night. But this week, chain saws buzzed, trucks rumbled and residents shoveled compost at North...
Baltimore police have enlisted state troopers to help with patrols as the city confronts a spike in crime, a move that puts to an end years of disagreement between the two agencies over the state force's role in local law enforcement. With the Maryland...
Tags: Executive Branch, Martin O'Malley, Laws, Theft, Justice System
On Wednesday, the main topic of conversation at Northwestern High School will likely be the school's impending closing and what the move might mean to the current student body. But when school dismissed at 2:50 p.m. Tuesday, many Northwestern students...
Tags: High Schools, Students, Graduation, Somerville, Schools
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...
Tags: Charity, Local Elections
Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold must stand trial on allegations that he misused his police detail for personal and political gain. Judge Dennis M. Sweeney ruled Monday that a jury will hear all five counts leveled against Leopold, who is...
Tags: Howard County, Judges, Justice System, Defendants, Trials
Embattled Anne Arundel County Police Chief James Teare Sr. agreed to retire next month, ending the criminal investigation of his role in the misconduct case against his boss, County Executive John R. Leopold. The sudden announcement Wednesday by the...
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has named an advisory panel to assist in the search for the city's next police commissioner following the retirement of Frederick H. Bealefeld III. The mayor's office said the panel will conduct interviews of...
Call it the Sheila Dixon amendment. Although it was actually written in response to another corrupt Maryland politician who didn't know when to give up her hold on elective office, Question 3 on next week's ballot speaks directly to the turmoil...
Remember former Mayor Sheila Dixon's Jimmy Choo shoes and closetful of fur coats? Who could forget — except, perhaps, Washington, D.C., City Council President Kwame R. Brown, who resigned from office this week after federal prosecutors charged him...
Maryland's former LG was spotted today by POLITCO having lunch at Ben's Chili Bowl in Washington, D.C. with funny man Pauly Shore. Shore has some upcoming gigs at the 9:30 Club, but the D.C.-centered website failed to mention that Michael Steele is also...
This week, Del. Tiffany Alston ofPrince George's Countywas convicted of stealing $800 from the General Assembly to pay an aide in her private law firm. The offense is a misdemeanor, but it is directly related to her duties in office — in fact, she...
Tags: Anne Arundel County, Misdemeanors, Theft, Trials, Jack Johnson
With Baltimore starting the search for its next police commissioner, a key official in the city's crime fighting efforts also departed City Hall this week to lesser fanfare. Sheryl Goldstein was rarely at the public forefront but almost always involved...
Tags: Murder, New York City, Finance
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