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  • Baltimore finance director departs for Cincinnati job

    Baltimore finance director departs for Cincinnati job
    Baltimore finance director Harry Black is resigning to become the city manager of Cincinnati — the latest of at least six high-level departures from City Hall in a year. A Park Heights native, Black had been the city’s finance director for...
  • Baltimore turns 285 years old, or does it?

    Baltimore turns 285 years old, or does it?
    Wednesday is Baltimore's 285th birthday. Or is it? A quick Google search declares July 30, 1729, as the day the city was founded. That's when the colonial assembly of Maryland passed the bill that established Baltimore as a town. But historians such...
  • Arnold M. Jolivet, director of the Maryland Minority Contractors Association, dies

    Arnold M. Jolivet, director of the Maryland Minority Contractors Association, dies
    Arnold M. Jolivet, a longtime advocate for minority- and women-owned businesses who was a familiar presence at City Hall, died of complications from heart disease Sunday morning at Sinai Hospital. The Village of Cross Keys resident was 71. "Mr....
  • William G. "Bill" Evans, advertising executive who came up with 'Charm City' slogan, dies

    William G. "Bill" Evans, advertising executive who came up with 'Charm City' slogan, dies
    William G. "Bill" Evans, an award-winning Baltimore advertising executive who was the creative force behind the enduring "Charm City" advertising campaign of the early 1970s, died June 20 of cancer at the Hospice of Queen Anne's in Centreville. He was 83....
  • O'malley

    He went west to the heartland in 1983 with a guitar and a penny whistle, a political troubadour who was 20 but looked more like 15. And when he arrived, they gave him a phone, a map and a list of names, and said, "Go win part of Iowa for our...
  • Ruppersberger endorses Brown

    Ruppersberger endorses Brown
    Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, who briefly considered running for governor himself last year, endorsed Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown for the job on Tuesday. The Baltimore County Democrat was one of the last holdouts in the congressional delegation to pick a...
  • Annapolis volunteer wins state award for advocacy work

    Annapolis volunteer wins state award for advocacy work
    If Yevola Peters were ever in a tight spot, she hopes that someone would be willing to lend a hand. That's why the 78-year-old Annapolis resident has devoted her life to advocating for at-risk families and children in the Annapolis area. "We are our...
  • Former mayor Kurt Schmoke to be University of Baltimore's next president

    Former mayor Kurt Schmoke to be University of Baltimore's next president
    The University of Baltimore on Wednesday named former mayor Kurt L. Schmoke its next president, marking the return of a pivotal figure in the city's political history and someone boosters hope will strengthen the institution and its neighborhood....
  • Baltimore County up for grabs in governor's race with no hometown favorite

    Baltimore County up for grabs in governor's race with no hometown favorite
    For the first time in two decades, Baltimore County doesn't have a favorite son or daughter in the governor's race. All the more reason why candidates seeking Maryland's top office are fighting for the votes of county residents. "Baltimore County is...
  • Who's the most influential Baltimorean of all time?

    Who's the most influential Baltimorean of all time?
    My former Baltimore Sun colleague Antero Pietila asks a big question on his Facebook page: "Who was the most influential Baltimorean of all time, and why?" It's a delicious ponderable, and the discussion it provoked has been going on for a week. We...
  • Small number of voters could decide gubernatorial contests

    Small number of voters could decide gubernatorial contests
    How many votes does it take to win a primary for governor in Maryland? Considering this is a state of nearly 6 million people, not many. If turnout Tuesday is on par with the last gubernatorial primary four years ago, 180,000 votes could theoretically...
  • Thomas D. McKewen, environmental service director

    Thomas D. McKewen, environmental service director
    Thomas D. McKewen, a materials recovery and waste management expert who was the founding director of Maryland Environmental Service, died June 13 of congestive heart failure at his home in Ashburn, Va. The former Towson resident was 86. "I had been...