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  • City Council moves to hire its own lawyer

    City Council moves to hire its own lawyer
    A City Council committee approved a proposal Tuesday to hire an independent lawyer instead of relying on City Solicitor George Nilson for legal advice. Some council members say they believe Nilson, who reports to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, is loyal...
  • Council president calls for transparency in rebuilding schools

    Council president calls for transparency in rebuilding schools
    Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young is calling for the two state agencies that will help orchestrate a $1 billion facelift of the city schools' infrastructure participate in annual public hearings before the City Council. Young...
  • City Council members push to crack down on panhandling

    City Council members push to crack down on panhandling
    Asking for money near Baltimore restaurants, shops or parking meters would be outlawed under legislation some City Council members say is needed to make residents and visitors feel safer. The proposal, which heads to the full council for its...
  • Amazon to build huge distribution center in Southeast Baltimore

    Amazon to build huge distribution center in Southeast Baltimore
    Amazon.com will open a 1 million-square-foot distribution center that will employ 1,000 people at the site of the former General Motors plant in Southeast Baltimore, the company announced Tuesday. The company plans to hire locally for jobs packing and...
  • More police isn't the answer for Baltimore

    More police isn't the answer for Baltimore
    The recent announcement that Baltimore received $1.25 million from the federal government to hire 10 police officers was met with praise in some corners of our city. After months of violent outbursts this summer that claimed too many lives and left many...
  • Program to offer job training to those 55 and older

    Program to offer job training to those 55 and older
    A program that offers job training to Baltimoreans 55 and older is expanding. The Senior Community Service Employment Program offers paid training slots at government agencies and nonprofits to eligible city residents. City and state officials are...
  • Young has the right idea for a safer city

    Thanks to The Sun and to City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young for a great column on how to make our youth smarter and happier and our city safer ("More police isn't the answer for Baltimore," Oct. 3). It makes both social and financial sense...
  • Comptroller to audit Baltimore's tax billing

    Comptroller to audit Baltimore's tax billing
    Chronic mistakes in Baltimore's tax bills commanded attention at City Hall Monday as the mayor said her administration is fixing the problems and the comptroller ordered an audit nonetheless. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said the city is...
  • City sells land to Parkway Theatre developer for $1

    City sells land to Parkway Theatre developer for $1
    Baltimore's government on Wednesday sold land for $1 to a developer promising to restore the long-vacant Parkway Theatre on North Avenue. The city's Board of Estimates, which is controlled by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, approved the sale of three...
  • Calm, a neon storm, then calm again in East Baltimore

    Calm, a neon storm, then calm again in East Baltimore
    Early Saturday morning, Officer Vinny Julio stood in the intersection of Chase and Washington streets, idly twirling a wooden police baton on his first assignment since graduating from the police academy the day before. The streets were quiet on...
  • Political opposition rises against CSX rail facility in Morrell Park

    Political opposition rises against CSX rail facility in Morrell Park
    Driven by a surge of opposition from people who live in Southwest Baltimore, several city leaders have withdrawn support for a major CSX Transportation rail facility proposed for the area. Until recently, the project moved smoothly through early...