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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Council approves local hiring mandate

    Council approves local hiring mandate
    The City Council voted unanimously Monday night to approve a bill that will require businesses getting large city contracts or financial support to hire 51 percent of new workers from Baltimore. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will let the bill become...
  • City to pay $45,000 to family of girl bullied, assaulted at school

    City to pay $45,000 to family of girl bullied, assaulted at school
    The city of Baltimore is agreeing to pay $45,000 to the family of a girl who was bullied and assaulted so severely at Carver Vo-Tech High School she needed three surgeries. The city's spending panel, the Board of Estimates, approved the payment Wednesday...
  • Flawed jobs' bill's silver lining

    The City Council's decision this week to unanimously approve a bill requiring businesses getting large city contracts to hire 51 percent of new workers from Baltimore was regrettable not only because the measure probably won't have much impact on the...
  • Minority contracting advocate sues city, Ripken Foundation over Park Heights field

    Minority contracting advocate sues city, Ripken Foundation over Park Heights field
    A longtime minority contracting advocate has filed a lawsuit against Baltimore and the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, alleging the creation of a new baseball field in Park Heights is bypassing competitive bidding requirements. In the lawsuit filed in...
  • Andy Harris: Baltimore should attack violence, not pregnancy centers

    In the last paragraph of his reply ("Pregnancy center signs are necessary," July 24) to Marta H. Mossburg's opinion article about the ridiculousness of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's legal crusade against crisis pregnancy centers, Baltimore City...
  • Baltimore won't release legal opinion on tax break errors

    Baltimore won't release legal opinion on tax break errors
    When Baltimore Finance Director Harry E. Black revealed Wednesday that the city could not legally recoup more than $1.5 million in erroneous tax breaks from commercial property owners, he promised to provide the legal analysis on which he based the...