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George Nilson

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  • 'Superblock' developers want $50 million from city

     'Superblock' developers want $50 million from city
    The former developers of Baltimore's long-stalled "Superblock" project have filed suit against the city, demanding more than $50 million after Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake canceled their exclusive rights to the west-side property. In a lawsuit filed...
  • City to void more than 6,000 camera tickets

    City to void more than 6,000 camera tickets
    Baltimore City said Tuesday that it will throw out more than 6,000 speed and red-light camera tickets because its former contractor has stopped showing up in court to defend them — the latest sign of the dysfunction dogging Baltimore's speed...
  • Board questions deputy mayor's place in fire pension system

    Board questions deputy mayor's place in fire pension system
    Members of Baltimore's fire and police pension board are questioning whether one of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's top aides should remain part of the lucrative pension system that covers sworn public safety officers. Administration officials say...
  • City says task force didn't violate open meetings law

    City says task force didn't violate open meetings law
    A lawyer for Baltimore City says a task force appointed by the mayor to study the city's speed camera program did not hold an illegal closed-door meeting during a March visit to a contractor's headquarters. But a prominent member of the task force called...
  • City to pay $100K to family of boy who died in school bus fall

    City to pay $100K to family of boy who died in school bus fall
    The city of Baltimore agreed Wednesday to pay $100,000 to a West Baltimore family whose special-needs student died after falling from a moving school bus in 2010. City Solicitor George Nilson said school officials knew that Jeremy C. Jennings Jr., the...
  • Bill would force contractors to hire city residents

    Bill would force contractors to hire city residents
    The City Council is poised to vote Monday on a bill that would require businesses receiving large city contracts or major financial support to hire 51 percent of new workers from Baltimore — or face sanctions. "We have the highest unemployment...
  • Council OKs bill that would force contractors to hire city residents

    Council OKs bill that would force contractors to hire city residents
    In a unanimous vote, the City Council gave preliminary approval Monday to a bill that would require businesses getting large city contracts or financial support to hire 51 percent of new workers from Baltimore. "My council colleagues believe this is a...
  • Baltimore pays ACLU $100K, allows small protests without permit

    Baltimore pays ACLU $100K, allows small protests without permit
    Baltimore officials approved Wednesday a payment of nearly $100,000 to the American Civil Liberties Union to settle a longstanding federal lawsuit over protesters' rights in Baltimore. As part of the settlement, city officials agreed to loosen...
  • Small 'Women in Black' group got big change in Baltimore

    Small 'Women in Black' group got big change in Baltimore
    Most days, only a few women joined Betsy Cunningham's "Women in Black" anti-war protests. Sometimes she was all alone. Through heat, rain and snow, she and her black-clad companions stood silently on the corner of Pratt and Light streets near Baltimore's...
  • Caesars breaks ground on Russell Street casino, plans opening next year

    Caesars breaks ground on Russell Street casino, plans opening next year
    Despite pending legal challenges, the developers of Baltimore’s casino formally began construction Wednesday on the planned $400 million gambling complex near the two stadiums. Chad Barnhill, general manager of the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore,...
  • Former FBI agent named city's new inspector general

    Former FBI agent named city's new inspector general
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has hired a former FBI agent and congressional investigator to become Baltimore’s new inspector general. Robert H. Pearre Jr., an FBI agent in the 1970s and 1980s, will begin June 17, officials said Thursday. He...